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Kensal Green ⇄ Leicester Square Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Kensal Green to Leicester Square is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the Bakerloo and Piccadilly tube lines, changing trains at Piccadilly Circus

  1. From Kensal Green take the Bakerloo Line
  2. Change at Piccadilly Circus to the Piccadilly Line
  3. Leave the train at Leicester Square

Number of tube stops: 12 · Journey time: Approx 32 mins

Stations on the route: Kensal Green ➜ Queen’s Park ➜ Kilburn Park ➜ Maida Vale ➜ Warwick Avenue ➜ Paddington ➜ Edgware Road ➜ Marylebone ➜ Baker Street ➜ Regent’s Park ➜ Oxford Circus ➜ Piccadilly Circus [change train] Piccadilly Circus ➜ Leicester Square

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Bakerloo and Piccadilly

First and last train times on the Bakerloo line

Tube times for the Bakerloo line

Alternative routes include Kensal Green to Charing Cross, Kensal Green to Covent Garden and Kensal Green to Piccadilly Circus

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Kensal Green underground station is not wheelchair accessible

Leicester Square station is not wheelchair accessible

Kensal Green station entrance – You must use three flights of stairs between the entrance and the platforms (11 steps down +2x20 steps down)

Changing tube line at Piccadilly Circus – You must use stairs when changing between the Bakerloo/​Piccadilly line platforms (19 steps up +20 steps down)

Leicester Square station exit – You must an escalator plus a flight of 20 stairs from the platforms to the booking hall. After that you must use two flights of stairs to the Cranbourn Street exit (13 steps up +18 steps up), or two flights of stairs to the Charing Cross Road eastside exit (13 steps up +10 steps up), or three flights of stairs to the Charing Cross Road westside exit (11 steps up +13 steps up +7 steps up)

The journey from Leicester Square to Kensal Green is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the Piccadilly and Bakerloo tube lines, changing trains at Piccadilly Circus

  1. From Leicester Square take the Piccadilly Line
  2. Change at Piccadilly Circus to the Bakerloo Line
  3. Leave the train at Kensal Green

Number of tube stops: 12 · Journey time: Approx 34 mins

Stations on the route: Leicester Square ➜ Piccadilly Circus [change train] Piccadilly Circus ➜ Oxford Circus ➜ Regent’s Park ➜ Baker Street ➜ Marylebone ➜ Edgware Road ➜ Paddington ➜ Warwick Avenue ➜ Maida Vale ➜ Kilburn Park ➜ Queen’s Park ➜ Kensal Green

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Piccadilly and Bakerloo

First and last train times on the Piccadilly line

Tube times for the Piccadilly line

Alternative routes include Leicester Square to Charing Cross, Leicester Square to Covent Garden and Leicester Square to Piccadilly Circus

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Leicester Square underground station is not wheelchair accessible

Kensal Green station is not wheelchair accessible

Leicester Square station entrance – You must use two flights of stairs from the Cranbourn Street entrance and the booking hall (18 steps down +13 steps down), or two flights of stairs from the Charing Cross Road eastside entrance (20 steps down +13 steps down), or three flights of stairs from the Charing Cross Road westside entrance (7 steps down +13 steps down +11 steps down). After that you must an escalator plus a flight of 20 stairs down to the platforms

Changing tube line at Piccadilly Circus – You must use stairs when changing between the Bakerloo/​Piccadilly line platforms (19 steps up +20 steps down)

Kensal Green station exit – You must use three flights of stairs between the platforms and the exit (2x20 steps up +11 steps up)

Tube fare between Kensal Green and Leicester Square

This tube journey is in Oyster zones 1-2. The cheapest fare is £2.80 off-peak (£3.40 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 Kensal Green ⇄ Leicester 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 1-2 fare £6.70 £3.40 £2.80 £8.50 £8.50
Travelcard prices from Kensal Green ⇄ Leicester Square Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares
Fare Zone Travelcards (Train, Bus & Tram)
One day travel­card Week travel­card Month travel­card
Anytime Off-peak
Zone 1-2 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 Adult tube fares 2024, Senior tube fares 2024, Child tube fares 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 on foot – You’ll be better off sticking with the tube – 4½ miles 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 tickets 2024 · OAP bus tickets 2024 · Kids bus tickets 2024

Travel by taxi – A 4½ mile taxi ride between Leicester Square station and Kensal Green can be done in about 19-33 mins and will cost you around £23 to £35.50

Travel by carCar parks near Leicester Square station