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Bethnal Green ⇄ Embankment Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Bethnal Green to Embankment is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the Central and Circle tube lines, changing trains at Liverpool Street

  1. From Bethnal Green take the Central Line
  2. Change at Liverpool Street to the Circle Line
  3. Leave the train at Embankment

Number of tube stops: 9 · Journey time: Approx 27 mins

Stations on the route: Bethnal Green ➜ Liverpool Street [change train] Liverpool Street ➜ Aldgate ➜ Tower Hill ➜ Monument ➜ Cannon Street ➜ Mansion House ➜ Blackfriars ➜ Temple ➜ Embankment

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Central and Circle

First and last train times on the Central line

Tube times for the Central line

Alternative routes include Bethnal Green to Charing Cross, Bethnal Green to Westminster and Bethnal Green to Waterloo

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Bethnal Green train station is not wheelchair accessible

Embankment station is not wheelchair accessible

Bethnal Green station entrance – You must use an escalator and two flights of stairs between the Bethnal Green Road entrance and the platforms (20 steps down +8 steps down), or an escalator and two flights of stairs between the Roman Road entrance and the platforms (19 steps down +7 steps down), or an escalator and two flights of stairs between the Cambridge Heath Road west entrance and the platforms (18 steps down +8 steps down), or an escalator and three flights of stairs between the Cambridge Heath Road east entrance and the platforms (10 steps down +11 steps down +5 steps down)

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

Embankment station exit – There are two flights of stairs from the Circle/​District line platforms to the booking hall (2x15 steps up from the eastbound platform, or 16 steps up +14 steps up from the westbound platform), or two escalators plus three flights of stairs from the Bakerloo line platforms (6 steps up +19 steps up from the southbound platform, or 6 steps up +20 steps up from the northbound platform), or two escalators plus one flight of stairs from the Northern line platforms (6 steps up). After that there’s another flight of 4 stairs to the Victoria Embankment exit, but the Villiers Street exit is on the level

The journey from Embankment to Bethnal Green is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the District and Central tube lines, changing trains at Mile End

  1. From Embankment take the District Line
  2. Change at Mile End to the Central Line
  3. Leave the train at Bethnal Green

Number of tube stops: 11 · Journey time: Approx 31 mins

Stations on the route: Embankment ➜ Temple ➜ Blackfriars ➜ Mansion House ➜ Cannon Street ➜ Monument ➜ Tower Hill ➜ Aldgate East ➜ Whitechapel ➜ Stepney Green ➜ Mile End [change train] Mile End ➜ Bethnal Green

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the District and Central

First and last train times on the District line

Tube times for the District line

Alternative routes include Embankment to Charing Cross, Embankment to Westminster and Embankment to Waterloo

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Embankment train station is not wheelchair accessible

Bethnal Green station is not wheelchair accessible

Embankment station entrance – The Villiers Street entrance and the booking hall are on the level, but you must use one flight of 4 stairs from the Victoria Embankment entrance. After that there are two flights of stairs to the Circle/​District line platforms (2x15 steps down to the eastbound platform, or 16 steps down +14 steps down to the westbound platform), or two escalators plus three flights of stairs to the Bakerloo line platforms (6 steps down +19 steps down to the southbound platform, or 6 steps down +20 steps down to the northbound platform), or two escalators plus one flight of stairs to the Northern line platforms (6 steps down)

Changing tube line at Mile End – Changing between the Central/​District/​H&C line is on the same platform if the trains are running in the same direction, but you must use stairs if they are running in the opposite direction

Bethnal Green station exit – You must use an escalator and two flights of stairs between the platforms and the Bethnal Green Road exit (8 steps up +20 steps up), or an escalator and two flights of stairs between the platforms and the Roman Road exit (7 steps up +19 steps up), or an escalator and two flights of stairs between the platforms and the Cambridge Heath Road west exit (8 steps up +18 steps up), or an escalator and three flights of stairs between the platforms and the Cambridge Heath Road east exit (5 steps up +11 steps up +10 steps up)

Tube fare between Bethnal Green and Embankment

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 Bethnal Green ⇄ Embankment 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 Bethnal Green ⇄ Embankment 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 Adult fares, Senior fares, Child fares, Oyster fares, Contactless 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 – They stations are 3¼ miles apart and you could walk the distance in around one hour

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 · Senior bus tickets 2024 · Child bus tickets 2024

Travel by taxi – A 3¼ mile taxi journey between Embankment tube station and Bethnal Green should cost approximately £14.30 to £24.60 and take 14-27 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Embankment station