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Gloucester Road ⇄ Russell Square Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Gloucester Road to Russell Square is in fare zone 1 and it’s a direct train on the Piccadilly tube line

  1. From Gloucester Road take the Piccadilly Line
  2. Leave the train at Russell Square

Number of tube stops: 9 · Journey time: Approx 16 mins

Stations on the route: Gloucester Road ➜ South Kensington ➜ Knightsbridge ➜ Hyde Park Corner ➜ Green Park ➜ Piccadilly Circus ➜ Leicester Square ➜ Covent Garden ➜ Holborn ➜ Russell Square

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and station closures

First and last train times on the Piccadilly line

Tube times for the Piccadilly line

Alternative routes include Gloucester Road to Holborn, Gloucester Road to Goodge Street and Gloucester Road to Euston

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Gloucester Road station is not wheelchair accessible

Russell Square 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)

Russell Square station exit – You must use a lift plus one flight of stairs between the platforms and the exit (20 steps up). If you want to avoid the lift then you can use another twelve flights of stairs (14 steps up +5 steps up +16 steps up +6x17 steps up +18 steps up +6 steps up +15 steps up)

The journey from Russell Square to Gloucester Road is in fare zone 1 and it’s a direct train on the Piccadilly tube line

  1. From Russell Square take the Piccadilly Line
  2. Leave the train at Gloucester Road

Number of tube stops: 9 · Journey time: Approx 19 mins

Stations on the route: Russell Square ➜ Holborn ➜ Covent Garden ➜ Leicester Square ➜ Piccadilly Circus ➜ Green Park ➜ Hyde Park Corner ➜ Knightsbridge ➜ South Kensington ➜ Gloucester Road

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and station closures

First and last train times on the Piccadilly line

Tube times for the Piccadilly line

Alternative routes include Russell Square to Holborn, Russell Square to Goodge Street and Russell Square to Euston

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Russell Square underground station is not wheelchair accessible

Gloucester Road station is not wheelchair accessible

Russell Square station entrance – You must use a lift plus one flight of stairs between the entrance and the platforms (20 steps down). If you want to avoid the lift then you can use another twelve flights of stairs (15 steps down +6 steps down +18 steps down +6x17 steps down +16 steps down +5 steps down +14 steps down)

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 Russell Square

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 Gloucester Road ⇄ Russell Square 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 Gloucester Road ⇄ Russell Square 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 London Underground fares, Pensioner fares, Children’s fares, Oyster card fares, Contactless card fares and Travelcard fares
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 – They stations are 3¼ miles apart and you could walk the distance in around one hour

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 taxi – A 3¼ mile taxi journey between Russell Square underground station and Gloucester Road should cost approximately £14.30 to £24.60 and take 14-27 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Gloucester Road station and Russell Square