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Blackhorse Road ⇄ Highbury & Islington Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Blackhorse Road to Highbury & Islington is in fare zones 2&3 and it’s a direct train on the Victoria tube line

  1. From Blackhorse Road take the Victoria Line
  2. Leave the train at Highbury & Islington

Number of tube stops: 4 · Journey time: Approx 14 mins

Stations on the route: Blackhorse Road ➜ Tottenham Hale ➜ Seven Sisters ➜ Finsbury Park ➜ Highbury & Islington

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and station closures

First and last train times on the Victoria line

Tube times for the Victoria line

Alternative routes include Blackhorse Road to Caledonian Road, Blackhorse Road to Holloway Road and Blackhorse Road to Angel

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Blackhorse Road underground station is not wheelchair accessible

Highbury & Islington station is not wheelchair accessible

Blackhorse Road station entrance – The Blackhorse Road entrance to the booking hall is on the level, buy you must use one flight of stairs from the Forest Road entrance (7 steps up), or two flights of stairs from the car park entrance (2x9 steps up). After that you can use an escalator down to the Victoria line platforms, but you must use two flights of stairs to the London Overground platforms (13 steps down +12 steps down)

Highbury & Islington station exit – You must use two flights of stairs plus an escalator from the Victoria line platforms to the exit (2x17 steps up). If you want to avoid the escalator then you can use another five flights of stairs (7 steps up +3x17 steps up +3 steps up). But you can use a lift from the London Overground platforms to the exit. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use two flights of stairs (2x12 steps up)

The journey from Highbury & Islington to Blackhorse Road is in fare zones 2&3 and it’s a direct train on the Victoria tube line

  1. From Highbury & Islington take the Victoria Line
  2. Leave the train at Blackhorse Road

Number of tube stops: 4 · Journey time: Approx 13 mins

Stations on the route: Highbury & Islington ➜ Finsbury Park ➜ Seven Sisters ➜ Tottenham Hale ➜ Blackhorse Road

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and station closures

First and last train times on the Victoria line

Tube times for the Victoria line

Alternative routes include Highbury & Islington to Caledonian Road, Highbury & Islington to Holloway Road and Highbury & Islington to Angel

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Highbury & Islington train station is not wheelchair accessible

Blackhorse Road station is not wheelchair accessible

Highbury & Islington station entrance – You must use an escalator plus two flights of stairs from the entrance to the Victoria line platforms (2x17 steps down). If you want to avoid the escalator then you can use another five flights of stairs (3 steps down +3x17 steps down +7 steps down). But you can use a lift from the entrance to the London Overground platforms. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use two flights of stairs (2x12 steps down)

Blackhorse Road station exit – You can use an escalator from the Victoria line platforms to the booking hall, but you must use two flights of stairs from the London Overground platforms (12 steps up +13 steps up). After that you must use one flight of stairs from the booking hall to the Forest Road exit (7 steps down), or two flights of stairs to the car park exit (2x9 steps down). There are no stairs to the Blackhorse Road exit

Tube fare between Blackhorse Road and Highbury & Islington

This tube journey is in Oyster zones 2-3. The cheapest fare is £1.90 off-peak (£2.10 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 Blackhorse Road ⇄ Highbury & Islington 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 2-3 fare £6.70 £2.10 £1.90 £10 £10
Travelcard prices from Blackhorse Road ⇄ Highbury & Islington Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares
Fare Zone Travelcards (Train, Bus & Tram)
One day travel­card Week travel­card Month travel­card
Anytime Off-peak
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 – If you wanted to walk the four mile distance it would take around 75-85 minutes

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 tickets · OAP bus tickets · Kids bus tickets

Travel by taxi – The four mile ride between Highbury & Islington station and Blackhorse Road station in a black cab should cost between £18 and £31 and take about 16-30 mins depending on the traffic