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

The journey from Chancery Lane to Whitechapel is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the Central and Hammersmith & City tube lines, changing trains at Liverpool Street

  1. From Chancery Lane take the Central Line
  2. Change at Liverpool Street to the Hammersmith & City Line
  3. Leave the train at Whitechapel

Number of tube stops: 5 · Journey time: Approx 22 mins

Stations on the route: Chancery Lane ➜ St. Paul’s ➜ Bank ➜ Liverpool Street [change train] Liverpool Street ➜ Aldgate East ➜ Whitechapel

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Central and H&C

First and last train times on the Central line

Tube times for the Central line

Alternative routes include Chancery Lane to Aldgate East, Chancery Lane to Stepney Green and Chancery Lane to Bethnal Green

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Chancery Lane tube station is not wheelchair accessible

Whitechapel 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 Liverpool Street – You can use a lift or escalator when changing between the Central line and National Rail platforms, or the Central line and the H&C eastbound platform. You can use a lift when changing between the H&C eastbound and National Rail platforms. But you must use stairs for all other platform changes

Whitechapel station exit – There are lifts up from the London Overground, District and Hammersmith & City platforms, and escalators from the Elizabeth line

The journey from Whitechapel to Chancery Lane is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the Hammersmith & City and Central tube lines, changing trains at Liverpool Street

  1. From Whitechapel take the Hammersmith & City Line
  2. Change at Liverpool Street to the Central Line
  3. Leave the train at Chancery Lane

Number of tube stops: 5 · Journey time: Approx 21 mins

Stations on the route: Whitechapel ➜ Aldgate East ➜ Liverpool Street [change train] Liverpool Street ➜ Bank ➜ St. Paul’s ➜ Chancery Lane

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the H&C and Central

First and last train times on the Hammersmith & City line

Tube times for the Hammersmith & City line

Alternative routes include Whitechapel to Aldgate East, Whitechapel to Stepney Green and Whitechapel to Bethnal Green

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Whitechapel train station is not wheelchair accessible

Chancery Lane station is not wheelchair accessible

Whitechapel station entrance – There are lifts down to the London Overground, District and Hammersmith & City platforms, and escalators to the Elizabeth line

Changing tube line at Liverpool Street – You can use a lift or escalator when changing between the Central line and National Rail platforms, or the Central line and the H&C eastbound platform. You can use a lift when changing between the H&C eastbound and National Rail platforms. But you must use stairs for all other platform changes

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 Whitechapel

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 ⇄ Whitechapel 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 ⇄ Whitechapel 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
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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 about 2¼ miles, which would take around 42-46 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 fares · Senior bus fares · Child bus fares

Travel by taxi – A 2¼ mile journey between Whitechapel train station and Chancery Lane in a black taxi should cost approximately £10.60 to £18.20 and take 11-22 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Chancery Lane station and Whitechapel