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

The journey from Charing Cross to West Ham is in fare zones 1-3

  1. Walk 4 mins from Charing Cross to Embankment
  2. From Embankment take the District Line
  3. Leave the train at West Ham

Number of tube stops: 13 · Journey time: Approx 33 mins

Stations on the route: Charing Cross [walk to] Embankment ➜ Temple ➜ Blackfriars ➜ Mansion House ➜ Cannon Street ➜ Monument ➜ Tower Hill ➜ Aldgate East ➜ Whitechapel ➜ Stepney Green ➜ Mile End ➜ Bow Road ➜ Bromley-by-Bow ➜ West Ham

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and station closures

First and last train times on the District line

Tube times for the District line

Alternative routes include Charing Cross to Plaistow and Charing Cross to Bromley By Bow

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Charing Cross tube station is not wheelchair accessible

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

Embankment station entrance – The Villiers Street entrance and the booking hall are on the level, but you must use one flight of 4 stairs from the Victoria Embankment entrance. After that there are two flights of stairs to the Circle/​District line platforms (2x15 steps down to the eastbound platform, or 16 steps down +14 steps down to the westbound platform), or two escalators plus three flights of stairs to the Bakerloo line platforms (6 steps down +19 steps down to the southbound platform, or 6 steps down +20 steps down to the northbound platform), or two escalators plus one flight of stairs to the Northern line platforms (6 steps down)

West Ham station exit – There’s a lift between the District/​H&C line platforms and the exit (or three flights of 14 stairs). There are two lifts between the Jubilee line platforms and the exit (or two escalators)

The journey from West Ham to Charing Cross is in fare zones 1-3 and it’s a direct train on the District tube line

  1. From West Ham take the District Line
  2. Leave the train at Embankment

Number of tube stops: 13 · Journey time: Approx 26 mins

Stations on the route: West Ham ➜ Bromley-by-Bow ➜ Bow Road ➜ Mile End ➜ Stepney Green ➜ Whitechapel ➜ Aldgate East ➜ Tower Hill ➜ Monument ➜ Cannon Street ➜ Mansion House ➜ Blackfriars ➜ Temple ➜ Embankment

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and station closures

First and last train times on the District line

Tube times for the District line

Alternative routes include West Ham to Plaistow and West Ham to Bromley By Bow

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

West Ham train station is not wheelchair accessible

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

West Ham station entrance – There’s a lift between the entrance and the District/​H&C line platforms (or three flights of 14 stairs). There are two lifts between the entrance and the Jubilee line platforms (or two escalators)

Embankment station exit – There are two flights of stairs from the Circle/​District line platforms to the booking hall (2x15 steps up from the eastbound platform, or 16 steps up +14 steps up from the westbound platform), or two escalators plus three flights of stairs from the Bakerloo line platforms (6 steps up +19 steps up from the southbound platform, or 6 steps up +20 steps up from the northbound platform), or two escalators plus one flight of stairs from the Northern line platforms (6 steps up). After that there’s another flight of 4 stairs to the Victoria Embankment exit, but the Villiers Street exit is on the level

Tube fare between London Charing Cross and West Ham

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 ⇄ West Ham 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 ⇄ West Ham 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 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 fares · Senior bus fares · Child bus fares

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

Travel by carCar parks near Embankment station