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

The journey from Barbican to Greenwich is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the Metropolitan, Central and DLR tube lines, changing trains at Liverpool Street and Bank

  1. From Barbican take the Metropolitan Line
  2. Change at Liverpool Street to the Central Line
  3. Change at Bank to the Docklands Light Railway
  4. Leave the train at Greenwich

Number of tube stops: 15 · Journey time: Approx 48 mins

Stations on the route: Barbican ➜ Moorgate ➜ Liverpool Street [change train] Liverpool Street ➜ Bank [change train] Bank ➜ Shadwell ➜ Limehouse ➜ Westferry ➜ West India Quay ➜ Canary Wharf ➜ Heron Quays ➜ South Quay ➜ Crossharbour & London Arena ➜ Mudchute ➜ Island Gardens ➜ Cutty Sark ➜ Greenwich

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Metropolitan, Central and DLR

First and last train times on the Metropolitan line

Tube times for the Metropolitan line

Alternative routes include Barbican to Cutty Sark, Barbican to New Cross and Barbican to Lewisham

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Barbican underground station is not wheelchair accessible

Greenwich station is wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street 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)

Changing tube line at Liverpool Street – You can use a lift or escalator when changing between the Central line and National Rail platforms, or the Central line and the H&C eastbound platform. You can use a lift when changing between the H&C eastbound and National Rail platforms. But you must use stairs for all other platform changes

Changing tube line at Bank – Changing between the Central and DLR platforms involves a lift plus escalator. Changing between the W&C line and any other platform involves a lift, an escalator plus a long travelator. You must use stairs when changing trains from the Northern line to any other platform

Greenwich station exit – There’s a lift between the platforms and the exit. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use three flights of stairs (14 stairs up +7 stairs up +10 stairs up)

The journey from Greenwich to Barbican is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the DLR, Central and Metropolitan tube lines, changing trains at Stratford and

  1. From Greenwich take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Change at Stratford to the Central Line
  3. Change at Liverpool Street to the Metropolitan Line
  4. Leave the train at Barbican

Number of tube stops: 20 · Journey time: Approx 58 mins

Stations on the route: Greenwich ➜ Cutty Sark ➜ Island Gardens ➜ Mudchute ➜ Crossharbour & London Arena ➜ South Quay ➜ Heron Quays ➜ Canary Wharf ➜ West India Quay ➜ Poplar ➜ All Saints ➜ Langdon Park ➜ Devons Road ➜ Bow Church ➜ Pudding Mill Lane ➜ Stratford [change train] Stratford ➜ Mile End ➜ Bethnal Green ➜ Liverpool Street [change train] Liverpool Street ➜ Moorgate ➜ Barbican

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the DLR, Central and Metropolitan

First and last train times on the DLR

Tube times for the Docklands Light Railway

Alternative routes include Greenwich to Cutty Sark, Greenwich to New Cross and Greenwich to Lewisham

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Greenwich train station is not wheelchair accessible

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

Greenwich station entrance – There’s a lift between the entrance and the platforms. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use three flights of stairs (10 stairs down +7 stairs down +14 stairs down)

Changing tube line at Stratford – You must use an escalator when changing between the DLR and Jubilee lines, but you can use a lift for all other platform changes

Changing tube line at Liverpool Street – You can use a lift or escalator when changing between the Central line and National Rail platforms, or the Central line and the H&C eastbound platform. You can use a lift when changing between the H&C eastbound and National Rail platforms. But you must use stairs for all other platform changes

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 Greenwich

This tube journey is in Oyster zones 1-3. The cheapest fare is £3 off-peak (£3.70 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 ⇄ Greenwich 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 1-3 fare £6.70 £3.70 £3 £10 £10
Travelcard prices from Barbican ⇄ Greenwich Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares
Fare Zone Travelcards (Train, Bus & Tram)
One day travel­card Week travel­card Month travel­card
Anytime Off-peak
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 tickets, Senior tickets, Child tickets, Oyster fares, Contactless fares and Travelcard fares
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 – We don’t recommend walking – the stations are 4¾ miles apart

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 fares · OAP bus fares · Kids bus fares

Travel by taxi – A 4¾ mile taxi fare between Greenwich station and Barbican should cost you about £23 to £35.50 and take anything from 20 to 34 mins depending on the traffic

Travel by carCar parks near Barbican station and Greenwich