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Covent Garden station - Train Times, Tube Fares & Stairs

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Covent Garden underground station has 2 platforms. It is in Oyster fare zone 1 and connects with the Piccadilly underground line

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Next train from Covent Garden station

Tube line closures on the Piccadilly line

Underground train fares from Covent Garden

Covent Garden station is in zone 1 (central London)

Train fares from Covent Garden station
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
Zone 1-2 fare £6.70 £3.40 £2.80 £8.50 £8.50
Zone 1-3 fare £6.70 £3.70 £3 £10 £10
Zone 1-4 fare £6.70 £4.40 £3.20 £12.30 £12.30
Zone 1-5 fare £6.70 £5.10 £3.50 £14.60 £14.60
Zone 1-6 fare £6.70 £5.60* £3.60* £15.60 £15.60
Zone 1-7 fare £8.30 £6.40 £4.70 £17 £15.60
Zone 1-8 fare £9.50 £7.80 £4.70 £20.10 £15.60
Zone 1-9 fare £9.80 £7.90 £4.80 £22.30 £15.60
* Tube journeys between zone 1 and Heathrow are always charged at the peak rate
Travelcard prices
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 tube fares, Senior tube fares, Child tube fares, Oyster fares, Contactless fares and Travelcard fares
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 Covent Garden

Covent Garden tube station is not wheelchair accessible

Station entrance – You must use a lift plus one flight of stairs between the entrance and the platforms (19 steps down). If you want to avoid the lift then you can use another fourteen flights of stairs (8 steps down +7 steps down +4 steps down +16 steps down +17 steps down +5 steps down +8x17 steps down)

Station exit – You must use a lift plus one flight of stairs between the platforms and the exit (19 steps up). If you want to avoid the lift then you can use another fourteen flights of stairs (8x17 steps up +5 steps up +17 steps up +16 steps up +4 steps up +7 steps up +8 steps up)

Tube journey planner – Timetables, First & Last Train Times

Look up timetables and first and last train times from Covent Garden 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 Covent Garden include Leicester Square, Charing Cross and Holborn train station

Covent Garden underground station facilities

Covent Garden Station, Long Acre, London, WC2E 9JT
0845 330 9875
You can buy train tickets at the self-service machines in the ticket hall
Cash machines:
There are no ATMs at the station
Public toilets:
Baby changing room:
Public payphone:
Passport photo booth:
Vending machine:
Waiting room:
Covent Garden does not have any storage locker facilities
Onsite car park:
No – Car parks near Covent Garden station
Taxi rank:
Cycle rack:
Bus routes:
1, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 24, 29, 59, 68, 87, 91, 134, 139, 168, 172, 171, 176, 188, 242, 243, 521, LR2, RV1, X68 – Adult bus prices · Senior bus prices · Child bus prices

Your comments and questions

Analia Barra I am traveling to London next month. Because of my luggage, are there lifts in Covent Garden underground station from platform to street level? Thank you for your help!

Staff Not quite. There is a lift, but you will also have to use a flight of 19 stairs as well. You can't avoid them.

Andy Lale How many steps does the spiral staircase have if I want to avoid using the lift?

Staff The spiral staircase has 174 steps (and there's a separate flight of 19 steps to get to them)

Marcia We are travelling on the Piccadilly line from Covent Garden and we need to go to Trafalgar Square. What is the nearest station please?

Staff Hi Marcia, if it was me I would definitely just walk it, because it's only about 10 mins. The closest station is Charing Cross, but you'd have to change at Leicester Square for that, which would take longer. And if you went to Leicester Square and walked the rest then that would take longer as well

Pam I want to buy a weekly travelcard to use in zone 1-2. Can I buy this card at the Covent garden tube station? Then I want to take the West Midlands train to Northampton (round trip). Can I use this travelcard for the trip? Or will I need to pay for the West Midlands train trip and how do I do that? Thanks!

Staff Hi Pam. You'll be able to buy a weekly travelcard from the ticket machine at Covent Garden, yes, but you can't use it all the way to Northampton because that's nowhere near London (zone 1-2 covers central London). You'll need to buy a completely separate ticket from a website like Trains to Northampton leave from Euston station

YTK Hi. Wife and I doing tube covent garden to kings cross with our 5 year old. Read on here don't pay for under 11s is this correct? and do I just carry her through barrier or do we need to get a pass for her?

Staff Hi Ytk. That is correct, yes. They don't need a ticket. Just walk them through the gate when you go through yourself. If you use the extra wide gate for buggies and wheelchairs then you'll have plenty of space

David Thank you. At last someone who can give me the info about stairs I was looking for - platform to lift. No other site can be bothered to answer this question.

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