Earl's Court to British Museum

British MuseumBritish Museum The British Museum’s highlights are the Reading Room and ancient Egyptian collection. 

British Museum’s nearest station is Tottenham Court Road

1) From Earl’s Court take the Piccadilly Line
2) Change at Leicester Square to the Northern Line
3) Leave the train at Tottenham Court Road
4) Walk 6 mins to British Museum

How many stops? 8   Is it a direct train? No

Stations on the route: Earl’s Court → Gloucester Road → South Kensington → Knightsbridge → Hyde Park Corner → Green Park → Piccadilly Circus → Leicester Square change train Leicester Square → Tottenham Court Road

Journey time? Approx 23 mins + 6 mins walk to British Museum   Fare zones? 1

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Adult fare for zone 1

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Adult train fare from Earl’s Court to Tottenham Court Road
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 Earl’s Court to Tottenham Court Road
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: 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. Look up the London underground prices and child underground prices. Learn how to use Oyster tickets, Visitor Oyster tickets, travelcard tickets and contactless cards.

Lifts, stairs and escalators

Earl’s Court station – from the street to the District/‍Piccadilly eastbound platform you’ll have to walk down a ramp or one flight of 8 stairs, plus one lift or one flight of 27 stairs from the Earl’s Court Road entrance, or one lift or one flight of 23 stairs from the Warwick Road entrance

Leicester Square station – from the Piccadilly eastbound platform to the Northern northbound platform you’ll have two flights of stairs (14 and 20 steps up, or 18 and 20 steps up)

Travel by bus, taxi or minicab

British Museum by foot – The stations are about 3½ miles apart. It would take you over 70 minutes to walk that far

British Museum by bus – 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 tickets and child bus tickets pages for more details

British Museum by taxi – A black taxi cab can drive the 3½ miles from Earl’s Court to British Museum in about 15-28 mins, and will charge you £16 to £28

Minicab to British Museum – Here’s a list of minicabs close to Earl’s Court station

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> Talk about this journey

> Craig’s review of British Museum – “I always feel like a school kid walking round here, looking at all the broken bones and stones and pretending to be keen. "Yes, Miss... a piece of pottery from 1,000 BC. Amazing." Don't forget to tick them off on your sheet, she says. "When can we can we go home, Miss?" Not for another three hours, she says. "Oh Jesus Christ, are you serious?… continued”

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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