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Gloucester Road ⇄ Highbury & Islington Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Gloucester Road to Highbury & Islington is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the Circle and Victoria tube lines, changing trains at Edgware Road and King’s Cross St. Pancras

  1. From Gloucester Road take the Circle Line
  2. Change at King’s Cross St. Pancras to the Victoria Line
  3. Leave the train at Highbury & Islington

Number of tube stops: 10 · Journey time: Approx 34 mins

Stations on the route: 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 [change train] King’s Cross St. Pancras ➜ Highbury & Islington

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Circle and Victoria

First and last train times on the Circle line

Tube times for the Circle line

Alternative routes include Gloucester Road to Caledonian Road, Gloucester Road to Holloway Road and Gloucester Road to Angel

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Gloucester Road underground station is not wheelchair accessible

Highbury & Islington station is not wheelchair accessible

Gloucester Road station entrance – You must use a lift plus two flights of stairs between the entrance and the Piccadilly line platforms (12 steps down +15 steps down), or three flights of stairs to the Circle/​District line platforms (3x12 steps down to the Circle and District eastbound, or 17 steps down +12 steps down +11 steps down to the District westbound)

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

Highbury & Islington station exit – You must use two flights of stairs plus an escalator from the Victoria line platforms to the exit (2x17 steps up). If you want to avoid the escalator then you can use another five flights of stairs (7 steps up +3x17 steps up +3 steps up). But you can use a lift from the London Overground platforms to the exit. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use two flights of stairs (2x12 steps up)

The journey from Highbury & Islington to Gloucester Road is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the Victoria and District tube lines, changing trains at Victoria

  1. From Highbury & Islington take the Victoria Line
  2. Change at Victoria to the District Line
  3. Leave the train at Gloucester Road

Number of tube stops: 9 · Journey time: Approx 29 mins

Stations on the route: Highbury & Islington ➜ King’s Cross St. Pancras ➜ Euston ➜ Warren Street ➜ Oxford Circus ➜ Green Park ➜ Victoria [change train] Victoria ➜ Sloane Square ➜ South Kensington ➜ Gloucester Road

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Victoria and District

First and last train times on the Victoria line

Tube times for the Victoria line

Alternative routes include Highbury & Islington to Caledonian Road, Highbury & Islington to Holloway Road and Highbury & Islington to Angel

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Highbury & Islington underground station is not wheelchair accessible

Gloucester Road station is not wheelchair accessible

Highbury & Islington station entrance – You must use an escalator plus two flights of stairs from the entrance to the Victoria line platforms (2x17 steps down). If you want to avoid the escalator then you can use another five flights of stairs (3 steps down +3x17 steps down +7 steps down). But you can use a lift from the entrance to the London Overground platforms. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use two flights of stairs (2x12 steps down)

Changing tube line at Victoria – You can use a lift when changing between the Circle/​District/​Victoria/​National Rail platforms

Changing tube line at – There’s a lift when changing between the platforms

Gloucester Road station exit – You must use a lift plus two flights of stairs from the Piccadilly line platforms to the exit (15 steps up +12 steps up), or three flights of stairs from the Circle/​District line platforms (3x12 steps to the Circle and District eastbound, or 11 steps up +12 steps up +17 steps up from the District westbound)

Tube fare between Gloucester Road and Highbury & Islington

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 Gloucester Road ⇄ Highbury & Islington 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 Gloucester Road ⇄ Highbury & Islington 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 Gloucester Road, 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 · OAP bus tickets · Kids bus tickets

Travel by taxi – A five mile taxi ride between Highbury & Islington station and Gloucester Road station should cost between £23 and £35.50 and take about 21-35 mins depending on the traffic

Travel by carCar parks near Gloucester Road station