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Blackhorse Road ⇄ Tower Gateway Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Blackhorse Road to Tower Gateway is in fare zones 1-3

  1. From Blackhorse Road take the Victoria Line
  2. Change at King’s Cross St. Pancras to the Circle Line
  3. Leave train at Tower Hill and walk 2 mins to Tower Gateway

Number of tube stops: 11 · Journey time: Approx 47 mins

Stations on the route: Blackhorse Road ➜ Tottenham Hale ➜ Seven Sisters ➜ Finsbury Park ➜ Highbury & Islington ➜ King’s Cross St. Pancras [change train] King’s Cross St. Pancras ➜ Farringdon ➜ Barbican ➜ Moorgate ➜ Liverpool Street ➜ Aldgate ➜ Tower Hill [walk to] Tower Gateway

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 Tower Hill, Blackhorse Road to Aldgate and Blackhorse Road to Whitechapel

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Blackhorse Road tube station is not wheelchair accessible

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

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)

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

Tower Hill 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 to the Jubilee Walk exit (2x14 steps up), or three flights of stairs to the Trinity Square exit (12 steps up +9 steps up +15 steps up)

The journey from Tower Gateway to Blackhorse Road is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the Circle and Victoria tube lines, changing trains at King’s Cross St. Pancras

  1. From Tower Hill take the Circle Line
  2. Change at King’s Cross St. Pancras to the Victoria Line
  3. Leave the train at Blackhorse Road

Number of tube stops: 11 · Journey time: Approx 39 mins

Stations on the route: Tower Hill ➜ Aldgate ➜ Liverpool Street ➜ Moorgate ➜ Barbican ➜ Farringdon ➜ King’s Cross St. Pancras [change train] King’s Cross St. Pancras ➜ Highbury & Islington ➜ Finsbury Park ➜ Seven Sisters ➜ Tottenham Hale ➜ Blackhorse Road

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Circle and Victoria

First and last train times on the Circle line

Tube times for the Circle line

Alternative routes include Tower Hill to Tower Hill, Tower Hill to Aldgate and Tower Hill to Whitechapel

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Tower Hill train station is not wheelchair accessible

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

Tower Hill station entrance – There’s a lift between the entrance and the platforms. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use two flights of stairs (2x14 steps down)

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

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 Tower Gateway

This tube journey is in Oyster zones 1-3. The cheapest fare is £3 off-peak (£3.70 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 ⇄ Tower Gateway 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 1-3 fare £6.70 £3.70 £3 £10 £10
Travelcard prices from Blackhorse Road ⇄ Tower Gateway 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
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 – You’ll be better off sticking with the tube – 5½ miles is too far to walk

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 5½ mile taxi fare between Tower Hill train station and Blackhorse Road will cost you around £28 to £40 and can be done in about 25-38 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Tower Hill station