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Kilburn Park ⇄ South Kensington Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Kilburn Park to South Kensington is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the Bakerloo and Circle tube lines, changing trains at Paddington

  1. From Kilburn Park take the Bakerloo Line
  2. Change at Paddington to the Circle Line
  3. Leave the train at South Kensington

Number of tube stops: 8 · Journey time: Approx 27 mins

Stations on the route: Kilburn Park ➜ Maida Vale ➜ Warwick Avenue ➜ Paddington [change train] Paddington ➜ Bayswater ➜ Notting Hill Gate ➜ High Street Kensington ➜ Gloucester Road ➜ South Kensington

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Bakerloo and Circle

First and last train times on the Bakerloo line

Tube times for the Bakerloo line

Alternative routes include Kilburn Park to Gloucester Road, Kilburn Park to Knightsbridge and Kilburn Park to Sloane Square

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Kilburn Park tube station is not wheelchair accessible

South Kensington station is not wheelchair accessible

Kilburn Park station entrance – There’s an escalator between the entrance and the platforms, but no lift. If you want to avoid the escalator then you can use four flights of stairs (4x15 steps down)

Changing tube line at Paddington – You must use stairs when changing between the Bakerloo, Circle/District and H&C platforms

South Kensington station exit – You must use two flights of stairs down from the Circle/​District line platforms to the booking hall (12 steps up +13 steps up), or use two escalators plus one flight of stairs from the Piccadilly line platforms (17 steps down to the eastbound, or 20 steps up to the westbound platform). After that you must use another two flights of stairs to the Pelham Street/​Thurloe Street exits (3 steps up +13 steps up), or use three flights plus walk through a long subway to the National History Museum exit (8 steps down +16 steps up +15 steps up), or use three flights plus walk through a long subway to the Science Museum exit (8 steps down +14 steps up +10 steps up), or use three flights plus walk through a long subway to the Ismaili Centre exit (8 steps down +2x14 steps up)

The journey from South Kensington to Kilburn Park is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the Circle and Bakerloo tube lines, changing trains at Paddington

  1. From South Kensington take the Circle Line
  2. Change at Paddington to the Bakerloo Line
  3. Leave the train at Kilburn Park

Number of tube stops: 8 · Journey time: Approx 28 mins

Stations on the route: South Kensington ➜ Gloucester Road ➜ High Street Kensington ➜ Notting Hill Gate ➜ Bayswater ➜ Paddington [change train] Paddington ➜ Warwick Avenue ➜ Maida Vale ➜ Kilburn Park

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Circle and Bakerloo

First and last train times on the Circle line

Tube times for the Circle line

Alternative routes include South Kensington to Gloucester Road, South Kensington to Knightsbridge and South Kensington to Sloane Square

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

South Kensington underground station is not wheelchair accessible

Kilburn Park station is not wheelchair accessible

South Kensington station entrance – You must use two flights of stairs from the Pelham Street/​Thurloe Street entrances to the booking hall (13 steps down +3 steps down), or use three flights plus walk through a long subway from the National History Museum entrance (15 steps down +16 steps down +8 steps up), or use three flights plus walk through a long subway from the Science Museum entrance (10 steps down +14 steps down +8 steps up), or use three flights plus walk through a long subway from the Ismaili Centre entrance (2x14 steps down +8 steps up). After that you must use another two flights of stairs down to the Circle/​District line platforms (13 steps down +12 steps down), or use two escalators plus one flight of stairs to the Piccadilly line platforms (17 steps up to the eastbound, or 20 steps down to the westbound platform)

Changing tube line at Paddington – You must use stairs when changing between the Bakerloo, Circle/District and H&C platforms

Kilburn Park station exit – There’s an escalator between the platforms and the exit, but no lift. If you want to avoid the escalator then you can use four flights of stairs (4x15 steps up)

Tube fare between Kilburn Park and South Kensington

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 Kilburn Park ⇄ South Kensington 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 Kilburn Park ⇄ South Kensington 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 London Underground prices, Pensioner prices, Children’s prices, Oyster card prices, Contactless card prices and Travelcard prices
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 to Kilburn Park is about three miles. It would take you around 57-63 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 prices 2024 · Pensioner bus prices 2024 · Children’s bus prices 2024

Travel by taxi – The three mile taxi ride between South Kensington train station and Kilburn Park station should cost between £14.30 and £24.60 and take about 13-25 mins

Travel by carCar parks near South Kensington station