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Blackwall ⇄ Oxford Circus Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Blackwall to Oxford Circus is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the DLR, DLR and Central tube lines, changing trains at Shadwell and Bank

  1. From Blackwall take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Change at Shadwell to the Docklands Light Railway
  3. Change at Bank to the Central Line
  4. Leave the train at Oxford Circus

Number of tube stops: 10 · Journey time: Approx 43 mins

Stations on the route: Blackwall ➜ Poplar ➜ Westferry ➜ Limehouse ➜ Shadwell [change train] Shadwell ➜ Bank [change train] Bank ➜ St. Paul’s ➜ Chancery Lane ➜ Holborn ➜ Tottenham Court Road ➜ Oxford Circus

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the DLR, DLR and Central

First and last train times on the DLR

Tube times for the Docklands Light Railway

Alternative routes include Blackwall to Bond Street, Blackwall to Piccadilly Circus and Blackwall to Tottenham Court Road

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

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

Oxford Circus 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)

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

Changing tube line at Bank – Changing between the Central and DLR platforms involves a lift plus escalator. Changing between the W&C line and any other platform involves a lift, an escalator plus a long travelator. You must use stairs when changing trains from the Northern line to any other platform

Oxford Circus station exit – There are two escalators from the Bakerloo and Victoria line platforms to the booking hall, and two escalators plus one flight of stairs from the Central line platforms to the booking hall (20 steps up). After that you must use another two flights of stairs to the exit (13 steps up +19 steps up to the northwest corner of the junction, or 13 steps up +18 steps up to the northeast corner, or 12 steps up +19 steps up to the southwest and southeast corners, or 9 steps up +13 steps up to the Argyll Street exit, or 22 steps up to the Oxford Street southside exit)

The journey from Oxford Circus to Blackwall is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the Central, DLR and DLR tube lines, changing trains at Bank and

  1. From Oxford Circus take the Central Line
  2. Change at Bank to the Docklands Light Railway
  3. Change at Poplar to the Docklands Light Railway
  4. Leave the train at Blackwall

Number of tube stops: 10 · Journey time: Approx 42 mins

Stations on the route: Oxford Circus ➜ Tottenham Court Road ➜ Holborn ➜ Chancery Lane ➜ St. Paul’s ➜ Bank [change train] Bank ➜ Shadwell ➜ Limehouse ➜ Westferry ➜ Poplar [change train] Poplar ➜ Blackwall

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Central, DLR and DLR

First and last train times on the Central line

Tube times for the Central line

Alternative routes include Oxford Circus to Bond Street, Oxford Circus to Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Circus to Tottenham Court Road

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

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

Blackwall station is not wheelchair accessible

Oxford Circus station entrance – You must use two flights of stairs between the entrance and the booking hall (19 steps down +13 steps down from the northwest corner of the junction, or 18 steps down +13 steps down from the northeast corner, or 19 steps down +12 steps down from the southwest and southeast corners). After that there’s another two escalators down to the Bakerloo and Victoria line platforms, or two escalators plus one flight of stairs down to the Central line platforms (20 steps down)

Changing tube line at Bank – Changing between the Central and DLR platforms involves a lift plus escalator. Changing between the W&C line and any other platform involves a lift, an escalator plus a long travelator. You must use stairs when changing trains from the Northern line to any other platform

Changing tube line at Poplar – You can use a lift when changing between the DLR 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 Oxford Circus

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 ⇄ Oxford Circus 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 ⇄ Oxford Circus 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 prices 2024, Senior prices 2024, Child prices 2024, Oyster prices 2024, Contactless prices 2024 and Travelcard prices 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 – It’s around six 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 · Pensioner bus tickets · Children’s bus tickets

Travel by taxi – A six mile taxi ride between Oxford Circus underground station and Blackwall station should cost between £28 and £40 and take about 28-40 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Blackwall station and Oxford Circus