Kings Cross to Leicester Square by train

Train route from King’s Cross St. Pancras to Leicester Square station

How to get from King’s Cross St. Pancras to Leicester Square station by tube, with a time estimate of how long it takes on the London Underground

Do you have to change trains? No
How many stops are there? 4

1)  At Kings Cross St. Pancras take the Piccadilly
2)  Leave the train at Leicester Square

Tube route: Kings Cross St. Pancras → Russell Square → Holborn → Covent Garden → Leicester Square

How long does it take? The journey time between these two London underground stations is approximately 8 minutes

Which fare zones? This tube journey is zone 1. You can pay for a ticket with an oyster card, visitor oyster card, zone 1 travelcard or contactless payment card. Look up the zone 1 fare for adults and zone 1 price for children

How far is it?  The distance from King’s Cross St. Pancras station to Leicester Square station is approximately 1½ miles. Here’s an estimated taxi fare for 1½ miles. The walking distance between the two tube stations is about 28-31 minutes

Are the trains running?  Your tube line may be affected by train delays on the Underground. You should also check whether the tube train between King’s Cross St. Pancras and Leicester Square is affected by a London train strike

Return journey:  Leicester Square to King’s Cross St. Pancras station

Note: Closures, cancellations and delays on the King’s Cross St. Pancras to Leicester Square tube route may affect your journey, and you should allow for some extra travel time on top

Got a question about King’s Cross St. Pancras to Leicester Square?

> Talk about King’s Cross St. Pancras to Leicester Square in the forum

  •  Guest – “Arrrr ok, thank you for your help, was trying to find the easiest route to leicester square and then back again to Liverpool Street, coming back will be dark hence why wanted easiest route”
  • Admin – “Quickest way from leicester square to Liverpool Street is probably by walking to tottenham court road (a 5-minute walk) and then get the Central line to Liverpool Street. Or you could get a number 11 or 23 bus from trafalgar square (a two minute walk from leicester square)”
  •  Guest – “How often does this train run on a normal Monday afternoon?”
  • Admin – “About every 6 minutes”
  •  Guest – “Hi in half term travelling down and staying near kings cross could you please tell me from kings cross which train I need to get on a Monday to get to drury kane theatre for 7 pm please”
  • Admin – “Assuming you mean the theatre royal drury lane, then it's this train, but you need to get off one stop before -- at covent garden they run every 5 minutes-or-so and the journey is about 7 minutes”

Train fare from King’s Cross St. Pancras station to Leicester Square

How much is the tube fare? The ticket price for King’s Cross St. Pancras to Leicester Square can be found under zone 1 (adult) and zone 1 (child)

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King’s Cross St. Pancras tube station

London Underground tube map courtesy of Transport for London
King’s Cross St. Pancras station
 (zone 1)

Car parks near King’s Cross St. Pancras train station

Minicab firms near King’s Cross St. Pancras station

Alternative train journey to Leicester Square:
Euston to Leicester Square, Russell Square to Leicester Square or Euston Square to Leicester Square

 

Leicester Square tube station

London Underground tube map courtesy of Transport for London
Leicester Square station
 (zone 1)

Car parking near Leicester Square train station

Minicab company near Leicester Square station

Alternative train route from King’s Cross St. Pancras:
King’s Cross St. Pancras to Charing Cross, King’s Cross St. Pancras to Covent Garden or King’s Cross St. Pancras to Piccadilly Circus

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