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Chancery Lane ⇄ Elephant & Castle Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Chancery Lane to Elephant & Castle is in fare zone 1 and you’ll have to use the Central and Northern tube lines, changing trains at Bank

  1. From Chancery Lane take the Central Line
  2. Change at Bank to the Northern Line
  3. Leave the train at Elephant & Castle

Number of tube stops: 5 · Journey time: Approx 20 mins

Stations on the route: Chancery Lane ➜ St. Paul’s ➜ Bank [change train] Bank ➜ London Bridge ➜ Borough ➜ Elephant & Castle

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Central and Northern

First and last train times on the Central line

Tube times for the Central line

Alternative routes include Chancery Lane to Kennington, Chancery Lane to Lambeth North and Chancery Lane to Borough

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Chancery Lane train station is not wheelchair accessible

Elephant & Castle station is not wheelchair accessible

Chancery Lane station entrance – You must two flights of stairs from the entrance to the booking hall (16 steps down +6 steps down from the Holborn southside and Chancery Lane entrances, or 16 steps down +10 steps down from the Gray’s Inn Road westside entrance, or 19 steps down +6 steps down from the Gray’s Inn Road eastside entrance). After that you must use an escalator down to the eastbound platform, or two escaltors down to the westbound platform

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

Elephant & Castle station exit – You can use a lift to the Elephant & Castle southside exit from the Northern line southbound platform, or a lift plus three flights of stairs from the Northern line northbound platform (9 steps up +6 steps down +20 steps up), or a lift plus three flights of stairs from the Bakerloo line platforms (20 steps up +5 steps down +18 steps up). To the Elephant & Castle northside exit you must use a lift plus four flights of stairs from the Northern line southbound platform (20 steps up +18 steps down +5 steps up +20 steps down), or a lift plus three flights of stairs from the Northern line northbound platform (20 steps up +18 steps down +15 steps down), or a lift plus one flight of stairs from the Bakerloo line platforms (20 steps up)

The journey from Elephant & Castle to Chancery Lane is in fare zone 1 and you’ll have to use the Northern and Central tube lines, changing trains at Bank

  1. From Elephant & Castle take the Northern Line
  2. Change at Bank to the Central Line
  3. Leave the train at Chancery Lane

Number of tube stops: 5 · Journey time: Approx 19 mins

Stations on the route: Elephant & Castle ➜ Borough ➜ London Bridge ➜ Bank [change train] Bank ➜ St. Paul’s ➜ Chancery Lane

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Northern and Central

First and last train times on the Northern line

Tube times for the Northern line

Alternative routes include Elephant & Castle to Kennington, Elephant & Castle to Lambeth North and Elephant & Castle to Borough

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Elephant & Castle train station is not wheelchair accessible

Chancery Lane station is not wheelchair accessible

Elephant & Castle station entrance – You can use a lift between the Elephant & Castle southside entrance and the Northern line southbound platform, or a lift plus three flights of stairs to the Northern line northbound platform (9 steps down +6 steps up +20 steps down), or a lift plus three flights of stairs to the Bakerloo line platforms (20 steps down +5 steps up +18 steps down). From the Elephant & Castle northside entrance you must use a lift plus four flights of stairs to the Northern line southbound platform (20 steps down +18 steps up +5 steps down +20 steps up), or a lift plus three flights of stairs to the Northern line northbound platform (20 steps down +18 steps up +15 steps up), or a lift plus one flight of stairs to the Bakerloo line platforms (20 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

Chancery Lane station exit – You must use an escalator from the eastbound platform to the booking hall, or two escaltors from the westbound platform. After that you must two flights of stairs from the booking hall to the exit (6 steps up +16 steps up to the Holborn southside and Chancery Lane exits, or 10 steps up +16 steps up to the Gray’s Inn Road westside exit, or 6 steps up +19 steps up to the Gray’s Inn Road eastside exit)

Tube fare between Chancery Lane and Elephant & Castle

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 Chancery Lane ⇄ Elephant & Castle 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 Chancery Lane ⇄ Elephant & Castle 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 fares, Senior fares, Child 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 to Chancery Lane is about two miles, which would take 38-42 minutes 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 · Senior bus tickets 2024 · Child bus tickets 2024

Travel by taxi – A two mile journey between Elephant & Castle tube station and Chancery Lane station in a black taxicab should cost between £10.60 and £18.20 and take about 10-20 mins depending on the traffic

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