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Chancery Lane ⇄ Leicester Square Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Chancery Lane to Leicester Square is in fare zone 1 and you’ll have to use the Central and Piccadilly tube lines, changing trains at Holborn

  1. From Chancery Lane take the Central Line
  2. Change at Holborn to the Piccadilly Line
  3. Leave the train at Leicester Square

Number of tube stops: 3 · Journey time: Approx 16 mins

Stations on the route: Chancery Lane ➜ Holborn [change train] Holborn ➜ Covent Garden ➜ Leicester Square

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Central and Piccadilly

First and last train times on the Central line

Tube times for the Central line

Alternative routes include Chancery Lane to Charing Cross, Chancery Lane to Covent Garden and Chancery Lane to Piccadilly Circus

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Chancery Lane underground station is not wheelchair accessible

Leicester Square 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 Holborn – You must use stairs when changing between the Central/​Piccadilly line 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 Leicester Square to Chancery Lane is in fare zone 1 and you’ll have to use the Piccadilly and Central tube lines, changing trains at Holborn

  1. From Leicester Square take the Piccadilly Line
  2. Change at Holborn to the Central Line
  3. Leave the train at Chancery Lane

Number of tube stops: 3 · Journey time: Approx 17 mins

Stations on the route: Leicester Square ➜ Covent Garden ➜ Holborn [change train] Holborn ➜ Chancery Lane

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Piccadilly and Central

First and last train times on the Piccadilly line

Tube times for the Piccadilly line

Alternative routes include Leicester Square to Charing Cross, Leicester Square to Covent Garden and Leicester Square to Piccadilly Circus

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Leicester Square train station is not wheelchair accessible

Chancery Lane 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 Holborn – You must use stairs when changing between the Central/​Piccadilly line platforms

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 Leicester Square

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 ⇄ Leicester 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 fare £6.70 £2.80 £2.70 £8.50 £8.50
Travelcard prices from Chancery Lane ⇄ Leicester Square Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares
Fare Zone Travelcards (Train, Bus & Tram)
One day travel­card Week travel­card Month travel­card
Anytime Off-peak
Zone 1-2 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 2024, Senior tube fares 2024, Child tube fares 2024, Oyster fares 2024, Contactless fares 2024 and Travelcard fares 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 – You could walk the one mile distance in about 19-21 minutes

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 · OAP bus tickets 2024 · Kids bus tickets 2024

Travel by taxi – The one mile taxi journey between Leicester Square station and Chancery Lane will cost approximately £7 to £12 and will take 6-13 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Chancery Lane station and Leicester Square