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Blackfriars ⇄ Queensway Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Blackfriars to Queensway is in fare zone 1 and you’ll have to use the Circle and Central tube lines, changing trains at Notting Hill Gate

  1. From Blackfriars take the Circle Line
  2. Change at Notting Hill Gate to the Central Line
  3. Leave the train at Queensway

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

Stations on the route: Blackfriars ➜ Temple ➜ Embankment ➜ Westminster ➜ St. James’s Park ➜ Victoria ➜ Sloane Square ➜ South Kensington ➜ Gloucester Road ➜ High Street Kensington ➜ Notting Hill Gate [change train] Notting Hill Gate ➜ Queensway

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Circle and Central

First and last train times on the Circle line

Tube times for the Circle line

Alternative routes include Blackfriars to Bayswater, Blackfriars to Notting Hill Gate and Blackfriars to Lancaster Gate

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

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

Queensway 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)

Changing tube line at Notting Hill Gate – You must use stairs when changing between the Central line platforms and the Circle/District line platforms

Queensway station exit – There’s a lift plus one flight of stairs between the platforms and the exit (21 steps up). If you want to avoid the lift then you can use another eight flights of stairs (16 steps up +5x15 steps up +16 steps up +19 steps up)

The journey from Queensway to Blackfriars is in fare zone 1 and you’ll have to use the Central, Northern and District tube lines, changing trains at Tottenham Court Road and

  1. From Queensway take the Central Line
  2. Change at Tottenham Court Road to the Northern Line
  3. Change at Embankment to the District Line
  4. Leave the train at Blackfriars

Number of tube stops: 10 · Journey time: Approx 35 mins

Stations on the route: Queensway ➜ Lancaster Gate ➜ Marble Arch ➜ Bond Street ➜ Oxford Circus ➜ Tottenham Court Road [change train] Tottenham Court Road ➜ Leicester Square ➜ Charing Cross ➜ Embankment [change train] Embankment ➜ Temple ➜ Blackfriars

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Central, Northern and District

First and last train times on the Central line

Tube times for the Central line

Alternative routes include Queensway to Bayswater, Queensway to Notting Hill Gate and Queensway to Lancaster Gate

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

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

Blackfriars station is not wheelchair accessible

Queensway station entrance – There’s a lift plus one flight of stairs between the entrance and the platforms (21 steps down). If you want to avoid the lift then you can use another eight flights of stairs (19 steps down +16 steps down +5x15 steps down +16 steps down)

Changing tube line at Tottenham Court Road – You can use a lift when changing between the platforms

Changing tube line at Embankment – You must use stairs when changing 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 Queensway

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 ⇄ Queensway 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 ⇄ Queensway 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 tickets 2024, Senior train tickets 2024, Child train tickets 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.

Other ways to make this journey

Travel on foot – The distance is about 3¾ miles which would take about 80 minutes on foot

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 2024 · Pensioner bus fares 2024 · Children’s bus fares 2024

Travel by taxi – The 3¾ mile ride between Queensway underground station and Blackfriars in a black cab should cost you about £18 to £31 and take anything from 15 to 29 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Blackfriars station and Queensway