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Elephant & Castle ⇄ Knightsbridge Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Elephant & Castle to Knightsbridge is in fare zone 1 and you’ll have to use the Bakerloo and Piccadilly tube lines, changing trains at Piccadilly Circus

  1. From Elephant & Castle take the Bakerloo Line
  2. Change at Piccadilly Circus to the Piccadilly Line
  3. Leave the train at Knightsbridge

Number of tube stops: 8 · Journey time: Approx 24 mins

Stations on the route: Elephant & Castle ➜ Lambeth North ➜ Waterloo ➜ Embankment ➜ Charing Cross ➜ Piccadilly Circus [change train] Piccadilly Circus ➜ Green Park ➜ Hyde Park Corner ➜ Knightsbridge

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Bakerloo and Piccadilly

First and last train times on the Bakerloo line

Tube times for the Bakerloo line

Alternative routes include Elephant & Castle to Hyde Park Corner, Elephant & Castle to South Kensington and Elephant & Castle to Sloane Square

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Elephant & Castle underground station is not wheelchair accessible

Knightsbridge station is not wheelchair accessible

Elephant & Castle station entrance – You can use a lift between the Elephant & Castle southside entrance and the Northern line southbound platform, or a lift plus three flights of stairs to the Northern line northbound platform (9 steps down +6 steps up +20 steps down), or a lift plus three flights of stairs to the Bakerloo line platforms (20 steps down +5 steps up +18 steps down). From the Elephant & Castle northside entrance you must use a lift plus four flights of stairs to the Northern line southbound platform (20 steps down +18 steps up +5 steps down +20 steps up), or a lift plus three flights of stairs to the Northern line northbound platform (20 steps down +18 steps up +15 steps up), or a lift plus one flight of stairs to the Bakerloo line platforms (20 steps down)

Changing tube line at Piccadilly Circus – You must use stairs when changing between the Bakerloo/​Piccadilly line platforms (19 steps up +20 steps down)

Knightsbridge station exit – There’s an escalator and one flight of stairs from the platforms to the booking hall (20 steps up). If you want to avoid the escalator then you can use six flights of stairs (16 steps up +4x17 steps up +3 steps up). After that there’s another two flights of stairs between the booking hall and the Knightsbridge northside exit (8 steps up +21 steps up), or three flights of stairs to the Knightsbridge southside exit (4 steps up +18 steps up +4 steps up), Sloane Street/Brompton Road eastside exit (7 steps up +13 steps up +6 steps up) and Brompton Road westside exit (4 steps up +5 steps up +15 steps up)

The journey from Knightsbridge to Elephant & Castle is in fare zone 1 and you’ll have to use the Piccadilly and Bakerloo tube lines, changing trains at Piccadilly Circus

  1. From Knightsbridge take the Piccadilly Line
  2. Change at Piccadilly Circus to the Bakerloo Line
  3. Leave the train at Elephant & Castle

Number of tube stops: 8 · Journey time: Approx 23 mins

Stations on the route: Knightsbridge ➜ Hyde Park Corner ➜ Green Park ➜ Piccadilly Circus [change train] Piccadilly Circus ➜ Charing Cross ➜ Embankment ➜ Waterloo ➜ Lambeth North ➜ Elephant & Castle

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Piccadilly and Bakerloo

First and last train times on the Piccadilly line

Tube times for the Piccadilly line

Alternative routes include Knightsbridge to Hyde Park Corner, Knightsbridge to South Kensington and Knightsbridge to Sloane Square

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Knightsbridge train station is not wheelchair accessible

Elephant & Castle station is not wheelchair accessible

Knightsbridge station entrance – There are two flights of stairs between the Knightsbridge northside entrance and the booking hall (21 steps down +8 steps down), or three flights of stairs from the Knightsbridge southside entrance (4 steps down +18 steps down +4 steps down), Sloane Street/Brompton Road eastside entrance (6 steps down +13 steps down +7 steps down) and Brompton Road westside entrance (15 steps down +5 steps down +4 steps down). After that there’s another escalator and one flight of stairs down to the platforms (20 steps down). If you want to avoid the escalator then you can use another six flights of stairs (3 steps down +4x17 steps down +16 steps down)

Changing tube line at Piccadilly Circus – You must use stairs when changing between the Bakerloo/​Piccadilly line platforms (19 steps up +20 steps down)

Elephant & Castle station exit – You can use a lift to the Elephant & Castle southside exit from the Northern line southbound platform, or a lift plus three flights of stairs from the Northern line northbound platform (9 steps up +6 steps down +20 steps up), or a lift plus three flights of stairs from the Bakerloo line platforms (20 steps up +5 steps down +18 steps up). To the Elephant & Castle northside exit you must use a lift plus four flights of stairs from the Northern line southbound platform (20 steps up +18 steps down +5 steps up +20 steps down), or a lift plus three flights of stairs from the Northern line northbound platform (20 steps up +18 steps down +15 steps down), or a lift plus one flight of stairs from the Bakerloo line platforms (20 steps up)

Tube fare between Elephant & Castle and Knightsbridge

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 Elephant & Castle ⇄ Knightsbridge 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 Elephant & Castle ⇄ Knightsbridge 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 – The distance is roughly 2¾ miles, which will probably take around 52-58 minutes on foot

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 2¾ mile ride between Knightsbridge station and Elephant & Castle in a black cab should cost you about £14.30 to £24.60 and take anything from 12 to 24 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Knightsbridge station