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Beckton ⇄ Old Street Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Beckton to Old Street is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the DLR, DLR and Northern tube lines, changing trains at Shadwell and Bank

  1. From Beckton take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Change at Shadwell to the Docklands Light Railway
  3. Change at Bank to the Northern Line
  4. Leave the train at Old Street

Number of tube stops: 17 · Journey time: Approx 55 mins

Stations on the route: Beckton ➜ Gallions Reach ➜ Cyprus ➜ Beckton Park ➜ Royal Albert ➜ Prince Regent ➜ Custom House ➜ Royal Victoria ➜ Canning Town ➜ East India ➜ Blackwall ➜ Poplar ➜ Westferry ➜ Limehouse ➜ Shadwell [change train] Shadwell ➜ Bank [change train] Bank ➜ Moorgate ➜ Old Street

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the DLR, DLR and Northern

First and last train times on the DLR

Tube times for the Docklands Light Railway

Alternative routes include Beckton to Moorgate, Beckton to Shoreditch and Beckton to Angel

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

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

Old Street station is not wheelchair accessible

Beckton station entrance – There’s a ramp between the entrance and platforms (or 10 steps up)

Changing tube line at Shadwell – You must use stairs when changing between the DLR and London Overground 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

Old Street station exit – You must an escalator (or seven flights of 6x15, 10, 9 steps) plus four flights of stairs from the platforms to the booking hall (17 steps up +18 steps up +15 steps up +16 steps up). After that you must use another flight of stairs to Old Street’s northeast, northwest, southeast and southwest exits (8 steps up), or two flights of stairs to the City Road exits (2x11 steps to the southwest exit, or 2x12 steps to the northwest, northeast and southeast exits)

The journey from Old Street to Beckton is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the Northern, Jubilee and DLR tube lines, changing trains at London Bridge and

  1. From Old Street take the Northern Line
  2. Change at London Bridge to the Jubilee Line
  3. Change at Canning Town to the Docklands Light Railway
  4. Leave the train at Beckton

Number of tube stops: 16 · Journey time: Approx 52 mins

Stations on the route: Old Street ➜ Moorgate ➜ Bank ➜ London Bridge [change train] London Bridge ➜ Bermondsey ➜ Canada Water ➜ Canary Wharf ➜ North Greenwich ➜ Canning Town [change train] Canning Town ➜ Royal Victoria ➜ Custom House ➜ Prince Regent ➜ Royal Albert ➜ Beckton Park ➜ Cyprus ➜ Gallions Reach ➜ Beckton

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Northern, Jubilee and DLR

First and last train times on the Northern line

Tube times for the Northern line

Alternative routes include Old Street to Moorgate, Old Street to Shoreditch and Old Street to Angel

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

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

Beckton station is not wheelchair accessible

Old Street station entrance – You must use one flight of stairs between Old Street’s northeast, northwest, southeast and southwest entrances and the booking hall (8 steps down), or two flights of stairs from the City Road entrances (2x11 steps from the southwest entrance, or 2x12 steps from the northwest, northeast and southeast entrances). After that you must an escalator (or seven flights of 9, 10, 6x15 steps down) plus another four flights of stairs (16 steps down +15 steps down +18 steps down +17 steps down)

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

Changing tube line at Canning Town – You must use a lift when changing between the DLR/​Jubilee line platforms, apart from the Stratford, Beckton and Woolwich Arsenal branches of the DLR which have a lift plus escalator

Beckton station exit – There’s a ramp between the platforms and the exit (or 10 steps down)

Tube fare between Beckton and Old Street

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 Beckton ⇄ Old Street 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 Beckton ⇄ Old Street 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
See our complete list of Adult prices 2024, Senior prices 2024, Child prices 2024, Oyster prices 2024, Contactless prices 2024 and Travelcard prices 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 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 · Pensioner bus tickets · Children’s bus tickets

Travel by carCar parks near Old Street station