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Limehouse ⇄ Whitechapel Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Limehouse to Whitechapel is in fare zone 2 and you’ll have to use the DLR and London Overground tube lines, changing trains at Shadwell

  1. From Limehouse take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Change at Shadwell to the London Overground
  3. Leave the train at Whitechapel

Number of tube stops: 2 · Journey time: Approx 17 mins

Stations on the route: Limehouse ➜ Shadwell [change train] Shadwell ➜ Whitechapel

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the DLR and London Overground

First and last train times on the DLR

Tube times for the Docklands Light Railway

Alternative routes include Limehouse to Aldgate East, Limehouse to Stepney Green and Limehouse to Bethnal Green

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

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

Whitechapel station is not wheelchair accessible

Limehouse 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 (7 steps up +2x16 steps up)

Changing tube line at Shadwell – You must use stairs when changing between the DLR and London Overground platforms

Whitechapel station exit – There are lifts up from the London Overground, District and Hammersmith & City platforms, and escalators from the Elizabeth line

The journey from Whitechapel to Limehouse is in fare zone 2 and you’ll have to use the London Overground and DLR tube lines, changing trains at Shadwell

  1. From Whitechapel take the London Overground
  2. Change at Shadwell to the Docklands Light Railway
  3. Leave the train at Limehouse

Number of tube stops: 2 · Journey time: Approx 16 mins

Stations on the route: Whitechapel ➜ Shadwell [change train] Shadwell ➜ Limehouse

Alternative routes include Whitechapel to Aldgate East, Whitechapel to Stepney Green and Whitechapel to Bethnal Green

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

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

Limehouse station is not wheelchair accessible

Whitechapel station entrance – There are lifts down to the London Overground, District and Hammersmith & City platforms, and escalators to the Elizabeth line

Changing tube line at Shadwell – You must use stairs when changing between the DLR and London Overground platforms

Limehouse 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 +7 steps down)

Tube fare between Limehouse and Whitechapel

This tube journey is in Oyster zone 2. The cheapest fare is £1.80 off-peak (£1.90 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 Limehouse ⇄ Whitechapel 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 fare £6.70 £1.90 £1.80 £8.50 £8.50
Travelcard prices from Limehouse ⇄ Whitechapel 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
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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 – 1¼ miles would take you about 23-25 minutes 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 1¼ mile journey between Whitechapel train station and Limehouse in a black taxi should cost approximately £7 to £12 and take 7-15 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Whitechapel station