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Blackfriars ⇄ Island Gardens Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Blackfriars to Island Gardens is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the District, Jubilee and DLR tube lines, changing trains at Westminster and Canary Wharf

  1. From Blackfriars take the District Line
  2. Change at Westminster to the Jubilee Line
  3. Change at Canary Wharf to the Docklands Light Railway
  4. Leave the train at Island Gardens

Number of tube stops: 14 · Journey time: Approx 47 mins

Stations on the route: Blackfriars ➜ Temple ➜ Embankment ➜ Westminster [change train] Westminster ➜ Waterloo ➜ Southwark ➜ London Bridge ➜ Bermondsey ➜ Canada Water ➜ Canary Wharf (Underground) [change train] Canary Wharf (DLR) ➜ Heron Quays ➜ South Quay ➜ Crossharbour & London Arena ➜ Mudchute ➜ Island Gardens

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the District, Jubilee and DLR

First and last train times on the District line

Tube times for the District line

Alternative routes include Blackfriars to Mudchute

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

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

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)

Changing tube line at Westminster – There are two lifts when changing between the Circle/​District and Jubilee eastbound line platforms (or two escalators and 2x14 stairs), or three lifts when changing between the Circle/​District and Jubilee westbound line platforms (or three escalators and 2x14 stairs)

Changing tube line at Canary Wharf – You must use an escalator, a lift, and walk 200 metres outside to change between the DLR and Jubilee platforms

Island Gardens station exit – There’s a lift between the platforms and the exit. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use five flights of stairs (3x12 steps up +8 steps up +12 steps up)

The journey from Island Gardens to Blackfriars is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the DLR and District tube lines, changing trains at Tower Hill

  1. From Island Gardens take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Leave train at Tower Gateway and walk 3 mins to Tower Hill
  3. Change at Tower Hill to the District Line
  4. Leave the train at Blackfriars

Number of tube stops: 14 · Journey time: Approx 45 mins

Stations on the route: Island Gardens ➜ Mudchute ➜ Crossharbour & London Arena ➜ South Quay ➜ Heron Quays ➜ Canary Wharf ➜ West India Quay ➜ Westferry ➜ Limehouse ➜ Shadwell ➜ Tower Gateway [leave train] Walk 3 mins to Tower Hill [change train] Tower Hill ➜ Monument ➜ Cannon Street ➜ Mansion House ➜ Blackfriars

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the DLR and District

First and last train times on the DLR

Tube times for the Docklands Light Railway

Alternative routes include Island Gardens to Mudchute

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

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

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

Island Gardens station entrance – There’s a lift between the entrance and the platforms. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use five flights of stairs (12 steps down +8 steps down +3x12 steps down)

Changing tube line at – You must use an escalator, a lift, and walk 200 metres outside to change between the DLR and Jubilee platforms

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 Island Gardens

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 Blackfriars ⇄ Island Gardens 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 Blackfriars ⇄ Island Gardens 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 train fares 2024, Senior train fares 2024, Child train fares 2024, Oyster train fares 2024, Contactless train 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.