Paddington to Charing Cross by train

Train route from Paddington to Charing Cross station

How to get from Paddington to Charing Cross station by tube, with a time estimate of how long it takes on the London Underground

Do you have to change trains? No
How many stops are there? 7

1)  From Paddington take the Bakerloo
2)  Leave the train at Charing Cross

Tube route: Paddington → Edgware Road → Marylebone → Baker Street → Regents Park → Oxford Circus → Piccadilly Circus → Charing Cross

How long does it take? The journey time between these two London underground stations is approximately 14 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 Paddington station to Charing Cross station is about 2⅓ miles. Here’s a rough idea of the taxi fare for 2⅓ miles. The walking distance between the two tube stations is roughly 44-49 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 Paddington and Charing Cross is affected by a London Underground strike

Return journey:  Charing Cross to Paddington station

Note: Closures, cancellations and delays on the Paddington to Charing Cross tube route may affect your journey, and you should allow for some extra travel time on top

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Train fare from Paddington station to Charing Cross

How much is the tube fare? The ticket price for Paddington to Charing Cross can be found under zone 1 (adult) and zone 1 (child)

Buy an Underground ticketHow to buy a tube ticket from Paddington to Charing Cross stationBuy an Oyster Card   (learn more)
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Paddington tube station

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

Alternative train journey to Charing Cross:
Lancaster Gate to Charing Cross, Edgware Road to Charing Cross or Bayswater to Charing Cross


Charing Cross tube station

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

Alternative train route from Paddington:
Paddington to Embankment, Paddington to Leicester Square or Paddington to Westminster

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