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Lancaster Gate ⇄ Piccadilly Circus Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Lancaster Gate to Piccadilly Circus is in fare zone 1 and you’ll have to use the Central and Bakerloo tube lines, changing trains at Oxford Circus

  1. From Lancaster Gate take the Central Line
  2. Change at Oxford Circus to the Bakerloo Line
  3. Leave the train at Piccadilly Circus

Number of tube stops: 4 · Journey time: Approx 19 mins

Stations on the route: Lancaster Gate ➜ Marble Arch ➜ Bond Street ➜ Oxford Circus [change train] Oxford Circus ➜ Piccadilly Circus

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Central and Bakerloo

First and last train times on the Central line

Tube times for the Central line

Alternative routes include Lancaster Gate to Leicester Square, Lancaster Gate to Green Park and Lancaster Gate to Charing Cross

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Lancaster Gate station is not wheelchair accessible

Piccadilly Circus station is not wheelchair accessible

Lancaster Gate station entrance – There’s a lift plus one flight of stairs between the entrance and the platforms (20 steps down). If you want to avoid the lift then you can use another eight flights of stairs (16 steps down +5 steps down +7 steps down +3x15 steps down +2x13 steps down)

Changing tube line at Oxford Circus – Changing between the Bakerloo northbound and Victoria northbound platforms, or the Bakerloo southbound and Victoria southbound platforms, is on the level, but you must use one flights of 20 stairs for all other platform changes

Piccadilly Circus station exit – There are two escalators plus a flight of stairs from the platforms to the booking hall (19 steps up from the Piccadilly platforms, and 20 steps up from the Bakerloo platforms). After that you must use another two flights of stairs to the exit (4 steps up +19 steps up to the Piccadilly northside exit, 9 steps up +19 steps up to the Regent Street southside exit, 8 steps up +22 steps up to the Glasshouse Street exit, 2x13 steps up to the Coventry Street exit, and 2x12 steps up to the Lower Regent Street exit)

The journey from Piccadilly Circus to Lancaster Gate is in fare zone 1 and you’ll have to use the Bakerloo and Central tube lines, changing trains at Oxford Circus

  1. From Piccadilly Circus take the Bakerloo Line
  2. Change at Oxford Circus to the Central Line
  3. Leave the train at Lancaster Gate

Number of tube stops: 4 · Journey time: Approx 19 mins

Stations on the route: Piccadilly Circus ➜ Oxford Circus [change train] Oxford Circus ➜ Bond Street ➜ Marble Arch ➜ Lancaster Gate

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Bakerloo and Central

First and last train times on the Bakerloo line

Tube times for the Bakerloo line

Alternative routes include Piccadilly Circus to Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus to Green Park and Piccadilly Circus to Charing Cross

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Piccadilly Circus underground station is not wheelchair accessible

Lancaster Gate station is not wheelchair accessible

Piccadilly Circus station entrance – You must use two flights of stairs between the entrances and the booking hall (19 steps down +4 steps down from the Piccadilly northside entrance, 19 steps down +9 steps down from the Regent Street southside entrance, 22 steps down +8 steps down from the Glasshouse Street entrance, 2x13 steps down from the Coventry Street entrance, and 2x12 steps down from the Lower Regent Street entrance). After that there are two escalators plus another flight of stairs to the platforms (19 steps down to the Piccadilly platforms, and 20 steps down to the Bakerloo platforms)

Changing tube line at Oxford Circus – Changing between the Bakerloo northbound and Victoria northbound platforms, or the Bakerloo southbound and Victoria southbound platforms, is on the level, but you must use one flights of 20 stairs for all other platform changes

Lancaster Gate station exit – There’s a lift plus one flight of stairs between the platforms and the exit (20 steps up). If you want to avoid the lift then you can use another eight flights of stairs (2x13 steps up +3x15 steps up +7 steps up +5 steps up +16 steps up)

Tube fare between Lancaster Gate and Piccadilly Circus

This tube journey is in Oyster zone 1. The cheapest fare is £2.70 off-peak (£2.80 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 Lancaster Gate ⇄ Piccadilly Circus 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 fare £6.70 £2.80 £2.70 £8.50 £8.50
Travelcard prices from Lancaster Gate ⇄ Piccadilly Circus 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 tickets 2024, Senior tickets 2024, Child tickets 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 to Lancaster Gate is about two miles, which would take 38-42 minutes to walk

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 · Pensioner bus prices · Children’s bus prices

Travel by taxi – A two mile journey between Piccadilly Circus underground station and Lancaster Gate station in a black taxicab should cost between £10.60 and £18.20 and take about 10-20 mins depending on the traffic

Travel by carCar parks near Lancaster Gate station and Piccadilly Circus