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Borough ⇄ Oxford Circus Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Borough to Oxford Circus 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 Oxford Circus

Number of tube stops: 7 · Journey time: Approx 22 mins

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

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 Bond Street, Borough to Piccadilly Circus and Borough to Tottenham Court Road

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Borough station is not wheelchair accessible

Oxford Circus 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

Oxford Circus station exit – There are two escalators from the Bakerloo and Victoria line platforms to the booking hall, and two escalators plus one flight of stairs from the Central line platforms to the booking hall (20 steps up). After that you must use another two flights of stairs to the exit (13 steps up +19 steps up to the northwest corner of the junction, or 13 steps up +18 steps up to the northeast corner, or 12 steps up +19 steps up to the southwest and southeast corners, or 9 steps up +13 steps up to the Argyll Street exit, or 22 steps up to the Oxford Street southside exit)

The journey from Oxford Circus to Borough is in fare zone 1 and you’ll have to use the Central and Northern tube lines, changing trains at Bank

  1. From Oxford Circus take the Central Line
  2. Change at Bank to the Northern Line
  3. Leave the train at Borough

Number of tube stops: 7 · Journey time: Approx 23 mins

Stations on the route: Oxford Circus ➜ Tottenham Court Road ➜ Holborn ➜ Chancery Lane ➜ St. Paul’s ➜ Bank [change train] Bank ➜ London Bridge ➜ Borough

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Central and Northern

First and last train times on the Central line

Tube times for the Central line

Alternative routes include Oxford Circus to Bond Street, Oxford Circus to Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Circus to Tottenham Court Road

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Oxford Circus train station is not wheelchair accessible

Borough station is not wheelchair accessible

Oxford Circus station entrance – You must use two flights of stairs between the entrance and the booking hall (19 steps down +13 steps down from the northwest corner of the junction, or 18 steps down +13 steps down from the northeast corner, or 19 steps down +12 steps down from the southwest and southeast corners). After that there’s another two escalators down to the Bakerloo and Victoria line platforms, or two escalators plus one flight of stairs down to the Central line platforms (20 steps down)

Changing tube line at Bank – Changing between the Central and DLR platforms involves a lift plus escalator. Changing between the W&C line and any other platform involves a lift, an escalator plus a long travelator. You must use stairs when changing trains from the Northern line to any other platform

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 Oxford Circus

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 ⇄ Oxford Circus 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 ⇄ Oxford Circus 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 2024, Senior prices 2024, Child prices 2024, Oyster prices 2024, Contactless prices 2024 and Travelcard prices 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 is about 2¼ miles, which would take around 42-46 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 tickets · Pensioner bus tickets · Children’s bus tickets

Travel by taxi – A 2¼ mile journey between Oxford Circus underground station and Borough in a black taxi should cost approximately £10.60 to £18.20 and take 11-22 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Borough station and Oxford Circus