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

The journey from London Bridge to South Kensington is in fare zone 1 and you’ll have to use the Jubilee and District tube lines, changing trains at Westminster

  1. From London Bridge take the Jubilee Line
  2. Change at Westminster to the District Line
  3. Leave the train at South Kensington

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

Stations on the route: London Bridge ➜ Southwark ➜ Waterloo ➜ Westminster [change train] Westminster ➜ St. James’s Park ➜ Victoria ➜ Sloane Square ➜ South Kensington

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Jubilee and District

First and last train times on the Jubilee line

Tube times for the Jubilee line

Alternative routes include London Bridge to Gloucester Road, London Bridge to Knightsbridge and London Bridge to Sloane Square

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

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

South Kensington 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

Changing tube line at Westminster – There are two lifts when changing between the Circle/​District and Jubilee eastbound line platforms (or two escalators and 2x14 stairs), or three lifts when changing between the Circle/​District and Jubilee westbound line platforms (or three escalators and 2x14 stairs)

South Kensington station exit – You must use two flights of stairs down from the Circle/​District line platforms to the booking hall (12 steps up +13 steps up), or use two escalators plus one flight of stairs from the Piccadilly line platforms (17 steps down to the eastbound, or 20 steps up to the westbound platform). After that you must use another two flights of stairs to the Pelham Street/​Thurloe Street exits (3 steps up +13 steps up), or use three flights plus walk through a long subway to the National History Museum exit (8 steps down +16 steps up +15 steps up), or use three flights plus walk through a long subway to the Science Museum exit (8 steps down +14 steps up +10 steps up), or use three flights plus walk through a long subway to the Ismaili Centre exit (8 steps down +2x14 steps up)

The journey from South Kensington to London Bridge is in fare zone 1 and you’ll have to use the District and Jubilee tube lines, changing trains at Westminster

  1. From South Kensington take the District Line
  2. Change at Westminster to the Jubilee Line
  3. Leave the train at London Bridge

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

Stations on the route: South Kensington ➜ Sloane Square ➜ Victoria ➜ St. James’s Park ➜ Westminster [change train] Westminster ➜ Waterloo ➜ Southwark ➜ London Bridge

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the District and Jubilee

First and last train times on the District line

Tube times for the District line

Alternative routes include South Kensington to Gloucester Road, South Kensington to Knightsbridge and South Kensington to Sloane Square

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

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

London Bridge station is not wheelchair accessible

South Kensington station entrance – You must use two flights of stairs from the Pelham Street/​Thurloe Street entrances to the booking hall (13 steps down +3 steps down), or use three flights plus walk through a long subway from the National History Museum entrance (15 steps down +16 steps down +8 steps up), or use three flights plus walk through a long subway from the Science Museum entrance (10 steps down +14 steps down +8 steps up), or use three flights plus walk through a long subway from the Ismaili Centre entrance (2x14 steps down +8 steps up). After that you must use another two flights of stairs down to the Circle/​District line platforms (13 steps down +12 steps down), or use two escalators plus one flight of stairs to the Piccadilly line platforms (17 steps up to the eastbound, or 20 steps down to the westbound platform)

Changing tube line at Westminster – There are two lifts when changing between the Circle/​District and Jubilee eastbound line platforms (or two escalators and 2x14 stairs), or three lifts when changing between the Circle/​District and Jubilee westbound line platforms (or three escalators and 2x14 stairs)

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 South Kensington

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 London Bridge ⇄ South Kensington 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 London Bridge ⇄ South Kensington 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
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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 – If you wanted to walk the four mile distance it would take around 75-85 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 2024 · Pensioner bus prices 2024 · Children’s bus prices 2024

Travel by taxi – The four mile ride between South Kensington train station and London Bridge station in a black cab should cost between £18 and £31 and take about 16-30 mins depending on the traffic

Travel by carCar parks near London Bridge station and South Kensington