Old Street to Leicester Square by train

Train journey route

1) From Old Street take the Northern Line
2) Change at King’s Cross St. Pancras to the Piccadilly Line
3) Leave the train at Leicester Square

How many stops? 6

Do you have to change trains? Yes

Stations on the route: Old Street → Angel → King’s Cross St. Pancras change train King’s Cross St. Pancras → Russell Square → Holborn → Covent Garden → Leicester Square

How long does it take? The journey time is approx 23 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 Old Street 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 Old Street 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

Old Street tube station

London Underground tube map courtesy of Transport for London
Old Street station
 (zone 1)

Car parks near Old Street train station

Alternative train journey to Leicester Square:
Moorgate to Leicester Square, Shoreditch to Leicester Square or Angel to Leicester Square

 

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Other ways to get from Old Street to Leicester Square

Walk to Leicester Square – The distance is about 2¼ miles, which would take around 42-46 minutes

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 taxi will take 11-22 mins to cover 2¼ miles, and will cost approx £9 to £15

Minicab to Leicester Square – Here’s a list of minicab companies near Old Street station

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