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Kew Gardens ⇄ Royal Oak Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Kew Gardens to Royal Oak is in fare zones 2&3 and you’ll have to use the District and Hammersmith & City tube lines, changing trains at Goldhawk Road

  1. From Kew Gardens take the District Line
  2. Leave train at Hammersmith and walk over the road to the other Hammersmith station.
  3. Change at Hammersmith to the Hammersmith & City Line
  4. Leave the train at Royal Oak

Number of tube stops: 11 · Journey time: Approx 42 mins

Stations on the route: Kew Gardens ➜ Gunnersbury ➜ Turnham Green ➜ Stamford Brook ➜ Ravenscourt Park ➜ Hammersmith [leave train] Walk over the road to the other Hammersmith station (for the Circle/Hammersmith & City line) [change train] Goldhawk Road ➜ Shepherd’s Bush Market ➜ Wood Lane ➜ Latimer Road ➜ Ladbroke Grove ➜ Westbourne Park ➜ Royal Oak

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the District and H&C

First and last train times on the District line

Tube times for the District line

Alternative routes include Kew Gardens to Paddington, Kew Gardens to Bayswater and Kew Gardens to Warwick Avenue

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)

Royal Oak station is not wheelchair accessible

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)

Royal Oak station exit – You must use two flights of stairs between the platforms and the exit (20 steps up +15 steps up)

The journey from Royal Oak to Kew Gardens is in fare zones 2&3 and you’ll have to use the Hammersmith & City and District tube lines, changing trains at Ravenscourt Park

  1. From Royal Oak take the Hammersmith & City Line
  2. Leave train at Hammersmith and walk over the road to the other Hammersmith station
  3. Change at Hammersmith to the District Line
  4. Leave the train at Kew Gardens

Number of tube stops: 11 · Journey time: Approx 44 mins

Stations on the route: Royal Oak ➜ Westbourne Park ➜ Ladbroke Grove ➜ Latimer Road ➜ Wood Lane ➜ Shepherd’s Bush Market ➜ Goldhawk Road ➜ Hammersmith [leave train] Walk over the road to the other Hammersmith station (for the District/Piccadilly line) [change train] Ravenscourt Park ➜ Stamford Brook ➜ Turnham Green ➜ Gunnersbury ➜ Kew Gardens

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the H&C and District

First and last train times on the Hammersmith & City line

Tube times for the Hammersmith & City line

Alternative routes include Royal Oak to Paddington, Royal Oak to Bayswater and Royal Oak to Warwick Avenue

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Royal Oak 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 is not wheelchair accessible

Royal Oak station entrance – You must use two flights of stairs between the entrance and the platforms (15 steps down +20 steps down)

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 Royal Oak

This tube journey is in Oyster zones 2-3. The cheapest fare is £1.90 off-peak (£2.10 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 ⇄ Royal Oak 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 2-3 fare £6.70 £2.10 £1.90 £10 £10
Travelcard prices from Kew Gardens ⇄ Royal Oak 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 – The distance from Royal Oak to Kew Gardens is about 5¼ miles, so we don’t recommend walking

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 – A 5¼ miles taxi journey between Royal Oak underground station and Kew Gardens should cost approximately £23 to £35.50 will take 23-37 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Royal Oak station