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Cutty Sark ⇄ East India Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Cutty Sark to East India is in fare zone 2 and you’ll have to use the DLR and DLR tube lines, changing trains at Poplar

  1. From Cutty Sark take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Change at Poplar to the Docklands Light Railway
  3. Leave the train at East India

Number of tube stops: 10 · Journey time: Approx 26 mins

Stations on the route: Cutty Sark ➜ Island Gardens ➜ Mudchute ➜ Crossharbour & London Arena ➜ South Quay ➜ Heron Quays ➜ Canary Wharf ➜ West India Quay ➜ Poplar [change train] Poplar ➜ Blackwall ➜ East India

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the DLR and DLR

First and last train times on the DLR

Tube times for the Docklands Light Railway

Alternative routes include Cutty Sark to Blackwall, Cutty Sark to All Saints and Cutty Sark to Royal Victoria

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

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

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

Cutty Sark station entrance – There’s a lift between the entrance and the platforms. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use two escalators instead

Changing tube line at Poplar – You can use a lift when changing between the DLR platforms

East India station exit – From the platforms to the Aspen Way exit there’s a lift (or three flights of 14 steps down), plus another lift (or an escalator, or two flights of 16 and 14 steps up). From the platforms to the South Side exit there are two lifts (or four flights of 16 and 14 steps down, and 16 and 15 steps up)

The journey from East India to Cutty Sark is in fare zone 2 and you’ll have to use the DLR and DLR tube lines, changing trains at Poplar

  1. From East India take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Change at Poplar to the Docklands Light Railway
  3. Leave the train at Cutty Sark

Number of tube stops: 10 · Journey time: Approx 26 mins

Stations on the route: East India ➜ Blackwall ➜ Poplar [change train] Poplar ➜ West India Quay ➜ Canary Wharf ➜ Heron Quays ➜ South Quay ➜ Crossharbour & London Arena ➜ Mudchute ➜ Island Gardens ➜ Cutty Sark

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the DLR and DLR

First and last train times on the DLR

Tube times for the Docklands Light Railway

Alternative routes include East India to Blackwall, East India to All Saints and East India to Royal Victoria

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

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

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

East India station entrance – From the Aspen Way entrance to the platforms there’s a lift (or three flights of 14 steps up), plus another lift (or an escalator, or two flights of 14 and 16 steps down). From the South Side entrance to the platforms there are two lifts (or four flights of 15 and 16 steps up, and 14 and 16 steps down)

Changing tube line at Poplar – You can use a lift when changing between the DLR platforms

Cutty Sark station exit – There’s a lift between the platforms and the exit. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use two escalators instead

Tube fare between Cutty Sark and East India

This tube journey is in Oyster zone 2. The cheapest fare is £1.80 off-peak (£1.90 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 Cutty Sark ⇄ East India 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 2 fare £6.70 £1.90 £1.80 £8.50 £8.50
Travelcard prices from Cutty Sark ⇄ East India 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 Cutty Sark is about two miles, which would take 38-42 minutes to walk

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 – A two mile journey between East India tube station and Cutty Sark station in a black taxicab should cost between £10.60 and £18.20 and take about 10-20 mins depending on the traffic

Travel by carCar parks near Cutty Sark station and East India