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Borough ⇄ Covent Garden Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Borough to Covent Garden is in fare zone 1 and you’ll have to use the Northern and Piccadilly tube lines, changing trains at King’s Cross St. Pancras

  1. From Borough take the Northern Line
  2. Change at King’s Cross St. Pancras to the Piccadilly Line
  3. Leave the train at Covent Garden

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

Stations on the route: Borough ➜ London Bridge ➜ Bank ➜ Moorgate ➜ Old Street ➜ Angel ➜ King’s Cross St. Pancras [change train] King’s Cross St. Pancras ➜ Russell Square ➜ Holborn ➜ Covent Garden

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Northern and Piccadilly

First and last train times on the Northern line

Tube times for the Northern line

Alternative routes include Borough to Leicester Square, Borough to Charing Cross and Borough to Holborn

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Borough train station is not wheelchair accessible

Covent Garden station is not wheelchair accessible

Borough station entrance – There’s a lift between the entrance and the northbound platform, but you must use a lift and two flights of stairs to the southbound platform (10 steps down +8 steps down). If you want to avoid the lift then you can use another six flights of stairs (21 steps down +6 steps down +3x25 steps down)

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

Covent Garden station exit – You must use a lift plus one flight of stairs between the platforms and the exit (19 steps up). If you want to avoid the lift then you can use another fourteen flights of stairs (8x17 steps up +5 steps up +17 steps up +16 steps up +4 steps up +7 steps up +8 steps up)

The journey from Covent Garden to Borough is in fare zone 1 and you’ll have to use the Piccadilly, Bakerloo and Northern tube lines, changing trains at Piccadilly Circus and

  1. From Covent Garden take the Piccadilly Line
  2. Change at Piccadilly Circus to the Bakerloo Line
  3. Change at Elephant & Castle to the Northern Line
  4. Leave the train at Borough

Number of tube stops: 8 · Journey time: Approx 35 mins

Stations on the route: Covent Garden ➜ Leicester Square ➜ Piccadilly Circus [change train] Piccadilly Circus ➜ Charing Cross ➜ Embankment ➜ Waterloo ➜ Lambeth North ➜ Elephant & Castle [change train] Elephant & Castle ➜ Borough

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Piccadilly, Bakerloo and Northern

First and last train times on the Piccadilly line

Tube times for the Piccadilly line

Alternative routes include Covent Garden to Leicester Square, Covent Garden to Charing Cross and Covent Garden to Holborn

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Covent Garden train station is not wheelchair accessible

Borough station is not wheelchair accessible

Covent Garden station entrance – You must use a lift plus one flight of stairs between the entrance and the platforms (19 steps down). If you want to avoid the lift then you can use another fourteen flights of stairs (8 steps down +7 steps down +4 steps down +16 steps down +17 steps down +5 steps down +8x17 steps down)

Changing tube line at Piccadilly Circus – You must use stairs when changing between the Bakerloo/​Piccadilly line platforms (19 steps up +20 steps down)

Changing tube line at Elephant & Castle – You must use stairs when changing platforms

Borough station exit – There’s a lift between the northbound platform and the exit, but you must use a lift and two flights of stairs from the southbound platform (8 steps up +10 steps up). If you want to avoid the lift then you can use another six flights of stairs (3x25 steps up +6 steps up +21 steps up)

Tube fare between Borough and Covent Garden

This tube journey is in Oyster zone 1. The cheapest fare is £2.70 off-peak (£2.80 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 Borough ⇄ Covent Garden 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 fare £6.70 £2.80 £2.70 £8.50 £8.50
Travelcard prices from Borough ⇄ Covent Garden 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 tube fares, Senior tube fares, Child tube 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 – The distance is roughly 1½ miles, which would take about 28-31 minutes on foot

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 prices · Senior bus prices · Child bus prices

Travel by taxi – A 1½ mile taxi fare between Covent Garden tube station and Borough will cost around £10.60 to £18.20 and can be covered in about 8-17 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Borough station and Covent Garden