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Cannon Street ⇄ Covent Garden Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Cannon Street to Covent Garden is in fare zone 1

  1. From Cannon Street take the District Line
  2. Change at Embankment to the Northern Line
  3. Change at Leicester Square to the Piccadilly Line
  4. Leave the train at Covent Garden

Number of tube stops: 6 · Journey time: Approx 30 mins

Stations on the route: Cannon Street ➜ Mansion House ➜ Blackfriars ➜ Temple ➜ Embankment [change train] Embankment ➜ Charing Cross ➜ Leicester Square [walk to] Covent Garden

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 Cannon Street to Leicester Square, Cannon Street to Charing Cross and Cannon Street to Holborn

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Cannon Street train station is not wheelchair accessible

Covent Garden station is not wheelchair accessible

Cannon Street station entrance – The entrance on Dowgate Hill to the booking hall is on the level, but there’s a flight of stairs from the Cannon Street entrance (11 steps down). After that you can use a lift from the booking hall to the westbound platform (or two flights of 10 steps down), but you’ll have to use stairs to the eastbound platform (2x12 steps down)

Changing tube line at Embankment – You must use stairs when changing platforms

Leicester Square station exit – You must an escalator plus a flight of 20 stairs from the platforms to the booking hall. After that you must use two flights of stairs to the Cranbourn Street exit (13 steps up +18 steps up), or two flights of stairs to the Charing Cross Road eastside exit (13 steps up +10 steps up), or three flights of stairs to the Charing Cross Road westside exit (11 steps up +13 steps up +7 steps up)

The journey from Covent Garden to Cannon Street is in fare zone 1 and you’ll have to use the Northern and District tube lines, changing trains at Embankment

  1. From Leicester Square take the Northern Line
  2. Change at Embankment to the District Line
  3. Leave the train at Cannon Street

Number of tube stops: 6 · Journey time: Approx 18 mins

Stations on the route: Leicester Square ➜ Charing Cross ➜ Embankment [change train] Embankment ➜ Temple ➜ Blackfriars ➜ Mansion House ➜ Cannon Street

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Northern and District

First and last train times on the Northern line

Tube times for the Northern line

Alternative routes include Leicester Square to Leicester Square, Leicester Square to Charing Cross and Leicester Square to Holborn

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Leicester Square train station is not wheelchair accessible

Cannon Street station is not wheelchair accessible

Leicester Square station entrance – You must use two flights of stairs from the Cranbourn Street entrance and the booking hall (18 steps down +13 steps down), or two flights of stairs from the Charing Cross Road eastside entrance (20 steps down +13 steps down), or three flights of stairs from the Charing Cross Road westside entrance (7 steps down +13 steps down +11 steps down). After that you must an escalator plus a flight of 20 stairs down to the platforms

Changing tube line at Embankment – You must use stairs when changing platforms

Cannon Street station exit – There’s a lift from the westbound platform to the booking hall (or two flights of 10 steps up), but you’ll have to use stairs from the eastbound platform (2x12 steps up). Ater that you must use a flight of stairs to the Cannon Street exit (11 steps up), but the Dowgate Hill exit is on the level

Tube fare between Cannon Street and Covent Garden

This tube journey is in Oyster zone 1. The cheapest fare is £2.70 off-peak (£2.80 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 Cannon Street ⇄ Covent Garden 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 fare £6.70 £2.80 £2.70 £8.50 £8.50
Travelcard prices from Cannon Street ⇄ Covent Garden 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 tube fares, Senior tube fares, Child tube fares, Oyster fares, Contactless 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 – 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 · Senior bus prices · Child bus prices

Travel by taxi – A 1½ mile taxi fare between Leicester Square tube station and Cannon Street will cost around £10.60 to £18.20 and can be covered in about 8-17 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Cannon Street station and Leicester Square