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Chancery Lane ⇄ New Cross Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Chancery Lane to New Cross is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the Central, DLR and London Overground tube lines, changing trains at Bank and Shadwell

  1. From Chancery Lane take the Central Line
  2. Change at Bank to the Docklands Light Railway
  3. Change at Shadwell to the London Overground
  4. Leave the train at New Cross

Number of tube stops: 8 · Journey time: Approx 39 mins

Stations on the route: Chancery Lane ➜ St. Paul’s ➜ Bank [change train] Bank ➜ Shadwell [change train] Shadwell ➜ Wapping ➜ Rotherhithe ➜ Canada Water ➜ Surrey Quays ➜ New Cross

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Strikes and closures on the Central, DLR and London Overground

First and last train times on the Central line

Tube times for the Central line

Alternative routes include Chancery Lane to New Cross Gate and Chancery Lane to Deptford Bridge

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Chancery Lane station is not wheelchair accessible

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

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

Changing tube line at Shadwell – You must use stairs when changing between the DLR and London Overground platforms

New Cross station exit – There’s a level access ramp between the platforms and the exit

The journey from New Cross to Chancery Lane is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the London Overground, DLR and Central tube lines, changing trains at Shadwell and

  1. From New Cross take the London Overground
  2. Change at Shadwell to the Docklands Light Railway
  3. Change at Bank to the Central Line
  4. Leave the train at Chancery Lane

Number of tube stops: 8 · Journey time: Approx 40 mins

Stations on the route: New Cross ➜ Surrey Quays ➜ Canada Water ➜ Rotherhithe ➜ Wapping ➜ Shadwell [change train] Shadwell ➜ Bank [change train] Bank ➜ St. Paul’s ➜ Chancery Lane

Alternative routes include New Cross to New Cross Gate and New Cross to Deptford Bridge

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

New Cross train station is not wheelchair accessible

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

New Cross station entrance – There’s a level access ramp between the entrance and the platforms

Changing tube line at Shadwell – You must use stairs when changing between the DLR and London Overground platforms

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 New Cross

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 Chancery Lane ⇄ New Cross 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 Chancery Lane ⇄ New Cross 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 2024, Senior fares 2024, Child 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’ll be better off sticking with the tube – 4½ miles 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 · Pensioner bus fares · Children’s bus fares

Travel by taxi – A 4½ mile taxi ride between New Cross underground station and Chancery Lane can be done in about 19-33 mins and will cost you around £23 to £35.50

Travel by carCar parks near Chancery Lane station