London Drum

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

The journey from Charing Cross to Westminster is in fare zone 1

  1. Walk 4 mins from Charing Cross to Embankment
  2. From Embankment take the Circle Line
  3. Leave the train at Westminster

Number of tube stops: 1 · Journey time: Approx 14 mins

Stations on the route: Charing Cross [walk to] Embankment ➜ Westminster

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and station closures

First and last train times on the Circle line

Tube times for the Circle line

Alternative routes include Charing Cross to St Jamess Park and Charing Cross to Waterloo

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Charing Cross tube station is not wheelchair accessible

The Jubilee line at Westminster station is wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street to the train. The Circle and District line only have step-free access from the street to the platform, and there may be a step up or gap 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)

Westminster station exit – There’s a lift from the Circle/​District line platforms to the booking hall (or 2x14 steps up), or a lift from the Jubilee eastbound platform (or two escalators), or two lifts from the Jubilee westbound platform (or three escalators). After that there’s another lift to the Bridge Street northside exit (or 16 steps up), or one flight of stairs to the Westminster Pier exit (5 steps down), or three flights to the Parliament Street eastside exit (12 steps up +12 steps up +10 steps down), or four flights to the Parliament Street westside exit (12 steps up +4 steps down +2x12 steps down), or five flights to the Westminster Bridge exit (5 steps up +11 steps up +15 steps up +14 steps down +13 steps down)

The journey from Westminster to Charing Cross is in fare zone 1 and it’s a direct train on the Circle tube line

  1. From Westminster take the Circle Line
  2. Leave the train at Embankment

Number of tube stops: 1 · Journey time: Approx 3 mins

Stations on the route: Westminster ➜ Embankment

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and station closures

First and last train times on the Circle line

Tube times for the Circle line

Alternative routes include Westminster to Charing Cross, Westminster to St Jamess Park and Westminster to Waterloo

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

The Jubilee line at Westminster train station is wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street to the train. The Circle and District line only have step-free access from the street to the platform, and there may be a step up or gap to the train

Embankment station has step-free access from the street to the platform (but there may be a step up or gap to the train)

Westminster station entrance – There’s a lift between the Bridge Street northside entrance and the booking hall (or 16 steps down), or one flight of stairs from the Westminster Pier entrance (5 steps up), or three flights from the Parliament Street eastside entrance (10 steps down +12 steps down +12 steps up), or four flights from the Parliament Street westside entrance (2x12 steps down +4 steps up +12 steps up), or five flights from the Westminster Bridge entrance (13 steps down +14 steps down +15 steps down +11 steps up +5 steps up). After that there’s another lift down to the Circle/​District line platforms (or 2x14 steps down), or a lift down to the Jubilee eastbound platform (or two escalators), or two lifts down to the Jubilee westbound platform (or three 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 Westminster

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 ⇄ Westminster 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 ⇄ Westminster 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 Tube fares, Tube fares for senior citizens, Tube fares for children, Oyster tube fares, Contactless tube fares and Travelcard tube fares
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 – The distance is approximately ½ mile which would take about 9-10 mins on foot

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 – It’s hardly worth getting a taxi for ½ mile

Travel by carCar parks near Embankment station and Westminster