Shadwell to Covent Garden by train

Train route from Shadwell to Covent Garden station

How to get from Shadwell to Covent Garden station by tube, with a time estimate of how long it takes on the London Underground

Do you have to change trains? Yes
How many stops are there? 5

1)  From Shadwell take the DLR
2)  Change train at Bank to the Central
3)  Change train at Holborn to the Piccadilly
4)  Leave the train at Covent Garden

Tube route: Shadwell → Bank change train Bank → St. Pauls → Chancery Lane → Holborn change train Holborn → Covent Garden

How long does it take? The journey time between these two London underground stations is approximately 33 minutes

Which fare zones? This tube journey is in zones 1 and 2. You can pay by PAYG oyster, with a visitor oyster card, zone 1-2 travelcard or contactless card. Look up the zone 1-2 fare for adults and zone 1-2 price for children

How far is it?  The distance from Shadwell station to Covent Garden station is about three miles. Here’s an approximate taxi fare for 3 miles. It’s probably too far for you to walk (unless you enjoy walking!), because the walking distance between the two stations is 57-63 minutes

Are the trains running?  Your tube line may be affected by line closures and delays. You should also check whether the tube train between Shadwell and Covent Garden is affected by a London Underground strike

Return journey:  Covent Garden to Shadwell station

Note: This journey has been created by a computer program and may not be the fastest possible route. Closures, cancellations and delays on the Shadwell to Covent Garden tube route may affect your journey, and you should allow for some extra travel time on top

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Train fare from Shadwell station to Covent Garden

How much is the tube fare? The ticket price for Shadwell to Covent Garden can be found under zones 1-2 (adult) and zones 1-2 (child)

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Shadwell tube station

London Underground tube map courtesy of Transport for London
Shadwell station
 (zone 2)

Alternative train journey to Covent Garden:
Tower Hill to Covent Garden, Aldgate to Covent Garden or Limehouse to Covent Garden


Covent Garden tube station

London Underground tube map courtesy of Transport for London
Covent Garden station
 (zone 1)

Alternative train route from Shadwell:
Shadwell to Leicester Square, Shadwell to Charing Cross or Shadwell to Holborn

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