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East India ⇄ Russell Square Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from East India to Russell Square is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the DLR, DLR, Central and Piccadilly tube lines, changing trains at Shadwell, Bank and Holborn

  1. From East India take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Change at Shadwell to the Docklands Light Railway
  3. Change at Bank to the Central Line
  4. Change at Holborn to the Piccadilly Line
  5. Leave the train at Russell Square

Number of tube stops: 10 · Journey time: Approx 52 mins

Stations on the route: East India ➜ Blackwall ➜ Poplar ➜ Westferry ➜ Limehouse ➜ Shadwell [change train] Shadwell ➜ Bank [change train] Bank ➜ St. Paul’s ➜ Chancery Lane ➜ Holborn [change train] Holborn ➜ Russell Square

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the DLR, DLR, Central and Piccadilly

First and last train times on the DLR

Tube times for the Docklands Light Railway

Alternative routes include East India to Holborn, East India to Goodge Street and East India to Euston

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

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

Russell Square station is not wheelchair accessible

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 Shadwell – You must use stairs when changing between the DLR and London Overground platforms

Changing tube line at Bank – Changing between the Central and DLR platforms involves a lift plus escalator. Changing between the W&C line and any other platform involves a lift, an escalator plus a long travelator. You must use stairs when changing trains from the Northern line to any other platform

Russell Square station exit – You must use a lift plus one flight of stairs between the platforms and the exit (20 steps up). If you want to avoid the lift then you can use another twelve flights of stairs (14 steps up +5 steps up +16 steps up +6x17 steps up +18 steps up +6 steps up +15 steps up)

The journey from Russell Square to East India is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the Piccadilly, Central and DLR tube lines, changing trains at Holborn and

  1. From Russell Square take the Piccadilly Line
  2. Change at Holborn to the Central Line
  3. Change at Bank to the Docklands Light Railway
  4. Leave the train at East India

Number of tube stops: 10 · Journey time: Approx 42 mins

Stations on the route: Russell Square ➜ Holborn [change train] Holborn ➜ Chancery Lane ➜ St. Paul’s ➜ Bank [change train] Bank ➜ Shadwell ➜ Limehouse ➜ Westferry ➜ Poplar ➜ Blackwell ➜ East India

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Piccadilly, Central and DLR

First and last train times on the Piccadilly line

Tube times for the Piccadilly line

Alternative routes include Russell Square to Holborn, Russell Square to Goodge Street and Russell Square to Euston

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

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

East India station is not wheelchair accessible

Russell Square station entrance – You must use a lift plus one flight of stairs between the entrance and the platforms (20 steps down). If you want to avoid the lift then you can use another twelve flights of stairs (15 steps down +6 steps down +18 steps down +6x17 steps down +16 steps down +5 steps down +14 steps down)

Changing tube line at Holborn – You must use stairs when changing between the Central/​Piccadilly line platforms

Changing tube line at Bank – Changing between the Central and DLR platforms involves a lift plus escalator. Changing between the W&C line and any other platform involves a lift, an escalator plus a long travelator. You must use stairs when changing trains from the Northern line to any other platform

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)

Tube fare between East India and Russell Square

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 India ⇄ Russell Square 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 India ⇄ Russell Square 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 London Underground fares, Pensioner fares, Children’s fares, Oyster card fares, Contactless card 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 – It’s about 5⅓ miles from Russell Square to East India which 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 tickets 2024 · Pensioner bus tickets 2024 · Children’s bus tickets 2024

Travel by taxi – Catching a black cab 5⅓ miles between Russell Square underground station and East India station will take 24-38 mins and cost about £28 and £40

Travel by carCar parks near East India station and Russell Square