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Barbican ⇄ St James’s Park Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Barbican to St James's Park is in fare zone 1 and it’s a direct train on the Circle tube line

  1. From Barbican take the Circle Line
  2. Leave the train at St. James’s Park

Number of tube stops: 12 · Journey time: Approx 20 mins

Stations on the route: Barbican ➜ Moorgate ➜ Liverpool Street ➜ Aldgate ➜ Tower Hill ➜ Monument ➜ Cannon Street ➜ Mansion House ➜ Blackfriars ➜ Temple ➜ Embankment ➜ Westminster ➜ St. James’s Park

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and station closures

First and last train times on the Circle line

Tube times for the Circle line

Alternative routes include Barbican to Victoria, Barbican to Westminster and Barbican to Pimlico

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Barbican tube station is not wheelchair accessible

St. James’s Park 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)

St. James’s Park station exit – You must use two flights of stairs from the platforms to the Palmer Street exit (15 steps up +16 steps up, Mon-Fri only), and either two or three flights of stairs to the Broadway, Tothill Street and Petty France exits (16 steps up +17 steps up, or 14 steps up +7 steps up +9 steps up). There is no lift

The journey from St James's Park to Barbican is in fare zone 1 and it’s a direct train on the Circle tube line

  1. From St. James’s Park take the Circle Line
  2. Leave the train at Barbican

Number of tube stops: 12 · Journey time: Approx 21 mins

Stations on the route: St. James’s Park ➜ Westminster ➜ Embankment ➜ Temple ➜ Blackfriars ➜ Mansion House ➜ Cannon Street ➜ Monument ➜ Tower Hill ➜ Aldgate ➜ Liverpool Street ➜ Moorgate ➜ Barbican

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and station closures

First and last train times on the Circle line

Tube times for the Circle line

Alternative routes include St. James’s Park to Victoria, St. James’s Park to Westminster and St. James’s Park to Pimlico

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

St. James’s Park train station is not wheelchair accessible

Barbican station is not wheelchair accessible

St. James’s Park station entrance – You must use two flights of stairs from the Palmer Street entrance to the platforms (16 steps down +15 steps down, Mon-Fri only), and either two or three flights of stairs from the Broadway, Tothill Street and Petty France entrances (17 steps down +16 steps down, or 9 steps down +7 steps down +14 steps down). There is no lift

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 St James's Park

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 ⇄ St James’s Park 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 ⇄ St James’s Park 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 London Underground prices, Pensioner prices, Children’s prices, Oyster card prices, Contactless card 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 about 2¼ miles, which would take around 42-46 minutes

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 · Pensioner bus prices 2024 · Children’s bus prices 2024

Travel by taxi – A 2¼ mile journey between St. James’s Park train station and Barbican in a black taxi should cost approximately £10.60 to £18.20 and take 11-22 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Barbican station and St. James’s Park