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

The journey from Bethnal Green to Plaistow is in fare zones 2&3 and you’ll have to use the Central and District tube lines, changing trains at Mile End

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

Number of tube stops: 5 · Journey time: Approx 21 mins

Stations on the route: Bethnal Green ➜ Mile End [change train] Mile End ➜ Bow Road ➜ Bromley-by-Bow ➜ West Ham ➜ Plaistow

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Central and District

First and last train times on the Central line

Tube times for the Central line

Alternative routes include Bethnal Green to West Ham and Bethnal Green to Upton Park

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Bethnal Green station is not wheelchair accessible

Plaistow 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 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

Plaistow station exit – You must use two flights of stairs from the westbound platform to the exit (2x15 steps up), and three flights from the eastbound platform (2x14 steps up +2 steps up)

The journey from Plaistow to Bethnal Green is in fare zones 2&3 and you’ll have to use the District and Central tube lines, changing trains at Mile End

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

Number of tube stops: 5 · Journey time: Approx 23 mins

Stations on the route: Plaistow ➜ West Ham ➜ Bromley-by-Bow ➜ Bow Road ➜ 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 Plaistow to West Ham and Plaistow to Upton Park

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Plaistow train station is not wheelchair accessible

Bethnal Green station is not wheelchair accessible

Plaistow station entrance – You must use two flights of stairs between the entrance and the westbound platform (2x15 steps down), and three flights to the eastbound platform (2 steps down +2x14 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 Plaistow

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 Bethnal Green ⇄ Plaistow 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 Bethnal Green ⇄ Plaistow 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 tickets 2024, Senior tickets 2024, Child tickets 2024, Oyster fares 2024, Contactless fares 2024 and Travelcard fares 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 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 prices · Pensioner bus prices · Children’s bus prices

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