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Blackfriars ⇄ Great Portland St Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Blackfriars to Great Portland Street is in fare zone 1 and it’s a direct train on the Circle tube line

  1. From Blackfriars take the Circle Line
  2. Leave the train at Great Portland Street

Number of tube stops: 12 · Journey time: Approx 24 mins

Stations on the route: Blackfriars ➜ Mansion House ➜ Cannon Street ➜ Monument ➜ Tower Hill ➜ Aldgate ➜ Liverpool Street ➜ Moorgate ➜ Barbican ➜ Farringdon ➜ King’s Cross St. Pancras ➜ Euston Square ➜ Great Portland Street

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and station closures

First and last train times on the Circle line

Tube times for the Circle line

Alternative routes include Blackfriars to Regents Park, Blackfriars to Warren Street and Blackfriars to Goodge Street

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

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

Great Portland Street station is not wheelchair accessible

Blackfriars station entrance – There’s a lift between the entrance and the platforms. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use three flights of stairs from the Victoria Embankment entrance to the booking hall (17 steps down +3 steps down +6 steps up), or three flights from the New Bridge Street entrance (18 steps down +6 steps down +6 steps up), or two flights from the Riverside Walk entrance (18 steps up +6 steps up), or two flights from the Blackfriars Bridge entrance (2x10 steps down from the eastside, or 21 steps down +6 steps up from the westside), or one flight from the Queen Victoria Street entrance (16 steps down). After that there’s another two flights of stairs down to the platforms (10 steps down +16 steps down to the eastbound platform, or 17 steps down +9 steps down to the westbound platform)

Great Portland Street station exit – You must use three flights of stairs between the westbound platform and the exit (6 steps up +16 steps up +19 steps up), and four flights from the eastbound platform (5 steps up +6 steps up +12 steps up +19 steps up)

The journey from Great Portland Street to Blackfriars is in fare zone 1 and it’s a direct train on the Circle tube line

  1. From Great Portland Street take the Circle Line
  2. Leave the train at Blackfriars

Number of tube stops: 12 · Journey time: Approx 22 mins

Stations on the route: Great Portland Street ➜ Euston Square ➜ King’s Cross St. Pancras ➜ Farringdon ➜ Barbican ➜ Moorgate ➜ Liverpool Street ➜ Aldgate ➜ Tower Hill ➜ Monument ➜ Cannon Street ➜ Mansion House ➜ Blackfriars

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and station closures

First and last train times on the Circle line

Tube times for the Circle line

Alternative routes include Great Portland Street to Regents Park, Great Portland Street to Warren Street and Great Portland Street to Goodge Street

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

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

Blackfriars station is not wheelchair accessible

Great Portland Street station entrance – You must use three flights of stairs between the entrance and the westbound platform (19 steps down +16 steps down +6 steps down), and four flights to the eastbound platform (19 steps down +12 steps down +6 steps down +5 steps down)

Blackfriars station exit – There’s a lift between the platforms and the exit. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use two flights of stairs from the platforms to the booking hall (16 steps up +10 steps up from the eastbound platform, or 9 steps up +17 steps up from the westbound platform). After that there’s another three flights of stairs to the Victoria Embankment exit (6 steps up +3 steps down +17 steps down), or three flights to the New Bridge Street exit (6 steps up +6 steps down +18 steps down), or two flights to the Riverside Walk exit (6 steps down +18 steps down), or two flights to the Blackfriars Bridge exit (2x10 steps up to the eastside, or 6 steps up +21 steps down to the westside), or one flight to the Queen Victoria Street exit (16 steps up)

Tube fare between Blackfriars and Great Portland Street

This tube journey is in Oyster zone 1. The cheapest fare is £2.70 off-peak (£2.80 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 Blackfriars ⇄ Great Portland St 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 fare £6.70 £2.80 £2.70 £8.50 £8.50
Travelcard prices from Blackfriars ⇄ Great Portland St 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.

Other ways to make this journey

Travel on foot – The distance to Blackfriars is about two miles, which would take 38-42 minutes to walk

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 fares · OAP bus fares · Kids bus fares

Travel by taxi – A two mile journey between Great Portland Street station and Blackfriars station in a black taxicab should cost between £10.60 and £18.20 and take about 10-20 mins depending on the traffic

Travel by carCar parks near Blackfriars station and Great Portland Street