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Earl’s Court ⇄ Piccadilly Circus Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Earl's Court to Piccadilly Circus is in fare zone 1 and it’s a direct train on the Piccadilly tube line

  1. From Earl’s Court take the Piccadilly Line
  2. Leave the train at Piccadilly Circus

Number of tube stops: 6 · Journey time: Approx 10 mins

Stations on the route: Earl’s Court ➜ Gloucester Road ➜ South Kensington ➜ Knightsbridge ➜ Hyde Park Corner ➜ Green Park ➜ Piccadilly Circus

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and station closures

First and last train times on the Piccadilly line

Tube times for the Piccadilly line

Alternative routes include Earl’s Court to Leicester Square, Earl’s Court to Green Park and Earl’s Court to Charing Cross

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Earl’s Court station is wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street to the train

Piccadilly Circus station is not wheelchair accessible

Earl’s Court station entrance – The Warwick Road entrance and booking hall are on the level, but you must use one flight of 8 stairs from the Earl’s Court Road entrance. After that there’s a lift down to the platforms. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use two flights of stairs to the District line platforms (14 steps down +13 steps down to the eastbound platform, or 2x14 steps down to the westbound platform), or an escalator and four flights of stairs to the Piccadilly line platforms (14 steps down +13 steps down +19 steps down +4 steps down)

Piccadilly Circus station exit – There are two escalators plus a flight of stairs from the platforms to the booking hall (19 steps up from the Piccadilly platforms, and 20 steps up from the Bakerloo platforms). After that you must use another two flights of stairs to the exit (4 steps up +19 steps up to the Piccadilly northside exit, 9 steps up +19 steps up to the Regent Street southside exit, 8 steps up +22 steps up to the Glasshouse Street exit, 2x13 steps up to the Coventry Street exit, and 2x12 steps up to the Lower Regent Street exit)

The journey from Piccadilly Circus to Earl's Court is in fare zone 1 and it’s a direct train on the Piccadilly tube line

  1. From Piccadilly Circus take the Piccadilly Line
  2. Leave the train at Earl’s Court

Number of tube stops: 6 · Journey time: Approx 14 mins

Stations on the route: Piccadilly Circus ➜ Green Park ➜ Hyde Park Corner ➜ Knightsbridge ➜ South Kensington ➜ Gloucester Road ➜ Earl’s Court

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and station closures

First and last train times on the Piccadilly line

Tube times for the Piccadilly line

Alternative routes include Piccadilly Circus to Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus to Green Park and Piccadilly Circus to Charing Cross

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

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

Earl’s Court station is not wheelchair accessible

Piccadilly Circus station entrance – You must use two flights of stairs between the entrances and the booking hall (19 steps down +4 steps down from the Piccadilly northside entrance, 19 steps down +9 steps down from the Regent Street southside entrance, 22 steps down +8 steps down from the Glasshouse Street entrance, 2x13 steps down from the Coventry Street entrance, and 2x12 steps down from the Lower Regent Street entrance). After that there are two escalators plus another flight of stairs to the platforms (19 steps down to the Piccadilly platforms, and 20 steps down to the Bakerloo platforms)

Earl’s Court station exit – There’s a lift between the platforms and the booking hall. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use two flights of stairs from the District line platforms (13 steps up +14 steps up from the eastbound platform, or 2x14 steps up from the westbound platform), or an escalator and four flights of stairs from the Piccadilly line platforms (4 steps up +19 steps up +13 steps up +14 steps up). After that there’s one flight of 8 stairs to the Earl’s Court Road exit, but the Warwick Road exit is on the level

Tube fare between Earl's Court and Piccadilly Circus

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 Earl’s Court ⇄ Piccadilly Circus 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 Earl’s Court ⇄ Piccadilly Circus 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 tickets 2024, Senior tickets 2024, Child tickets 2024, Oyster fares 2024, Contactless fares 2024 and Travelcard fares 2024
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 Earl’s Court 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 prices · Pensioner bus prices · Children’s bus prices

Travel by taxi – The three mile taxi ride between Piccadilly Circus underground station and Earl’s Court station should cost between £14.30 and £24.60 and take about 13-25 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Piccadilly Circus station