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High St Kensington ⇄ Kew Gardens Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from High Street Kensington to Kew Gardens is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the District tube lines, changing trains at Earl’s Court

  1. From High Street Kensington take the District Line
  2. Change at Earl’s Court to the District Line
  3. Leave the train at Kew Gardens

Number of tube stops: 9 · Journey time: Approx 31 mins

Stations on the route: High Street Kensington ➜ Earl’s Court [change train] Earl’s Court ➜ West Kensington ➜ Barons Court ➜ Hammersmith ➜ Ravenscourt Park ➜ Stamford Brook ➜ Turnham Green ➜ Gunnersbury ➜ Kew Gardens

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the District

First and last train times on the District line

Tube times for the District line

Alternative routes include High Street Kensington to Richmond and High Street Kensington to Gunnersbury

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

High Street Kensington underground station is not wheelchair accessible

Kew Gardens station has step-free access from the street to the platform (but there may be a step up or gap to the train)

High Street Kensington station entrance – You must use two flights of stairs between the entrance and the platforms (16 steps down +15 steps down)

Changing tube line at Earl’s Court – You can use a lift when changing platforms

Kew Gardens station exit – There is level access between the eastbound platform and the Station Avenue exit, and the westbound platform and the North Road exit, but there are three flights of stairs between the westbound platform and the Station Avenue exit (15 steps down +2x11 steps up), and three flights of stairs between the eastbound platform and the North Road exit (2x11 steps down +15 steps up)

The journey from Kew Gardens to High Street Kensington is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the District tube lines, changing trains at Earl’s Court

  1. From Kew Gardens take the District Line
  2. Change at Earl’s Court to the District Line
  3. Leave the train at High Street Kensington

Number of tube stops: 9 · Journey time: Approx 28 mins

Stations on the route: Kew Gardens ➜ Gunnersbury ➜ Turnham Green ➜ Stamford Brook ➜ Ravenscourt Park ➜ Hammersmith ➜ Barons Court ➜ West Kensington ➜ Earl’s Court [change train] Earl’s Court ➜ High Street Kensington

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the District

First and last train times on the District line

Tube times for the District line

Alternative routes include Kew Gardens to Richmond and Kew Gardens to Gunnersbury

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Kew Gardens underground station is not wheelchair accessible

High Street Kensington station has step-free access from the street to the platform (but there may be a step up or gap to the train)

Kew Gardens station entrance – There is level access between the Station Avenue entrance and the eastbound platform, and the North Road entrance and the westbound platform, but there are three flights of stairs between the Station Avenue entrance and the westbound platform (2x11 steps down +15 steps up), and three flights of stairs between the North Road entrance and the eastbound platform (15 steps down +2x11 steps up)

Changing tube line at Earl’s Court – You can use a lift when changing platforms

High Street Kensington station exit – You must use two flights of stairs between the platforms and the exit (15 steps down +16 steps up)

Tube fare between High Street Kensington and Kew Gardens

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 High St Kensington ⇄ Kew Gardens 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 High St Kensington ⇄ Kew Gardens 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 train prices 2024, Senior train prices 2024, Child train prices 2024, Oyster prices 2024, Contactless prices 2024 and Travelcard prices 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 – It’s about 4⅓ miles from Kew Gardens to High Street Kensington which is too far to walk

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 2024 · OAP bus fares 2024 · Kids bus fares 2024

Travel by taxi – Taking a 4⅓ mile taxi journey between Kew Gardens station and High Street Kensington station will take 18-33 mins and cost between £23 and £35.50

Travel by carCar parks near High Street Kensington station