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Clapham Common ⇄ Elephant & Castle Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Clapham Common to Elephant & Castle is in fare zones 1&2 and it’s a direct train on the Northern tube line

  1. From Clapham Common take the Northern Line
  2. Leave the train at Elephant & Castle

Number of tube stops: 5 · Journey time: Approx 11 mins

Stations on the route: Clapham Common ➜ Clapham North ➜ Stockwell ➜ Oval ➜ Kennington ➜ Elephant & Castle

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and station closures

First and last train times on the Northern line

Tube times for the Northern line

Alternative routes include Clapham Common to Kennington, Clapham Common to Lambeth North and Clapham Common to Borough

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Clapham Common train station is not wheelchair accessible

Elephant & Castle station is not wheelchair accessible

Clapham Common station entrance – You must use two flights of stairs between the entrance and the booking hall (17 steps down +8 steps down from the Clapham Common/​Clapham Park Road entrance, 9 steps down +15 steps down from the Clapham High Street entrance, or 7 steps down +15 steps down from The Pavement entrance). After that there̱s an escalator (or 5x14 steps down) plus a flight of stairs down to the platforms (19 steps down)

Elephant & Castle station exit – You can use a lift to the Elephant & Castle southside exit from the Northern line southbound platform, or a lift plus three flights of stairs from the Northern line northbound platform (9 steps up +6 steps down +20 steps up), or a lift plus three flights of stairs from the Bakerloo line platforms (20 steps up +5 steps down +18 steps up). To the Elephant & Castle northside exit you must use a lift plus four flights of stairs from the Northern line southbound platform (20 steps up +18 steps down +5 steps up +20 steps down), or a lift plus three flights of stairs from the Northern line northbound platform (20 steps up +18 steps down +15 steps down), or a lift plus one flight of stairs from the Bakerloo line platforms (20 steps up)

The journey from Elephant & Castle to Clapham Common is in fare zones 1&2 and it’s a direct train on the Northern tube line

  1. From Elephant & Castle take the Northern Line
  2. Leave the train at Clapham Common

Number of tube stops: 5 · Journey time: Approx 12 mins

Stations on the route: Elephant & Castle ➜ Kennington ➜ Oval ➜ Stockwell ➜ Clapham North ➜ Clapham Common

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and station closures

First and last train times on the Northern line

Tube times for the Northern line

Alternative routes include Elephant & Castle to Kennington, Elephant & Castle to Lambeth North and Elephant & Castle to Borough

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Elephant & Castle train station is not wheelchair accessible

Clapham Common station is not wheelchair accessible

Elephant & Castle station entrance – You can use a lift between the Elephant & Castle southside entrance and the Northern line southbound platform, or a lift plus three flights of stairs to the Northern line northbound platform (9 steps down +6 steps up +20 steps down), or a lift plus three flights of stairs to the Bakerloo line platforms (20 steps down +5 steps up +18 steps down). From the Elephant & Castle northside entrance you must use a lift plus four flights of stairs to the Northern line southbound platform (20 steps down +18 steps up +5 steps down +20 steps up), or a lift plus three flights of stairs to the Northern line northbound platform (20 steps down +18 steps up +15 steps up), or a lift plus one flight of stairs to the Bakerloo line platforms (20 steps down)

Clapham Common station exit – There’s an escalator (or 5x14 steps up) plus a flight of stairs from the platforms to the booking hall (19 steps up). After that there’s another two flights of stairs from the booking hall to the exit (8 steps up +17 steps up to the Clapham Common/​Clapham Park Road exit, 15 steps up +9 steps up to the Clapham High Street exit, or 15 steps up +7 steps up to The Pavement exit)

Tube fare between Clapham Common and Elephant & Castle

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 Clapham Common ⇄ Elephant & Castle 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 Clapham Common ⇄ Elephant & Castle 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 Adult fares, Senior fares, Child fares, Oyster fares, Contactless fares and Travelcard 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 to Clapham Common 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 tickets 2024 · Senior bus tickets 2024 · Child bus tickets 2024

Travel by taxi – The three mile taxi ride between Elephant & Castle tube station and Clapham Common station should cost between £14.30 and £24.60 and take about 13-25 mins