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

The journey from Borough to Embankment is in fare zone 1 and you’ll have to use the Northern and Bakerloo tube lines, changing trains at Elephant & Castle

  1. From Borough take the Northern Line
  2. Change at Elephant & Castle to the Bakerloo Line
  3. Leave the train at Embankment

Number of tube stops: 4 · Journey time: Approx 17 mins

Stations on the route: Borough ➜ Elephant & Castle [change train] Elephant & Castle ➜ Lambeth North ➜ Waterloo ➜ Embankment

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Northern and Bakerloo

First and last train times on the Northern line

Tube times for the Northern line

Alternative routes include Borough to Charing Cross, Borough to Westminster and Borough to Waterloo

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Borough train station is not wheelchair accessible

Embankment 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 Elephant & Castle – You must use stairs when changing platforms

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 Borough is in fare zone 1 and you’ll have to use the Bakerloo and Northern tube lines, changing trains at Elephant & Castle

  1. From Embankment take the Bakerloo Line
  2. Change at Elephant & Castle to the Northern Line
  3. Leave the train at Borough

Number of tube stops: 4 · Journey time: Approx 19 mins

Stations on the route: Embankment ➜ Waterloo ➜ Lambeth North ➜ Elephant & Castle [change train] Elephant & Castle ➜ Borough

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Bakerloo and Northern

First and last train times on the Bakerloo line

Tube times for the Bakerloo 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 not wheelchair accessible

Borough 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 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 Embankment

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 ⇄ 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 fare £6.70 £2.80 £2.70 £8.50 £8.50
Travelcard prices from Borough ⇄ 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 – You could walk the 1⅓ mile distance from Embankment to Borough in 25-27 mins

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 – Taking a 1⅓ mile taxi journey between Embankment tube station and Borough station will cost between £10.60 and £18.20 and take 7-16 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Borough station and Embankment