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

The journey from Leicester Square to Westferry is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the Northern, Waterloo & City and DLR tube lines, changing trains at Waterloo and Bank

  1. From Leicester Square take the Northern Line
  2. Change at Waterloo to the Waterloo & City Line
  3. Change at Bank to the Docklands Light Railway
  4. Leave the train at Westferry

Number of tube stops: 7 · Journey time: Approx 38 mins

Stations on the route: Leicester Square ➜ Charing Cross ➜ Embankment ➜ Waterloo [change train] Waterloo ➜ Bank [change train] Bank ➜ Shadwell ➜ Limehouse ➜ Westferry

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Northern, W&C and DLR

First and last train times on the Northern line

Tube times for the Northern line

Alternative routes include Leicester Square to West India Quay, Leicester Square to Canary Wharf and Leicester Square to Limehouse

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Leicester Square tube station is not wheelchair accessible

Westferry 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 Bank – Changing between the Central and DLR platforms involves a lift plus escalator. Changing between the W&C line and any other platform involves a lift, an escalator plus a long travelator. You must use stairs when changing trains from the Northern line to any other platform

Westferry station exit – There’s a lift between the platforms and the exit. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use three flights of stairs (3x16 steps down to the westbound platform, or 2x16 steps down +14 steps down to the eastbound platform)

The journey from Westferry to Leicester Square is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the DLR, Waterloo & City and Northern tube lines, changing trains at Bank and

  1. From Westferry take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Change at Bank to the Waterloo & City Line
  3. Change at Waterloo to the Northern Line
  4. Leave the train at Leicester Square

Number of tube stops: 7 · Journey time: Approx 37 mins

Stations on the route: Westferry ➜ Limehouse ➜ Shadwell ➜ Bank [change train] Bank ➜ Waterloo [change train] Waterloo ➜ Embankment ➜ Charing Cross ➜ Leicester Square

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the DLR, W&C and Northern

First and last train times on the DLR

Tube times for the Docklands Light Railway

Alternative routes include Westferry to West India Quay, Westferry to Canary Wharf and Westferry to Limehouse

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Westferry underground station is not wheelchair accessible

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

Westferry station entrance – There’s a lift between the entrance and the platforms. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use three flights of stairs (3x16 steps up to the westbound platform, or 14 steps up +2x16 steps up to the eastbound platform)

Changing tube line at Bank – Changing between the Central and DLR platforms involves a lift plus escalator. Changing between the W&C line and any other platform involves a lift, an escalator plus a long travelator. You must use stairs when changing trains from the Northern line to any other platform

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 Westferry

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 ⇄ Westferry 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 ⇄ Westferry 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 Tube fares, Tube fares for senior citizens, Tube fares for children, Oyster tube fares, Contactless tube fares and Travelcard tube 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 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 · Senior bus fares · Child bus fares

Travel by taxi – A 4½ mile taxi ride between Westferry train 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 and Westferry