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

The journey from Barbican to West Silvertown is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the Metropolitan, Central, Jubilee and DLR tube lines, changing trains at Liverpool Street, Stratford and Canning Town

  1. From Barbican take the Metropolitan Line
  2. Change at Liverpool Street to the Central Line
  3. Change at Stratford to the Jubilee Line
  4. Change at Canning Town to the Docklands Light Railway
  5. Leave the train at West Silvertown

Number of tube stops: 8 · Journey time: Approx 53 mins

Stations on the route: Barbican ➜ Moorgate ➜ Liverpool Street [change train] Liverpool Street ➜ Bethnal Green ➜ Mile End ➜ Stratford [change train] Stratford ➜ West Ham ➜ Canning Town [change train] Canning Town ➜ West Silvertown

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Metropolitan, Central, Jubilee and DLR

First and last train times on the Metropolitan line

Tube times for the Metropolitan line

Alternative routes include Barbican to Pontoon Dock and Barbican to Royal Victoria

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Barbican tube station is not wheelchair accessible

West Silvertown 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 Stratford – You must use an escalator when changing between the DLR and Jubilee lines, but you can use a lift for all other platform changes

West Silvertown station exit – There’s a lift between the DLR platforms and the exit

The journey from West Silvertown to Barbican is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the DLR, Northern and Metropolitan tube lines, changing trains at Bank and

  1. From West Silvertown take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Change at Bank to the Northern Line
  3. Change at Moorgate to the Metropolitan Line
  4. Leave the train at Barbican

Number of tube stops: 10 · Journey time: Approx 44 mins

Stations on the route: West Silvertown ➜ Canning Town ➜ East India ➜ Blackwell ➜ Poplar ➜ Westferry ➜ Limehouse ➜ Shadwell ➜ Bank [change train] Bank ➜ Moorgate [change train] Moorgate ➜ Barbican

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the DLR, Northern and Metropolitan

First and last train times on the DLR

Tube times for the Docklands Light Railway

Alternative routes include West Silvertown to Pontoon Dock and West Silvertown to Royal Victoria

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

West Silvertown train station is not wheelchair accessible

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

West Silvertown station entrance – There’s a lift between the entrance and the DLR platforms

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

Changing tube line at Moorgate – You must use an escalator when changing between the Circle/​Metropolitan/​H&C eastbound platforms and the Northern line. 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 West Silvertown

This tube journey is in Oyster zones 1-3. The cheapest fare is £3 off-peak (£3.70 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 Silvertown 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 1-3 fare £6.70 £3.70 £3 £10 £10
Travelcard prices from Barbican ⇄ West Silvertown Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares
Fare Zone Travelcards (Train, Bus & Tram)
One day travel­card Week travel­card Month travel­card
Anytime Off-peak
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 – It’s about 5⅓ miles from West Silvertown to Barbican which is too far to walk

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 – Catching a black cab 5⅓ miles between West Silvertown train station and Barbican station will take 24-38 mins and cost about £28 and £40

Travel by carCar parks near Barbican station