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

The journey from Great Portland Street to Plaistow is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the Metropolitan, Central and District tube lines, changing trains at Liverpool Street and Mile End

  1. From Great Portland Street take the Metropolitan Line
  2. Change at Liverpool Street to the Central Line
  3. Change at Mile End to the District Line
  4. Leave the train at Plaistow

Number of tube stops: 12 · Journey time: Approx 45 mins

Stations on the route: Great Portland Street ➜ Euston Square ➜ King’s Cross St. Pancras ➜ Farringdon ➜ Barbican ➜ Moorgate ➜ Liverpool Street [change train] Liverpool Street ➜ Bethnal Green ➜ Mile End [change train] Mile End ➜ Bow Road ➜ Bromley-by-Bow ➜ West Ham ➜ Plaistow

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Metropolitan, Central and District

First and last train times on the Metropolitan line

Tube times for the Metropolitan line

Alternative routes include Great Portland Street to West Ham and Great Portland Street to Upton Park

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Great Portland Street station is not wheelchair accessible

Plaistow station is 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)

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 Mile End – Changing between the Central/​District/​H&C line is on the same platform if the trains are running in the same direction, but you must use stairs if they are running in the opposite direction

Plaistow station exit – You must use two flights of stairs from the westbound platform to the exit (2x15 steps up), and three flights from the eastbound platform (2x14 steps up +2 steps up)

The journey from Plaistow to Great Portland Street is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the District and Hammersmith & City tube lines, changing trains at Whitechapel

  1. From Plaistow take the District Line
  2. Change at Whitechapel to the Hammersmith & City Line
  3. Leave the train at Great Portland Street

Number of tube stops: 14 · Journey time: Approx 39 mins

Stations on the route: Plaistow ➜ West Ham ➜ Bromley-by-Bow ➜ Bow Road ➜ Mile End ➜ Stepney Green ➜ Whitechapel [change train] Whitechapel ➜ Aldgate East ➜ Liverpool Street ➜ Moorgate ➜ Barbican ➜ Farringdon ➜ King’s Cross St. Pancras ➜ Euston Square ➜ Great Portland Street

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the District and H&C

First and last train times on the District line

Tube times for the District line

Alternative routes include Plaistow to West Ham and Plaistow to Upton Park

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Plaistow underground station is not wheelchair accessible

Great Portland Street station is not wheelchair accessible

Plaistow station entrance – You must use two flights of stairs between the entrance and the westbound platform (2x15 steps down), and three flights to the eastbound platform (2 steps down +2x14 steps down)

Changing tube line at Whitechapel – You can use escalators from the Elizbeth line, and lifts from all the other platforms

Changing tube line at – Changing between the Central/​District/​H&C line is on the same platform if the trains are running in the same direction, but you must use stairs if they are running in the opposite direction

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 Plaistow

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 Great Portland St ⇄ Plaistow 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 Great Portland St ⇄ Plaistow 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
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 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 carCar parks near Great Portland Street station