Liverpool Street to Paddington by train

1) From Liverpool Street take the Hammersmith & City Line
2) Leave the train at Paddington

How many stops? 9   Is it a direct train? Yes

Stations on the route: Liverpool Street → Moorgate → Barbican → Farringdon → King’s Cross St. Pancras → Euston Square → Great Portland Street → Baker Street → Edgware Road → Paddington

Journey time? Approx 20 mins   Fare zones? 1

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Adult fare for zone 1

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Adult train fare from Liverpool Street to Paddington
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 £7 £7 £35.10 £13.10 (z1-4) n/a £35.10 (z1-2) £134.80 (z1-2) £1404 (z1-2)

Child fare for zone 1

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Child train fare from Liverpool Street to Paddington
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 £3.50 £1.50 £6.50 (z1-4) n/a £17.60 (z1-2) £67.60 (z1-2) £704 (z1-2)
Aged 16-17 with a 16+ Zip Oyster photocard
£2.40 Half the adult fare £13.10 (z1-4) n/a Same as the 11-15 fare

Note: Peak and off-peak prices are based on what time your journey begins – not when it ends. For Oyster cards and contactless bank cards ‘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. Read more about London train fares and child train fares.

Travel by bus, taxi or minicab

Walk to Paddington – The distance from Liverpool Street to Paddington is about 4¼ miles, so we don’t recommend walking

Bus to Paddington – 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 Paddington – A taxi will take 18-32 mins to cover 4¼ miles, and will cost approx £16 to £28

Minicab to Paddington – Here’s a list of minicab firms close to Liverpool Street station

Ask a question

  •  Guest – “I have osteoarthritis of the spine and cannot carry my case up 28 stairs at Paddington underground station. What can I do.”
  • Admin – “You can pre-book a member of staff to help you to and from overground trains, but unfortunately not on the underground. All you can do is try and find a member of staff on the platform and see if they are willing to carry your bag. More info here: TFL.gov.uk/transport-accessibility/help ... from-staff. Otherwise the only other thing you can really do is get a taxi between the two stations, or a bus. The numbers 23 and 205 go direct between the two stations.”

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