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Balham station - Train Times, Tube Fares & Stairs

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Balham station has 4 platforms. It is in Oyster fare zone 3 and connects with the Northern underground line. It also serves National Rail

London Underground delays at Balham station

Next train from Balham station

Tube line closures on the Northern line

Underground train fares from Balham

Balham station is in zone 3 (central London is zone 1)

Train fares from Balham station
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
Zone 2-3 fare £6.70 £2.10 £1.90 £10 £10
Zone 3 fare £6.70 £1.90 £1.80 £10 £10
Zone 3-4 fare £6.70 £2.10 £1.90 £12.30 £12.30
Zone 3-5 fare £6.70 £2.80 £1.90 £14.60 £14.60
Zone 3-6 fare £6.70 £3 £2 £15.60 £15.60
Zone 3-7 fare £6.70 £3.80 £2.20 £17 £15.60
Zone 3-8 fare £6.70 £4.60 £2.20 £20.10 £15.60
Zone 3-9 fare £6.70 £4.80 £2.20 £22.30 £15.60
Travelcard prices
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 Adult train prices, Senior train prices, Child train prices, Oyster prices, Contactless prices and Travelcard prices
Note: Ticket costs and daily caps 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 off-peak is any time after 9.30 AM (Mon-Fri). Weekends and public holidays 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 train fare is based on what time your journey begins. It doesn’t matter what time your journey ends.

Platform stairs, lifts and escalators at Balham

Balham tube station is not wheelchair accessible

Station entrance – You must use three flights of stairs between the Chestnut Grove entrance and the booking hall (7 steps down +14 steps down +11 steps down), or 5 steps down +14 steps down +11 steps down between the Balham High Road West entrance and the booking hall, or 21 steps down +10 steps down between the Balham High Road East entrance and the booking hall, plus another escalator or three flights of stairs from the booking hall to the platforms (2x3 steps down +16 steps down)

Station exit – You must use an escalator or three flights of stairs from the platforms to the booking hall (16 steps up +2x3 steps up), plus another three flights of stairs between the booking hall and the Chestnut Grove exit (11 steps up +14 steps up +7 steps up), or 11 steps up +14 steps up +5 steps up between the booking hall and the Balham High Road West exit, or 10 steps up +21 steps up between the booking hall and the Balham High Road East exit

Tube journey planner – Timetables, First & Last Train Times

Look up timetables and first and last train times from Balham to Bank, Charing Cross, Earl’s Court, Euston, King’s Cross, Liverpool Street, London Bridge, Marylebone, Paddington, Victoria, Waterloo or another train station:

Other underground stations that are close to Balham include Tooting Bec or Clapham South

Balham underground station facilities

Balham Station, Balham High Road, London, SW12 9BW
0845 330 9879
You can buy train tickets at the manned windows and self-service machines in the National Rail ticket hall, and at the self-service machines in the Underground ticket hall
Ticket office opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 6 AM to 9 PM – Saturday: 7 AM to 11 PM – Sunday: 9 AM to 9 PM
Cash machines:
There are no ATMs at the station
Public toilets:
Baby changing room:
Public payphone:
Passport photo booth:
Vending machine:
Waiting room:
Balham does not have any storage locker facilities
Onsite car park:
Taxi rank:
Cycle rack:
Bus routes:
155, 355, 315, 249 – Adult bus tickets · Senior bus tickets · Child bus tickets

Your comments and questions

Patricia What tube line is Balham on? How do I get to Heathrow airport?

Staff Hi Patrica. Balham is on the Northern line, and you need to connect with the Piccadilly line to get to Heathrow, so you could change onto the Victoria line at Stockwell, and then change onto the Piccadilly line at Green Park -​transport/​train-journey.php?from=balham&to=heathrow-terminals-1-2-3

MrsH I don't like travelling on the underground but apparently I will be close enough to Balham to travel from there, and I understand that National Rail trains from there will travel overground. Is that correct? Where do those trains go, and what is the best stop for the centre of London?

Staff Hi MrsH. That is correct, the National Rail trains will be overground. They all go into London Victoria, which isn't exactly in the centre of town. So you will likely have to catch a bus from there, depending on where you're going. Here's a map showing where all the buses go from Victoria -​cdn/​static/cms/documents/bus-route-maps/victoria-a4-200223.pdf

MrsH Thank you for your help

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