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

The journey from Farringdon to West Kensington is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the Metropolitan, Piccadilly and District tube lines, changing trains at King’s Cross St. Pancras and Earl’s Court

  1. From Farringdon take the Metropolitan Line
  2. Change at King’s Cross St. Pancras to the Piccadilly Line
  3. Change at Earl’s Court to the District Line
  4. Leave the train at West Kensington

Number of tube stops: 13 · Journey time: Approx 45 mins

Stations on the route: Farringdon ➜ King’s Cross St. Pancras [change train] King’s Cross St. Pancras ➜ Russell Square ➜ Holborn ➜ Covent Garden ➜ Leicester Square ➜ Piccadilly Circus ➜ Green Park ➜ Hyde Park Corner ➜ Knightsbridge ➜ South Kensington ➜ Gloucester Road ➜ Earl’s Court [change train] Earl’s Court ➜ West Kensington

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Metropolitan, Piccadilly and District

First and last train times on the Metropolitan line

Tube times for the Metropolitan line

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

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

The Elizabeth line at Farringdon tube 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.

West Kensington station is not wheelchair accessible

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 King’s Cross St. Pancras – There’s a lift when changing between the platforms

Changing tube line at Earl’s Court – You can use a lift 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 Farringdon is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the District and Circle tube lines, changing trains at Gloucester Road and

  1. From West Kensington take the District Line
  2. Change at Gloucester Road to the Circle Line
  3. Leave the train at Farringdon

Number of tube stops: 12 · Journey time: Approx 36 mins

Stations on the route: West Kensington ➜ Earl’s Court ➜ Gloucester Road [change train] Gloucester Road ➜ High Street Kensington ➜ Notting Hill Gate ➜ Bayswater ➜ Paddington ➜ Edgware Road [change train] Edgware Road ➜ Baker Street ➜ Great Portland Street ➜ Euston Square ➜ King’s Cross St. Pancras ➜ Farringdon

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the District and Circle

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 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.

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 Gloucester Road – You must use stairs when changing between the Circle/​District line platforms and the Piccadilly line platforms

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 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 Farringdon ⇄ 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 Farringdon ⇄ 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 – It’s around 5 miles to Farringdon, 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 fares · Senior bus fares · Child bus fares

Travel by taxi – A five mile taxi ride between West Kensington train station and Farringdon station should cost between £23 and £35.50 and take about 21-35 mins depending on the traffic

Travel by carCar parks near Farringdon station