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Latimer Road ⇄ South Kensington Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Latimer Road to South Kensington is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the Hammersmith & City and Circle tube lines, changing trains at Paddington

  1. From Latimer Road take the Hammersmith & City Line
  2. Change at Paddington to the Circle Line
  3. Leave the train at South Kensington

Number of tube stops: 9 · Journey time: Approx 29 mins

Stations on the route: Latimer Road ➜ Ladbroke Grove ➜ Westbourne Park ➜ Royal Oak ➜ Paddington [change train] Paddington ➜ Bayswater ➜ Notting Hill Gate ➜ High Street Kensington ➜ Gloucester Road ➜ South Kensington

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the H&C and Circle

First and last train times on the Hammersmith & City line

Tube times for the Hammersmith & City line

Alternative routes include Latimer Road to Gloucester Road, Latimer Road to Knightsbridge and Latimer Road to Sloane Square

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Latimer Road tube station is not wheelchair accessible

South Kensington station is not wheelchair accessible

Latimer Road station entrance – You must use three flights of stairs between the entrance and the platforms (11 steps up +9 steps up +20 steps up)

Changing tube line at Paddington – You must use stairs when changing between the Bakerloo, Circle/District and H&C platforms

South Kensington station exit – You must use two flights of stairs down from the Circle/​District line platforms to the booking hall (12 steps up +13 steps up), or use two escalators plus one flight of stairs from the Piccadilly line platforms (17 steps down to the eastbound, or 20 steps up to the westbound platform). After that you must use another two flights of stairs to the Pelham Street/​Thurloe Street exits (3 steps up +13 steps up), or use three flights plus walk through a long subway to the National History Museum exit (8 steps down +16 steps up +15 steps up), or use three flights plus walk through a long subway to the Science Museum exit (8 steps down +14 steps up +10 steps up), or use three flights plus walk through a long subway to the Ismaili Centre exit (8 steps down +2x14 steps up)

The journey from South Kensington to Latimer Road is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the Circle and Hammersmith & City tube lines, changing trains at Paddington

  1. From South Kensington take the Circle Line
  2. Change at Paddington to the Hammersmith & City Line
  3. Leave the train at Latimer Road

Number of tube stops: 9 · Journey time: Approx 29 mins

Stations on the route: South Kensington ➜ Gloucester Road ➜ High Street Kensington ➜ Notting Hill Gate ➜ Bayswater ➜ Paddington [change train] Paddington ➜ Royal Oak ➜ Westbourne Park ➜ Ladbroke Grove ➜ Latimer Road

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Circle and H&C

First and last train times on the Circle line

Tube times for the Circle line

Alternative routes include South Kensington to Gloucester Road, South Kensington to Knightsbridge and South Kensington to Sloane Square

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

South Kensington underground station is not wheelchair accessible

Latimer Road station is not wheelchair accessible

South Kensington station entrance – You must use two flights of stairs from the Pelham Street/​Thurloe Street entrances to the booking hall (13 steps down +3 steps down), or use three flights plus walk through a long subway from the National History Museum entrance (15 steps down +16 steps down +8 steps up), or use three flights plus walk through a long subway from the Science Museum entrance (10 steps down +14 steps down +8 steps up), or use three flights plus walk through a long subway from the Ismaili Centre entrance (2x14 steps down +8 steps up). After that you must use another two flights of stairs down to the Circle/​District line platforms (13 steps down +12 steps down), or use two escalators plus one flight of stairs to the Piccadilly line platforms (17 steps up to the eastbound, or 20 steps down to the westbound platform)

Changing tube line at Paddington – You must use stairs when changing between the Bakerloo, Circle/District and H&C platforms

Latimer Road station exit – You must use three flights of stairs between the platforms and the exit (20 steps down +9 steps down +11 steps down)

Tube fare between Latimer Road and South Kensington

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 Latimer Road ⇄ South Kensington 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 Latimer Road ⇄ South Kensington 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 – The distance is approximately 2⅓ miles from South Kensington to Latimer Road, which would take 44-49 mins on foot

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 – Driving 2⅓ miles in a taxi between South Kensington train station and Latimer Road station will cost between £14.30 and £24.60 and take 11-23 mins

Travel by carCar parks near South Kensington station