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Leicester Square ⇄ New Cross Gate Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Leicester Square to New Cross Gate is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the Northern, Jubilee and London Overground tube lines, changing trains at Waterloo and Canada Water

  1. From Leicester Square take the Northern Line
  2. Change at Waterloo to the Jubilee Line
  3. Change at Canada Water to the London Overground
  4. Leave the train at New Cross Gate

Number of tube stops: 9 · Journey time: Approx 39 mins

Stations on the route: Leicester Square ➜ Charing Cross ➜ Embankment ➜ Waterloo [change train] Waterloo ➜ Southwark ➜ London Bridge ➜ Bermondsey ➜ Canada Water [change train] Canada Water ➜ Surrey Quays ➜ New Cross Gate

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Northern, Jubilee and London Overground

First and last train times on the Northern line

Tube times for the Northern line

Alternative routes include Leicester Square to New Cross

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Leicester Square station is not wheelchair accessible

New Cross Gate station has step-free access from the street to the platform (but there may be a step up or gap to the train)

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 Waterloo – You must use an escalator when changing trains from the Jubilee line platforms. You must use stairs when changing trains from the Bakerloo northbound platform, but there’s an escalator when changing trains from the Bakerloo southbound platform

New Cross Gate station exit – You must use three flights of stairs between the platforms and the exit (16 steps up +11 steps up +2 steps down)

The journey from New Cross Gate to Leicester Square is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the London Overground, Jubilee and Northern tube lines, changing trains at Canada Water and

  1. From New Cross Gate take the London Overground
  2. Change at Canada Water to the Jubilee Line
  3. Change at Waterloo to the Northern Line
  4. Leave the train at Leicester Square

Number of tube stops: 9 · Journey time: Approx 40 mins

Stations on the route: New Cross Gate ➜ Surrey Quays ➜ Canada Water [change train] Canada Water ➜ Bermondsey ➜ London Bridge ➜ Southwark ➜ Waterloo [change train] Waterloo ➜ Embankment ➜ Charing Cross ➜ Leicester Square

Alternative routes include New Cross Gate to New Cross

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

New Cross Gate underground station is not wheelchair accessible

Leicester Square station has step-free access from the street to the platform (but there may be a step up or gap to the train)

New Cross Gate station entrance – You must use three flights of stairs between the entrance and the platforms (2 steps up +11 steps down +16 steps down)

Changing tube line at Waterloo – You must use an escalator when changing trains from the Jubilee line platforms. You must use stairs when changing trains from the Bakerloo northbound platform, but there’s an escalator when changing trains from the Bakerloo southbound platform

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 New Cross Gate

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 Leicester Square ⇄ New Cross Gate 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 Leicester Square ⇄ New Cross Gate 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 fares 2024, Senior fares 2024, Child 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 on foot – You’ll be better off sticking with the tube – 4½ miles 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 · Pensioner bus fares · Children’s bus fares

Travel by taxi – A 4½ mile taxi ride between New Cross Gate underground station and Leicester Square can be done in about 19-33 mins and will cost you around £23 to £35.50

Travel by carCar parks near Leicester Square station