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

The journey from Liverpool Street to Royal Victoria is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the Central, Jubilee and DLR tube lines, changing trains at Stratford and Canning Town

  1. From Liverpool Street take the Central Line
  2. Change at Stratford to the Jubilee Line
  3. Change at Canning Town to the Docklands Light Railway
  4. Leave the train at Royal Victoria

Number of tube stops: 6 · Journey time: Approx 37 mins

Stations on the route: Liverpool Street ➜ Bethnal Green ➜ Mile End ➜ Stratford [change train] Stratford ➜ West Ham ➜ Canning Town [change train] Canning Town ➜ Royal Victoria

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Central, Jubilee and DLR

First and last train times on the Central line

Tube times for the Central line

Alternative routes include Liverpool Street to Custom House, Liverpool Street to Canning Town and Liverpool Street to East India

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

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

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 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

Changing tube line at Canning Town – You must use a lift when changing between the DLR/​Jubilee line platforms, apart from the Stratford, Beckton and Woolwich Arsenal branches of the DLR which have a lift plus escalator

Royal Victoria station exit – There are two lifts between the platform and the exit. If you want to avoid the lifts then you can get four flights of stairs from the eastbound platform (2x16 steps down +14 steps up +16 steps up), or five flights of stairs from the westbound platform (2x16 steps down +8 steps up +2x16 steps up)

The journey from Royal Victoria to Liverpool Street is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the DLR, Jubilee and Central tube lines, changing trains at Canning Town and

  1. From Royal Victoria take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Change at Canning Town to the Jubilee Line
  3. Change at Stratford to the Central Line
  4. Leave the train at Liverpool Street

Number of tube stops: 6 · Journey time: Approx 39 mins

Stations on the route: Royal Victoria ➜ Canning Town [change train] Canning Town ➜ West Ham ➜ Stratford [change train] Stratford ➜ Mile End ➜ Bethnal Green ➜ Liverpool Street

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the DLR, Jubilee and Central

First and last train times on the DLR

Tube times for the Docklands Light Railway

Alternative routes include Royal Victoria to Custom House, Royal Victoria to Canning Town and Royal Victoria to East India

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Royal Victoria 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

Royal Victoria station entrance – There are two lifts between the entrance and the platforms. If you want to avoid the lifts then you can get four flights of stairs to the eastbound platform (2x16 steps up +16 steps down +14 steps down), or five flights of stairs to the westbound platform (2x16 steps up +2x16 steps down +8 steps down)

Changing tube line at Canning Town – You must use a lift when changing between the DLR/​Jubilee line platforms, apart from the Stratford, Beckton and Woolwich Arsenal branches of the DLR which have a lift plus escalator

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

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 Royal Victoria

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 Liverpool Street ⇄ Royal Victoria 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 Liverpool Street ⇄ Royal Victoria 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 London Underground fares, Pensioner fares, Children’s fares, Oyster card fares, Contactless card fares and Travelcard fares
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 about 4⅓ miles from Royal Victoria to Liverpool Street 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 tickets 2024 · Pensioner bus tickets 2024 · Children’s bus tickets 2024

Travel by taxi – Taking a 4⅓ mile taxi journey between Royal Victoria underground station and Liverpool Street station will take 18-33 mins and cost between £23 and £35.50

Travel by carCar parks near Liverpool Street station