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

The journey from Charing Cross to Whitechapel is in fare zones 1&2

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

Number of tube stops: 8 · Journey time: Approx 24 mins

Stations on the route: Charing Cross [walk to] Embankment ➜ Temple ➜ Blackfriars ➜ Mansion House ➜ Cannon Street ➜ Monument ➜ Tower Hill ➜ Aldgate East ➜ Whitechapel

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 Aldgate East, Charing Cross to Stepney Green and Charing Cross to Bethnal Green

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Charing Cross tube station is not wheelchair accessible

Whitechapel station is not wheelchair accessible

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)

Whitechapel station exit – There are lifts up from the London Overground, District and Hammersmith & City platforms, and escalators from the Elizabeth line

The journey from Whitechapel to Charing Cross is in fare zones 1&2 and it’s a direct train on the District tube line

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

Number of tube stops: 8 · Journey time: Approx 17 mins

Stations on the route: 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 Whitechapel to Aldgate East, Whitechapel to Stepney Green and Whitechapel to Bethnal Green

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Whitechapel train station is not wheelchair accessible

Embankment station is not wheelchair accessible

Whitechapel station entrance – There are lifts down to the London Overground, District and Hammersmith & City platforms, and escalators to the Elizabeth line

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 Whitechapel

This tube journey is in Oyster zones 1-2. The cheapest fare is £2.80 off-peak (£3.40 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 ⇄ Whitechapel 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 1-2 fare £6.70 £3.40 £2.80 £8.50 £8.50
Travelcard prices from Charing Cross ⇄ Whitechapel 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 – The distance to Embankment is about three miles. It would take you around 57-63 minutes

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 – The three mile taxi ride between Whitechapel train station and Embankment station should cost between £14.30 and £24.60 and take about 13-25 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Embankment station and Whitechapel