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

The journey from Charing Cross to Southfields is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the Bakerloo, Piccadilly and District tube lines, changing trains at Piccadilly Circus and Earl’s Court

  1. From Charing Cross take the Bakerloo Line
  2. Change at Piccadilly Circus to the Piccadilly Line
  3. Change at Earl’s Court to the District Line
  4. Leave the train at Southfields

Number of tube stops: 13 · Journey time: Approx 45 mins

Stations on the route: Charing Cross ➜ Piccadilly Circus [change train] Piccadilly Circus ➜ Green Park ➜ Hyde Park Corner ➜ Knightsbridge ➜ South Kensington ➜ Gloucester Road ➜ Earl’s Court [change train] Earl’s Court ➜ West Brompton ➜ Fulham Broadway ➜ Parsons Green ➜ Putney Bridge ➜ East Putney ➜ Southfields

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Bakerloo, Piccadilly and District

First and last train times on the Bakerloo line

Tube times for the Bakerloo line

Alternative routes include Charing Cross to Wimbledon Park and Charing Cross to East Putney

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Charing Cross tube station is not wheelchair accessible

Southfields station is wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street to the train

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 Piccadilly Circus – You must use stairs when changing between the Bakerloo/​Piccadilly line platforms (19 steps up +20 steps down)

Changing tube line at Earl’s Court – You can use a lift when changing platforms

Southfields station exit – There’s a lift between the platforms and the exit. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use three flights of stairs (3x10 steps up)

The journey from Southfields to Charing Cross is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the District, Piccadilly and Bakerloo tube lines, changing trains at Earl’s Court and

  1. From Southfields take the District Line
  2. Change at Earl’s Court to the Piccadilly Line
  3. Change at Piccadilly Circus to the Bakerloo Line
  4. Leave the train at Charing Cross

Number of tube stops: 13 · Journey time: Approx 44 mins

Stations on the route: Southfields ➜ East Putney ➜ Putney Bridge ➜ Parsons Green ➜ Fulham Broadway ➜ West Brompton ➜ Earl’s Court [change train] Earl’s Court ➜ Gloucester Road ➜ South Kensington ➜ Knightsbridge ➜ Hyde Park Corner ➜ Green Park ➜ Piccadilly Circus [change train] Piccadilly Circus ➜ Charing Cross

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the District, Piccadilly and Bakerloo

First and last train times on the District line

Tube times for the District line

Alternative routes include Southfields to Wimbledon Park and Southfields to East Putney

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Southfields train station is not wheelchair accessible

Charing Cross station is wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street to the train

Southfields station entrance – There’s a lift between the entrance and the platforms. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use three flights of stairs (3x10 steps down)

Changing tube line at Earl’s Court – You can use a lift when changing platforms

Changing tube line at Piccadilly Circus – You must use stairs when changing between the Bakerloo/​Piccadilly line platforms (19 steps up +20 steps down)

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 Southfields

This tube journey is in Oyster zones 1-3. The cheapest fare is £3 off-peak (£3.70 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 ⇄ Southfields 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 1-3 fare £6.70 £3.70 £3 £10 £10
Travelcard prices from Charing Cross ⇄ Southfields Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares
Fare Zone Travelcards (Train, Bus & Tram)
One day travel­card Week travel­card Month travel­card
Anytime Off-peak
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 London Underground prices, Pensioner prices, Children’s prices, Oyster card prices, Contactless card prices and Travelcard prices
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 – We don’t recommend walking – the stations are 5¾ miles apart

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 2024 · Pensioner bus prices 2024 · Children’s bus prices 2024

Travel by taxi – A 5¾ mile taxi fare between Southfields train station and Charing Cross should cost you about £28 to £40 and will take anything from 26-39 mins depending on the traffic

Travel by carCar parks near Charing Cross station