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Blackwall ⇄ New Cross Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Blackwall to New Cross is in fare zone 2 and you’ll have to use the DLR and London Overground tube lines, changing trains at Shadwell

  1. From Blackwall take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Change at Shadwell to the London Overground
  3. Leave the train at New Cross

Number of tube stops: 9 · Journey time: Approx 29 mins

Stations on the route: Blackwall ➜ Poplar ➜ Westferry ➜ Limehouse ➜ Shadwell [change train] Shadwell ➜ Wapping ➜ Rotherhithe ➜ Canada Water ➜ Surrey Quays ➜ New Cross

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the DLR and London Overground

First and last train times on the DLR

Tube times for the Docklands Light Railway

Alternative routes include Blackwall to New Cross Gate and Blackwall to Deptford Bridge

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

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

New Cross station has step-free access from the street to the platform (but there may be a step up or gap to the train)

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)

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

New Cross station exit – There’s a level access ramp between the platforms and the exit

The journey from New Cross to Blackwall is in fare zone 2 and you’ll have to use the London Overground and DLR tube lines, changing trains at Shadwell

  1. From New Cross take the London Overground
  2. Change at Shadwell to the Docklands Light Railway
  3. Leave the train at Blackwall

Number of tube stops: 9 · Journey time: Approx 30 mins

Stations on the route: New Cross ➜ Surrey Quays ➜ Canada Water ➜ Rotherhithe ➜ Wapping ➜ Shadwell [change train] Shadwell ➜ Limehouse ➜ Westferry ➜ Poplar ➜ Blackwall

Alternative routes include New Cross to New Cross Gate and New Cross to Deptford Bridge

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

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

Blackwall station has step-free access from the street to the platform (but there may be a step up or gap to the train)

New Cross station entrance – There’s a level access ramp between the entrance and the 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 New Cross

This tube journey is in Oyster zone 2. The cheapest fare is £1.80 off-peak (£1.90 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 ⇄ New Cross 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 fare £6.70 £1.90 £1.80 £8.50 £8.50
Travelcard prices from Blackwall ⇄ New Cross 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 2024, Senior fares 2024, Child fares 2024, Oyster fares 2024, Contactless 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 could walk the 2½ mile distance in about 47-52 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 fares · Pensioner bus fares · Children’s bus fares

Travel by taxi – A 2½ mile taxi fare between New Cross underground station and Blackwall will cost you around £14.30 to £24.60 and take about 12-23 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Blackwall station