Charing Cross station

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Location and maps

Charing Cross train station
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London Underground map from Transport for London
Address:
Charing Cross Station, Trafalgar Square,
London WC2N 5DR
United Kingdom
Charing Cross is in fare zone 1 and connects with these Underground lines:

Bakerloo Line

Northern Line

National Rail

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Train fares from Charing Cross

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Adult train fares in London
Charing Cross is in fare zone 1 Cash Oyster & Contactless
Single Single Daily cap
Peak Off-peak Peak Off-peak
Zone 1 only £4.90 £2.40 £2.40 £6.80 £6.80
Zones 1-2 £4.90 £2.90 £2.40 £6.80 £6.80
Zones 1-3 £4.90 £3.30 £2.80 £8 £8
Zones 1-4 £5.90 £3.90 £2.80 £9.80 £9.80
Zones 1-5 £5.90 £4.70 £3.10 £11.60 £11.60
Zones 1-6 £6 £5.10 £3.10 £12.50 £12.50
Zones 1-7 £7.40 £5.60 £4 £13.50 £12.50
Zones 1-8 £8.50 £6.90 £4 £16.10 £12.50
Zones 1-9 £8.50 £7 £4.10 £17.80 £12.50
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1-Day Weekly Monthly
Anytime Off-peak
Zones 1-4 £12.70 n/a £49 £188.20
Zones 1-6 £18.10 £12.70 £62.30 £239.30
Zones 1-9 £22.80 £13.50 £88.70 £340.70

Child fares? See our child train fares page

Anytime, peak and off-peak? For Oyster and contactless off-peak is outside the hours of 6.30-9.30 AM and 4-7 PM (Mon-Fri). For travelcards off-peak is any time after 9.30 AM (Mon-Fri). Weekends and public holidays are always off-peak. Fares are based on what time your journey begins

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Alternative tube stations that are close to Charing Cross: Embankment, Leicester Square and Westminster

How to get there

Buses 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 23, 24, 29, 53, 87, 88, 91, 139, 159, 177, 453, RV1Car park no Car parks nearby  Taxi rank yes Minicab companies nearby

Station facilities

Ticket office opening hours: 07:15–00:00 (Mon–Fri); 08:15–00:00 (Sat); 09:00–22:00 (Sun)

Toilets yes Cash (ATM) machine yes Refreshments yes Shops yes Photo booth yes Pay phone yes Wi-Fi yes Luggage lockers yes Baggage storage at Charing Cross station

Note: Ticket office opening hours and facilities are subject to change and should be double-checked before making plans

Lifts, stairs and escalators

Street to the Bakerloo northbound: one flight of stairs from the Villiers Street entrance (18 down), one flight of stairs from the Duncannon Street and Strand north entrance (30 down), two flights of stairs from the Strand south entrance (16 and 21 down), one flight of stairs from the Trafalgar Square entrance near The Mall (23 down), two flights of stairs from the Trafalgar entrance near Duncannon Street (8 and 21 down), two flights of stairs from the Trafalgar Square entrance on the central island (8 and 24 down), two flights of stairs from the Trafalgar Square north entrance (8 and 19 down), three flights of stairs from the William IV Street entrance (13, 14 and 16 down), or one escalator or two flights of stairs from the entrance inside the National Rail station (14 and 27 down), plus one escalator and one flight of stairs down to the platform (20 down)

Street to the Northern northbound: one flight of stairs from the Villiers Street entrance (18 down), one flight of stairs from the Duncannon Street and Strand north entrance (30 down), two flights of stairs from the Strand south entrance (16 and 21 down), one flight of stairs from the Trafalgar Square entrance near The Mall (23 down), two flights of stairs from the Trafalgar entrance near Duncannon Street (8 and 21 down), two flights of stairs from the Trafalgar Square entrance on the central island (8 and 24 down), two flights of stairs from the Trafalgar Square north entrance (8 and 19 down), three flights of stairs from the William IV Street entrance (13, 14 and 16 down), or one escalator or two flights of stairs from the entrance inside the National Rail station (14 and 27 down), plus one escalator and one flight of stairs down to the platform (19 down)

