Charing Cross station

Location and maps

Charing Cross train station
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London Underground map from Transport for London
Address:
Charing Cross Station, Trafalgar Square,
London WC2N 5DR
Charing Cross is in fare zone 1 and connects with these Underground lines:

Bakerloo Line

Northern Line

National Rail

Check for delays on the Bakerloo and Northern lines

Train fares from Charing Cross

Adult train fares in London
Charing Cross station is in zone 1 Cash Oyster & Contactless
Single Single Daily cap
Peak Off-peak Peak Off-peak
Zone 1 only £4.90 £2.40 £2.40 £7 £7
Zones 1-2 £4.90 £2.90 £2.40 £7 £7
Zones 1-3 £4.90 £3.30 £2.80 £8.20 £8.20
Zones 1-4 £5.90 £3.90 £2.80 £10.10 £10.10
Zones 1-5 £5.90 £4.70 £3.10 £12 £12
Zones 1-6 £6 £5.10 £3.10 £12.80 £12.80
Zones 1-7 £7.40 £5.60 £4 £14 £12.90
Zones 1-8 £8.50 £6.90 £4 £16.50 £12.90
Zones 1-9 £8.50 £7 £4.10 £18.30 £12.90
Travelcards
1-Day Weekly Monthly
Anytime Off-peak
Zones 1-4 £13.10 n/a £50.50 £194
Zones 1-6 £18.60 £13.10 £64.20 £246.60
Zones 1-9 £23.50 £13.90 £91.50 £351.40

Child fares? See our child train fares page

Anytime, peak and off-peak? For Oyster cards, Visitor Oyster cards and contactless cards off-peak is outside the hours of 6.30-9.30 AM and 4-7 PM (Mon-Fri). For travelcards off-peak is any time after 9.30 AM (Mon-Fri). Weekends and public holidays are always off-peak. Fares are based on what time your journey begins

Journey planner

Find a route between Charing Cross and another station:

Train journey from Charing Cross station

Alternative tube stations that are close to Charing Cross: Embankment, Leicester Square and Westminster

How to get there

Buses 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 23, 24, 29, 53, 87, 88, 91, 139, 159, 177, 453, RV1Car park no Car parks nearby  Taxi rank yes Minicab firms nearby

Station facilities

Toilets yes Cash (ATM) machine yes Refreshments yes Shops yes Photo booth yes Pay phone yes Wi-Fi yes Luggage lockers yes

Note: Facilities should be double-checked before making plans

Lifts and escalators

Street to the Bakerloo northbound: one flight of stairs from the Villiers Street entrance (18 down), one flight of stairs from the Duncannon Street and Strand north entrance (30 down), two flights of stairs from the Strand south entrance (16 and 21 down), one flight of stairs from the Trafalgar Square entrance near The Mall (23 down), two flights of stairs from the Trafalgar entrance near Duncannon Street (8 and 21 down), two flights of stairs from the Trafalgar Square entrance on the central island (8 and 24 down), two flights of stairs from the Trafalgar Square north entrance (8 and 19 down), three flights of stairs from the William IV Street entrance (13, 14 and 16 down), or one escalator or two flights of stairs from the entrance inside the National Rail station (14 and 27 down), plus one escalator and one flight of stairs down to the platform (20 down)

Street to the Northern northbound: one flight of stairs from the Villiers Street entrance (18 down), one flight of stairs from the Duncannon Street and Strand north entrance (30 down), two flights of stairs from the Strand south entrance (16 and 21 down), one flight of stairs from the Trafalgar Square entrance near The Mall (23 down), two flights of stairs from the Trafalgar entrance near Duncannon Street (8 and 21 down), two flights of stairs from the Trafalgar Square entrance on the central island (8 and 24 down), two flights of stairs from the Trafalgar Square north entrance (8 and 19 down), three flights of stairs from the William IV Street entrance (13, 14 and 16 down), or one escalator or two flights of stairs from the entrance inside the National Rail station (14 and 27 down), plus one escalator and one flight of stairs down to the platform (19 down)

Street to the Bakerloo/‍Northern southbound: one flight of stairs from the Villiers Street entrance (18 down), one flight of stairs from the Duncannon Street and Strand north entrance (30 down), two flights of stairs from the Strand south entrance (16 and 21 down), one flight of stairs from the Trafalgar Square entrance near The Mall (23 down), two flights of stairs from the Trafalgar entrance near Duncannon Street (8 and 21 down), two flights of stairs from the Trafalgar Square entrance on the central island (8 and 24 down), two flights of stairs from the Trafalgar Square north entrance (8 and 19 down), three flights of stairs from the William IV Street entrance (13, 14 and 16 down), or one escalator or two flights of stairs from the entrance inside the National Rail station (14 and 27 down), plus one escalator and one flight of stairs down to the platform (20 down)

Bakerloo southbound to the street: one escalator and one flight of stairs up to the ticket hall (20 up), plus one flight of stairs to the Villiers Street exit (18 up), one flight of stairs to the Duncannon Street and Strand north exit (30 up), two flights of stairs to the Strand south exit (16 and 21 up), one flight of stairs tothe Trafalgar Square exit near The Mall (23 up), two flights of stairs to the Trafalgar exit near Duncannon Street (8 and 21 up), two flights of stairs to the Trafalgar Square exit on the central island (8 and 24 up), two flights of stairs to the Trafalgar Square north exit (8 and 19 up), three flights of stairs to the William IV Street exit (13, 14 and 16 up), or one escalator or two flights of stairs to the exit inside the National Rail station (14 and 27 up)

Northern southbound to the street: one escalator and one flight of stairs up to the ticket hall (19 up), plus one flight of stairs to the Villiers Street exit (18 up), one flight of stairs to the Duncannon Street and Strand north exit (30 up), two flights of stairs to the Strand south exit (16 and 21 up), one flight of stairs tothe Trafalgar Square exit near The Mall (23 up), two flights of stairs to the Trafalgar exit near Duncannon Street (8 and 21 up), two flights of stairs to the Trafalgar Square exit on the central island (8 and 24 up), two flights of stairs to the Trafalgar Square north exit (8 and 19 up), three flights of stairs to the William IV Street exit (13, 14 and 16 up), or one escalator or two flights of stairs to the exit inside the National Rail station (14 and 27 up)

Bakerloo/‍Northern northbound to the street: one escalator and one flight of stairs up to the ticket hall (20 up), plus one flight of stairs to the Villiers Street exit (18 up), one flight of stairs to the Duncannon Street and Strand north exit (30 up), two flights of stairs to the Strand south exit (16 and 21 up), one flight of stairs tothe Trafalgar Square exit near The Mall (23 up), two flights of stairs to the Trafalgar exit near Duncannon Street (8 and 21 up), two flights of stairs to the Trafalgar Square exit on the central island (8 and 24 up), two flights of stairs to the Trafalgar Square north exit (8 and 19 up), three flights of stairs to the William IV Street exit (13, 14 and 16 up), or one escalator or two flights of stairs to the exit inside the National Rail station (14 and 27 up)

Bakerloo southbound to the Northern southbound: two flights of stairs (20 up, and 19 down)

Northern northbound to the Bakerloo northbound: two flights of stairs (19 up, and 20 down)

Ask a question

  •  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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