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

The journey from Blackfriars to Westferry is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the District, London Overground and DLR tube lines, changing trains at Whitechapel and Shadwell

  1. From Blackfriars take the District Line
  2. Change at Whitechapel to the London Overground
  3. Change at Shadwell to the Docklands Light Railway
  4. Leave the train at Westferry

Number of tube stops: 9 · Journey time: Approx 37 mins

Stations on the route: Blackfriars ➜ Mansion House ➜ Cannon Street ➜ Monument ➜ Tower Hill ➜ Aldgate East ➜ Whitechapel [change train] Whitechapel ➜ Shadwell [change train] Shadwell ➜ Limehouse ➜ Westferry

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the District, London Overground and DLR

First and last train times on the District line

Tube times for the District line

Alternative routes include Blackfriars to West India Quay, Blackfriars to Canary Wharf and Blackfriars to Limehouse

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

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

Changing tube line at Shadwell – You must use stairs when changing between the DLR and London Overground platforms

Westferry station exit – There’s a lift between the platforms and the exit. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use three flights of stairs (3x16 steps down to the westbound platform, or 2x16 steps down +14 steps down to the eastbound platform)

The journey from Westferry 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 Westferry 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: 7 · Journey time: Approx 35 mins

Stations on the route: 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 Westferry to West India Quay, Westferry to Canary Wharf and Westferry to Limehouse

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Westferry 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

Westferry 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 (3x16 steps up to the westbound platform, or 14 steps up +2x16 steps up to the eastbound platform)

Changing tube line at – You must use stairs when changing between the DLR and London Overground 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 Westferry

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 ⇄ Westferry 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 ⇄ Westferry 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 between Westferry and Blackfriars is about 3⅓ miles, which would take you about 63-70 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 · Senior bus fares · Child bus fares

Travel by taxi – Riding a taxi 3⅓ miles between Westferry train station and Blackfriars station will cost between £18 and £31 and take 14-28 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Blackfriars station and Westferry