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Borough ⇄ Great Portland St Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Borough to Great Portland Street 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 Great Portland Street

Number of tube stops: 8 · Journey time: Approx 29 mins

Stations on the route: Borough ➜ London Bridge ➜ Bank ➜ Moorgate [change train] Moorgate ➜ Barbican ➜ Farringdon ➜ King’s Cross St. Pancras ➜ Euston Square ➜ Great Portland Street

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 Regents Park, Borough to Warren Street and Borough to Goodge Street

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Borough underground station is not wheelchair accessible

Great Portland Street 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 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

Great Portland Street station exit – You must use three flights of stairs between the westbound platform and the exit (6 steps up +16 steps up +19 steps up), and four flights from the eastbound platform (5 steps up +6 steps up +12 steps up +19 steps up)

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

  1. From Great Portland Street take the Metropolitan Line
  2. Change at King’s Cross St. Pancras to the Northern Line
  3. Leave the train at Borough

Number of tube stops: 8 · Journey time: Approx 26 mins

Stations on the route: Great Portland Street ➜ Euston Square ➜ King’s Cross St. Pancras [change train] King’s Cross St. Pancras ➜ Angel ➜ Old Street ➜ Moorgate ➜ Bank ➜ London Bridge ➜ Borough

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Metropolitan and Northern

First and last train times on the Metropolitan line

Tube times for the Metropolitan line

Alternative routes include Great Portland Street to Regents Park, Great Portland Street to Warren Street and Great Portland Street to Goodge Street

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Great Portland Street train station is not wheelchair accessible

Borough station is not wheelchair accessible

Great Portland Street station entrance – You must use three flights of stairs between the entrance and the westbound platform (19 steps down +16 steps down +6 steps down), and four flights to the eastbound platform (19 steps down +12 steps down +6 steps down +5 steps down)

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

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 ⇄ Great Portland St 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 ⇄ Great Portland St 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
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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 2¾ miles, which will probably take around 52-58 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 fares · OAP bus fares · Kids bus fares

Travel by taxi – A 2¾ mile ride between Great Portland Street station and Borough in a black cab should cost you about £14.30 to £24.60 and take anything from 12 to 24 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Borough station and Great Portland Street