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

The journey from Charing Cross to Walthamstow Central is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the Bakerloo and Victoria tube lines, changing trains at Oxford Circus

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

Number of tube stops: 11 · Journey time: Approx 34 mins

Stations on the route: Charing Cross ➜ Piccadilly Circus ➜ Oxford Circus [change train] Oxford Circus ➜ Warren Street ➜ Euston ➜ King’s Cross St. Pancras ➜ Highbury & Islington ➜ Finsbury Park ➜ Seven Sisters ➜ Tottenham Hale ➜ Blackhorse Road ➜ Walthamstow Central

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Bakerloo and Victoria

First and last train times on the Bakerloo line

Tube times for the Bakerloo line

Alternative routes include Charing Cross to Blackhorse Road

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Charing Cross tube station is not wheelchair accessible

Walthamstow Central 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 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

Walthamstow Central station exit – There’s an escalator plus two flights of stairs from the platforms to the booking hall (10 steps up +20 steps up). If you want to avoid the escalator then you can use another five flights of stairs (13 steps +3x17 steps +3 steps). After that there’s another four flights of stairs to the Priory Avenue/​car park exits (20 steps up +10 steps up +10 steps down +20 steps down), but the Selborne Road exit is on the level

The journey from Walthamstow Central to Charing Cross is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the Victoria and Northern tube lines, changing trains at Warren Street

  1. From Walthamstow Central take the Victoria Line
  2. Change at Warren Street to the Northern Line
  3. Leave the train at Charing Cross

Number of tube stops: 12 · Journey time: Approx 35 mins

Stations on the route: Walthamstow Central ➜ Blackhorse Road ➜ Tottenham Hale ➜ Seven Sisters ➜ Finsbury Park ➜ Highbury & Islington ➜ King’s Cross St. Pancras ➜ Euston ➜ Warren Street [change train] Warren Street ➜ Goodge Street ➜ Tottenham Court Road ➜ Leicester Square ➜ Charing Cross

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Victoria and Northern

First and last train times on the Victoria line

Tube times for the Victoria line

Alternative routes include Walthamstow Central to Blackhorse Road

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Walthamstow Central train station is not wheelchair accessible

Charing Cross station is not wheelchair accessible

Walthamstow Central station entrance – The Selborne Road entrance and the booking hall are on the level, but you must use four flights of stairs from the Priory Avenue/​car park entrances (20 steps down +10 steps down +10 steps up +20 steps up). After that there’s an escalator plus two flights of stairs to the platforms (20 steps down +10 steps down). If you want to avoid the escalator then you can use another five flights of stairs (3 steps +3x17 steps +13 steps)

Changing tube line at Warren Street – You must use an escalator when changing between the Northern/​Victoria line 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 Walthamstow Central

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 ⇄ Walthamstow Central 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 ⇄ Walthamstow Central 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
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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 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 carCar parks near Charing Cross station