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Bow Road ⇄ Highbury & Islington Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Bow Road to Highbury & Islington is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the District, Hammersmith & City and Victoria tube lines, changing trains at Aldgate East and King’s Cross St. Pancras

  1. From Bow Road take the District Line
  2. Change at Aldgate East to the Hammersmith & City Line
  3. Change at King’s Cross St. Pancras to the Victoria Line
  4. Leave the train at Highbury & Islington

Number of tube stops: 10 · Journey time: Approx 43 mins

Stations on the route: Bow Road ➜ Mile End ➜ Stepney Green ➜ Whitechapel ➜ Aldgate East [change train] Aldgate East ➜ Liverpool Street ➜ Moorgate ➜ Barbican ➜ Farringdon ➜ King’s Cross St. Pancras [change train] King’s Cross St. Pancras ➜ Highbury & Islington

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the District, H&C and Victoria

First and last train times on the District line

Tube times for the District line

Alternative routes include Bow Road to Caledonian Road, Bow Road to Holloway Road and Bow Road to Angel

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Bow Road underground station is not wheelchair accessible

Highbury & Islington station is not wheelchair accessible

Bow Road station entrance – You must use two flights of stairs between the entrance and the platforms (11 steps down +19 steps down to the eastbound platform, and 2x16 steps down to the westbound platform)

Changing tube line at Aldgate East – Changing between the District and H&C line is on the same platform

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

Highbury & Islington station exit – You must use two flights of stairs plus an escalator from the Victoria line platforms to the exit (2x17 steps up). If you want to avoid the escalator then you can use another five flights of stairs (7 steps up +3x17 steps up +3 steps up). But you can use a lift from the London Overground platforms to the exit. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use two flights of stairs (2x12 steps up)

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

  1. From Highbury & Islington take the Victoria Line
  2. Change at Victoria to the District Line
  3. Leave the train at Bow Road

Number of tube stops: 20 · Journey time: Approx 45 mins

Stations on the route: Highbury & Islington ➜ King’s Cross St. Pancras ➜ Euston ➜ Warren Street ➜ Oxford Circus ➜ Green Park ➜ Victoria [change train] Victoria ➜ St. James’s Park ➜ Westminster ➜ Embankment ➜ Temple ➜ Blackfriars ➜ Mansion House ➜ Cannon Street ➜ Monument ➜ Tower Hill ➜ Aldgate East ➜ Whitechapel ➜ Stepney Green ➜ Mile End ➜ Bow Road

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Victoria and District

First and last train times on the Victoria line

Tube times for the Victoria line

Alternative routes include Highbury & Islington to Caledonian Road, Highbury & Islington to Holloway Road and Highbury & Islington to Angel

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Highbury & Islington train station is not wheelchair accessible

Bow Road station is not wheelchair accessible

Highbury & Islington station entrance – You must use an escalator plus two flights of stairs from the entrance to the Victoria line platforms (2x17 steps down). If you want to avoid the escalator then you can use another five flights of stairs (3 steps down +3x17 steps down +7 steps down). But you can use a lift from the entrance to the London Overground platforms. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use two flights of stairs (2x12 steps down)

Changing tube line at Victoria – You can use a lift when changing between the Circle/​District/​Victoria/​National Rail platforms

Changing tube line at – There’s a lift when changing between the platforms

Bow Road station exit – You must use two flights of stairs between the platforms and the exit (19 steps up +11 steps up from the eastbound platform, and 2x16 steps up from the westbound platform)

Tube fare between Bow Road and Highbury & Islington

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 Road ⇄ Highbury & Islington 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 Road ⇄ Highbury & Islington 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 about 3¾ miles which would take about 80 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 tickets · OAP bus tickets · Kids bus tickets

Travel by taxi – The 3¾ mile ride between Highbury & Islington station and Bow Road in a black cab should cost you about £18 to £31 and take anything from 15 to 29 mins