Kings Cross to Leicester Square by train

Train journey route

1) At King’s Cross St. Pancras take the Piccadilly Line
2) Leave the train at Leicester Square

How many stops? 4

Do you have to change trains? No, it’s a direct train

Stations on the route: King’s Cross St. Pancras → Russell Square → Holborn → Covent Garden → Leicester Square

How long does it take? The journey time is approx 8 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 King’s Cross St. Pancras to Leicester 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 King’s Cross St. Pancras to Leicester 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 King’s Cross St. Pancras to Leicester Square

Walk to Leicester Square – It’s roughly 1½ miles to walk, which would take about 28-31 minutes on foot

Bus to Leicester 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 Leicester Square – A black taxi cab can drive the 1½ miles from King’s Cross St. Pancras to Leicester Square in about 8-17 mins, and will charge you £9 to £15

Minicab to Leicester Square – Here’s a list of minicab firms near King’s Cross St. Pancras station

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