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

The journey from Leicester Square to Royal Victoria is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the Northern, Jubilee and DLR tube lines, changing trains at Waterloo and Canning Town

  1. From Leicester Square take the Northern Line
  2. Change at Waterloo to the Jubilee Line
  3. Change at Canning Town to the Docklands Light Railway
  4. Leave the train at Royal Victoria

Number of tube stops: 11 · Journey time: Approx 43 mins

Stations on the route: Leicester Square ➜ Charing Cross ➜ Embankment ➜ Waterloo [change train] Waterloo ➜ Southwark ➜ London Bridge ➜ Bermondsey ➜ Canada Water ➜ Canary Wharf ➜ North Greenwich ➜ Canning Town [change train] Canning Town ➜ Royal Victoria

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Northern, Jubilee and DLR

First and last train times on the Northern line

Tube times for the Northern line

Alternative routes include Leicester Square to Custom House, Leicester Square to Canning Town and Leicester Square to East India

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Leicester Square station is not wheelchair accessible

Royal Victoria station is wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street 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

Changing tube line at Canning Town – You must use a lift when changing between the DLR/​Jubilee line platforms, apart from the Stratford, Beckton and Woolwich Arsenal branches of the DLR which have a lift plus escalator

Royal Victoria station exit – There are two lifts between the platform and the exit. If you want to avoid the lifts then you can get four flights of stairs from the eastbound platform (2x16 steps down +14 steps up +16 steps up), or five flights of stairs from the westbound platform (2x16 steps down +8 steps up +2x16 steps up)

The journey from Royal Victoria to Leicester Square is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the DLR, Jubilee and Northern tube lines, changing trains at Canning Town and

  1. From Royal Victoria take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Change at Canning Town to the Jubilee Line
  3. Change at Waterloo to the Northern Line
  4. Leave the train at Leicester Square

Number of tube stops: 11 · Journey time: Approx 43 mins

Stations on the route: Royal Victoria ➜ Canning Town [change train] Canning Town ➜ North Greenwich ➜ Canary Wharf ➜ Canada Water ➜ Bermondsey ➜ London Bridge ➜ Southwark ➜ Waterloo [change train] Waterloo ➜ Embankment ➜ Charing Cross ➜ Leicester Square

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the DLR, Jubilee and Northern

First and last train times on the DLR

Tube times for the Docklands Light Railway

Alternative routes include Royal Victoria to Custom House, Royal Victoria to Canning Town and Royal Victoria to East India

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Royal Victoria underground station is not wheelchair accessible

Leicester Square station is wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street to the train

Royal Victoria station entrance – There are two lifts between the entrance and the platforms. If you want to avoid the lifts then you can get four flights of stairs to the eastbound platform (2x16 steps up +16 steps down +14 steps down), or five flights of stairs to the westbound platform (2x16 steps up +2x16 steps down +8 steps down)

Changing tube line at Canning Town – You must use a lift when changing between the DLR/​Jubilee line platforms, apart from the Stratford, Beckton and Woolwich Arsenal branches of the DLR which have a lift plus escalator

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 Royal Victoria

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 ⇄ Royal Victoria 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 ⇄ Royal Victoria 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 London Underground fares, Pensioner fares, Children’s fares, Oyster card fares, Contactless card fares and Travelcard fares
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 · Pensioner bus tickets 2024 · Children’s bus tickets 2024

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