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

The journey from King's Cross St Pancras to New Cross Gate is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the Hammersmith & City and London Overground tube lines, changing trains at Whitechapel

  1. From King’s Cross St. Pancras take the Hammersmith & City Line
  2. Change at Whitechapel to the London Overground
  3. Leave the train at New Cross Gate

Number of tube stops: 12 · Journey time: Approx 36 mins

Stations on the route: King’s Cross St. Pancras ➜ Farringdon ➜ Barbican ➜ Moorgate ➜ Liverpool Street ➜ Aldgate East ➜ Whitechapel [change train] Whitechapel ➜ Shadwell ➜ Wapping ➜ Rotherhithe ➜ Canada Water ➜ Surrey Quays ➜ New Cross Gate

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the H&C and London Overground

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 New Cross

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

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)

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 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 King's Cross St Pancras is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the London Overground and Hammersmith & City tube lines, changing trains at Whitechapel

  1. From New Cross Gate take the London Overground
  2. Change at Whitechapel to the Hammersmith & City Line
  3. Leave the train at King’s Cross St. Pancras

Number of tube stops: 12 · Journey time: Approx 36 mins

Stations on the route: New Cross Gate ➜ Surrey Quays ➜ Canada Water ➜ Rotherhithe ➜ Wapping ➜ Shadwell ➜ Whitechapel [change train] Whitechapel ➜ Aldgate East ➜ Liverpool Street ➜ Moorgate ➜ Barbican ➜ Farringdon ➜ King’s Cross St. Pancras

Alternative routes include New Cross Gate to New Cross

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

New Cross Gate underground station is wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street to the train

King’s Cross St. Pancras 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 Whitechapel – You can use escalators from the Elizbeth line, and lifts from all the other 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 New Cross Gate

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 ⇄ 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 1-2 fare £6.70 £3.40 £2.80 £8.50 £8.50
Travelcard prices from King’s Cross St Pancras ⇄ 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 1-2 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 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 on foot – The distance from New Cross Gate to King’s Cross St. Pancras 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 fares · Pensioner bus fares · Children’s bus fares

Travel by taxi – A 5¼ miles taxi journey between New Cross Gate underground station and King’s Cross St. Pancras should cost approximately £23 to £35.50 will take 23-37 mins

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