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London City Airport ⇄ Tooting Bec Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from London City Airport to Tooting Bec is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the DLR, Jubilee and Northern tube lines, changing trains at Canning Town and London Bridge

  1. From London City Airport take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Change at Canning Town to the Jubilee Line
  3. Change at London Bridge to the Northern Line
  4. Leave the train at Tooting Bec

Number of tube stops: 18 · Journey time: Approx 61 mins

Stations on the route: London City Airport ➜ Pontoon Dock ➜ West Silvertown ➜ Canning Town [change train] Canning Town ➜ North Greenwich ➜ Canary Wharf ➜ Canada Water ➜ Bermondsey ➜ London Bridge [change train] London Bridge ➜ Borough ➜ Elephant & Castle ➜ Kennington ➜ Oval ➜ Stockwell ➜ Clapham North ➜ Clapham Common ➜ Clapham South ➜ Balham ➜ Tooting Bec

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the DLR, Jubilee and Northern

First and last train times on the DLR

Tube times for the Docklands Light Railway

Alternative routes include London City Airport to Balham and London City Airport to Tooting Broadway

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

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

Tooting Bec station is not wheelchair accessible

London City Airport station entrance – There’s a lift between the entrance and the DLR platforms

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 London Bridge – You must use a lift plus escalator when changing between the Jubilee/​Northern line platforms via the Northern line ticket hall. You can avoid the escalator by using a lift and walking 410 metres outside in the street

Tooting Bec station exit – There’s an escalator from the platforms to the booking hall. If you want to avoid the escalator then you can use four flights of stairs (4x16 steps up). After that you must use two flights of stairs to the exit (13 steps up +19 steps up to Trinity Road, or 12 steps up +20 steps up to Bec Road/​Balham High Road)

The journey from Tooting Bec to London City Airport is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the Northern and DLR tube lines, changing trains at Bank

  1. From Tooting Bec take the Northern Line
  2. Change at Bank to the Docklands Light Railway
  3. Leave the train at London City Airport

Number of tube stops: 21 · Journey time: Approx 54 mins

Stations on the route: Tooting Bec ➜ Balham ➜ Clapham South ➜ Clapham Common ➜ Clapham North ➜ Stockwell ➜ Oval ➜ Kennington ➜ Elephant & Castle ➜ Borough ➜ London Bridge ➜ Bank [change train] Bank ➜ Shadwell ➜ Limehouse ➜ Westferry ➜ Poplar ➜ Blackwell ➜ East India ➜ Canning Town ➜ West Silvertown ➜ Pontoon Dock ➜ London City Airport

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Northern and DLR

First and last train times on the Northern line

Tube times for the Northern line

Alternative routes include Tooting Bec to Balham and Tooting Bec to Tooting Broadway

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

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

London City Airport station is not wheelchair accessible

Tooting Bec station entrance – You must use two flights of stairs from the entrance to the booking hall (19 steps down +13 steps down from Trinity Road, and 20 steps down +12 steps down from Bec Road/​Balham High Road). After that there’s an escalator down to the platforms. If you want to avoid the escalator then you can use another four flights of stairs (4x16 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

Changing tube line at – You must use a lift plus escalator when changing between the Jubilee/​Northern line platforms via the Northern line ticket hall. You can avoid the escalator by using a lift and walking 410 metres outside in the street

London City Airport station exit – There’s a lift between the DLR platforms and the exit

Tube fare between London City Airport and Tooting Bec

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 London City Airport ⇄ Tooting Bec 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 London City Airport ⇄ Tooting Bec 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 2024, Pensioner fares 2024, Children’s fares 2024, Oyster card fares 2024, Contactless card fares 2024 and Travelcard fares 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 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 citizen bus fares · Children’s bus fares