Earl's Court to The City

The CityThe City The City of London is the financial heart of the capital – home to the Bank and London Stock Exchange. 

The City’s nearest station is Bank

1) From Earl’s Court take the Piccadilly Line
2) Change at Holborn to the Central Line
3) Leave the train at Bank
4) Walk 2 mins to The City

How many stops? 12   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 → Covent Garden → Holborn change train Holborn → Chancery Lane → St. Paul’s → Bank

Journey time? Approx 31 mins + 2 mins walk to The City   Fare zones? 1

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Adult fare for zone 1

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Adult train fare from Earl’s Court to Bank
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 Bank
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

Holborn station – from the Piccadilly eastbound platform to the Central eastbound platform you’ll have one escalator and two flights of stairs (19 down and 22 steps up)

Bank station – from the Central eastbound platform you’ll have one escalator to the Bank Central ticket hall, or four escalators and five flights of stairs to the Circle/‍District/‍Monument ticket hall (10, 23 and 24 up, and 2x12 steps down), plus three flights of stairs to the Cannon Street, Gracechurch or King William Street exit by House of Fraser (5 and 19 up, and 4 steps down), a flat travelator and a flight of stairs to the Cornhill north, Mansion House Place, Threadneedle Street or Walbrook exit (21 steps up), a flat travelator and two flights of stairs to the Cornhill south or Lombard Street north exit (6 and 16 steps up), one flight of stairs to the Eastcheap Great Tower Street exit (17 up), one flight of stairs to the Fish Hill Street exit (6 steps up), one flight of stairs to the King William Street south exit (15 or 19 steps up), a flat travelator and two flights of stairs to the Mansion House Street, Princes Street west or Poultry north exit (4 and 14 steps up), or a flat travelator and two flights of stairs to the Princes Street east exit (9 and 11 steps up)

Travel by bus, taxi or minicab

The City by foot – It’s around 5 miles to The City, which is too far to walk

The City 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

The City by taxi – Five miles will take about 21-35 mins depending on the traffic, and will cost £20 to £31

Minicab to The City – Here’s a list of minicab firms close to Earl’s Court station

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> Craig’s review of The City – “I thought I'd just hang around The City today, the so-called "Square Mile". That's the bit inside the old city walls where all the big banks and financial institutions live. If you want to make some new friends then try catching the tube from Waterloo to Bank at half-8 in the morning -- when all the bleary-eyed businessmen and women are bustling off to work.… 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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