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Blackwall ⇄ Embankment Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Blackwall to Embankment 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 Blackwall 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 Embankment

Number of tube stops: 11 · Journey time: Approx 42 mins

Stations on the route: Blackwall ➜ Poplar ➜ Westferry ➜ Limehouse ➜ Shadwell ➜ Tower Gateway [leave train] Walk 3 mins to Tower Hill [change train] Tower Hill ➜ Monument ➜ Cannon Street ➜ Mansion House ➜ Blackfriars ➜ Temple ➜ Embankment

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 Blackwall to Charing Cross, Blackwall to Westminster and Blackwall to Waterloo

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

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

Embankment station is not wheelchair accessible

Blackwall station entrance – There’s a lift between the entrance and the platforms. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use five flights of stairs (9 steps up +16 steps up +4 steps up +2x16 steps up)

Embankment station exit – There are two flights of stairs from the Circle/​District line platforms to the booking hall (2x15 steps up from the eastbound platform, or 16 steps up +14 steps up from the westbound platform), or two escalators plus three flights of stairs from the Bakerloo line platforms (6 steps up +19 steps up from the southbound platform, or 6 steps up +20 steps up from the northbound platform), or two escalators plus one flight of stairs from the Northern line platforms (6 steps up). After that there’s another flight of 4 stairs to the Victoria Embankment exit, but the Villiers Street exit is on the level

The journey from Embankment to Blackwall 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

  1. From Embankment 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 Blackwall

Number of tube stops: 13 · Journey time: Approx 43 mins

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

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 Embankment to Charing Cross, Embankment to Westminster and Embankment to Waterloo

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

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

Blackwall station is not wheelchair accessible

Embankment station entrance – The Villiers Street entrance and the booking hall are on the level, but you must use one flight of 4 stairs from the Victoria Embankment entrance. After that there are two flights of stairs to the Circle/​District line platforms (2x15 steps down to the eastbound platform, or 16 steps down +14 steps down to the westbound platform), or two escalators plus three flights of stairs to the Bakerloo line platforms (6 steps down +19 steps down to the southbound platform, or 6 steps down +20 steps down to the northbound platform), or two escalators plus one flight of stairs to the Northern line platforms (6 steps down)

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

Blackwall station exit – There’s a lift between the platforms and the exit. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use five flights of stairs (2x16 steps down +4 steps down +16 steps down +9 steps down)

Tube fare between Blackwall and Embankment

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 Blackwall ⇄ Embankment 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 Blackwall ⇄ Embankment 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 fares, Senior fares, Child fares, Oyster fares, Contactless fares and Travelcard fares
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 – It’s around 5 miles to Blackwall, which 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 tickets 2024 · Senior bus tickets 2024 · Child bus tickets 2024

Travel by taxi – A five mile taxi ride between Embankment tube station and Blackwall station should cost between £23 and £35.50 and take about 21-35 mins depending on the traffic

Travel by carCar parks near Blackwall station and Embankment