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Kew Gardens ⇄ New Cross Gate Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Kew Gardens to New Cross Gate is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the District and London Overground tube lines, changing trains at Whitechapel

  1. From Kew Gardens take the District Line
  2. Change at Whitechapel to the London Overground
  3. Leave the train at New Cross Gate

Number of tube stops: 29 · Journey time: Approx 62 mins

Stations on the route: Kew Gardens ➜ Gunnersbury ➜ Turnham Green ➜ Stamford Brook ➜ Ravenscourt Park ➜ Hammersmith ➜ Barons Court ➜ West Kensington ➜ Earl’s Court ➜ Gloucester Road ➜ South Kensington ➜ Sloane Square ➜ Victoria ➜ St. James’s Park ➜ Westminster ➜ Embankment ➜ Temple ➜ Blackfriars ➜ Mansion House ➜ Cannon Street ➜ Monument ➜ Tower Hill ➜ Aldgate East ➜ Whitechapel [change train] Whitechapel ➜ Shadwell ➜ Wapping ➜ Rotherhithe ➜ Canada Water ➜ Surrey Quays ➜ New Cross Gate

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Strikes and closures on the District and London Overground

First and last train times on the District line

Tube times for the District line

Alternative routes include Kew Gardens to New Cross

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

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)

New Cross Gate 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 Whitechapel – You can use escalators from the Elizbeth line, and lifts from all the other platforms

New Cross Gate station exit – You must use three flights of stairs between the platforms and the exit (16 steps up +11 steps up +2 steps down)

The journey from New Cross Gate to Kew Gardens is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the London Overground, Jubilee and District tube lines, changing trains at Canada Water and

  1. From New Cross Gate take the London Overground
  2. Change at Canada Water to the Jubilee Line
  3. Change at Westminster to the District Line
  4. Leave the train at Kew Gardens

Number of tube stops: 21 · Journey time: Approx 66 mins

Stations on the route: New Cross Gate ➜ Surrey Quays ➜ Canada Water [change train] Canada Water ➜ Bermondsey ➜ London Bridge ➜ Southwark ➜ Waterloo ➜ Westminster [change train] Westminster ➜ St. James’s Park ➜ Victoria ➜ Sloane Square ➜ South Kensington ➜ Gloucester Road ➜ Earl’s Court ➜ West Kensington ➜ Barons Court ➜ Hammersmith ➜ Ravenscourt Park ➜ Stamford Brook ➜ Turnham Green ➜ Gunnersbury ➜ Kew Gardens

Alternative routes include New Cross Gate to New Cross

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

New Cross Gate underground 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 has step-free access from the street to the platform (but there may be a step up or gap to the train)

New Cross Gate station entrance – You must use three flights of stairs between the entrance and the platforms (2 steps up +11 steps down +16 steps down)

Changing tube line at Westminster – There are two lifts when changing between the Circle/​District and Jubilee eastbound line platforms (or two escalators and 2x14 stairs), or three lifts when changing between the Circle/​District and Jubilee westbound line platforms (or three escalators and 2x14 stairs)

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)

Tube fare between Kew Gardens and New Cross Gate

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 Kew Gardens ⇄ New Cross Gate 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 Kew Gardens ⇄ New Cross Gate 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 fares 2024, Senior fares 2024, Child 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 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 · Pensioner bus fares · Children’s bus fares