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

The journey from Borough to Farringdon is in fare zone 1 and you’ll have to use the Northern and Metropolitan tube lines, changing trains at Moorgate

  1. From Borough take the Northern Line
  2. Change at Moorgate to the Metropolitan Line
  3. Leave the train at Farringdon

Number of tube stops: 5 · Journey time: Approx 22 mins

Stations on the route: Borough ➜ London Bridge ➜ Bank ➜ Moorgate [change train] Moorgate ➜ Barbican ➜ Farringdon

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Northern and Metropolitan

First and last train times on the Northern line

Tube times for the Northern line

Alternative routes include Borough to Barbican, Borough to Chancery Lane and Borough to St Pauls

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Borough train station is not wheelchair accessible

The Elizabeth line at Farringdon station is wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street to the train. The Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines only have step-free access from the street to the platform, and there may be a step up or gap to the train.

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 Moorgate – You must use an escalator when changing between the Circle/​Metropolitan/​H&C eastbound platforms and the Northern line. You must use stairs for all other platform changes

Farringdon station exit – There’s a lift between the platforms and the exit. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use two flights of stairs (16 steps up +12 steps up)

The journey from Farringdon to Borough is in fare zone 1 and you’ll have to use the Hammersmith & City and Northern tube lines, changing trains at Moorgate

  1. From Farringdon take the Hammersmith & City Line
  2. Change at Moorgate to the Northern Line
  3. Leave the train at Borough

Number of tube stops: 5 · Journey time: Approx 19 mins

Stations on the route: Farringdon ➜ Barbican ➜ Moorgate [change train] Moorgate ➜ Bank ➜ London Bridge ➜ Borough

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the H&C and Northern

First and last train times on the Hammersmith & City line

Tube times for the Hammersmith & City line

Alternative routes include Farringdon to Barbican, Farringdon to Chancery Lane and Farringdon to St Pauls

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

The Elizabeth line at Farringdon train station is wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street to the train. The Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines only have step-free access from the street to the platform, and there may be a step up or gap to the train.

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

Farringdon station entrance – There’s a lift between the entrance and the platforms. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use two flights of stairs (12 steps down +16 steps down)

Changing tube line at Moorgate – You must use an escalator when changing between the Circle/​Metropolitan/​H&C eastbound platforms and the Northern line. You must use stairs for all other platform changes

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 Farringdon

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 ⇄ Farringdon 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 ⇄ Farringdon 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, Senior prices, Child prices, Oyster prices, Contactless prices and Travelcard prices
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 2024 · Senior bus prices 2024 · Child bus prices 2024

Travel by taxi – A 1½ mile taxi fare between Farringdon 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 Farringdon