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

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

  1. From King’s Cross St. Pancras take the Hammersmith & City Line
  2. Change at Liverpool Street to the Central Line
  3. Leave the train at Stratford

Number of tube stops: 7 · Journey time: Approx 29 mins

Stations on the route: King’s Cross St. Pancras ➜ Farringdon ➜ Barbican ➜ Moorgate ➜ Liverpool Street [change train] Liverpool Street ➜ Bethnal Green ➜ Mile End ➜ Stratford

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the H&C and Central

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 Leyton, King’s Cross St. Pancras to Plaistow and King’s Cross St. Pancras to Bromley By Bow

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

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

The DLR and Jubilee lines at Stratford station are wheelchair accessible, and have step-free access from the street to the train. The Central and Elizabeth lines only have step-free access from the street to the platform, and 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 Liverpool Street – You can use a lift or escalator when changing between the Central line and National Rail platforms, or the Central line and the H&C eastbound platform. You can use a lift when changing between the H&C eastbound and National Rail platforms. But you must use stairs for all other platform changes

Stratford station exit – There’s a lift between the Central/​London Overground platforms and the exit (or two flights of 14 stairs), but two lifts between the DLR/​Jubilee line platforms and the exit (or two escalators, or four flights of 14 stairs)

The journey from Stratford to King's Cross St Pancras is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the Central and Metropolitan tube lines, changing trains at Liverpool Street

  1. From Stratford take the Central Line
  2. Change at Liverpool Street to the Metropolitan Line
  3. Leave the train at King’s Cross St. Pancras

Number of tube stops: 7 · Journey time: Approx 30 mins

Stations on the route: Stratford ➜ Mile End ➜ Bethnal Green ➜ Liverpool Street [change train] Liverpool Street ➜ Moorgate ➜ Barbican ➜ Farringdon ➜ King’s Cross St. Pancras

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Central and Metropolitan

First and last train times on the Central line

Tube times for the Central line

Alternative routes include Stratford to Leyton, Stratford to Plaistow and Stratford to Bromley By Bow

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

The DLR and Jubilee lines at Stratford underground station are wheelchair accessible, and have step-free access from the street to the train. The Central and Elizabeth lines only have step-free access from the street to the platform, and there may be a step up or gap 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)

Stratford station entrance – There’s a lift between the entrance and the Central/​London Overground platforms (or two flights of 14 stairs), but two lifts between the entrance and the DLR/​Jubilee line platforms (or two escalators, or four flights of 14 stairs)

Changing tube line at Liverpool Street – You can use a lift or escalator when changing between the Central line and National Rail platforms, or the Central line and the H&C eastbound platform. You can use a lift when changing between the H&C eastbound and National Rail platforms. But you must use stairs for all other platform changes

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 Stratford

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 King’s Cross St Pancras ⇄ Stratford 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 King’s Cross St Pancras ⇄ Stratford 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
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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 Stratford 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 prices 2024 · Pensioner bus prices 2024 · Children’s bus prices 2024

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

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