Waterloo to Old Street by train

Train route from Waterloo to Old Street station

How to get from Waterloo to Old Street 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 Waterloo take the Jubilee
2)  Change train at London Bridge to the Northern
3)  Leave the train at Old Street

Tube route: Waterloo → Southwark → London Bridge change train London Bridge → Bank → Moorgate → Old Street

How long does it take? The journey time between these two London underground stations is approximately 21 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 Waterloo station to Old Street station is about two miles. Here’s the taxi fare for two miles. The walking distance between the two tube stations is roughly 38-42 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 Waterloo and Old Street is affected by a London train strike

Return journey:  Old Street to Waterloo 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 Waterloo to Old Street tube route may affect your journey, and you should allow for some extra travel time on top

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Train fare from Waterloo station to Old Street

How much is the tube fare? The ticket price for Waterloo to Old Street can be found under zone 1 (adult) and zone 1 (child)

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Waterloo tube station

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

Alternative train journey to Old Street:
Southwark to Old Street, Embankment to Old Street or Lambeth North to Old Street


Old Street tube station

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

Alternative train route from Waterloo:
Waterloo to Moorgate, Waterloo to Shoreditch or Waterloo to Angel

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