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Lewisham ⇄ Plaistow Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Lewisham to Plaistow is in fare zones 2&3 and you’ll have to use the DLR, Jubilee and District tube lines, changing trains at Canary Wharf and West Ham

  1. From Lewisham take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Change at Canary Wharf to the Jubilee Line
  3. Change at West Ham to the District Line
  4. Leave the train at Plaistow

Number of tube stops: 14 · Journey time: Approx 48 mins

Stations on the route: Lewisham ➜ Elverson Road ➜ Deptford Bridge ➜ Greenwich ➜ Cutty Sark ➜ Island Gardens ➜ Mudchute ➜ Crossharbour & London Arena ➜ South Quay ➜ Heron Quays ➜ Canary Wharf (DLR) [change train] Canary Wharf (Underground) ➜ North Greenwich ➜ Canning Town ➜ West Ham [change train] West Ham ➜ Plaistow

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the DLR, Jubilee and District

First and last train times on the DLR

Tube times for the Docklands Light Railway

Alternative routes include Lewisham to West Ham and Lewisham to Upton Park

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

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

Plaistow station is not wheelchair accessible

Lewisham station entrance – There’s a level access ramp between the entrance and the platforms

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 West Ham – There’s are two lifts when changing between the DLR/​Jubilee/​H&C line platforms

Plaistow station exit – You must use two flights of stairs from the westbound platform to the exit (2x15 steps up), and three flights from the eastbound platform (2x14 steps up +2 steps up)

The journey from Plaistow to Lewisham is in fare zones 2&3 and you’ll have to use the District, Jubilee and DLR tube lines, changing trains at West Ham and

  1. From Plaistow take the District Line
  2. Change at West Ham to the Jubilee Line
  3. Change at Canary Wharf to the Docklands Light Railway
  4. Leave the train at Lewisham

Number of tube stops: 14 · Journey time: Approx 46 mins

Stations on the route: Plaistow ➜ West Ham [change train] West Ham ➜ Canning Town ➜ North Greenwich ➜ Canary Wharf (Underground) [change train] Canary Wharf (DLR) ➜ Heron Quays ➜ South Quay ➜ Crossharbour & London Arena ➜ Mudchute ➜ Island Gardens ➜ Cutty Sark ➜ Greenwich ➜ Deptford Bridge ➜ Elverson Road ➜ Lewisham

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the District, Jubilee and DLR

First and last train times on the District line

Tube times for the District line

Alternative routes include Plaistow to West Ham and Plaistow to Upton Park

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

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

Lewisham station is not wheelchair accessible

Plaistow station entrance – You must use two flights of stairs between the entrance and the westbound platform (2x15 steps down), and three flights to the eastbound platform (2 steps down +2x14 steps down)

Changing tube line at West Ham – There’s are two lifts when changing between the DLR/​Jubilee/​H&C line platforms

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

Lewisham station exit – There’s a level access ramp between the platforms and the exit

Tube fare between Lewisham and Plaistow

This tube journey is in Oyster zones 2-3. The cheapest fare is £1.90 off-peak (£2.10 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 Lewisham ⇄ Plaistow 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 2-3 fare £6.70 £2.10 £1.90 £10 £10
Travelcard prices from Lewisham ⇄ Plaistow 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 Adult tickets 2024, Senior tickets 2024, Child tickets 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 – 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 · Pensioner bus prices · Children’s bus prices

Travel by taxi – A 4¾ mile taxi fare between Plaistow underground station and Lewisham should cost you about £23 to £35.50 and take anything from 20 to 34 mins depending on the traffic