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Barbican ⇄ Farringdon Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Barbican to Farringdon is in fare zone 1 and it’s a direct train on the Metropolitan tube line

  1. From Barbican take the Metropolitan Line
  2. Leave the train at Farringdon

Number of tube stops: 1 · Journey time: Approx 5 mins

Stations on the route: Barbican ➜ Farringdon

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and station closures

First and last train times on the Metropolitan line

Tube times for the Metropolitan line

Alternative routes include Barbican to Chancery Lane and Barbican to St Pauls

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Barbican train station is not wheelchair accessible

The Elizabeth line at Farringdon station is wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street to the train. The Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines only have step-free access from the street to the platform, and there may be a step up or gap to the train.

Barbican station entrance – You must use two flights of stairs between the entrance and the booking hall (11 steps down +12 steps down), plus another two flights of stairs from the booking hall to the platforms (15 steps down +14 steps down to the eastbound platform, and 2x14 steps down to the westbound platform)

Farringdon station exit – There’s a lift between the platforms and the exit. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use two flights of stairs (16 steps up +12 steps up)

The journey from Farringdon to Barbican is in fare zone 1 and it’s a direct train on the Metropolitan tube line

  1. From Farringdon take the Metropolitan Line
  2. Leave the train at Barbican

Number of tube stops: 1 · Journey time: Approx 3 mins

Stations on the route: Farringdon ➜ Barbican

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and station closures

First and last train times on the Metropolitan line

Tube times for the Metropolitan line

Alternative routes include Farringdon to Barbican, Farringdon to Chancery Lane and Farringdon to St Pauls

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

The Elizabeth line at Farringdon train station is wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street to the train. The Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines only have step-free access from the street to the platform, and there may be a step up or gap to the train.

Barbican station is wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street to the train

Farringdon station entrance – There’s a lift between the entrance and the platforms. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use two flights of stairs (12 steps down +16 steps down)

Barbican station exit – You must use two flights of stairs from the platforms to the booking hall (14 steps up +15 steps up from the eastbound platform, and 2x14 steps up from the westbound platform), plus another two flights of stairs between the booking hall and the exit (12 steps up +11 steps up)

Tube fare between Barbican and Farringdon

This tube journey is in Oyster zone 1. The cheapest fare is £2.70 off-peak (£2.80 peak) when you pay by Oyster or contactless. There’s no return fare, you just pay the same as two single tickets

Cost of tube fare from Barbican ⇄ Farringdon Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares
Fare zone Cash Oyster & Contactless cards
Single fare Single fare Daily cap
Peak Off-peak Peak Off-peak
Zone 1 fare £6.70 £2.80 £2.70 £8.50 £8.50
Travelcard prices from Barbican ⇄ Farringdon Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares
Fare Zone Travelcards (Train, Bus & Tram)
One day travel­card Week travel­card Month travel­card
Anytime Off-peak
Zone 1-2 travelcard n/a n/a £42.70 £164
Zone 1-4 travelcard £15.90 n/a £61.40 £235.80
Zone 1-6 travelcard £22.60 £15.90 £78 £299
Zone 1-9 travelcard £28.50 £17 £111.30 £427.40
See our complete list of Adult prices, Senior prices, Child prices, Oyster prices, Contactless prices and Travelcard prices
Note: Tube journey prices are correct as of

Peak and off-peak journey times

For Oyster and contactless off-peak is outside the hours of 6.30 AM-9.30 AM and 4 PM-7 PM (Mon-Fri). For travelcards it’s any time after 9.30 AM (Mon-Fri). Weekends are always classed as off-peak. Note: Between the 8th March and 31st May 2024 TFL are running a trial called ‘Off-Peak Friday Fares’, where Fridays will be classed as off-peak all day.

The fare is based on what time your journey begins. It doesn’t matter what time your journey ends.

Other ways to make this journey

Travel on foot – The distance is only about ⅓ mile, so it would only take you 6-7 mins on foot

Travel by bus – Single fare: £1.75 (you may need more than one bus); Daily cap: £5.25; Weekly cap: £24.70; 1-day travelcard: £6; Weekly travelcard: £24.70 – Adult bus prices 2024 · Senior bus prices 2024 · Child bus prices 2024

Travel by taxi – It’s not worth catching a taxi for ⅓ mile

Travel by carCar parks near Barbican station and Farringdon