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

The journey from Barbican to Vauxhall is in fare zone 1 and you’ll have to use the Metropolitan and Victoria 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 Victoria Line
  3. Leave the train at Vauxhall

Number of tube stops: 9 · Journey time: Approx 29 mins

Stations on the route: Barbican ➜ Farringdon ➜ King’s Cross St. Pancras [change train] King’s Cross St. Pancras ➜ Euston ➜ Warren Street ➜ Oxford Circus ➜ Green Park ➜ Victoria ➜ Pimlico ➜ Vauxhall

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Metropolitan and Victoria

First and last train times on the Metropolitan line

Tube times for the Metropolitan line

Alternative routes include Barbican to Pimlico and Barbican to Oval

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Barbican tube station is not wheelchair accessible

Vauxhall 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 King’s Cross St. Pancras – There’s a lift when changing between the platforms

Vauxhall station exit – There’s a lift between the platforms and the booking hall. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use an escalator, or five flights of stairs (3 steps up +4x17 steps up). After that there’s two flights of stairs to the South Lambeth Road exit (2x10 steps down) and Vauxhall Bridge Road exit (20 steps down +16 steps down), but the entrances on Bondway westside, Wandsworth Road westside and Kennington Lane are all on the level

The journey from Vauxhall to Barbican is in fare zone 1 and you’ll have to use the Victoria and Hammersmith & City tube lines, changing trains at King’s Cross St. Pancras

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

Number of tube stops: 9 · Journey time: Approx 27 mins

Stations on the route: Vauxhall ➜ Pimlico ➜ Victoria ➜ Green Park ➜ Oxford Circus ➜ Warren Street ➜ Euston ➜ King’s Cross St. Pancras [change train] King’s Cross St. Pancras ➜ Farringdon ➜ Barbican

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Victoria and H&C

First and last train times on the Victoria line

Tube times for the Victoria line

Alternative routes include Vauxhall to Pimlico and Vauxhall to Oval

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Vauxhall train station is not wheelchair accessible

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

Vauxhall station entrance – The entrances on Bondway westside, Wandsworth Road westside and Kennington Lane and the booking hall are all on the level, but you’ll have to use two flights of stairs from South Lambeth Road (2x10 steps down) and Vauxhall Bridge Road (20 steps down +16 steps down). After that there’s a lift down to the platforms. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use an escalator, or five flights of stairs (4x17 steps down +3 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 Vauxhall

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 ⇄ Vauxhall 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 ⇄ Vauxhall 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
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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 roughly 2¾ miles, which will probably take around 52-58 minutes 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 · Senior citizen bus prices · Children’s bus prices

Travel by taxi – A 2¾ mile ride between Vauxhall train station and Barbican in a black cab should cost you about £14.30 to £24.60 and take anything from 12 to 24 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Barbican station