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Brixton ⇄ Kensington Olympia Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Brixton to Kensington (Olympia) is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the Victoria, District tube lines, changing trains at Victoria and Earl’s Court

  1. From Brixton take the Victoria Line
  2. Change at Victoria to the District Line
  3. Change at Earl’s Court to the District Line
  4. Leave the train at Kensington (Olympia)

Number of tube stops: 9 · Journey time: Approx 40 mins

Stations on the route: Brixton ➜ Stockwell ➜ Vauxhall ➜ Pimlico ➜ Victoria [change train] Victoria ➜ Sloane Square ➜ South Kensington ➜ Gloucester Road ➜ Earl’s Court [change train] Earl’s Court ➜ Kensington (Olympia)

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Victoria, District

First and last train times on the Victoria line

Tube times for the Victoria line

Alternative routes include Brixton to Shepherds Bush, Brixton to West Kensington and Brixton to Holland Park

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

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

Kensington (Olympia) station has step-free access from the street to the platform (but there may be a step up or gap to the train)

Brixton station entrance – There’s a lift between the entrance and the Victoria line platforms. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use an escalator or two flights of stairs (16 steps down +13 steps down)

Changing tube line at Victoria – You can use a lift when changing between the Circle/​District/​Victoria/​National Rail platforms

Changing tube line at Earl’s Court – You can use a lift when changing platforms

Kensington (Olympia) station exit – There is level access between the platforms and the exit

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Tube fare between Brixton and Kensington (Olympia)

This tube journey is in Oyster zones 1-2. The cheapest fare is £2.80 off-peak (£3.40 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 Brixton ⇄ Kensington Olympia 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 1-2 fare £6.70 £3.40 £2.80 £8.50 £8.50
Travelcard prices from Brixton ⇄ Kensington Olympia 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 train prices 2024, Senior train prices 2024, Child train prices 2024, Oyster prices 2024, Contactless prices 2024 and Travelcard prices 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 – It’s around 5 miles to Brixton, 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 fares 2024 · OAP bus fares 2024 · Kids bus fares 2024

Travel by taxi – A five mile taxi ride between Kensington (Olympia) station and Brixton station should cost between £23 and £35.50 and take about 21-35 mins depending on the traffic

Travel by carCar parks near Kensington (Olympia) station