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Blackfriars ⇄ Tufnell Park Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Blackfriars to Tufnell Park is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the District and Northern tube lines, changing trains at Embankment

  1. From Blackfriars take the District Line
  2. Change at Embankment to the Northern Line
  3. Leave the train at Tufnell Park

Number of tube stops: 12 · Journey time: Approx 40 mins

Stations on the route: Blackfriars ➜ Temple ➜ Embankment [change train] Embankment ➜ Charing Cross ➜ Leicester Square ➜ Tottenham Court Road ➜ Goodge Street ➜ Warren Street ➜ Euston ➜ Mornington Crescent ➜ Camden Town ➜ Kentish Town ➜ Tufnell Park

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the District and Northern

First and last train times on the District line

Tube times for the District line

Alternative routes include Blackfriars to Archway, Blackfriars to Kentish Town and Blackfriars to Camden Town

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

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

Tufnell Park 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 Embankment – You must use stairs when changing platforms

Tufnell Park station exit – You must use a lift plus one flight of stairs between the platforms and the exit (11 steps up). If you want to avoid the lift then you can use another seven flights of stairs (14 steps up +4x17 steps up +18 steps up +16 steps up)

The journey from Tufnell Park to Blackfriars is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the Northern and Circle tube lines, changing trains at King’s Cross St. Pancras

  1. From Tufnell Park take the Northern Line
  2. Change at King’s Cross St. Pancras to the Circle Line
  3. Leave the train at Blackfriars

Number of tube stops: 14 · Journey time: Approx 37 mins

Stations on the route: Tufnell Park ➜ Kentish Town ➜ Camden Town ➜ Euston ➜ King’s Cross St. Pancras [change train] 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 closures on the Northern and Circle

First and last train times on the Northern line

Tube times for the Northern line

Alternative routes include Tufnell Park to Archway, Tufnell Park to Kentish Town and Tufnell Park to Camden Town

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

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

Blackfriars station is not wheelchair accessible

Tufnell Park station entrance – You must use a lift plus one flight of stairs between the entrance and the platforms (11 steps down). If you want to avoid the lift then you can use another seven flights of stairs (16 steps down +18 steps down +4x17 steps down +14 steps down)

Changing tube line at King’s Cross St. Pancras – There’s a lift when changing between the 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 Tufnell Park

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 ⇄ Tufnell Park 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 ⇄ Tufnell Park 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 London Underground fares 2024, Pensioner fares 2024, Children’s fares 2024, Oyster card fares 2024, Contactless card 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 stations are about 3½ miles apart. It would take you over 70 minutes to walk that distance

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 · Senior citizen bus fares · Children’s bus fares

Travel by taxi – A 3½ mile taxi journey between Tufnell Park train station and Blackfriars will take about about 15-28 mins and cost you around £18 to £31

Travel by carCar parks near Blackfriars station