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

The journey from Liverpool Street to Piccadilly Circus is in fare zone 1 and you’ll have to use the Central and Piccadilly tube lines, changing trains at Holborn

  1. From Liverpool Street take the Central Line
  2. Change at Holborn to the Piccadilly Line
  3. Leave the train at Piccadilly Circus

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

Stations on the route: Liverpool Street ➜ Bank ➜ St. Paul’s ➜ Chancery Lane ➜ Holborn [change train] Holborn ➜ Covent Garden ➜ Leicester Square ➜ Piccadilly Circus

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Central and Piccadilly

First and last train times on the Central line

Tube times for the Central line

Alternative routes include Liverpool Street to Leicester Square, Liverpool Street to Green Park and Liverpool Street to Charing Cross

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

Piccadilly Circus station is 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)

Changing tube line at Holborn – You must use stairs when changing between the Central/​Piccadilly line platforms

Piccadilly Circus station exit – There are two escalators plus a flight of stairs from the platforms to the booking hall (19 steps up from the Piccadilly platforms, and 20 steps up from the Bakerloo platforms). After that you must use another two flights of stairs to the exit (4 steps up +19 steps up to the Piccadilly northside exit, 9 steps up +19 steps up to the Regent Street southside exit, 8 steps up +22 steps up to the Glasshouse Street exit, 2x13 steps up to the Coventry Street exit, and 2x12 steps up to the Lower Regent Street exit)

The journey from Piccadilly Circus to Liverpool Street is in fare zone 1 and you’ll have to use the Piccadilly and Central tube lines, changing trains at Holborn

  1. From Piccadilly Circus take the Piccadilly Line
  2. Change at Holborn to the Central Line
  3. Leave the train at Liverpool Street

Number of tube stops: 7 · Journey time: Approx 25 mins

Stations on the route: Piccadilly Circus ➜ Leicester Square ➜ Covent Garden ➜ Holborn [change train] Holborn ➜ Chancery Lane ➜ St. Paul’s ➜ Bank ➜ Liverpool Street

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Piccadilly and Central

First and last train times on the Piccadilly line

Tube times for the Piccadilly line

Alternative routes include Piccadilly Circus to Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus to Green Park and Piccadilly Circus to Charing Cross

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Piccadilly Circus underground station is 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

Piccadilly Circus station entrance – You must use two flights of stairs between the entrances and the booking hall (19 steps down +4 steps down from the Piccadilly northside entrance, 19 steps down +9 steps down from the Regent Street southside entrance, 22 steps down +8 steps down from the Glasshouse Street entrance, 2x13 steps down from the Coventry Street entrance, and 2x12 steps down from the Lower Regent Street entrance). After that there are two escalators plus another flight of stairs to the platforms (19 steps down to the Piccadilly platforms, and 20 steps down to the Bakerloo platforms)

Changing tube line at Holborn – You must use stairs when changing between the Central/​Piccadilly line platforms

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 Piccadilly Circus

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 ⇄ Piccadilly Circus 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 ⇄ Piccadilly Circus 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 – You could walk the 2½ mile distance in about 47-52 minutes

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 2½ mile taxi fare between Piccadilly Circus underground station and Liverpool Street will cost you around £14.30 to £24.60 and take about 12-23 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Liverpool Street station and Piccadilly Circus