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Great Portland St ⇄ Paddington Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Great Portland Street to Paddington is in fare zone 1 and it’s a direct train on the Hammersmith & City tube line

  1. From Great Portland Street take the Hammersmith & City Line
  2. Leave the train at Paddington

Number of tube stops: 3 · Journey time: Approx 8 mins

Stations on the route: Great Portland Street ➜ Baker Street ➜ Edgware Road ➜ Paddington

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and station closures

First and last train times on the Hammersmith & City line

Tube times for the Hammersmith & City line

Alternative routes include Great Portland Street to Lancaster Gate, Great Portland Street to Edgware Road and Great Portland Street to Bayswater

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Great Portland Street station is not wheelchair accessible

The Elizabeth line at Paddington station is wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street to the train. The Bakerloo, Circle (coming from Hammersmith) and Hammersmith & City lines only have step-free access from the street to the platform, and there may be a step up or gap to the train. The Circle (heading towards Edgware Road) and District lines are not wheelchair accessible

Great Portland Street station entrance – You must use three flights of stairs between the entrance and the westbound platform (19 steps down +16 steps down +6 steps down), and four flights to the eastbound platform (19 steps down +12 steps down +6 steps down +5 steps down)

Paddington station exit – There’s an escalator between the Bakerloo line platforms and the exit (or four flights of 18 stairs). There’s a lift between the eastbound Circle/​District platforms heading towards Edgware Road and the exit, and the Circle/H&C platforms heading to/from Hammersmith and the exit

The journey from Paddington to Great Portland Street is in fare zone 1 and it’s a direct train on the Circle tube line

  1. From Paddington take the Circle Line
  2. Leave the train at Great Portland Street

Number of tube stops: 3 · Journey time: Approx 8 mins

Stations on the route: Paddington ➜ Edgware Road ➜ Baker Street ➜ Great Portland Street

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and station closures

First and last train times on the Circle line

Tube times for the Circle line

Alternative routes include Paddington to Lancaster Gate, Paddington to Edgware Road and Paddington to Bayswater

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

The Elizabeth line at Paddington underground station is wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street to the train. The Bakerloo, Circle (coming from Hammersmith) and Hammersmith & City lines only have step-free access from the street to the platform, and there may be a step up or gap to the train. The Circle (heading towards Edgware Road) and District lines are not wheelchair accessible

Great Portland Street station is not wheelchair accessible

Paddington station entrance – There’s an escalator between the entrance and the Bakerloo line platforms (or four flights of 18 stairs). There’s a lift between the entrance and the eastbound Circle/​District platforms heading towards Edgware Road (via the National Rail concourse), and the Circle/​H&C platforms heading to/​from Hammersmith (or three flights of 10, 5 and 16 stairs)

Great Portland Street station exit – You must use three flights of stairs between the westbound platform and the exit (6 steps up +16 steps up +19 steps up), and four flights from the eastbound platform (5 steps up +6 steps up +12 steps up +19 steps up)

Tube fare between Great Portland Street and Paddington

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 Great Portland St ⇄ Paddington 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 Great Portland St ⇄ Paddington 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 Adult tickets 2024, Senior tickets 2024, Child tickets 2024, Oyster fares 2024, Contactless fares 2024 and Travelcard fares 2024
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 – The distance is roughly 1½ miles, which would take about 28-31 minutes on foot

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 prices · Pensioner bus prices · Children’s bus prices

Travel by taxi – A 1½ mile taxi fare between Paddington underground station and Great Portland Street will cost around £10.60 to £18.20 and can be covered in about 8-17 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Great Portland Street station and Paddington