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Brent Cross ⇄ Russell Square Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Brent Cross to Russell Square is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the Northern and Piccadilly tube lines, changing trains at Leicester Square

  1. From Brent Cross take the Northern Line
  2. Change at Leicester Square to the Piccadilly Line
  3. Leave the train at Russell Square

Number of tube stops: 14 · Journey time: Approx 39 mins

Stations on the route: Brent Cross ➜ Golders Green ➜ Hampstead ➜ Belsize Park ➜ Chalk Farm ➜ Camden Town ➜ Mornington Crescent ➜ Euston ➜ Warren Street ➜ Goodge Street ➜ Tottenham Court Road ➜ Leicester Square [change train] Leicester Square ➜ Covent Garden ➜ Holborn ➜ Russell Square

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Northern and Piccadilly

First and last train times on the Northern line

Tube times for the Northern line

Alternative routes include Brent Cross to Holborn, Brent Cross to Goodge Street and Brent Cross to Euston

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Brent Cross station is not wheelchair accessible

Russell Square station is not wheelchair accessible

Brent Cross station entrance – You must use three flights of stairs between the entrance and the platforms (6 steps up +7 steps up +18 steps up)

Changing tube line at Leicester Square – You must use stairs when changing between the Northern/​Piccadilly line platforms

Russell Square station exit – You must use a lift plus one flight of stairs between the platforms and the exit (20 steps up). If you want to avoid the lift then you can use another twelve flights of stairs (14 steps up +5 steps up +16 steps up +6x17 steps up +18 steps up +6 steps up +15 steps up)

The journey from Russell Square to Brent Cross is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the Piccadilly and Northern tube lines, changing trains at Leicester Square

  1. From Russell Square take the Piccadilly Line
  2. Change at Leicester Square to the Northern Line
  3. Leave the train at Brent Cross

Number of tube stops: 14 · Journey time: Approx 39 mins

Stations on the route: Russell Square ➜ Holborn ➜ Covent Garden ➜ Leicester Square [change train] Leicester Square ➜ Tottenham Court Road ➜ Goodge Street ➜ Warren Street ➜ Euston ➜ Mornington Crescent ➜ Camden Town ➜ Chalk Farm ➜ Belsize Park ➜ Hampstead ➜ Golders Green ➜ Brent Cross

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Piccadilly and Northern

First and last train times on the Piccadilly line

Tube times for the Piccadilly line

Alternative routes include Russell Square to Holborn, Russell Square to Goodge Street and Russell Square to Euston

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Russell Square train station is not wheelchair accessible

Brent Cross station is not wheelchair accessible

Russell Square station entrance – You must use a lift plus one flight of stairs between the entrance and the platforms (20 steps down). If you want to avoid the lift then you can use another twelve flights of stairs (15 steps down +6 steps down +18 steps down +6x17 steps down +16 steps down +5 steps down +14 steps down)

Changing tube line at Leicester Square – You must use stairs when changing between the Northern/​Piccadilly line platforms

Brent Cross station exit – You must use three flights of stairs between the platforms and the exit (18 steps down +7 steps down +6 steps down)

Tube fare between Brent Cross and Russell Square

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 Brent Cross ⇄ Russell Square 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 Brent Cross ⇄ Russell Square 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, Pensioner fares, Children’s fares, Oyster card fares, Contactless card fares and Travelcard fares
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 – It’s about 5⅓ miles from Russell Square to Brent Cross which is too far 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 · Pensioner bus tickets 2024 · Children’s bus tickets 2024

Travel by taxi – Catching a black cab 5⅓ miles between Russell Square underground station and Brent Cross station will take 24-38 mins and cost about £28 and £40

Travel by carCar parks near Russell Square station