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

The journey from Great Portland Street to Tower Gateway is in fare zone 1

  1. From Great Portland Street take the Metropolitan Line
  2. Change at Aldgate to the Circle Line
  3. Leave train at Tower Hill and walk 2 mins to Tower Gateway

Number of tube stops: 8 · Journey time: Approx 37 mins

Stations on the route: Great Portland Street ➜ Euston Square ➜ King’s Cross St. Pancras ➜ Farringdon ➜ Barbican ➜ Moorgate ➜ Liverpool Street ➜ Aldgate [change train] Aldgate ➜ Tower Hill [walk to] Tower Gateway

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and station closures

First and last train times on the Metropolitan line

Tube times for the Metropolitan line

Alternative routes include Great Portland Street to Tower Hill, Great Portland Street to Aldgate and Great Portland Street to Whitechapel

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Great Portland Street tube station is not wheelchair accessible

Tower Gateway station is wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street to the train

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 Aldgate – You must use stairs when changing platforms

Tower Hill 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 to the Jubilee Walk exit (2x14 steps up), or three flights of stairs to the Trinity Square exit (12 steps up +9 steps up +15 steps up)

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

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

Number of tube stops: 8 · Journey time: Approx 19 mins

Stations on the route: Tower Hill ➜ Aldgate ➜ Liverpool Street ➜ Moorgate ➜ Barbican ➜ Farringdon ➜ King’s Cross St. Pancras ➜ Euston Square ➜ 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 Tower Hill to Tower Hill, Tower Hill to Aldgate and Tower Hill to Whitechapel

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Tower Hill underground station is not wheelchair accessible

Great Portland Street station is wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street to the train

Tower Hill 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 (2x14 steps down)

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 Tower Gateway

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 ⇄ Tower Gateway 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 ⇄ Tower Gateway 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 2024, Pensioner fares 2024, Children’s fares 2024, Oyster card fares 2024, Contactless card 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 – 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 fares · Senior citizen bus fares · Children’s bus fares

Travel by taxi – A 3¼ mile taxi journey between Tower Hill train station and Great Portland Street should cost approximately £14.30 to £24.60 and take 14-27 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Great Portland Street station and Tower Hill