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

The journey from Lancaster Gate to Stratford is in fare zones 1&2 and it’s a direct train on the Central tube line

  1. From Lancaster Gate take the Central Line
  2. Leave the train at Stratford

Number of tube stops: 12 · Journey time: Approx 28 mins

Stations on the route: Lancaster Gate ➜ Marble Arch ➜ Bond Street ➜ Oxford Circus ➜ Tottenham Court Road ➜ Holborn ➜ Chancery Lane ➜ St. Paul’s ➜ Bank ➜ Liverpool Street ➜ Bethnal Green ➜ Mile End ➜ Stratford

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and station closures

First and last train times on the Central line

Tube times for the Central line

Alternative routes include Lancaster Gate to Leyton, Lancaster Gate to Plaistow and Lancaster Gate to Bromley By Bow

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Lancaster Gate tube station is not wheelchair accessible

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

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)

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 Lancaster Gate is in fare zones 1-3 and it’s a direct train on the Central tube line

  1. From Stratford take the Central Line
  2. Leave the train at Lancaster Gate

Number of tube stops: 12 · Journey time: Approx 29 mins

Stations on the route: Stratford ➜ Mile End ➜ Bethnal Green ➜ Liverpool Street ➜ Bank ➜ St. Paul’s ➜ Chancery Lane ➜ Holborn ➜ Tottenham Court Road ➜ Oxford Circus ➜ Bond Street ➜ Marble Arch ➜ Lancaster Gate

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and station closures

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

Lancaster Gate 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)

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 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 Lancaster Gate ⇄ 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 Lancaster Gate ⇄ 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 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 carCar parks near Lancaster Gate station