Acton Town to Balham by train

1) From Acton Town take the District Line
2) Change at Embankment to the Northern Line
3) Leave the train at Balham

How many stops? 23   Do you have to change? Yes

Stations on the route: Acton Town → Chiswick Park → Turnham Green → Stamford Brook → Ravenscourt Park → Hammersmith → Barons Court → West Kensington → Earl’s Court → Gloucester Road → South Kensington → Sloane Square → Victoria → St. James’s Park → Westminster → Embankment change train Embankment → Waterloo → Kennington → Oval → Stockwell → Clapham North → Clapham Common → Clapham South → Balham

How long does it take? The journey time is approx 54 mins

Fare zones: 1, 2, 3

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Adult fare for zones 1-3

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Adult train fare from Acton Town to Balham
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 £3.30 £2.80 £8 £8 £40 £12.70 (z1-4) n/a £40 £153.60 £1600

Child fare for zones 1-3

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Child train fare from Acton Town to Balham
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 £4 £1.50 £6.30 (z1-4) n/a £20 £76.80 £800
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

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. Read more about London train fares and child train fares. Learn how to use Oyster cards, Visitor Oyster cards, travelcards and contactless cards.

Acton Town tube station

London Underground map from Transport for London
Acton Town station
 (zone 3)

Alternative train journey to Balham:
Ealing Common to Balham or Chiswick Park to Balham

 

Balham tube station

London Underground map from Transport for London
Balham station
 (zone 3)

Car parks near Balham train station

Alternative train route from Acton Town:
Acton Town to Tooting Bec or Acton Town to Clapham South

 

Lifts, stairs and escalators

Acton Town station – from the street to the District eastbound platform you’ll have one lift, or one flight of stairs (28 steps down)

Embankment station – from the Circle/‍District eastbound platform to the Bakerloo/‍Northern southbound platform you’ll have one escalator and four flights of stairs (3 up and 5, 18, 19 steps down) or five flights of stairs (3 up and 5, 18, 19 and 54 steps down) to the Bakerloo platform, or one escalator and two flights of stairs (5 and 18 steps down) or three flights of stairs (5, 18 and 54 steps down) to the Northern platform

Balham station – from the Northern southbound platform to the ticket hall you’ll have one escalator or one flight of stairs (48 steps up), plus two flights of stairs to the Balham High Road west exit (5 and 25 steps down), or no stairs to the Balham High Road east exit or Chestnut Grove exit

Travel by bus, taxi or minicab

Bus to Balham – 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

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Note: This journey is computer created and may not be the fastest route. Allow extra time for cancellations/delays. Disabled access information about lifts, escalators and stairs should be double-checked before travel

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