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

The journey from Bow Road to Tooting Bec is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the District and Northern tube lines, changing trains at Embankment

  1. From Bow Road take the District Line
  2. Change at Embankment to the Northern Line
  3. Leave the train at Tooting Bec

Number of tube stops: 20 · Journey time: Approx 51 mins

Stations on the route: Bow Road ➜ Mile End ➜ Stepney Green ➜ Whitechapel ➜ Aldgate East ➜ Tower Hill ➜ Monument ➜ Cannon Street ➜ Mansion House ➜ Blackfriars ➜ Temple ➜ Embankment [change train] Embankment ➜ Waterloo ➜ Kennington ➜ Oval ➜ Stockwell ➜ Clapham North ➜ Clapham Common ➜ Clapham South ➜ Balham ➜ Tooting Bec

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the District and Northern

First and last train times on the District line

Tube times for the District line

Alternative routes include Bow Road to Balham and Bow Road to Tooting Broadway

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Bow Road tube station is not wheelchair accessible

Tooting Bec 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 Embankment – You must use stairs when changing platforms

Tooting Bec station exit – There’s an escalator from the platforms to the booking hall. If you want to avoid the escalator then you can use four flights of stairs (4x16 steps up). After that you must use two flights of stairs to the exit (13 steps up +19 steps up to Trinity Road, or 12 steps up +20 steps up to Bec Road/​Balham High Road)

The journey from Tooting Bec to Bow Road is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the Northern, Central and District tube lines, changing trains at Bank and

  1. From Tooting Bec take the Northern Line
  2. Change at Bank to the Central Line
  3. Change at Mile End to the District Line
  4. Leave the train at Bow Road

Number of tube stops: 15 · Journey time: Approx 51 mins

Stations on the route: Tooting Bec ➜ Balham ➜ Clapham South ➜ Clapham Common ➜ Clapham North ➜ Stockwell ➜ Oval ➜ Kennington ➜ Elephant & Castle ➜ Borough ➜ London Bridge ➜ Bank [change train] Bank ➜ Liverpool Street ➜ Bethnal Green ➜ Mile End [change train] Mile End ➜ Bow Road

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Northern, Central and District

First and last train times on the Northern line

Tube times for the Northern line

Alternative routes include Tooting Bec to Balham and Tooting Bec to Tooting Broadway

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Tooting Bec train station is not wheelchair accessible

Bow Road station is not wheelchair accessible

Tooting Bec station entrance – You must use two flights of stairs from the entrance to the booking hall (19 steps down +13 steps down from Trinity Road, and 20 steps down +12 steps down from Bec Road/​Balham High Road). After that there’s an escalator down to the platforms. If you want to avoid the escalator then you can use another four flights of stairs (4x16 steps down)

Changing tube line at Bank – Changing between the Central and DLR platforms involves a lift plus escalator. Changing between the W&C line and any other platform involves a lift, an escalator plus a long travelator. You must use stairs when changing trains from the Northern line to any other platform

Changing tube line at Mile End – Changing between the Central/​District/​H&C line is on the same platform if the trains are running in the same direction, but you must use stairs if they are running in the opposite direction

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 Tooting Bec

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 Road ⇄ Tooting Bec 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 Road ⇄ Tooting Bec 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 2024, Pensioner fares 2024, Children’s fares 2024, Oyster card fares 2024, Contactless card 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 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 fares · Senior citizen bus fares · Children’s bus fares