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Bow Church ⇄ Embankment Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Bow Church to Embankment is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the District tube lines, changing trains at Bow Road

  1. From Bow Church walk
  2. Change at Bow Road to the District Line
  3. Leave the train at Embankment

Number of tube stops: 11 · Journey time: Approx 35 mins

Stations on the route: Bow Church [leave train] Walk 6 mins to Bow Road [change train] Bow Road ➜ Mile End ➜ Stepney Green ➜ Whitechapel ➜ Aldgate East ➜ Tower Hill ➜ Monument ➜ Cannon Street ➜ Mansion House ➜ Blackfriars ➜ Temple ➜ Embankment

Alternative routes include Bow Church to Charing Cross, Bow Church to Westminster and Bow Church to Waterloo

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

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

Embankment station is not wheelchair accessible

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 Bow Church is in fare zones 1&2 and it’s a direct train on the District tube line

  1. From Embankment take the District Line
  2. Leave train at Bow Road and walk 6 mins to Bow Church

Number of tube stops: 11 · Journey time: Approx 30 mins

Stations on the route: Embankment ➜ Temple ➜ Blackfriars ➜ Mansion House ➜ Cannon Street ➜ Monument ➜ Tower Hill ➜ Aldgate East ➜ Whitechapel ➜ Stepney Green ➜ Mile End ➜ Bow Road [leave train] Walk 6 mins to Bow Church

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the District

First and last train times on the District line

Tube times for the District 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 wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street to the train

Bow Church 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)

Bow Church 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 (11 steps up +16 steps up)

Tube fare between Bow Church and Embankment

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 Bow Church ⇄ 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 1-2 fare £6.70 £3.40 £2.80 £8.50 £8.50
Travelcard prices from Bow Church ⇄ 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 – We don’t recommend walking – the stations are 4¾ miles apart

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 – A 4¾ mile taxi fare between Embankment tube station and Bow Church should cost you about £23 to £35.50 and take anything from 20 to 34 mins depending on the traffic

Travel by carCar parks near Embankment station