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

The journey from Leicester Square to West Kensington is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the Piccadilly and District tube lines, changing trains at Earl’s Court

  1. From Leicester Square take the Piccadilly Line
  2. Change at Earl’s Court to the District Line
  3. Leave the train at West Kensington

Number of tube stops: 8 · Journey time: Approx 25 mins

Stations on the route: Leicester Square ➜ Piccadilly Circus ➜ Green Park ➜ Hyde Park Corner ➜ Knightsbridge ➜ South Kensington ➜ Gloucester Road ➜ Earl’s Court [change train] Earl’s Court ➜ West Kensington

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Piccadilly and District

First and last train times on the Piccadilly line

Tube times for the Piccadilly line

Alternative routes include Leicester Square to Earls Court, Leicester Square to Barons Court and Leicester Square to West Brompton

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Leicester Square tube station is not wheelchair accessible

West Kensington 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 Earl’s Court – You can use a lift when changing platforms

West Kensington station exit – You must use two flights of stairs between the platforms and the exit (16 steps up +13 steps up from the eastbound platform, and 2x15 steps up from the westbound platform)

The journey from West Kensington to Leicester Square is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the District and Piccadilly tube lines, changing trains at Earl’s Court

  1. From West Kensington take the District Line
  2. Change at Earl’s Court to the Piccadilly Line
  3. Leave the train at Leicester Square

Number of tube stops: 8 · Journey time: Approx 23 mins

Stations on the route: West Kensington ➜ Earl’s Court [change train] Earl’s Court ➜ Gloucester Road ➜ South Kensington ➜ Knightsbridge ➜ Hyde Park Corner ➜ Green Park ➜ Piccadilly Circus ➜ Leicester Square

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the District and Piccadilly

First and last train times on the District line

Tube times for the District line

Alternative routes include West Kensington to Earls Court, West Kensington to Barons Court and West Kensington to West Brompton

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

West Kensington underground station is not wheelchair accessible

Leicester Square station is not wheelchair accessible

West Kensington station entrance – You must use two flights of stairs between the entrance and platforms (13 steps down +16 steps down to the eastbound platform, and 2x15 steps down to the westbound platform)

Changing tube line at Earl’s Court – You can use a lift when changing 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 West 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 Leicester Square ⇄ West 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 Leicester Square ⇄ West 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 about 3¾ miles which would take about 80 minutes 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 fares · Senior bus fares · Child bus fares

Travel by taxi – The 3¾ mile ride between West Kensington train station and Leicester Square in a black cab should cost you about £18 to £31 and take anything from 15 to 29 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Leicester Square station