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Bayswater ⇄ Russell Square Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Bayswater to Russell Square is in fare zone 1 and you’ll have to use the Circle and Piccadilly tube lines, changing trains at Edgware Road and King’s Cross St. Pancras

  1. From Bayswater take the Circle Line
  2. Change at King’s Cross St. Pancras to the Piccadilly Line
  3. Leave the train at Russell Square

Number of tube stops: 7 · Journey time: Approx 25 mins

Stations on the route: Bayswater ➜ Paddington ➜ Edgware Road [change train] Edgware Road ➜ Baker Street ➜ Great Portland Street ➜ Euston Square ➜ King’s Cross St. Pancras [change train] King’s Cross St. Pancras ➜ Russell Square

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Circle and Piccadilly

First and last train times on the Circle line

Tube times for the Circle line

Alternative routes include Bayswater to Holborn, Bayswater to Goodge Street and Bayswater to Euston

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Bayswater station is not wheelchair accessible

Russell Square station is not wheelchair accessible

Bayswater station entrance – You must use two flights of stairs between the entrance and the platforms (5 steps down +25 steps down). There is no lift

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

Russell Square station exit – You must use a lift plus one flight of stairs between the platforms and the exit (20 steps up). If you want to avoid the lift then you can use another twelve flights of stairs (14 steps up +5 steps up +16 steps up +6x17 steps up +18 steps up +6 steps up +15 steps up)

The journey from Russell Square to Bayswater is in fare zone 1 and you’ll have to use the Piccadilly and Circle tube lines, changing trains at King’s Cross St. Pancras and

  1. From Russell Square take the Piccadilly Line
  2. Change at King’s Cross St. Pancras to the Circle Line
  3. Leave the train at Bayswater

Number of tube stops: 7 · Journey time: Approx 26 mins

Stations on the route: Russell Square ➜ King’s Cross St. Pancras [change train] King’s Cross St. Pancras ➜ Euston Square ➜ Great Portland Street ➜ Baker Street ➜ Edgware Road [change train] Edgware Road ➜ Paddington ➜ Bayswater

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Piccadilly and Circle

First and last train times on the Piccadilly line

Tube times for the Piccadilly line

Alternative routes include Russell Square to Holborn, Russell Square to Goodge Street and Russell Square to Euston

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Russell Square train station is not wheelchair accessible

Bayswater station is not wheelchair accessible

Russell Square station entrance – You must use a lift plus one flight of stairs between the entrance and the platforms (20 steps down). If you want to avoid the lift then you can use another twelve flights of stairs (15 steps down +6 steps down +18 steps down +6x17 steps down +16 steps down +5 steps down +14 steps down)

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

Bayswater station exit – You must use two flights of stairs between the platforms and the exit (25 steps up +5 steps up). There is no lift

Tube fare between Bayswater and Russell Square

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 Bayswater ⇄ Russell Square 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 Bayswater ⇄ Russell Square 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, Pensioner fares, Children’s fares, Oyster card fares, Contactless card fares and Travelcard fares
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 to Bayswater is about three miles. It would take you around 57-63 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 tickets 2024 · Pensioner bus tickets 2024 · Children’s bus tickets 2024

Travel by taxi – The three mile taxi ride between Russell Square underground station and Bayswater station should cost between £14.30 and £24.60 and take about 13-25 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Bayswater station and Russell Square