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King’s Cross St Pancras ⇄ Maida Vale Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from King's Cross St Pancras to Maida Vale is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the Hammersmith & City and Bakerloo tube lines, changing trains at Baker Street

  1. From King’s Cross St. Pancras take the Hammersmith & City Line
  2. Change at Baker Street to the Bakerloo Line
  3. Leave the train at Maida Vale

Number of tube stops: 8 · Journey time: Approx 25 mins

Stations on the route: King’s Cross St. Pancras ➜ Euston Square ➜ Great Portland Street ➜ Baker Street [change train] Baker Street ➜ Marylebone ➜ Edgware Road ➜ Paddington ➜ Warwick Avenue ➜ Maida Vale

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the H&C and Bakerloo

First and last train times on the Hammersmith & City line

Tube times for the Hammersmith & City line

Alternative routes include King’s Cross St. Pancras to Warwick Avenue, King’s Cross St. Pancras to St Johns Wood and King’s Cross St. Pancras to Kilburn Park

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

King’s Cross St. Pancras station is wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street to the train

Maida Vale station is not wheelchair accessible

King’s Cross St. Pancras station entrance – There’s a lift between the King’s Cross forecourt entrance and the booking hall. There are four flights of stairs between the Pancras Road entrance and the Metropolitan line booking hall (16 steps down +3 steps down +2x11 steps down) or one flight of stairs to the Northern/​Piccadilly/​Victoria line booking hall (7 steps down). There are four flights of stairs between the Belgrove Street and Crestfield Street entrances and the Metropolitan line booking hall (19 steps down +5 steps down +2x11 steps down) or one flight of stairs to the Northern/​Piccadilly/​Victoria line booking hall (7 steps down). After that there’s a lift down to the platforms. If you want to avoid the lift then you can get an escalator to the Piccadilly line platforms, an escalator (or 3x17 steps down +11 steps down) to the Victoria line platforms, or two escalators (or one escalator and 3x17 steps down +11 steps down) to the Northern line platforms

Changing tube line at Baker Street – Changing between the Bakerloo/​Jubilee line is on the level, but you must use two flights of stairs for eastbound changes on the Circle/​Metropolitan/​H&C line (8 steps down +21 steps down) or three flights of stairs for westbound changes on the Circle/​Metropolitan/​H&C line (8 steps down +2x10 steps down)

Maida Vale station exit – You must use an escalator and two flights of stairs from the platforms to the exit (7 steps up +19 steps up). If you want to avoid the escalator then you can use another four flights of stairs (4x16 steps up)

The journey from Maida Vale to King's Cross St Pancras is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the Bakerloo and Circle tube lines, changing trains at Paddington

  1. From Maida Vale take the Bakerloo Line
  2. Change at Paddington to the Circle Line
  3. Leave the train at King’s Cross St. Pancras

Number of tube stops: 7 · Journey time: Approx 26 mins

Stations on the route: Maida Vale ➜ Warwick Avenue ➜ Paddington [change train] Paddington ➜ Edgware Road ➜ Baker Street ➜ Great Portland Street ➜ Euston Square ➜ King’s Cross St. Pancras

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 Maida Vale to Warwick Avenue, Maida Vale to St Johns Wood and Maida Vale to Kilburn Park

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Maida Vale underground station is wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street to the train

King’s Cross St. Pancras station is not wheelchair accessible

Maida Vale station entrance – You must use two flights of stairs and an escalator from the entrance to platforms (19 steps down +7 steps down). If you want to avoid the escalator then you can use another four flights of stairs (4x16 steps down)

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

King’s Cross St. Pancras station exit – There’s a lift from the platforms to the booking hall. If you want to avoid the lift then you can get an escalator from the Piccadilly line platforms, an escalator (or 11 steps up +3x17 steps up) from the Victoria line platforms, or two escalators (or one escalator and 11 steps up +3x17 steps up) from the Northern line platforms. After that there’s a lift to the King’s Cross forecourt exit. There are four flights of stairs from the Metropolitan line booking hall to the Pancras Road exit (2x11 steps up +3 steps up +16 steps up) or one flight of stairs from the Northern/​Piccadilly/​Victoria line booking hall (7 steps up). There are four flights of stairs from the Metropolitan line booking hall and the Belgrove Street and Crestfield Street exits (2x11 steps up +5 steps up +19 steps up) or one flight of stairs from the Northern/​Piccadilly/​Victoria line booking hall (7 steps up)

Tube fare between King's Cross St Pancras and Maida Vale

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 King’s Cross St Pancras ⇄ Maida Vale 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 King’s Cross St Pancras ⇄ Maida Vale 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 prices 2024, Senior tube prices 2024, Child tube prices 2024, Oyster prices 2024, Contactless prices 2024 and Travelcard prices 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 – The distance is roughly 2¾ miles, which will probably take around 52-58 minutes on foot

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 · OAP bus prices 2024 · Kids bus prices 2024

Travel by taxi – A 2¾ mile ride between Maida Vale underground station and King’s Cross St. Pancras in a black cab should cost you about £14.30 to £24.60 and take anything from 12 to 24 mins

Travel by carCar parks near King’s Cross St. Pancras station and Maida Vale