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

The journey from Bow Road to Poplar is in fare zone 2 and it’s a direct train on the Docklands Light Railway

  1. From Bow Road walk 6 mins to Bow Church and take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Leave the train at Poplar

Number of tube stops: 4 · Journey time: Approx 20 mins

Stations on the route: Walk to Bow Church ➜ Devons Road ➜ Langdon Park ➜ All Saints ➜ Poplar

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and station closures

First and last train times on the DLR

Tube times for the Docklands Light Railway

Alternative routes include Bow Road to West India Quay, Bow Road to All Saints and Bow Road to Blackwall

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Bow Road station is not wheelchair accessible

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

Poplar 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 +8 steps down)

The journey from Poplar to Bow Road is in fare zone 2 and it’s a direct train on the Docklands Light Railway

  1. From Poplar take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Leave the train at Bow Church and walk 6 mins to Bow Road

Number of tube stops: 5 · Journey time: Approx 19 mins

Stations on the route: Poplar ➜ All Saints ➜ Langdon Park ➜ Devons Road ➜ Bow Church ➜ Walk 6 mins to Bow Road

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and station closures

First and last train times on the DLR

Tube times for the Docklands Light Railway

Alternative routes include Poplar to West India Quay, Poplar to All Saints and Poplar to Blackwall

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Poplar train station is not wheelchair accessible

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

Poplar 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 (8 steps up +2x16 steps up)

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 Poplar

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 ⇄ Poplar 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 ⇄ Poplar 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 tickets 2024, Senior tickets 2024, Child tickets 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 – The distance is roughly 1½ miles, which would take about 28-31 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 prices · Pensioner bus prices · Children’s bus prices

Travel by taxi – A 1½ mile taxi fare between Poplar underground station and Bow Road will cost around £10.60 to £18.20 and can be covered in about 8-17 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Poplar station