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Leyton ⇄ New Cross Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Leyton to New Cross is in fare zones 2&3 and you’ll have to use the Central, Jubilee and London Overground tube lines, changing trains at Stratford and Canada Water

  1. From Leyton take the Central Line
  2. Change at Stratford to the Jubilee Line
  3. Change at Canada Water to the London Overground
  4. Leave the train at New Cross

Number of tube stops: 8 · Journey time: Approx 44 mins

Stations on the route: Leyton ➜ Stratford [change train] Stratford ➜ West Ham ➜ Canning Town ➜ North Greenwich ➜ Canary Wharf ➜ Canada Water [change train] Canada Water ➜ Surrey Quays ➜ New Cross

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Central, Jubilee and London Overground

First and last train times on the Central line

Tube times for the Central line

Alternative routes include Leyton to New Cross Gate and Leyton to Deptford Bridge

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Leyton station is not wheelchair accessible

New Cross station has step-free access from the street to the platform (but there may be a step up or gap to the train)

Leyton station entrance – You must use two flights of stairs between the Leyton High Road entrance and the platforms (14 steps down +13 steps down), but four flights of stairs from the car park entrance (13 steps up +14 steps up +14 steps down +13 steps down)

Changing tube line at Stratford – You must use an escalator when changing between the DLR and Jubilee lines, but you can use a lift for all other platform changes

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

The journey from New Cross to Leyton is in fare zones 2&3 and you’ll have to use the London Overground, District and Central tube lines, changing trains at Whitechapel and

  1. From New Cross take the London Overground
  2. Change at Whitechapel to the District Line
  3. Change at Mile End to the Central Line
  4. Leave the train at Leyton

Number of tube stops: 10 · Journey time: Approx 46 mins

Stations on the route: New Cross ➜ Surrey Quays ➜ Canada Water ➜ Rotherhithe ➜ Wapping ➜ Shadwell ➜ Whitechapel [change train] Whitechapel ➜ Stepney Green ➜ Mile End [change train] Mile End ➜ Stratford ➜ Leyton

Alternative routes include New Cross to New Cross Gate and New Cross to Deptford Bridge

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

New Cross underground station is not wheelchair accessible

Leyton station has step-free access from the street to the platform (but there may be a step up or gap to the train)

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

Changing tube line at Whitechapel – You can use escalators from the Elizbeth line, and lifts from all the other platforms

Changing tube line at Mile End – Changing between the Central/​District/​H&C line is on the same platform if the trains are running in the same direction, but you must use stairs if they are running in the opposite direction

Leyton station exit – You must use two flights of stairs between the platforms and the Leyton High Road exit (13 steps up +14 steps up), but four flights of stairs to the car park exit (13 steps down +14 steps down +14 steps up +13 steps up)

Tube fare between Leyton and New Cross

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 Leyton ⇄ New Cross 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 Leyton ⇄ New Cross 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 fares 2024, Senior fares 2024, Child fares 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 5¾ 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 fares · Pensioner bus fares · Children’s bus fares

Travel by taxi – A 5¾ mile taxi fare between New Cross underground station and Leyton should cost you about £28 to £40 and will take anything from 26-39 mins depending on the traffic