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Charing Cross ⇄ Pimlico Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Charing Cross to Pimlico is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the Northern and Victoria tube lines, changing trains at Stockwell

  1. From Charing Cross take the Northern Line
  2. Change at Stockwell to the Victoria Line
  3. Leave the train at Pimlico

Number of tube stops: 7 · Journey time: Approx 26 mins

Stations on the route: Charing Cross ➜ Embankment ➜ Waterloo ➜ Kennington ➜ Oval ➜ Stockwell [change train] Stockwell ➜ Vauxhall ➜ Pimlico

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Northern and Victoria

First and last train times on the Northern line

Tube times for the Northern line

Alternative routes include Charing Cross to Vauxhall and Charing Cross to Victoria

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Charing Cross station is not wheelchair accessible

Pimlico station is not wheelchair accessible

Charing Cross station entrance – You must an escalator from the main railway station concourse to the booking hall (or three flights of 12, 12, 11 steps down), or two flights from the Trafalgar Square westside entrance (11 steps down +12 steps down), or three flights from the Trafalgar Square central island entrance (21 steps down +3 steps down +8 steps down), or four flights from the Trafalgar Square northside and eastside entrance (9 steps down +10 steps down +2x8 steps down), or three flights from the William IV Street entrance (16 steps down +13 steps down +14 steps down), or three flights from The Courtyard entrance (2x12 steps down +11 steps down), or two flights from the Strand southside entrance (21 steps down +16 steps down), or two flights from the Strand northside entrance (2x15 steps down), or two flights from the Villiers Street entrance (2x9 steps down). After that there’s an escalator plus one flight of 20 steps to the Bakerloo line platforms, or an escalator plus one flight of 19 steps to the Northern line platforms. If you want to avoid the escalator then you can use another five flights of stairs (4x17 steps down +8 steps down)

Changing tube line at Stockwell – Changing between the Northern northbound and Victoria northbound, or the Northern southbound and Victoria southbound, is on the level, but you must use stairs for all other platform changes

Pimlico station exit – There’s an escalator or seven flights of stairs from the platforms to the booking hall (3 steps up +16 steps up +4x17 steps up +3 steps up). After that you must use stairs from the booking hall to the exits (9 steps up to the Bessborough Street exit, and 16 steps up +18 steps up to the Rampayne Street exit)

The journey from Pimlico to Charing Cross is in fare zone 1 and you’ll have to use the Victoria and Bakerloo tube lines, changing trains at Oxford Circus

  1. From Pimlico take the Victoria Line
  2. Change at Oxford Circus to the Bakerloo Line
  3. Leave the train at Charing Cross

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

Stations on the route: Pimlico ➜ Victoria ➜ Green Park ➜ Oxford Circus [change train] Oxford Circus ➜ Piccadilly Circus ➜ Charing Cross

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Victoria and Bakerloo

First and last train times on the Victoria line

Tube times for the Victoria line

Alternative routes include Pimlico to Vauxhall and Pimlico to Victoria

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Pimlico train station is not wheelchair accessible

Charing Cross station is not wheelchair accessible

Pimlico station entrance – You must use stairs between the entrances and the booking hall (9 steps down from the Bessborough Street entrance, and 18 steps down +16 steps down from the Rampayne Street entrance). After that there’s an escalator or seven flights of stairs down to the platforms (3 steps down +4x17 steps down +16 steps down +3 steps down)

Changing tube line at Oxford Circus – Changing between the Bakerloo northbound and Victoria northbound platforms, or the Bakerloo southbound and Victoria southbound platforms, is on the level, but you must use one flights of 20 stairs for all other platform changes

Charing Cross station exit – You must use an escalator plus one flight of 20 steps from the Bakerloo line platforms and the booking hall, or an escalator plus one flight of 19 steps from the Northern line platforms. If you want to avoid the escalator then you can use another five flights of stairs (8 steps up + 4x17 steps up). After that must another escalator to the main railway station concourse exit (or three flights of 12, 12, 11 steps up), or two flights to the Trafalgar Square westside exit (11 steps up +12 steps up), or three flights to the Trafalgar Square central island exit (21 steps up +3 steps up +8 steps up), or four flights to the Trafalgar Square northside and eastside exits (9 steps up +10 steps up +2x8 steps up), or three flights to the William IV Street exit (16 steps up +13 steps up +14 steps up), or three flights to The Courtyard exit (2x12 steps up +11 steps up), or two flights to the Strand southside exit (21 steps up +16 steps up), or two flights to the Strand northside exit (2x15 steps up), or two flights to the Villiers Street exit (2x9 steps up)

Tube fare between London Charing Cross and Pimlico

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 Charing Cross ⇄ Pimlico 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 Charing Cross ⇄ Pimlico 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 tickets 2024, Senior tickets 2024, Child tickets 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 1⅓ mile distance from Pimlico to Charing Cross in 25-27 mins

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 · Pensioner bus prices · Children’s bus prices

Travel by taxi – Taking a 1⅓ mile taxi journey between Pimlico underground station and Charing Cross station will cost between £10.60 and £18.20 and take 7-16 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Charing Cross station and Pimlico