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London Bridge ⇄ Oval Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from London Bridge to Oval is in fare zones 1&2 and it’s a direct train on the Northern tube line

  1. From London Bridge take the Northern Line
  2. Leave the train at Oval

Number of tube stops: 4 · Journey time: Approx 9 mins

Stations on the route: London Bridge ➜ Borough ➜ Elephant & Castle ➜ Kennington ➜ Oval

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Strikes and station closures

First and last train times on the Northern line

Tube times for the Northern line

Alternative routes include London Bridge to Vauxhall, London Bridge to Kennington and London Bridge to Stockwell

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

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

Oval station is not wheelchair accessible

London Bridge station entrance – There are three flights of stairs between the bus station entrance and the booking hall (2x11 steps down +16 steps down), or six flights of stairs between the Duke Street Hill entrance and the booking hall (2x10 steps up +12 steps up +13 steps up +2x18 steps down), but there’s a lift between the Station Approach and Tooley Street entrances and the Jubilee line platforms, or a lift plus an escalator plus one flight of 16 stairs between the Station Approach and Tooley Street entrances the Northern line platforms, or an escalator between the Borough High Street entrance and the Jubilee line platforms, or a lift between the Borough High Street entrance and the Northern line platforms

Oval station exit – There’s an escalator from the northbound platform to the exit, but you must use an escalator plus one flight of stairs from the southbound platform (21 steps up). If you want to avoid the escalator then you can use another five flights of stairs (4 steps down +28 steps up +2x26 steps up +20 steps up)

The journey from Oval to London Bridge is in fare zones 1&2 and it’s a direct train on the Northern tube line

  1. From Oval take the Northern Line
  2. Leave the train at London Bridge

Number of tube stops: 4 · Journey time: Approx 8 mins

Stations on the route: Oval ➜ Kennington ➜ Elephant & Castle ➜ Borough ➜ London Bridge

Alternative routes include Oval to Vauxhall, Oval to Kennington and Oval to Stockwell

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

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

London Bridge station is not wheelchair accessible

Oval station entrance – There’s an escalator between the entrance and the northbound platform, but you must use an escalator plus one flight of stairs to the southbound platform (21 steps down). If you want to avoid the escalator then you can use another five flights of stairs (20 steps down +2x26 steps down +28 steps down +4 steps up)

London Bridge station exit – There are three flights of stairs between the booking hall and the bus station exit (16 steps up +2x11 steps up), or six flights of stairs between the booking hall and the Duke Street Hill exit (2x18 steps down +13 steps down +12 steps down +2x10 steps up), but there’s a lift between the Jubilee line platforms and the Station Approach and Tooley Street exits, or a lift plus an escalator plus one flight of 16 stairs between the Northern line platforms and the Station Approach and Tooley Street exits, or an escalator between the Jubilee line platforms and the Borough High Street exit, or a lift between the Northern line platforms and the Borough High Street exit

Tube fare between London Bridge and Oval

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 London Bridge ⇄ Oval 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 London Bridge ⇄ Oval 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 prices 2024, Senior prices 2024, Child prices 2024, Oyster prices 2024, Contactless prices 2024 and Travelcard prices 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 to London Bridge is about two miles, which would take 38-42 minutes 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 · Pensioner bus tickets · Children’s bus tickets

Travel by taxi – A two mile journey between Oval underground station and London Bridge station in a black taxicab should cost between £10.60 and £18.20 and take about 10-20 mins depending on the traffic

Travel by carCar parks near London Bridge station