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Liverpool Street ⇄ Paddington Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Liverpool Street to Paddington is in fare zone 1 and it’s a direct train on the Elizabeth tube line

  1. From Liverpool Street take the Elizabeth Line
  2. Leave the train at Paddington

Number of tube stops: 4 · Journey time: Approx 11 mins

Stations on the route: Liverpool Street ➜ Farringdon ➜ Tottenham Court Road ➜ Bond Street ➜ Paddington

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and station closures

First and last train times on the Elizabeth line

Tube times for the Elizabeth line

Alternative routes include Liverpool Street to Lancaster Gate, Liverpool Street to Edgware Road and Liverpool Street to Bayswater

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

The Elizabeth line at Liverpool Street station is wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street to the train. The London Overground only has step-free access from the street to the platform, and there may be a step up or gap to the train. The Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines are not wheelchair accessible

The Elizabeth line at Paddington station is wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street to the train. The Bakerloo, Circle (coming from Hammersmith) and Hammersmith & City lines only have step-free access from the street to the platform, and there may be a step up or gap to the train. The Circle (heading towards Edgware Road) and District lines are not wheelchair accessible

Liverpool Street station entrance – The entrance on Old Broad Street to the booking hall is on the level, but you must use a lift (or 10 steps) from the Blomfield Street/Eldon Street entrance, or a lift (or an escalator and 10 steps) from the Liverpool Street northside entrance, or two flights of stairs from the Liverpool Street southside entrance (4 steps down +14 steps down), or a lift plus three flights of stairs from the Bishopsgate eastside entrance (2x16 steps down +7 steps up), or two lifts plus an escalator from the Bishopsgate westside entrance. After that you need to use another escalator from the booking hall to the Central line platforms, or one flight of stairs to the Circle/​H&C/​Metropolitan eastbound platform (3 steps down), or six flights of stairs to the Circle/​H&C/​Metropolitan westbound platform (2x7 steps up +10 steps up +10 steps down +2x8 steps down)

Paddington station exit – There’s an escalator between the Bakerloo line platforms and the exit (or four flights of 18 stairs). There’s a lift between the eastbound Circle/​District platforms heading towards Edgware Road and the exit, and the Circle/H&C platforms heading to/from Hammersmith and the exit

The journey from Paddington to Liverpool Street is in fare zone 1 and it’s a direct train on the Elizabeth tube line

  1. From Paddington take the Elizabeth Line
  2. Leave the train at Liverpool Street

Number of tube stops: 4 · Journey time: Approx 11 mins

Stations on the route: Paddington ➜ Bond Street ➜ Tottenham Court Road ➜ Farringdon ➜ Liverpool Street

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and station closures

First and last train times on the Elizabeth line

Tube times for the Elizabeth line

Alternative routes include Paddington to Lancaster Gate, Paddington to Edgware Road and Paddington to Bayswater

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

The Elizabeth line at Paddington underground station is wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street to the train. The Bakerloo, Circle (coming from Hammersmith) and Hammersmith & City lines only have step-free access from the street to the platform, and there may be a step up or gap to the train. The Circle (heading towards Edgware Road) and District lines are not wheelchair accessible

The Elizabeth line at Liverpool Street station is wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street to the train. The London Overground only has step-free access from the street to the platform, and there may be a step up or gap to the train. The Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines are not wheelchair accessible

Paddington station entrance – There’s an escalator between the entrance and the Bakerloo line platforms (or four flights of 18 stairs). There’s a lift between the entrance and the eastbound Circle/​District platforms heading towards Edgware Road (via the National Rail concourse), and the Circle/​H&C platforms heading to/​from Hammersmith (or three flights of 10, 5 and 16 stairs)

Liverpool Street station exit – You need to use an escalator from the Central line platforms to the booking hall, or one flight of stairs from the Circle/​H&C/​Metropolitan eastbound platform (3 steps up), or six flights of stairs from the Circle/​H&C/​Metropolitan westbound platform (2x8 steps down +10 steps down +10 steps up +2x7 steps up). Once you’re inside the booking hall you need to use a lift (or 10 steps) to get to the Blomfield Street/Eldon Street exit, or a lift (or an escalator and 10 steps) to the Liverpool Street northside exit, or two flights of stairs to the Liverpool Street southside exit (14 steps up +4 steps up), or a lift plus three flights of stairs to the Bishopsgate eastside exit (7 steps up +2x16 steps down), or two lifts plus an escalator to the Bishopsgate westside exit. But getting to the Old Broad Street exit is on the level.

Tube fare between London Liverpool Street and Paddington

This tube journey is in Oyster zone 1. The cheapest fare is £2.70 off-peak (£2.80 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 Liverpool Street ⇄ Paddington 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 fare £6.70 £2.80 £2.70 £8.50 £8.50
Travelcard prices from Liverpool Street ⇄ Paddington 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
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 distance from Paddington to Liverpool Street is about 4¼ miles, so we don’t recommend walking

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 4¼ mile black taxi ride between Paddington underground station and Liverpool Street should cost approximately £18 to £31 and take 18-32 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Liverpool Street station and Paddington