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Barbican ⇄ West India Quay Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Barbican to West India Quay 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 West India Quay

Number of tube stops: 7 · Journey time: Approx 36 mins

Stations on the route: Barbican ➜ Moorgate ➜ Liverpool Street [change train] Liverpool Street ➜ Bank [change train] Bank ➜ Shadwell ➜ Limehouse ➜ Westferry ➜ West India Quay

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 Canary Wharf, Barbican to Poplar and Barbican to Heron Quays

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Barbican tube station is not wheelchair accessible

West India Quay 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

West India Quay station exit – There’s a lift between the platforms and the exit. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use five flights of stairs (12 steps down +4x11 steps down)

The journey from West India Quay to Barbican is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the DLR, Jubilee, Northern and Metropolitan tube lines, changing trains at Canary Wharf, London Bridge and Moorgate

  1. From West India Quay take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Change at Canary Wharf to the Jubilee Line
  3. Change at London Bridge to the Northern Line
  4. Change at Moorgate to the Metropolitan Line
  5. Leave the train at Barbican

Number of tube stops: 7 · Journey time: Approx 46 mins

Stations on the route: West India Quay ➜ Canary Wharf (DLR) [change train] Canary Wharf (Underground) ➜ Canada Water ➜ Bermondsey ➜ London Bridge [change train] London Bridge ➜ Bank ➜ Moorgate [change train] Moorgate ➜ Barbican

Alternative routes include West India Quay to Canary Wharf, West India Quay to Poplar and West India Quay to Heron Quays

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

West India Quay train station is not wheelchair accessible

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

West India Quay station entrance – There’s a lift between the entrance and the platforms. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use five flights of stairs (4x11 steps up +12 steps up)

Changing tube line at Canary Wharf – You must use an escalator, a lift, and walk 200 metres outside to change between the DLR and Jubilee platforms

Changing tube line at London Bridge – You must use a lift plus escalator when changing between the Jubilee/​Northern line platforms via the Northern line ticket hall. You can avoid the escalator by using a lift and walking 410 metres outside in the street

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 West India Quay

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 ⇄ West India Quay 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 ⇄ West India Quay 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 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 fares · Senior bus fares · Child bus fares

Travel by taxi – A 3½ mile taxi journey between West India Quay train 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 West India Quay