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East Acton ⇄ King’s Cross St Pancras Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from East Acton to King's Cross St Pancras is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the Central and Circle tube lines, changing trains at Notting Hill Gate and Edgware Road

  1. From East Acton take the Central Line
  2. Change at Notting Hill Gate to the Circle Line
  3. Leave the train at King’s Cross St. Pancras

Number of tube stops: 11 · Journey time: Approx 35 mins

Stations on the route: East Acton ➜ White City ➜ Shepherd’s Bush ➜ Holland Park ➜ Notting Hill Gate [change train] Notting Hill Gate ➜ Bayswater ➜ Paddington ➜ Edgware Road [change train] Edgware Road ➜ Baker Street ➜ Great Portland Street ➜ Euston Square ➜ King’s Cross St. Pancras

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Central and Circle

First and last train times on the Central line

Tube times for the Central line

Alternative routes include East Acton to Euston, East Acton to Russell Square and East Acton to Euston Square

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

East Acton underground station is not wheelchair accessible

King’s Cross St. Pancras station is wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street to the train

East Acton station entrance – You must use two flights of stairs between the entrance and the eastbound platform (18 steps up +19 steps up), or three flights of stairs to the westbound platform (11 steps up +14 steps up +16 steps up)

Changing tube line at Notting Hill Gate – You must use stairs when changing between the Central line platforms and the Circle/District line platforms

King’s Cross St. Pancras station exit – There’s a lift from the platforms to the booking hall. If you want to avoid the lift then you can get an escalator from the Piccadilly line platforms, an escalator (or 11 steps up +3x17 steps up) from the Victoria line platforms, or two escalators (or one escalator and 11 steps up +3x17 steps up) from the Northern line platforms. After that there’s a lift to the King’s Cross forecourt exit. There are four flights of stairs from the Metropolitan line booking hall to the Pancras Road exit (2x11 steps up +3 steps up +16 steps up) or one flight of stairs from the Northern/​Piccadilly/​Victoria line booking hall (7 steps up). There are four flights of stairs from the Metropolitan line booking hall and the Belgrove Street and Crestfield Street exits (2x11 steps up +5 steps up +19 steps up) or one flight of stairs from the Northern/​Piccadilly/​Victoria line booking hall (7 steps up)

The journey from King's Cross St Pancras to East Acton is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the Victoria and Central tube lines, changing trains at Oxford Circus

  1. From King’s Cross St. Pancras take the Victoria Line
  2. Change at Oxford Circus to the Central Line
  3. Leave the train at East Acton

Number of tube stops: 12 · Journey time: Approx 34 mins

Stations on the route: King’s Cross St. Pancras ➜ Euston ➜ Warren Street ➜ Oxford Circus [change train] Oxford Circus ➜ Bond Street ➜ Marble Arch ➜ Lancaster Gate ➜ Queensway ➜ Notting Hill Gate ➜ Holland Park ➜ Shepherd’s Bush ➜ White City ➜ East Acton

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Victoria and Central

First and last train times on the Victoria line

Tube times for the Victoria line

Alternative routes include King’s Cross St. Pancras to Euston, King’s Cross St. Pancras to Russell Square and King’s Cross St. Pancras to Euston Square

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

King’s Cross St. Pancras train station is not wheelchair accessible

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

King’s Cross St. Pancras station entrance – There’s a lift between the King’s Cross forecourt entrance and the booking hall. There are four flights of stairs between the Pancras Road entrance and the Metropolitan line booking hall (16 steps down +3 steps down +2x11 steps down) or one flight of stairs to the Northern/​Piccadilly/​Victoria line booking hall (7 steps down). There are four flights of stairs between the Belgrove Street and Crestfield Street entrances and the Metropolitan line booking hall (19 steps down +5 steps down +2x11 steps down) or one flight of stairs to the Northern/​Piccadilly/​Victoria line booking hall (7 steps down). After that there’s a lift down to the platforms. If you want to avoid the lift then you can get an escalator to the Piccadilly line platforms, an escalator (or 3x17 steps down +11 steps down) to the Victoria line platforms, or two escalators (or one escalator and 3x17 steps down +11 steps down) to the Northern line platforms

Changing tube line at Oxford Circus – Changing between the Bakerloo northbound and Victoria northbound platforms, or the Bakerloo southbound and Victoria southbound platforms, is on the level, but you must use one flights of 20 stairs for all other platform changes

East Acton station exit – You must use two flights of stairs between the eastbound platform and the exit (19 steps down +18 steps down), or three flights of stairs from the westbound platform (16 steps down +14 steps down +11 steps down)

Tube fare between East Acton and King's Cross St Pancras

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 East Acton ⇄ King’s Cross St Pancras 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 East Acton ⇄ King’s Cross St Pancras 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 train prices 2024, Senior train prices 2024, Child train prices 2024, Oyster prices 2024, Contactless prices 2024 and Travelcard prices 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 – You’ll be better off sticking with the tube – 5½ miles is too far 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 fares 2024 · OAP bus fares 2024 · Kids bus fares 2024

Travel by taxi – A 5½ mile taxi fare between King’s Cross St. Pancras station and East Acton will cost you around £28 to £40 and can be done in about 25-38 mins

Travel by carCar parks near King’s Cross St. Pancras station