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

The journey from Bow Road to Limehouse is in fare zone 2 and you’ll have to use the District, London Overground and DLR tube lines, changing trains at Whitechapel and Shadwell

  1. From Bow Road take the District Line
  2. Change at Whitechapel to the London Overground
  3. Change at Shadwell to the Docklands Light Railway
  4. Leave the train at Limehouse

Number of tube stops: 5 · Journey time: Approx 31 mins

Stations on the route: Bow Road ➜ Mile End ➜ Stepney Green ➜ Whitechapel [change train] Whitechapel ➜ Shadwell [change train] Shadwell ➜ Limehouse

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the District, London Overground and DLR

First and last train times on the District line

Tube times for the District line

Alternative routes include Bow Road to Westferry, Bow Road to Stepney Green and Bow Road to Shadwell

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Bow Road underground station is not wheelchair accessible

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

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 Whitechapel – You can use escalators from the Elizbeth line, and lifts from all the other platforms

Changing tube line at Shadwell – You must use stairs when changing between the DLR and London Overground platforms

Limehouse station exit – There’s a lift between the platforms and the exit. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use three flights of stairs (2x16 steps down +7 steps down)

The journey from Limehouse to Bow Road is in fare zone 2 and you’ll have to use the DLR, London Overground and District tube lines, changing trains at Shadwell and

  1. From Limehouse take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Change at Shadwell to the London Overground
  3. Change at Whitechapel to the District Line
  4. Leave the train at Bow Road

Number of tube stops: 5 · Journey time: Approx 31 mins

Stations on the route: Limehouse ➜ Shadwell [change train] Shadwell ➜ Whitechapel [change train] Whitechapel ➜ Stepney Green ➜ Mile End ➜ Bow Road

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the DLR, London Overground and District

First and last train times on the DLR

Tube times for the Docklands Light Railway

Alternative routes include Limehouse to Westferry, Limehouse to Stepney Green and Limehouse to Shadwell

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Limehouse train station is not wheelchair accessible

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

Limehouse station entrance – There’s a lift between the entrance and the platforms. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use three flights of stairs (7 steps up +2x16 steps up)

Changing tube line at Shadwell – You must use stairs when changing between the DLR and London Overground platforms

Changing tube line at Whitechapel – You can use escalators from the Elizbeth line, and lifts from all the other 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 Limehouse

This tube journey is in Oyster zone 2. The cheapest fare is £1.80 off-peak (£1.90 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 ⇄ Limehouse 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 2 fare £6.70 £1.90 £1.80 £8.50 £8.50
Travelcard prices from Bow Road ⇄ Limehouse 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 tube fares 2024, Senior tube fares 2024, Child tube fares 2024, Oyster fares 2024, Contactless fares 2024 and Travelcard fares 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 – 1¼ miles would take you about 23-25 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 tickets 2024 · OAP bus tickets 2024 · Kids bus tickets 2024

Travel by taxi – A 1¼ mile journey between Limehouse station and Bow Road in a black taxi should cost approximately £7 to £12 and take 7-15 mins