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

The journey from Borough to Shadwell is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the Northern and DLR tube lines, changing trains at Bank

  1. From Borough take the Northern Line
  2. Change at Bank to the Docklands Light Railway
  3. Leave the train at Shadwell

Number of tube stops: 3 · Journey time: Approx 19 mins

Stations on the route: Borough ➜ London Bridge ➜ Bank [change train] Bank ➜ Shadwell

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Northern and DLR

First and last train times on the Northern line

Tube times for the Northern line

Alternative routes include Borough to Tower Hill, Borough to Aldgate and Borough to Limehouse

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Borough tube station is not wheelchair accessible

Shadwell 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 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

Shadwell station exit – There’s a lift between the DLR platforms and the exit (or 3x16 steps down), but you must use a lift plus two flights of stairs between the London Overground platforms and the exit (15 steps up +7 steps up)

The journey from Shadwell to Borough is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the DLR and Northern tube lines, changing trains at Bank

  1. From Shadwell take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Change at Bank to the Northern Line
  3. Leave the train at Borough

Number of tube stops: 3 · Journey time: Approx 18 mins

Stations on the route: Shadwell ➜ Bank [change train] Bank ➜ London Bridge ➜ Borough

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the DLR and Northern

First and last train times on the DLR

Tube times for the Docklands Light Railway

Alternative routes include Shadwell to Tower Hill, Shadwell to Aldgate and Shadwell to Limehouse

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Shadwell train station is not wheelchair accessible

Borough station is not wheelchair accessible

Shadwell station entrance – There’s a lift between the entrance and the DLR platforms (or 3x16 steps up), but you must use a lift plus two flights of stairs between the entrance and the London Overground platforms (7 steps down +15 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 Shadwell

This tube journey is in Oyster zones 1-2. The cheapest fare is £2.80 off-peak (£3.40 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 ⇄ Shadwell 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 1-2 fare £6.70 £3.40 £2.80 £8.50 £8.50
Travelcard prices from Borough ⇄ Shadwell 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 London Underground prices, Pensioner prices, Children’s prices, Oyster card prices, Contactless card 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 to Borough is about two miles, which would take 38-42 minutes to walk

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 · Pensioner bus prices 2024 · Children’s bus prices 2024

Travel by taxi – A two mile journey between Shadwell train station and Borough station in a black taxicab should cost between £10.60 and £18.20 and take about 10-20 mins depending on the traffic

Travel by carCar parks near Borough station and Shadwell