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Liverpool Street ⇄ West India Quay Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Liverpool Street to West India Quay is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the Central and DLR tube lines, changing trains at Bank

  1. From Liverpool Street take the Central Line
  2. Change at Bank to the Docklands Light Railway
  3. Leave the train at West India Quay

Number of tube stops: 5 · Journey time: Approx 23 mins

Stations on the route: Liverpool Street ➜ Bank [change train] Bank ➜ Shadwell ➜ Limehouse ➜ Westferry ➜ West India Quay

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 Liverpool Street to Canary Wharf, Liverpool Street to Poplar and Liverpool Street to Heron Quays

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

The Elizabeth line at Liverpool Street tube 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

West India Quay 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 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

West India Quay station exit – There’s a lift between the platforms and the exit. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use five flights of stairs (12 steps down +4x11 steps down)

The journey from West India Quay to Liverpool Street is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the DLR and Central tube lines, changing trains at Stratford

  1. From West India Quay take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Change at Stratford to the Central Line
  3. Leave the train at Liverpool Street

Number of tube stops: 10 · Journey time: Approx 33 mins

Stations on the route: West India Quay ➜ Poplar ➜ All Saints ➜ Langdon Park ➜ Devons Road ➜ Bow Church ➜ Pudding Mill Lane ➜ Stratford [change train] Stratford ➜ Mile End ➜ Bethnal Green ➜ Liverpool Street

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 West India Quay to Canary Wharf, West India Quay to Poplar and West India Quay to Heron Quays

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

West India Quay 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

West India Quay station entrance – There’s a lift between the entrance and the platforms. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use five flights of stairs (4x11 steps up +12 steps up)

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 West India Quay

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 ⇄ West India Quay 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 ⇄ West India Quay 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 – The distance to Liverpool Street is about three miles. It would take you around 57-63 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 fares · Senior bus fares · Child bus fares

Travel by taxi – The three mile taxi ride between West India Quay train station and Liverpool Street station should cost between £14.30 and £24.60 and take about 13-25 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Liverpool Street station and West India Quay