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

The journey from Elephant & Castle to West Kensington is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the Bakerloo and District tube lines, changing trains at Embankment

  1. From Elephant & Castle take the Bakerloo Line
  2. Change at Embankment to the District Line
  3. Leave the train at West Kensington

Number of tube stops: 11 · Journey time: Approx 32 mins

Stations on the route: Elephant & Castle ➜ Lambeth North ➜ Waterloo ➜ Embankment [change train] Embankment ➜ Westminster ➜ St. James’s Park ➜ Victoria ➜ Sloane Square ➜ South Kensington ➜ Gloucester Road ➜ Earl’s Court ➜ West Kensington

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Bakerloo and District

First and last train times on the Bakerloo line

Tube times for the Bakerloo line

Alternative routes include Elephant & Castle to Earls Court, Elephant & Castle to Barons Court and Elephant & Castle to West Brompton

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Elephant & Castle tube station is not wheelchair accessible

West Kensington 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 Embankment – You must use stairs when changing platforms

West Kensington station exit – You must use two flights of stairs between the platforms and the exit (16 steps up +13 steps up from the eastbound platform, and 2x15 steps up from the westbound platform)

The journey from West Kensington to Elephant & Castle is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the District and Bakerloo tube lines, changing trains at Embankment

  1. From West Kensington take the District Line
  2. Change at Embankment to the Bakerloo Line
  3. Leave the train at Elephant & Castle

Number of tube stops: 11 · Journey time: Approx 30 mins

Stations on the route: West Kensington ➜ Earl’s Court ➜ Gloucester Road ➜ South Kensington ➜ Sloane Square ➜ Victoria ➜ St. James’s Park ➜ Westminster ➜ Embankment [change train] Embankment ➜ Waterloo ➜ Lambeth North ➜ Elephant & Castle

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the District and Bakerloo

First and last train times on the District line

Tube times for the District line

Alternative routes include West Kensington to Earls Court, West Kensington to Barons Court and West Kensington to West Brompton

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

West Kensington train station is not wheelchair accessible

Elephant & Castle station is not wheelchair accessible

West Kensington station entrance – You must use two flights of stairs between the entrance and platforms (13 steps down +16 steps down to the eastbound platform, and 2x15 steps down to the westbound platform)

Changing tube line at Embankment – You must use stairs when changing platforms

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 West Kensington

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 Elephant & Castle ⇄ West Kensington 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 Elephant & Castle ⇄ West Kensington 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
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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 – We don’t recommend walking – the stations are 4¾ miles apart

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 4¾ mile taxi fare between West Kensington train station and Elephant & Castle should cost you about £23 to £35.50 and take anything from 20 to 34 mins depending on the traffic