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Beckton ⇄ South Quay Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Beckton to South Quay is in fare zones 2&3 and you’ll have to use the DLR and DLR tube lines, changing trains at Poplar

  1. From Beckton take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Change at Poplar to the Docklands Light Railway
  3. Leave the train at South Quay

Number of tube stops: 15 · Journey time: Approx 35 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 [change train] Poplar ➜ West India Quay ➜ Canary Wharf ➜ Heron Quays ➜ South Quay

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the DLR and DLR

First and last train times on the DLR

Tube times for the Docklands Light Railway

Alternative routes include Beckton to Crossharbour & London Arena and Beckton to Heron Quays

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

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

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

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

Changing tube line at Poplar – You can use a lift when changing between the DLR platforms

South Quay station exit – There’s a lift between the platforms and the exit. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use four flights of stairs (2x16 steps down +6 steps down +16 steps down)

The journey from South Quay to Beckton is in fare zones 2&3 and you’ll have to use the DLR and DLR tube lines, changing trains at Poplar

  1. From South Quay take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Change at Poplar to the Docklands Light Railway
  3. Leave the train at Beckton

Number of tube stops: 15 · Journey time: Approx 33 mins

Stations on the route: South Quay ➜ Heron Quays ➜ Canary Wharf ➜ West India Quay ➜ Poplar [change train] Poplar ➜ Blackwall ➜ East India ➜ 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 DLR and DLR

First and last train times on the DLR

Tube times for the Docklands Light Railway

Alternative routes include South Quay to Crossharbour & London Arena and South Quay to Heron Quays

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

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

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

South Quay station entrance – There’s a lift between the entrance and the platforms. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use four flights of stairs (16 steps up +6 steps up +2x16 steps up)

Changing tube line at Poplar – You can use a lift when changing between the DLR platforms

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

Tube fare between Beckton and South Quay

This tube journey is in Oyster zones 2-3. The cheapest fare is £1.90 off-peak (£2.10 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 ⇄ South 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 2-3 fare £6.70 £2.10 £1.90 £10 £10
Travelcard prices from Beckton ⇄ South Quay Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares
Fare Zone Travelcards (Train, Bus & Tram)
One day travel­card Week travel­card Month travel­card
Anytime Off-peak
Zone 1-4 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 about 3¾ miles which would take about 80 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 2024 · Pensioner bus prices 2024 · Children’s bus prices 2024

Travel by taxi – The 3¾ mile ride between South Quay train station and Beckton in a black cab should cost you about £18 to £31 and take anything from 15 to 29 mins

Travel by carCar parks near South Quay station