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

The journey from Lancaster Gate to Whitechapel is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the Central and Hammersmith & City tube lines, changing trains at Liverpool Street

  1. From Lancaster Gate take the Central Line
  2. Change at Liverpool Street to the Hammersmith & City Line
  3. Leave the train at Whitechapel

Number of tube stops: 11 · Journey time: Approx 32 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 [change train] Liverpool Street ➜ Aldgate East ➜ Whitechapel

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Central and H&C

First and last train times on the Central line

Tube times for the Central line

Alternative routes include Lancaster Gate to Aldgate East, Lancaster Gate to Stepney Green and Lancaster Gate to Bethnal Green

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Lancaster Gate tube station is not wheelchair accessible

Whitechapel 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 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

Whitechapel station exit – There are lifts up from the London Overground, District and Hammersmith & City platforms, and escalators from the Elizabeth line

The journey from Whitechapel to Lancaster Gate 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 Whitechapel take the Hammersmith & City Line
  2. Change at Liverpool Street to the Central Line
  3. Leave the train at Lancaster Gate

Number of tube stops: 11 · Journey time: Approx 33 mins

Stations on the route: Whitechapel ➜ Aldgate East ➜ Liverpool Street [change train] 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 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 Whitechapel to Aldgate East, Whitechapel to Stepney Green and Whitechapel to Bethnal Green

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Whitechapel underground station is not wheelchair accessible

Lancaster Gate station is not wheelchair accessible

Whitechapel station entrance – There are lifts down to the London Overground, District and Hammersmith & City platforms, and escalators to the Elizabeth line

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

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 Whitechapel

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 Lancaster Gate ⇄ Whitechapel 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 Lancaster Gate ⇄ Whitechapel 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.

Other ways to make this journey

Travel on foot – It’s around 5 miles to Lancaster Gate, which is too far 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 fares · Senior bus fares · Child bus fares

Travel by taxi – A five mile taxi ride between Whitechapel train station and Lancaster Gate station should cost between £23 and £35.50 and take about 21-35 mins depending on the traffic

Travel by carCar parks near Lancaster Gate station and Whitechapel