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Leicester Square ⇄ Leytonstone Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Leicester Square to Leytonstone is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the Piccadilly and Central tube lines, changing trains at Holborn

  1. From Leicester Square take the Piccadilly Line
  2. Change at Holborn to the Central Line
  3. Leave the train at Leytonstone

Number of tube stops: 11 · Journey time: Approx 37 mins

Stations on the route: Leicester Square ➜ Covent Garden ➜ Holborn [change train] Holborn ➜ Chancery Lane ➜ St. Paul’s ➜ Bank ➜ Liverpool Street ➜ Bethnal Green ➜ Mile End ➜ Stratford ➜ Leyton ➜ Leytonstone

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Piccadilly and Central

First and last train times on the Piccadilly line

Tube times for the Piccadilly line

Alternative routes include Leicester Square to Leyton

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Leicester Square underground station is not wheelchair accessible

Leytonstone station is not wheelchair accessible

Leicester Square station entrance – You must use two flights of stairs from the Cranbourn Street entrance and the booking hall (18 steps down +13 steps down), or two flights of stairs from the Charing Cross Road eastside entrance (20 steps down +13 steps down), or three flights of stairs from the Charing Cross Road westside entrance (7 steps down +13 steps down +11 steps down). After that you must an escalator plus a flight of 20 stairs down to the platforms

Changing tube line at Holborn – You must use stairs when changing between the Central/​Piccadilly line platforms

Leytonstone station exit – You must use two flights of stairs between the platforms and the exit (2x15 steps down)

The journey from Leytonstone to Leicester Square is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the Central and Piccadilly tube lines, changing trains at Holborn

  1. From Leytonstone take the Central Line
  2. Change at Holborn to the Piccadilly Line
  3. Leave the train at Leicester Square

Number of tube stops: 11 · Journey time: Approx 37 mins

Stations on the route: Leytonstone ➜ Leyton ➜ Stratford ➜ Mile End ➜ Bethnal Green ➜ Liverpool Street ➜ Bank ➜ St. Paul’s ➜ Chancery Lane ➜ Holborn [change train] Holborn ➜ Covent Garden ➜ Leicester Square

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Central and Piccadilly

First and last train times on the Central line

Tube times for the Central line

Alternative routes include Leytonstone to Leyton

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Leytonstone underground station is not wheelchair accessible

Leicester Square station is not wheelchair accessible

Leytonstone station entrance – You must use two flights of stairs between the entrance and the platforms (2x15 steps up)

Changing tube line at Holborn – You must use stairs when changing between the Central/​Piccadilly line platforms

Leicester Square station exit – You must an escalator plus a flight of 20 stairs from the platforms to the booking hall. After that you must use two flights of stairs to the Cranbourn Street exit (13 steps up +18 steps up), or two flights of stairs to the Charing Cross Road eastside exit (13 steps up +10 steps up), or three flights of stairs to the Charing Cross Road westside exit (11 steps up +13 steps up +7 steps up)

Tube fare between Leicester Square and Leytonstone

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 Leicester Square ⇄ Leytonstone 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 Leicester Square ⇄ Leytonstone 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
See our complete list of Adult tube fares 2024, Senior tube fares 2024, Child tube fares 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 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 tickets 2024 · OAP bus tickets 2024 · Kids bus tickets 2024

Travel by carCar parks near Leicester Square station