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

The journey from Bow Church to Russell Square is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the DLR, Central and Piccadilly tube lines, changing trains at Stratford and Holborn

  1. From Bow Church take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Change at Stratford to the Central Line
  3. Change at Holborn to the Piccadilly Line
  4. Leave the train at Russell Square

Number of tube stops: 10 · Journey time: Approx 45 mins

Stations on the route: Bow Church ➜ Pudding Mill Lane ➜ Stratford [change train] Stratford ➜ Mile End ➜ Bethnal Green ➜ Liverpool Street ➜ Bank ➜ St. Paul’s ➜ Chancery Lane ➜ Holborn [change train] Holborn ➜ Russell Square

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the DLR, Central and Piccadilly

First and last train times on the DLR

Tube times for the Docklands Light Railway

Alternative routes include Bow Church to Holborn, Bow Church to Goodge Street and Bow Church to Euston

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

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

Russell Square station is not wheelchair accessible

Bow Church 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 (16 steps down +11 steps down)

Changing tube line at Stratford – You must use an escalator when changing between the DLR and Jubilee lines, but you can use a lift for all other platform changes

Changing tube line at Holborn – You must use stairs when changing between the Central/​Piccadilly line platforms

Russell Square station exit – You must use a lift plus one flight of stairs between the platforms and the exit (20 steps up). If you want to avoid the lift then you can use another twelve flights of stairs (14 steps up +5 steps up +16 steps up +6x17 steps up +18 steps up +6 steps up +15 steps up)

The journey from Russell Square to Bow Church is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the Piccadilly, Central and DLR tube lines, changing trains at Holborn and

  1. From Russell Square take the Piccadilly Line
  2. Change at Holborn to the Central Line
  3. Change at Stratford to the Docklands Light Railway
  4. Leave the train at Bow Church

Number of tube stops: 10 · Journey time: Approx 44 mins

Stations on the route: Russell Square ➜ Holborn [change train] Holborn ➜ Chancery Lane ➜ St. Paul’s ➜ Bank ➜ Liverpool Street ➜ Bethnal Green ➜ Mile End ➜ Stratford [change train] Stratford ➜ Pudding Mill Lane ➜ Bow Church

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Piccadilly, Central and DLR

First and last train times on the Piccadilly line

Tube times for the Piccadilly line

Alternative routes include Russell Square to Holborn, Russell Square to Goodge Street and Russell Square to Euston

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

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

Bow Church station is not wheelchair accessible

Russell Square station entrance – You must use a lift plus one flight of stairs between the entrance and the platforms (20 steps down). If you want to avoid the lift then you can use another twelve flights of stairs (15 steps down +6 steps down +18 steps down +6x17 steps down +16 steps down +5 steps down +14 steps down)

Changing tube line at Holborn – You must use stairs when changing between the Central/​Piccadilly line platforms

Changing tube line at Stratford – You must use an escalator when changing between the DLR and Jubilee lines, but you can use a lift for all other platform changes

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 Russell Square

This tube journey is in Oyster zones 1-3. The cheapest fare is £3 off-peak (£3.70 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 ⇄ Russell Square 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 1-3 fare £6.70 £3.70 £3 £10 £10
Travelcard prices from Bow Church ⇄ Russell Square Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares
Fare Zone Travelcards (Train, Bus & Tram)
One day travel­card Week travel­card Month travel­card
Anytime Off-peak
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 fares, Pensioner fares, Children’s fares, Oyster card fares, Contactless card 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 – You’ll be better off sticking with the tube – 4½ miles is too far 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 tickets 2024 · Pensioner bus tickets 2024 · Children’s bus tickets 2024

Travel by taxi – A 4½ mile taxi ride between Russell Square underground station and Bow Church can be done in about 19-33 mins and will cost you around £23 to £35.50

Travel by carCar parks near Russell Square station