Charing Cross station

Charing Cross train station

Charing Cross train station
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Charing Cross Station, Trafalgar Square,
London WC2N 5DR
United Kingdom
Fare zone:
Charing Cross is in Zone 1

Bakerloo Line

Northern Line

National Rail

Station closures on the Bakerloo and Northern lines

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Train journey from Charing Cross station

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Train fares to Charing Cross (zone 1)

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Charing Cross station facilities

Lifts no Toilets yes Cash machine yes Refreshments yes Shops yes Photo booth yes Pay phone yes Wifi yes Luggage lockers yesBaggage storage at Charing Cross station


Getting to Charing Cross train station

Car park noCar parks near Charing Cross
Taxi rank yesMinicab companies near Charing Cross
Bus 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 23, 24, 29, 53, 87, 88, 91, 139, 159, 177, 453, RV1

Alternative stations close to Charing Cross train station: Embankment station, Leicester Square station and Westminster

The facilties and ticket office hours at Charing Cross station are always subject to change. We advise you to check the details with London Transport.

Talk about Charing Cross tube station

  •  Guest – “Central London does not come any closer than Charing Cross. It is located between the Strand and Victoria Embankment near Trafalgar Square. Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Covent Garden, Whitehall and the South Bank are all within their doorstep. For me, a good starting point for a day out in London at any time of the year for those living in south east London such as Greenwich and Lewisham and Kent such as Tonbridge. Railtours have visited this station a number of times. The most recent was 'The Wandering Javelin' twice during the summer of 2014 as it made a brief visit.”
  •  Guest – “Charing Cross station benefited from an extension at London Bridge, the capital's first railway station. The route above street level leaves westwards from London Bridge running through the inner London areas of Southwark and Lambeth with Waterloo at the eastern side of the main terminus. Continuing westwards through the South Bank area of London, it crosses the river Thames at Hungerford Bridge that has a pathway at either end before reaching the West End terminus, formerly the site of Hungerford Market, now a shopping and office development above the station platforms.”
  •  Guest – “Charing Cross's name originates from around 1290 when King Edward I's wife, Eleanor of Castile died at Harby, Nottinghamshire. There were twelve crosses erected in total and Charing Cross originally sited south of Trafalgar Square marked the last resting place as the funeral procession made its way to Westminster Abbey. A replica stands in the forecourt of Charing Cross train station just off the Strand.”

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