Charing Cross to Russell Square by train

Train journey route

1) From Charing Cross take the Northern Line
2) Change at Leicester Square to the Piccadilly Line
3) Leave the train at Russell Square

How many stops? 4

Do you have to change trains? Yes

Stations on the route: Charing Cross → Leicester Square change train Leicester Square → Covent Garden → Holborn → Russell Square

How long does it take? The journey time is approx 18 mins

Fare zones: 1

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Note: This journey is computer created and may not be the fastest route. You should allow extra time for cancellations and delays

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Adult train fare for zone 1

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Adult train fare from Charing Cross to Russell Square
Cash Oyster and Contactless Travelcards
Single Single Daily cap Weekly cap 1-Day Weekly Monthly Annual
Peak Off-peak Peak Off-peak (contactless) Anytime Off-peak
£4.90 £2.40 £2.40 £6.80 £6.80 £34.10 £12.70 (z1-4) n/a £34.10 (z1-2) £131 (z1-2) £1364 (z1-2)

Note: For Oyster and contactless ‘off peak’ is outside the hours of 6.30-9.30 AM and 4-7 PM (Mon-Fri). For travelcards it’s after 9.30 AM (Mon-Fri) and all day Sat-Sun. Prices are based on what time your journey begins – not when it ends. See London train fares and train fares for children if you want the prices for the other London underground zones

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Child train fare for zone 1

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Child train fare from Charing Cross to Russell Square
Cash Oyster Travelcards
Single Single Daily cap 1-Day Weekly Monthly Annual
Peak Off-peak Peak Off-peak Anytime Off-peak
Aged under-11 and accompanied by an adult, or with a 5-10 Zip Oyster photocard
free
Aged 11-15 with a Young Visitor Discount applied to their Oyster card
Half the adult fare
Aged 11-15 with an 11-15 Zip Oyster photocard
£2.40 £0.85 £0.75 £3.40 £1.50 £6.30 (z1-4) n/a £17.10 (z1-2) £65.70 (z1-2) £684 (z1-2)
Aged 16-17 with a 16+ Zip Oyster photocard
£2.40 Half the adult fare £12.70 (z1-4) n/a Same as the 11-15 fare

Other ways to get from Charing Cross to Russell Square

Walk to Russell Square – 1¼ miles would take you about 23-25 minutes to walk

Bus to Russell Square – Single fare: £1.50 (you may have to take more than one bus); Daily cap: £4.50; Weekly cap: £21.20; 1-day travelcard: £5; Weekly travelcard: £21.20; Monthly travelcard: £81.50; Annual travelcard: £848. See our adult bus fares and child bus fares pages for more details

Black taxi to Russell Square – A taxi will take 7-15 mins to cover 1¼ miles, and will cost approx £6 to £9.40

Minicab to Russell Square – Here’s a list of minicab firms near Charing Cross station

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