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Barbican ⇄ Lancaster Gate Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Barbican to Lancaster Gate is in fare zone 1 and you’ll have to use the Metropolitan and Central tube lines, changing trains at Liverpool Street

  1. From Barbican take the Metropolitan Line
  2. Change at Liverpool Street to the Central Line
  3. Leave the train at Lancaster Gate

Number of tube stops: 11 · Journey time: Approx 32 mins

Stations on the route: Barbican ➜ Moorgate ➜ Liverpool Street [change train] Liverpool Street ➜ Bank ➜ St. Paul’s ➜ Chancery Lane ➜ Holborn ➜ Tottenham Court Road ➜ Oxford Circus ➜ Bond Street ➜ Marble Arch ➜ Lancaster Gate

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Metropolitan and Central

First and last train times on the Metropolitan line

Tube times for the Metropolitan line

Alternative routes include Barbican to Paddington, Barbican to Queensway and Barbican to Marble Arch

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Barbican underground station is not wheelchair accessible

Lancaster Gate station is not wheelchair accessible

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

Lancaster Gate station exit – There’s a lift plus one flight of stairs between the platforms and the exit (20 steps up). If you want to avoid the lift then you can use another eight flights of stairs (2x13 steps up +3x15 steps up +7 steps up +5 steps up +16 steps up)

The journey from Lancaster Gate to Barbican is in fare zone 1 and you’ll have to use the Central and Metropolitan tube lines, changing trains at Liverpool Street

  1. From Lancaster Gate take the Central Line
  2. Change at Liverpool Street to the Metropolitan Line
  3. Leave the train at Barbican

Number of tube stops: 11 · Journey time: Approx 31 mins

Stations on the route: Lancaster Gate ➜ Marble Arch ➜ Bond Street ➜ Oxford Circus ➜ Tottenham Court Road ➜ Holborn ➜ Chancery Lane ➜ St. Paul’s ➜ Bank ➜ Liverpool Street [change train] Liverpool Street ➜ Moorgate ➜ Barbican

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Central and Metropolitan

First and last train times on the Central line

Tube times for the Central line

Alternative routes include Lancaster Gate to Paddington, Lancaster Gate to Queensway and Lancaster Gate to Marble Arch

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Lancaster Gate train station is not wheelchair accessible

Barbican station is not wheelchair accessible

Lancaster Gate station entrance – There’s a lift plus one flight of stairs between the entrance and the platforms (20 steps down). If you want to avoid the lift then you can use another eight flights of stairs (16 steps down +5 steps down +7 steps down +3x15 steps down +2x13 steps down)

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 Lancaster Gate

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 ⇄ Lancaster Gate 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 ⇄ Lancaster Gate 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 tube fares 2024, Senior tube fares 2024, Child tube fares 2024, Oyster fares 2024, Contactless fares 2024 and Travelcard fares 2024
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 stations are about 3½ miles apart. It would take you over 70 minutes to walk that distance

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 tickets 2024 · OAP bus tickets 2024 · Kids bus tickets 2024

Travel by taxi – A 3½ mile taxi journey between Lancaster Gate station and Barbican will take about about 15-28 mins and cost you around £18 to £31

Travel by carCar parks near Barbican station and Lancaster Gate