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Charing Cross ⇄ St Paul’s Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Charing Cross to St Paul's is in fare zone 1 and you’ll have to use the Northern and Central tube lines, changing trains at Tottenham Court Road

  1. From Charing Cross take the Northern Line
  2. Change at Tottenham Court Road to the Central Line
  3. Leave the train at St. Paul’s

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

Stations on the route: Charing Cross ➜ Leicester Square ➜ Tottenham Court Road [change train] Tottenham Court Road ➜ Holborn ➜ Chancery Lane ➜ St. Paul’s

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Northern and Central

First and last train times on the Northern line

Tube times for the Northern line

Alternative routes include Charing Cross to Mansion House, Charing Cross to Barbican and Charing Cross to Blackfriars

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Charing Cross tube station is not wheelchair accessible

St. Paul’s 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 Tottenham Court Road – You can use a lift when changing between the platforms

St. Paul’s station exit – You must use an escalator from the westbound platform to the booking hall, or two escalators from the eastound platform to the booking hall, plus another two flights of stairs from the booking hall to the entrance (8 steps up +17 steps up to the St Martin’s Le Grand/Cheapside entrance, or 10 steps up +18 steps up to the Newgate Street entrance). If you want to avoid the escalator from the westbound platform then you can use seven flights of stairs (11 steps up +5x17 steps up +3 steps up). If you want to avoid the escalators from the eastbound platform then you can use eleven flights of stairs (+11 steps up +17 steps up +3 steps up +11 steps up +5x17 steps up +3 steps up)

The journey from St Paul's to Charing Cross is in fare zone 1 and you’ll have to use the Central and Northern tube lines, changing trains at Tottenham Court Road

  1. From St. Paul’s take the Central Line
  2. Change at Tottenham Court Road to the Northern Line
  3. Leave the train at Charing Cross

Number of tube stops: 5 · Journey time: Approx 19 mins

Stations on the route: St. Paul’s ➜ Chancery Lane ➜ Holborn ➜ Tottenham Court Road [change train] Tottenham Court Road ➜ Leicester Square ➜ Charing Cross

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Central and Northern

First and last train times on the Central line

Tube times for the Central line

Alternative routes include St. Paul’s to Mansion House, St. Paul’s to Barbican and St. Paul’s to Blackfriars

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

St. Paul’s train station is not wheelchair accessible

Charing Cross station is not wheelchair accessible

St. Paul’s station entrance – There are two flights of stairs from the entrance to the booking hall (17 steps down +8 steps down from the St Martin’s Le Grand/Cheapside entrance, or 18 steps down +10 steps down from the Newgate Street entrance), plus another escalator down to the westbound platform, or two escalators down to the eastound platform. If you want to avoid the escalator to the westbound platform then you can use seven flights of stairs (3 steps down +5x17 steps down +11 steps down). If you want to avoid the escalators to the eastbound platform then you can use eleven flights of stairs (3 steps down +5x17 steps down +11 steps down +3 steps down +17 steps down +11 steps down)

Changing tube line at Tottenham Court Road – You can use a lift when changing between the platforms

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 St Paul's

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 ⇄ St Paul’s 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 ⇄ St Paul’s 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 – 1¼ miles would take you about 23-25 minutes 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 prices 2024 · Pensioner bus prices 2024 · Children’s bus prices 2024

Travel by taxi – A 1¼ mile journey between St. Paul’s train station and Charing Cross in a black taxi should cost approximately £7 to £12 and take 7-15 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Charing Cross station and St. Paul’s