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

The journey from Leicester Square to South Quay is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the Northern, Jubilee and DLR tube lines, changing trains at Waterloo and Canary Wharf

  1. From Leicester Square take the Northern Line
  2. Change at Waterloo to the Jubilee Line
  3. Change at Canary Wharf to the Docklands Light Railway
  4. Leave the train at South Quay

Number of tube stops: 10 · Journey time: Approx 40 mins

Stations on the route: Leicester Square ➜ Charing Cross ➜ Embankment ➜ Waterloo [change train] Waterloo ➜ Southwark ➜ London Bridge ➜ Bermondsey ➜ Canada Water ➜ Canary Wharf (Underground) [change train] Canary Wharf (DLR) ➜ Heron Quays ➜ South Quay

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 Crossharbour & London Arena and Leicester Square to Heron Quays

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Leicester Square tube station is not wheelchair accessible

South Quay 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 Canary Wharf – You must use an escalator, a lift, and walk 200 metres outside to change between the DLR and Jubilee platforms

South Quay station exit – There’s a lift between the platforms and the exit. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use four flights of stairs (2x16 steps down +6 steps down +16 steps down)

The journey from South Quay to Leicester Square is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the DLR, Jubilee and Northern tube lines, changing trains at Canary Wharf and

  1. From South Quay take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Change at Canary Wharf to the Jubilee Line
  3. Change at Waterloo to the Northern Line
  4. Leave the train at Leicester Square

Number of tube stops: 10 · Journey time: Approx 40 mins

Stations on the route: South Quay ➜ Heron Quays ➜ Canary Wharf (DLR) [change train] Canary Wharf (Underground) ➜ 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 South Quay to Crossharbour & London Arena and South Quay to Heron Quays

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

South Quay underground station is not wheelchair accessible

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

South Quay station entrance – There’s a lift between the entrance and the platforms. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use four flights of stairs (16 steps up +6 steps up +2x16 steps up)

Changing tube line at Canary Wharf – You must use an escalator, a lift, and walk 200 metres outside to change between the DLR and Jubilee 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

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 South Quay

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 ⇄ South Quay 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 ⇄ South Quay 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 London Underground prices, Pensioner prices, Children’s prices, Oyster card prices, Contactless card prices and Travelcard prices
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 – We don’t recommend walking – the stations are 4¾ miles apart

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 – A 4¾ mile taxi fare between South Quay train station and Leicester Square should cost you about £23 to £35.50 and take anything from 20 to 34 mins depending on the traffic

Travel by carCar parks near Leicester Square station and South Quay