South Kensington to Whitechapel by train

Train route from South Kensington to Whitechapel station

How to get from South Kensington to Whitechapel 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? 13

1)  From South Kensington take the District
2)  Leave the train at Whitechapel

Tube route: South Kensington → Sloane Square → Victoria → St. James’s Park → Westminster → Embankment → Temple → Blackfriars → Mansion House → Cannon Street → Monument → Tower Hill → Aldgate East → Whitechapel

How long does it take? The journey time between these two London underground stations is approximately 22 minutes

Which fare zones? This tube journey is in zones 1 and 2. You can pay by PAYG oyster, with a visitor oyster card, zone 1-2 travelcard or contactless card. Look up the zone 1-2 fare for adults and zone 1-2 price for children

How far is it?  The distance from South Kensington station to Whitechapel station is roughly 5¼ miles. Here’s an approximate taxi fare for 5¼ miles

Are the trains running?  Your tube line may be affected by engineering works and closures. You should also check whether the tube train between South Kensington and Whitechapel is affected by a London tube strike

Return journey:  Whitechapel to South Kensington station

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

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Train fare from South Kensington station to Whitechapel

How much is the tube fare? The ticket price for South Kensington to Whitechapel can be found under zones 1-2 (adult) and zones 1-2 (child)

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South Kensington tube station

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

Alternative train journey to Whitechapel:
Gloucester Road to Whitechapel, Knightsbridge to Whitechapel or Sloane Square to Whitechapel


Whitechapel tube station

London Underground tube map courtesy of Transport for London
Whitechapel station
 (zone 2)

Alternative train route from South Kensington:
South Kensington to Aldgate East, South Kensington to Stepney Green or South Kensington to Bethnal Green

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