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

The journey from King's Cross St Pancras to Wapping 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 Wapping

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

Stations on the route: King’s Cross St. Pancras ➜ Farringdon ➜ Barbican ➜ Moorgate ➜ Liverpool Street ➜ Aldgate East ➜ Whitechapel [change train] Whitechapel ➜ Shadwell ➜ Wapping

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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 Shadwell

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

Wapping 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 Whitechapel – You can use escalators from the Elizbeth line, and lifts from all the other platforms

Wapping station exit – You must use one lift and three flights of stairs between the platforms and the exit (21 steps up +4 steps up +2 steps down), or eight flights of stairs if you want to avoid the lift (21 steps up +12 steps up +15 steps up +12 steps up +3x15 steps up +2 steps up)

The journey from Wapping 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 Wapping 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: 8 · Journey time: Approx 28 mins

Stations on the route: Wapping ➜ Shadwell ➜ Whitechapel [change train] Whitechapel ➜ Aldgate East ➜ Liverpool Street ➜ Moorgate ➜ Barbican ➜ Farringdon ➜ King’s Cross St. Pancras

Alternative routes include Wapping to Shadwell

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Wapping 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

Wapping station entrance – You must use one lift and three flights of stairs between the entrance and the platforms (2 steps up +4 steps down +21 steps down), or eight flights of stairs if you want to avoid the lift (2 steps up +3x15 steps down +12 steps down +15 steps down +12 steps down +21 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 Wapping

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 ⇄ Wapping 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 ⇄ Wapping 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
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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.