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Highbury & Islington station - Train Times, Tube Fares & Stairs

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Highbury & Islington station has 8 platforms. It is in Oyster fare zone 2 and connects with the London Overground and Victoria underground lines. It also serves National Rail

London Underground delays at Highbury & Islington station

Next train from Highbury & Islington station

Tube line closures on the London Overground and Victoria line

Underground train fares from Highbury & Islington

Highbury & Islington station is in zone 2 (central London is zone 1)

Train fares from Highbury & Islington station
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
Zone 2 fare £6.70 £1.90 £1.80 £8.50 £8.50
Zone 2-3 fare £6.70 £2.10 £1.90 £10 £10
Zone 2-4 fare £6.70 £2.80 £1.90 £12.30 £12.30
Zone 2-5 fare £6.70 £3 £2 £14.60 £14.60
Zone 2-6 fare £6.70 £3.40 £2.10 £15.60 £15.60
Zone 2-7 fare £6.70 £4.70 £3.30 £17 £15.60
Zone 2-8 fare £8.20 £5.40 £3.40 £20.10 £15.60
Zone 2-9 fare £8.20 £5.40 £3.40 £22.30 £15.60
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 train tickets, Senior train tickets, Child train tickets, Oyster train fares, Contactless train 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 Highbury & Islington

Highbury & Islington tube station is not wheelchair accessible

Station entrance – You must use an escalator plus two flights of stairs from the entrance to the Victoria line platforms (2x17 steps down). If you want to avoid the escalator then you can use another five flights of stairs (3 steps down +3x17 steps down +7 steps down). But you can use a lift from the entrance to the London Overground platforms. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use two flights of stairs (2x12 steps down)

Station exit – You must use two flights of stairs plus an escalator from the Victoria line platforms to the exit (2x17 steps up). If you want to avoid the escalator then you can use another five flights of stairs (7 steps up +3x17 steps up +3 steps up). But you can use a lift from the London Overground platforms to the exit. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use two flights of stairs (2x12 steps up)

Changing train platforms – Changing between the Victoria line and National Rail platforms is on the level if the trains are going in the same direction, but you must use stairs for all other platform changes

Tube journey planner – Timetables, First & Last Train Times

Look up timetables and first and last train times from Highbury & Islington 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 Highbury & Islington include Caledonian Road, Holloway Road and Angel underground station

Highbury & Islington underground station facilities

Highbury & Islington Station, Holloway Road, London, N5 1RA
0845 330 9877
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 Midnight – Saturday: 6:30 AM to Midnight – Sunday: 8 AM to 11 PM
Cash machines:
There are no ATMs at the station
Public toilets:
Baby changing room:
Public payphone:
Passport photo booth:
Vending machine:
Waiting room:
Highbury & Islington does not have any storage locker facilities
Onsite car park:
Taxi rank:
Cycle rack:
Bus routes:
4, 19, 30, 43, 271, 277, 393 – Adult bus tickets · OAP bus tickets · Kids bus tickets

Your comments and questions

Nat Hi does this station have stair access as I have a fear of going up the really steep escalator,coming from stockwell underground to highbury & islington underground so will I have a problem or can I use stairs to get out if the station

Staff Hi Nat, you can use stairs to avoid the escalator, but there's quite a lot of them: 17 + 17 + 7 + 17 + 17 + 17 + 3 steps

Lina Is there lollipop inside the station

Staff Hil Lina. Not sure what you mean by Lollipop. If you mean the shoe shop then theres one down Islington High Street

Nonie Just checking that the stairs are still available to exit the station from the VICTORIA LINE as I cannot use the escalator. Thank you.

Staff Hi Nonie. There's nothing mentioned under TFL's planned works, so the stairs should be fine -​status-updates/​stations-lifts-and-escalators-works-and-closures#h

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