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

The journey from Bethnal Green to Wapping is in fare zone 2 and you’ll have to use the Central, District and London Overground tube lines, changing trains at Mile End and Whitechapel

  1. From Bethnal Green take the Central Line
  2. Change at Mile End to the District Line
  3. Change at Whitechapel to the London Overground
  4. Leave the train at Wapping

Number of tube stops: 5 · Journey time: Approx 31 mins

Stations on the route: Bethnal Green ➜ Mile End [change train] Mile End ➜ Stepney Green ➜ Whitechapel [change train] Whitechapel ➜ Shadwell ➜ Wapping

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Central, District and London Overground

First and last train times on the Central line

Tube times for the Central line

Alternative routes include Bethnal Green to Shadwell

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Bethnal Green tube station is not wheelchair accessible

Wapping 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

Changing tube line at Whitechapel – You can use escalators from the Elizbeth line, and lifts from all the other platforms

Wapping station exit – You must use one lift and three flights of stairs between the platforms and the exit (21 steps up +4 steps up +2 steps down), or eight flights of stairs if you want to avoid the lift (21 steps up +12 steps up +15 steps up +12 steps up +3x15 steps up +2 steps up)

The journey from Wapping to Bethnal Green is in fare zone 2 and you’ll have to use the London Overground, District and Central tube lines, changing trains at Whitechapel and

  1. From Wapping take the London Overground
  2. Change at Whitechapel to the District Line
  3. Change at Mile End to the Central Line
  4. Leave the train at Bethnal Green

Number of tube stops: 5 · Journey time: Approx 33 mins

Stations on the route: Wapping ➜ Shadwell ➜ Whitechapel [change train] Whitechapel ➜ Stepney Green ➜ Mile End [change train] Mile End ➜ Bethnal Green

Alternative routes include Wapping to Shadwell

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Wapping train station is not wheelchair accessible

Bethnal Green station is not wheelchair accessible

Wapping station entrance – You must use one lift and three flights of stairs between the entrance and the platforms (2 steps up +4 steps down +21 steps down), or eight flights of stairs if you want to avoid the lift (2 steps up +3x15 steps down +12 steps down +15 steps down +12 steps down +21 steps down)

Changing tube line at Whitechapel – You can use escalators from the Elizbeth line, and lifts from all the other platforms

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 Wapping

This tube journey is in Oyster zone 2. The cheapest fare is £1.80 off-peak (£1.90 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 ⇄ Wapping 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 fare £6.70 £1.90 £1.80 £8.50 £8.50
Travelcard prices from Bethnal Green ⇄ Wapping 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
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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.