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

The journey from Bow Road to Whitechapel is in fare zone 2 and it’s a direct train on the District tube line

  1. From Bow Road take the District Line
  2. Leave the train at Whitechapel

Number of tube stops: 3 · Journey time: Approx 7 mins

Stations on the route: Bow Road ➜ Mile End ➜ Stepney Green ➜ Whitechapel

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and station closures

First and last train times on the District line

Tube times for the District line

Alternative routes include Bow Road to Aldgate East, Bow Road to Stepney Green and Bow Road to Bethnal Green

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Bow Road tube station is not wheelchair accessible

Whitechapel 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)

Whitechapel station exit – There are lifts up from the London Overground, District and Hammersmith & City platforms, and escalators from the Elizabeth line

The journey from Whitechapel to Bow Road is in fare zone 2 and it’s a direct train on the District tube line

  1. From Whitechapel take the District Line
  2. Leave the train at Bow Road

Number of tube stops: 3 · Journey time: Approx 7 mins

Stations on the route: Whitechapel ➜ Stepney Green ➜ Mile End ➜ Bow Road

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and station closures

First and last train times on the District line

Tube times for the District line

Alternative routes include Whitechapel to Aldgate East, Whitechapel to Stepney Green and Whitechapel to Bethnal Green

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Whitechapel train station is not wheelchair accessible

Bow Road station is not wheelchair accessible

Whitechapel station entrance – There are lifts down to the London Overground, District and Hammersmith & City platforms, and escalators to the Elizabeth line

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 Whitechapel

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 ⇄ Whitechapel 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 ⇄ Whitechapel 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 approx 1¾ miles, which would take you 33-36 mins 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 fares · Senior bus fares · Child bus fares

Travel by taxi – A 1¾ mile journey between Whitechapel train station and Bow Road in a black taxi should cost you about £10.60 to £18.20 and take anything from 9 to 19 mins depending on the traffic

Travel by carCar parks near Whitechapel station