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Old Street ⇄ Shoreditch High St Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Old Street to Shoreditch High Street is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the Northern, Hammersmith & City and London Overground tube lines, changing trains at King’s Cross St. Pancras and Whitechapel

  1. From Old Street take the Northern Line
  2. Change at King’s Cross St. Pancras to the Hammersmith & City Line
  3. Change at Whitechapel to the London Overground
  4. Leave the train at Shoreditch High Street

Number of tube stops: 9 · Journey time: Approx 41 mins

Stations on the route: Old Street ➜ Angel ➜ King’s Cross St. Pancras [change train] King’s Cross St. Pancras ➜ Farringdon ➜ Barbican ➜ Moorgate ➜ Liverpool Street ➜ Aldgate East ➜ Whitechapel [change train] Whitechapel ➜ Shoreditch High Street

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Northern, H&C and London Overground

First and last train times on the Northern line

Tube times for the Northern line

Alternative routes include Old Street to Liverpool Street and Old Street to Aldgate

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Old Street tube station is not wheelchair accessible

Shoreditch High Street station is wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street to the train

Old Street station entrance – You must use one flight of stairs between Old Street’s northeast, northwest, southeast and southwest entrances and the booking hall (8 steps down), or two flights of stairs from the City Road entrances (2x11 steps from the southwest entrance, or 2x12 steps from the northwest, northeast and southeast entrances). After that you must an escalator (or seven flights of 9, 10, 6x15 steps down) plus another four flights of stairs (16 steps down +15 steps down +18 steps down +17 steps down)

Changing tube line at King’s Cross St. Pancras – There’s a lift when changing between the platforms

Changing tube line at Whitechapel – You can use escalators from the Elizbeth line, and lifts from all the other platforms

The journey from Shoreditch High Street to Old Street is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the London Overground, Hammersmith & City and Northern tube lines, changing trains at Whitechapel and

  1. From Shoreditch High Street take the London Overground
  2. Change at Whitechapel to the Hammersmith & City Line
  3. Change at Moorgate to the Northern Line
  4. Leave the train at Old Street

Number of tube stops: 5 · Journey time: Approx 32 mins

Stations on the route: Shoreditch High Street ➜ Whitechapel [change train] Whitechapel ➜ Aldgate East ➜ Liverpool Street ➜ Moorgate [change train] Moorgate ➜ Old Street

Alternative routes include Shoreditch High Street to Liverpool Street, Shoreditch High Street to Old Street and Shoreditch High Street to Aldgate

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Shoreditch High Street station is not wheelchair accessible

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

Changing tube line at Whitechapel – You can use escalators from the Elizbeth line, and lifts from all the other platforms

Changing tube line at Moorgate – You must use an escalator when changing between the Circle/​Metropolitan/​H&C eastbound platforms and the Northern line. You must use stairs for all other platform changes

Old Street station exit – You must an escalator (or seven flights of 6x15, 10, 9 steps) plus four flights of stairs from the platforms to the booking hall (17 steps up +18 steps up +15 steps up +16 steps up). After that you must use another flight of stairs to Old Street’s northeast, northwest, southeast and southwest exits (8 steps up), or two flights of stairs to the City Road exits (2x11 steps to the southwest exit, or 2x12 steps to the northwest, northeast and southeast exits)

Tube fare between Old Street and Shoreditch High Street

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 Old Street ⇄ Shoreditch High St 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 Old Street ⇄ Shoreditch High St 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 – The distance is roughly ¾ of a mile which would take you about 14-15 mins

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 ¾-mile taxi journey between Shoreditch High Street train station and Old Street will cost approximately £7 to £12 and take 5-12 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Old Street station and Shoreditch High Street