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

The journey from Blackwall to Tower Gateway is in fare zones 1&2 and it’s a direct train on the Docklands Light Railway

  1. From Blackwall take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Leave the train at Tower Gateway

Number of tube stops: 5 · Journey time: Approx 11 mins

Stations on the route: Blackwall ➜ Poplar ➜ Westferry ➜ Limehouse ➜ Shadwell ➜ Tower Gateway

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and station closures

First and last train times on the DLR

Tube times for the Docklands Light Railway

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

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

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

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

Tower Gateway station exit – There’s a lift between the platforms and the exit. You can also use an escalator, or three flights of stairs (16 steps down +3 steps down +11 steps down)

The journey from Tower Gateway to Blackwall is in fare zones 1&2 and it’s a direct train on the Docklands Light Railway

  1. From Tower Gateway take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Leave the train at Blackwall

Number of tube stops: 5 · Journey time: Approx 12 mins

Stations on the route: Tower Gateway ➜ Shadwell ➜ Limehouse ➜ Westferry ➜ Poplar ➜ Blackwall

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and station closures

First and last train times on the DLR

Tube times for the Docklands Light Railway

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

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

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

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

Tower Gateway station entrance – There’s a lift between the entrance and the platforms. You can also use an escalator, or three flights of stairs (11 steps up +3 steps up +16 steps up)

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 Tower Gateway

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 ⇄ 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 1-2 fare £6.70 £3.40 £2.80 £8.50 £8.50
Travelcard prices from Blackwall ⇄ 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 1-2 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 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 – The distance to Blackwall is about three miles. It would take you around 57-63 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 · Senior citizen bus fares · Children’s bus fares

Travel by taxi – The three mile taxi ride between Tower Gateway train station and Blackwall station should cost between £14.30 and £24.60 and take about 13-25 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Blackwall station and Tower Gateway