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

The journey from Liverpool Street to Whitechapel is in fare zones 1&2 and it’s a direct train on the Elizabeth tube line

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

Number of tube stops: 1 · Journey time: Approx 3 mins

Stations on the route: Liverpool Street ➜ Whitechapel

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 Aldgate East, Liverpool Street to Stepney Green and Liverpool Street to Bethnal Green

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

Whitechapel 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)

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 Liverpool Street is in fare zones 1&2 and it’s a direct train on the Elizabeth tube line

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

Number of tube stops: 1 · Journey time: Approx 3 mins

Stations on the route: Whitechapel ➜ 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 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 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

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

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 Whitechapel

This tube journey is in Oyster zones 1-2. The cheapest fare is £2.80 off-peak (£3.40 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 ⇄ 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 1-2 fare £6.70 £3.40 £2.80 £8.50 £8.50
Travelcard prices from Liverpool Street ⇄ 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
See our complete list of Tube fares, Tube fares for senior citizens, Tube fares for children, Oyster tube fares, Contactless tube fares and Travelcard tube 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 – You could walk the one mile distance in about 19-21 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 one mile taxi journey between Whitechapel train station and Liverpool Street will cost approximately £7 to £12 and will take 6-13 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Liverpool Street station and Whitechapel