Street to the Bakerloo/‍Northern southbound: one flight of stairs from the Villiers Street entrance (18 down), one flight of stairs from the Duncannon Street and Strand north entrance (30 down), two flights of stairs from the Strand south entrance (16 and 21 down), one flight of stairs from the Trafalgar Square entrance near The Mall (23 down), two flights of stairs from the Trafalgar entrance near Duncannon Street (8 and 21 down), two flights of stairs from the Trafalgar Square entrance on the central island (8 and 24 down), two flights of stairs from the Trafalgar Square north entrance (8 and 19 down), three flights of stairs from the William IV Street entrance (13, 14 and 16 down), or one escalator or two flights of stairs from the entrance inside the National Rail station (14 and 27 down), plus one escalator and one flight of stairs down to the platform (20 down)

Bakerloo southbound to the street: one escalator and one flight of stairs up to the ticket hall (20 up), plus one flight of stairs to the Villiers Street exit (18 up), one flight of stairs to the Duncannon Street and Strand north exit (30 up), two flights of stairs to the Strand south exit (16 and 21 up), one flight of stairs tothe Trafalgar Square exit near The Mall (23 up), two flights of stairs to the Trafalgar exit near Duncannon Street (8 and 21 up), two flights of stairs to the Trafalgar Square exit on the central island (8 and 24 up), two flights of stairs to the Trafalgar Square north exit (8 and 19 up), three flights of stairs to the William IV Street exit (13, 14 and 16 up), or one escalator or two flights of stairs to the exit inside the National Rail station (14 and 27 up)

Northern southbound to the street: one escalator and one flight of stairs up to the ticket hall (19 up), plus one flight of stairs to the Villiers Street exit (18 up), one flight of stairs to the Duncannon Street and Strand north exit (30 up), two flights of stairs to the Strand south exit (16 and 21 up), one flight of stairs tothe Trafalgar Square exit near The Mall (23 up), two flights of stairs to the Trafalgar exit near Duncannon Street (8 and 21 up), two flights of stairs to the Trafalgar Square exit on the central island (8 and 24 up), two flights of stairs to the Trafalgar Square north exit (8 and 19 up), three flights of stairs to the William IV Street exit (13, 14 and 16 up), or one escalator or two flights of stairs to the exit inside the National Rail station (14 and 27 up)

Bakerloo/‍Northern northbound to the street: one escalator and one flight of stairs up to the ticket hall (20 up), plus one flight of stairs to the Villiers Street exit (18 up), one flight of stairs to the Duncannon Street and Strand north exit (30 up), two flights of stairs to the Strand south exit (16 and 21 up), one flight of stairs tothe Trafalgar Square exit near The Mall (23 up), two flights of stairs to the Trafalgar exit near Duncannon Street (8 and 21 up), two flights of stairs to the Trafalgar Square exit on the central island (8 and 24 up), two flights of stairs to the Trafalgar Square north exit (8 and 19 up), three flights of stairs to the William IV Street exit (13, 14 and 16 up), or one escalator or two flights of stairs to the exit inside the National Rail station (14 and 27 up)

Bakerloo southbound to the Northern southbound: two flights of stairs (20 up, and 19 down)

Northern northbound to the Bakerloo northbound: two flights of stairs (19 up, and 20 down)

Ask a question

  • Admin – “There are loads of ways of doing it, you could get the Northern line to warren street and change to the Victoria line to kings cross (st pancras), or get the Bakerloo line to oxford circus and get the Victoria line again to kings cross. Or get the Northern line to leicester square and then the Piccadilly line to kings cross. Whatever way you do it, you will still have to change trains at least once”
  •  Guest – “Central London does not come any closer than charing cross. It is located between the strand and Victoria embankment near trafalgar square. Piccadilly circus, leicester square, covent garden, whitehall and the south bank are all within their doorstep. For me, a good starting point for a day out in London at any time of the year for those living in south east London such as greenwich and lewisham and kent such as tonbridge. Railtours have visited this station a number of times. The most recent was 'the wandering javelin' twice during the summer of 2014 as it made a brief visit.”
  •  Guest – “Charing cross station benefited from an extension at London bridge, the capital's first railway station. The route above street level leaves westwards from London bridge running through the inner London areas of southwark and lambeth with waterloo at the eastern side of the main terminus. Continuing westwards through the south bank area of London, it crosses the river thames at hungerford bridge that has a pathway at either end before reaching the west end terminus, formerly the site of hungerford market, now a shopping and office development above the station platforms.”
  •  Guest – “Charing cross's name originates from around 1290 when king edward I’s wife, eleanor of castile died at harby, nottinghamshire. There were twelve crosses erected in total and charing cross originally sited south of trafalgar square marked the last resting place as the funeral procession made its way to westminster abbey. A replica stands in the forecourt of charing cross train station just off the strand.”

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