Earl's Court to St James's Palace

St. James’s PalaceSt. James’s Palace St. James’s was built by Henry VIII, and has been home to some of England’s finest monarchs. 

St. James’s Palace’s nearest station is Green Park

1) From Earl’s Court take the Piccadilly Line
2) Leave the train at Green Park
3) Walk 6 mins to St. James’s Palace

How many stops? 5   Is it a direct train? Yes

Stations on the route: Earl’s Court → Gloucester Road → South Kensington → Knightsbridge → Hyde Park Corner → Green Park

Journey time? Approx 9 mins + 6 mins walk to St. James’s Palace   Fare zones? 1

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Adult fare for zone 1

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Adult train fare from Earl’s Court to Green Park
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 Green Park
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

Green Park station – from the Piccadilly eastbound platform to the street you’ll have two lifts or one escalator up to the ticket hall, plus one lift to the exit by the Ritz, two flights of stairs to the exit by the RA (7 and 19 steps steps up), two flights of stairs to the exit by Hyde Park Corner (6 down and 30 steps up), or no stairs to the exit inside Green Park

Travel by bus, taxi or minicab

St. James’s Palace by foot – The distance is roughly 2¾ miles, which will probably take around 52-58 minutes on foot

St. James’s Palace 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

St. James’s Palace by taxi – The 2¾ miles from Earl’s Court to St. James’s Palace will take anything from 12 to 24 mins in a taxi, and will cost approximately £12.60 to £23

Minicab to St. James’s Palace – Here’s a list of minicab companies near Earl’s Court station

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> Craig’s review of St. James’s Palace – “Everybody's heard of Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, Hampton Court and Windsor, but hardly any tourists know about the most senior Royal palace in the country: St. James's. Maybe they've seen it without realising when they walked up The Mall, but if they did then they've only seen it from the boring back side, and not realised there's a big Tudor gatehouse round… continued”

Note: Allow extra time for cancellations/delays. Disabled access information about lifts, escalators and stairs should be double-checked before travel

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