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East Ham ⇄ Whitechapel Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from East Ham to Whitechapel is in fare zones 2&3 and it’s a direct train on the District tube line

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

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

Stations on the route: East Ham ➜ Upton Park ➜ Plaistow ➜ West Ham ➜ Bromley-by-Bow ➜ Bow Road ➜ Mile End ➜ Stepney Green ➜ 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 East Ham to Aldgate East, East Ham to Stepney Green and East Ham to Bethnal Green

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

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

Whitechapel station is not wheelchair accessible

East Ham station entrance – There’s a lift between the entrance and the platforms. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use two flights of stairs (14 steps down +17 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 East Ham is in fare zones 2&3 and it’s a direct train on the District tube line

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

Number of tube stops: 8 · Journey time: Approx 18 mins

Stations on the route: Whitechapel ➜ Stepney Green ➜ Mile End ➜ Bow Road ➜ Bromley-by-Bow ➜ West Ham ➜ Plaistow ➜ Upton Park ➜ East Ham

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 wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street to the train

East Ham 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

East Ham station exit – There’s a lift between the platforms and the exit. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use two flights of stairs (17 steps up +14 steps up)

Tube fare between East Ham and Whitechapel

This tube journey is in Oyster zones 2-3. The cheapest fare is £1.90 off-peak (£2.10 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 Ham ⇄ 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 2-3 fare £6.70 £2.10 £1.90 £10 £10
Travelcard prices from East Ham ⇄ Whitechapel Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares
Fare Zone Travelcards (Train, Bus & Tram)
One day travel­card Week travel­card Month travel­card
Anytime Off-peak
Zone 1-4 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 Tube fares, Tube fares for senior citizens, Tube fares for children, Oyster tube fares, Contactless tube fares and Travelcard tube 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 from Whitechapel to East Ham is about 5¼ miles, so we don’t recommend walking

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 – A 5¼ miles taxi journey between Whitechapel train station and East Ham should cost approximately £23 to £35.50 will take 23-37 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Whitechapel station