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Greenwich ⇄ Rotherhithe Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Greenwich to Rotherhithe is in fare zone 2 and you’ll have to use the DLR and London Overground tube lines, changing trains at Shadwell

  1. From Greenwich take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Change at Shadwell to the London Overground
  3. Leave the train at Rotherhithe

Number of tube stops: 13 · Journey time: Approx 32 mins

Stations on the route: Greenwich ➜ Cutty Sark ➜ Island Gardens ➜ Mudchute ➜ Crossharbour & London Arena ➜ South Quay ➜ Heron Quays ➜ Canary Wharf ➜ West India Quay ➜ Westferry ➜ Limehouse ➜ Shadwell [change train] Shadwell ➜ Wapping ➜ Rotherhithe

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the DLR and London Overground

First and last train times on the DLR

Tube times for the Docklands Light Railway

Alternative routes include Greenwich to Canada Water

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

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

Rotherhithe station is not wheelchair accessible

Greenwich station entrance – There’s a lift between the entrance and the platforms. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use three flights of stairs (10 stairs down +7 stairs down +14 stairs down)

Changing tube line at Shadwell – You must use stairs when changing between the DLR and London Overground platforms

Rotherhithe station exit – You must use three flights of stairs (15, 9, 15 steps up) plus an escalator (or three flights of 12, 13, 12 steps up) from the platforms to the exit

The journey from Rotherhithe to Greenwich is in fare zone 2 and you’ll have to use the London Overground and DLR tube lines, changing trains at Shadwell

  1. From Rotherhithe take the London Overground
  2. Change at Shadwell to the Docklands Light Railway
  3. Leave the train at Greenwich

Number of tube stops: 13 · Journey time: Approx 32 mins

Stations on the route: Rotherhithe ➜ Wapping ➜ Shadwell [change train] Shadwell ➜ Limehouse ➜ Westferry ➜ West India Quay ➜ Canary Wharf ➜ Heron Quays ➜ South Quay ➜ Crossharbour & London Arena ➜ Mudchute ➜ Island Gardens ➜ Cutty Sark ➜ Greenwich

Alternative routes include Rotherhithe to Canada Water

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

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

Greenwich station is not wheelchair accessible

Rotherhithe station entrance – You must use an escalator (or three flights of 12, 13, 12 steps down), plus another three flights of stairs between the entrance and platforms (15, 9, 15 steps down)

Changing tube line at Shadwell – You must use stairs when changing between the DLR and London Overground platforms

Greenwich station exit – There’s a lift between the platforms and the exit. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use three flights of stairs (14 stairs up +7 stairs up +10 stairs up)

Tube fare between Greenwich and Rotherhithe

This tube journey is in Oyster zone 2. The cheapest fare is £1.80 off-peak (£1.90 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 Greenwich ⇄ Rotherhithe 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 2 fare £6.70 £1.90 £1.80 £8.50 £8.50
Travelcard prices from Greenwich ⇄ Rotherhithe 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.