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Barbican ⇄ Tufnell Park Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Barbican to Tufnell Park is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the Metropolitan and Northern tube lines, changing trains at King’s Cross St. Pancras

  1. From Barbican take the Metropolitan Line
  2. Change at King’s Cross St. Pancras to the Northern Line
  3. Leave the train at Tufnell Park

Number of tube stops: 6 · Journey time: Approx 26 mins

Stations on the route: Barbican ➜ Farringdon ➜ King’s Cross St. Pancras [change train] King’s Cross St. Pancras ➜ Euston ➜ Camden Town ➜ Kentish Town ➜ Tufnell Park

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Metropolitan and Northern

First and last train times on the Metropolitan line

Tube times for the Metropolitan line

Alternative routes include Barbican to Archway, Barbican to Kentish Town and Barbican to Camden Town

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Barbican tube station is not wheelchair accessible

Tufnell 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)

Changing tube line at King’s Cross St. Pancras – There’s a lift when changing between the platforms

Tufnell Park station exit – You must use a lift plus one flight of stairs between the platforms and the exit (11 steps up). If you want to avoid the lift then you can use another seven flights of stairs (14 steps up +4x17 steps up +18 steps up +16 steps up)

The journey from Tufnell Park to Barbican is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the Northern and Hammersmith & City tube lines, changing trains at King’s Cross St. Pancras

  1. From Tufnell Park take the Northern Line
  2. Change at King’s Cross St. Pancras to the Hammersmith & City Line
  3. Leave the train at Barbican

Number of tube stops: 6 · Journey time: Approx 24 mins

Stations on the route: Tufnell Park ➜ Kentish Town ➜ Camden Town ➜ Euston ➜ King’s Cross St. Pancras [change train] King’s Cross St. Pancras ➜ Farringdon ➜ Barbican

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Northern and H&C

First and last train times on the Northern line

Tube times for the Northern line

Alternative routes include Tufnell Park to Archway, Tufnell Park to Kentish Town and Tufnell Park to Camden Town

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Tufnell Park train station is not wheelchair accessible

Barbican station is not wheelchair accessible

Tufnell Park station entrance – You must use a lift plus one flight of stairs between the entrance and the platforms (11 steps down). If you want to avoid the lift then you can use another seven flights of stairs (16 steps down +18 steps down +4x17 steps down +14 steps down)

Changing tube line at King’s Cross St. Pancras – There’s a lift when changing between the platforms

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 Tufnell Park

This tube journey is in Oyster zones 1-2. The cheapest fare is £2.80 off-peak (£3.40 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 ⇄ Tufnell 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 1-2 fare £6.70 £3.40 £2.80 £8.50 £8.50
Travelcard prices from Barbican ⇄ Tufnell 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 fares 2024, Pensioner fares 2024, Children’s fares 2024, Oyster card fares 2024, Contactless card 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 – They stations are 3¼ miles apart and you could walk the distance in around one hour

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 · Senior citizen bus fares · Children’s bus fares

Travel by taxi – A 3¼ mile taxi journey between Tufnell Park train station and Barbican should cost approximately £14.30 to £24.60 and take 14-27 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Barbican station