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Highgate ⇄ Russell Square Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Highgate to Russell Square is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the Northern and Piccadilly tube lines, changing trains at King’s Cross St. Pancras

  1. From Highgate take the Northern Line
  2. Change at King’s Cross St. Pancras to the Piccadilly Line
  3. Leave the train at Russell Square

Number of tube stops: 7 · Journey time: Approx 27 mins

Stations on the route: Highgate ➜ Archway ➜ Tufnell Park ➜ Kentish Town ➜ Camden Town ➜ Euston ➜ King’s Cross St. Pancras [change train] King’s Cross St. Pancras ➜ Russell Square

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Northern and Piccadilly

First and last train times on the Northern line

Tube times for the Northern line

Alternative routes include Highgate to Holborn, Highgate to Goodge Street and Highgate to Euston

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Highgate station is not wheelchair accessible

Russell Square station is not wheelchair accessible

Highgate station entrance – You must use one flight of stairs between the Priory Gardens/​Wood Lane entrance and the booking hall (16 steps down), or seven flights of stairs from the Archway Road entrance (16 steps down +2x17 steps down +13 steps down +14 steps down +13 steps down +12 steps down), or four flights of stairs from the car park entrance (13 steps down +14 steps down +13 steps down +12 steps down). After that there’s an escalator down to the platforms (or 3 steps down +6x17 steps down +13 steps down)

Changing tube line at King’s Cross St. Pancras – There’s a lift when changing between the platforms

Russell Square station exit – You must use a lift plus one flight of stairs between the platforms and the exit (20 steps up). If you want to avoid the lift then you can use another twelve flights of stairs (14 steps up +5 steps up +16 steps up +6x17 steps up +18 steps up +6 steps up +15 steps up)

The journey from Russell Square to Highgate is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the Piccadilly and Northern tube lines, changing trains at King’s Cross St. Pancras

  1. From Russell Square take the Piccadilly Line
  2. Change at King’s Cross St. Pancras to the Northern Line
  3. Leave the train at Highgate

Number of tube stops: 7 · Journey time: Approx 29 mins

Stations on the route: Russell Square ➜ King’s Cross St. Pancras [change train] King’s Cross St. Pancras ➜ Euston ➜ Camden Town ➜ Kentish Town ➜ Tufnell Park ➜ Archway ➜ Highgate

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Piccadilly and Northern

First and last train times on the Piccadilly line

Tube times for the Piccadilly line

Alternative routes include Russell Square to Holborn, Russell Square to Goodge Street and Russell Square to Euston

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Russell Square underground station is not wheelchair accessible

Highgate station is not wheelchair accessible

Russell Square station entrance – You must use a lift plus one flight of stairs between the entrance and the platforms (20 steps down). If you want to avoid the lift then you can use another twelve flights of stairs (15 steps down +6 steps down +18 steps down +6x17 steps down +16 steps down +5 steps down +14 steps down)

Changing tube line at King’s Cross St. Pancras – There’s a lift when changing between the platforms

Highgate station exit – There’s an escalator from the platforms to the booking hall (or 13 steps up +6x17 steps up +3 steps up). After that you must use one flight of stairs to the Priory Gardens/​Wood Lane exit (16 steps up), or one escalator and three flights of stairs to the Archway Road exit (2x17 steps up +16 steps up), or four flights of stairs to the car park exit (12 steps up +13 steps up +14 steps up +13 steps up)

Tube fare between Highgate and Russell Square

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 Highgate ⇄ Russell Square 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 Highgate ⇄ Russell Square 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 London Underground fares, Pensioner fares, Children’s fares, Oyster card fares, Contactless card fares and Travelcard fares
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 – If you wanted to walk the four mile distance it would take around 75-85 minutes

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 tickets 2024 · Pensioner bus tickets 2024 · Children’s bus tickets 2024

Travel by taxi – The four mile ride between Russell Square underground station and Highgate station in a black cab should cost between £18 and £31 and take about 16-30 mins depending on the traffic

Travel by carCar parks near Russell Square station