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Leyton ⇄ Poplar Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Leyton to Poplar is in fare zones 2&3 and you’ll have to use the Central and DLR tube lines, changing trains at Stratford

  1. From Leyton take the Central Line
  2. Change at Stratford to the Docklands Light Railway
  3. Leave the train at Poplar

Number of tube stops: 7 · Journey time: Approx 24 mins

Stations on the route: Leyton ➜ Stratford [change train] Stratford ➜ Pudding Mill Lane ➜ Bow Church ➜ Devons Road ➜ Langdon Park ➜ All Saints ➜ Poplar

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Central and DLR

First and last train times on the Central line

Tube times for the Central line

Alternative routes include Leyton to West India Quay, Leyton to All Saints and Leyton to Blackwall

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Leyton station is not wheelchair accessible

Poplar station is wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street 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

Poplar 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 (2x16 steps down +8 steps down)

The journey from Poplar to Leyton is in fare zones 2&3 and you’ll have to use the DLR and Central tube lines, changing trains at Stratford

  1. From Poplar take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Change at Stratford to the Central Line
  3. Leave the train at Leyton

Number of tube stops: 7 · Journey time: Approx 26 mins

Stations on the route: Poplar ➜ All Saints ➜ Langdon Park ➜ Devons Road ➜ Bow Church ➜ Pudding Mill Lane ➜ Stratford [change train] Stratford ➜ Leyton

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the DLR and Central

First and last train times on the DLR

Tube times for the Docklands Light Railway

Alternative routes include Poplar to West India Quay, Poplar to All Saints and Poplar to Blackwall

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Poplar underground station is not wheelchair accessible

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

Poplar 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 (8 steps up +2x16 steps up)

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

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 Poplar

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 ⇄ Poplar 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 ⇄ Poplar 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 – The stations are about 3½ miles apart. It would take you over 70 minutes to walk that distance

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 3½ mile taxi journey between Poplar underground station and Leyton will take about about 15-28 mins and cost you around £18 to £31

Travel by carCar parks near Poplar station