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Leytonstone ⇄ Shadwell Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Leytonstone to Shadwell is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the Central and DLR tube lines, changing trains at Bank

  1. From Leytonstone take the Central Line
  2. Change at Bank to the Docklands Light Railway
  3. Leave the train at Shadwell

Number of tube stops: 7 · Journey time: Approx 33 mins

Stations on the route: Leytonstone ➜ Leyton ➜ Stratford ➜ Mile End ➜ Bethnal Green ➜ Liverpool Street ➜ Bank [change train] Bank ➜ Shadwell

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 Leytonstone to Tower Hill, Leytonstone to Aldgate and Leytonstone to Limehouse

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Leytonstone tube station is not wheelchair accessible

Shadwell station is not wheelchair accessible

Leytonstone station entrance – You must use two flights of stairs between the entrance and the platforms (2x15 steps up)

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

Shadwell station exit – There’s a lift between the DLR platforms and the exit (or 3x16 steps down), but you must use a lift plus two flights of stairs between the London Overground platforms and the exit (15 steps up +7 steps up)

The journey from Shadwell to Leytonstone is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the DLR and Central tube lines, changing trains at Bank

  1. From Shadwell take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Change at Bank to the Central Line
  3. Leave the train at Leytonstone

Number of tube stops: 7 · Journey time: Approx 32 mins

Stations on the route: Shadwell ➜ Bank [change train] Bank ➜ Liverpool Street ➜ Bethnal Green ➜ Mile End ➜ Stratford ➜ Leyton ➜ Leytonstone

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 Shadwell to Tower Hill, Shadwell to Aldgate and Shadwell to Limehouse

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Shadwell underground station is not wheelchair accessible

Leytonstone station is not wheelchair accessible

Shadwell station entrance – There’s a lift between the entrance and the DLR platforms (or 3x16 steps up), but you must use a lift plus two flights of stairs between the entrance and the London Overground platforms (7 steps down +15 steps down)

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

Leytonstone station exit – You must use two flights of stairs between the platforms and the exit (2x15 steps down)

Tube fare between Leytonstone and Shadwell

This tube journey is in Oyster zones 1-3. The cheapest fare is £3 off-peak (£3.70 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 Leytonstone ⇄ Shadwell 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 1-3 fare £6.70 £3.70 £3 £10 £10
Travelcard prices from Leytonstone ⇄ Shadwell 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
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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 – It’s around 5 miles to Leytonstone, which 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 prices 2024 · Pensioner bus prices 2024 · Children’s bus prices 2024

Travel by taxi – A five mile taxi ride between Shadwell train station and Leytonstone station should cost between £23 and £35.50 and take about 21-35 mins depending on the traffic

Travel by carCar parks near Shadwell station