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Farringdon ⇄ Royal Albert Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Farringdon to Royal Albert is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the Metropolitan, Central, Jubilee and DLR tube lines, changing trains at Liverpool Street, Stratford and Canning Town

  1. From Farringdon take the Metropolitan Line
  2. Change at Liverpool Street to the Central Line
  3. Change at Stratford to the Jubilee Line
  4. Change at Canning Town to the Docklands Light Railway
  5. Leave the train at Royal Albert

Number of tube stops: 12 · Journey time: Approx 57 mins

Stations on the route: Farringdon ➜ Barbican ➜ Moorgate ➜ Liverpool Street [change train] Liverpool Street ➜ Bethnal Green ➜ Mile End ➜ Stratford [change train] Stratford ➜ West Ham ➜ Canning Town [change train] Canning Town ➜ Royal Victoria ➜ Custom House ➜ Prince Regent ➜ Royal Albert

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Metropolitan, Central, Jubilee and DLR

First and last train times on the Metropolitan line

Tube times for the Metropolitan line

Alternative routes include Farringdon to Beckton Park, Farringdon to Cyprus and Farringdon to Prince Regent

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

The Elizabeth line at Farringdon station is wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street to the train. The Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines only have step-free access from the street to the platform, and there may be a step up or gap to the train.

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

Farringdon 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 (12 steps down +16 steps down)

Changing tube line at Liverpool Street – You can use a lift or escalator when changing between the Central line and National Rail platforms, or the Central line and the H&C eastbound platform. You can use a lift when changing between the H&C eastbound and National Rail platforms. But you must use stairs for all other platform changes

Changing tube line at Stratford – You must use an escalator when changing between the DLR and Jubilee lines, but you can use a lift for all other platform changes

Royal Albert station exit – There’s a lift between the platforms and the exit. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use three flights of stairs (5 steps up + 2x16 steps up)

The journey from Royal Albert to Farringdon is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the DLR and Circle tube lines, changing trains at Aldgate

  1. From Royal Albert take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Leave train at Tower Gateway and walk 3 mins to Tower Hill
  3. Change at Tower Hill to the Circle Line
  4. Leave the train at Farringdon

Number of tube stops: 15 · Journey time: Approx 54 mins

Stations on the route: Royal Albert ➜ Prince Regent ➜ Custom House ➜ Royal Victoria ➜ Canning Town ➜ East India ➜ Blackwall ➜ Poplar ➜ Westferry ➜ Limehouse ➜ Shadwell ➜ Tower Gateway [leave train] Walk 3 mins to Tower Hill [change train] Aldgate ➜ Liverpool Street ➜ Moorgate ➜ Barbican ➜ Farringdon

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the DLR and Circle

First and last train times on the DLR

Tube times for the Docklands Light Railway

Alternative routes include Royal Albert to Beckton Park, Royal Albert to Cyprus and Royal Albert to Prince Regent

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

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

The Elizabeth line at Farringdon station is wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street to the train. The Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines only have step-free access from the street to the platform, and there may be a step up or gap to the train.

Royal Albert station entrance – There’s a lift between the entrance and the platforms. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use three flights of stairs (2x16 steps down +5 steps down)

Changing tube line at – You must use an escalator when changing between the DLR and Jubilee lines, but you can use a lift for all other platform changes

Farringdon 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 (16 steps up +12 steps up)

Tube fare between Farringdon and Royal Albert

This tube journey is in Oyster zones 1-3. The cheapest fare is £3 off-peak (£3.70 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 Farringdon ⇄ Royal Albert 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 1-3 fare £6.70 £3.70 £3 £10 £10
Travelcard prices from Farringdon ⇄ Royal Albert 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
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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 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 carCar parks near Farringdon station