Barbican to Birkbeck - travel by train, bus and rail

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Average journey time: 1 hour 35 mins

Barbican to Birkbeck

Leave at 07:24 and arrive at 09:02
Journey time 01:38
You will need to make 9 changes

Start with Hammersmith & City line to Liverpool Street

  • Moorgate Underground Station
  • Liverpool Street Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

From Saturday 15 January to mid May 2022, the Northern line will be closed between Kennington and Moorgate as part of major upgrade works. During this time, Barbican Station is expected to be busy between 07:45-08:45 and 16:30-18:45. Please consider travelling at the quieter times for a more comfortable journey. If you must travel at the busier times, allow more time for your journey.

Liverpool Street: No Step Free Access - Step free access is not available to eastbound Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines due to a faulty lift. Call us on 0343 222 1234 for help planning your journey.

Change for Central line to Bank

  • Bank Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

Liverpool Street: No Step Free Access - Step free access is not available to eastbound Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines due to a faulty lift. Call us on 0343 222 1234 for help planning your journey.

NORTHERN LINE: From Saturday 15 January until mid May 2022, no service between Moorgate and Kennington due to major upgrade works. London Buses Route 733 will operate between Moorgate and Oval via Bank, London Bridge, Borough, Elephant & Castle and Kennington on Monday to Friday.

From Saturday 15 January to mid May 2022, the Northern line will be closed between Kennington and Moorgate as part of major upgrade works. During this time, there will be no Northern line at Bank /Monument station. All other lines will be operating as normal. Bank / Monument station is expected to be very busy between 07:45-08:45 and 16:30-18:45. Please consider travelling at the quieter times for a more comfortable journey. If you must travel at the busier times, allow more time for your journey

Change for DLR to Shadwell DLR

  • Shadwell DLR Station

Travel disruption notes

NORTHERN LINE: From Saturday 15 January until mid May 2022, no service between Moorgate and Kennington due to major upgrade works. London Buses Route 733 will operate between Moorgate and Oval via Bank, London Bridge, Borough, Elephant & Castle and Kennington on Monday to Friday.

From Saturday 15 January to mid May 2022, the Northern line will be closed between Kennington and Moorgate as part of major upgrade works. During this time, there will be no Northern line at Bank /Monument station. All other lines will be operating as normal. Bank / Monument station is expected to be very busy between 07:45-08:45 and 16:30-18:45. Please consider travelling at the quieter times for a more comfortable journey. If you must travel at the busier times, allow more time for your journey

Change for Walk to Shadwell Rail Station

  • Shadwell Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for London Overground to West Croydon Rail Station

  • Wapping Rail Station
  • Rotherhithe Rail Station
  • Canada Water Rail Station
  • Surrey Quays Rail Station
  • New Cross Gate Rail Station
  • Brockley Rail Station
  • Honor Oak Park Rail Station
  • Forest Hill Rail Station
  • Sydenham Rail Station
  • Penge West Rail Station
  • Anerley Rail Station
  • Norwood Junction Rail Station
  • West Croydon Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for Walk to West Croydon Tram Stop

  • West Croydon Tram Stop

Travel disruption notes

NORTHERN LINE: From Saturday 15 January until mid May 2022, no service between Moorgate and Kennington due to major upgrade works. London Buses Route 733 will operate between Moorgate and Oval via Bank, London Bridge, Borough, Elephant & Castle and Kennington on Monday to Friday.

Change for Tramway Tram to Birkbeck Tram Stop

  • Wellesley Road Tram Stop
  • East Croydon Tram Stop
  • Lebanon Road Tram Stop
  • Sandilands Tram Stop
  • Addiscombe Tram Stop
  • Blackhorse Lane Tram Stop
  • Woodside Tram Stop
  • Arena Tram Stop
  • Harrington Road Tram Stop
  • Birkbeck Tram Stop

Travel disruption notes

NORTHERN LINE: From Saturday 15 January until mid May 2022, no service between Moorgate and Kennington due to major upgrade works. London Buses Route 733 will operate between Moorgate and Oval via Bank, London Bridge, Borough, Elephant & Castle and Kennington on Monday to Friday.

Change for Walk to Birkbeck Rail Station

  • Birkbeck Rail Station

Travel disruption notes

None known at this time

Change for

    Travel disruption notes

    WIDMORE ROAD BR2; Buses towards Bromley North are diverted via Tweedy Road due to Thames Water works. Missing stops Bromley Town Hall and West Street.

    Barbican to Birkbeck

    Leave at 07:42 and arrive at 09:12
    Journey time 01:30
    You will need to make 8 changes

    Start with Metropolitan line to Liverpool Street

    • Moorgate Underground Station
    • Liverpool Street Underground Station

    Travel disruption notes

    From Saturday 15 January to mid May 2022, the Northern line will be closed between Kennington and Moorgate as part of major upgrade works. During this time, Barbican Station is expected to be busy between 07:45-08:45 and 16:30-18:45. Please consider travelling at the quieter times for a more comfortable journey. If you must travel at the busier times, allow more time for your journey.

    Liverpool Street: No Step Free Access - Step free access is not available to eastbound Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines due to a faulty lift. Call us on 0343 222 1234 for help planning your journey.

    Change for Central line to Bank

    • Bank Underground Station

    Travel disruption notes

    Liverpool Street: No Step Free Access - Step free access is not available to eastbound Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines due to a faulty lift. Call us on 0343 222 1234 for help planning your journey.

    NORTHERN LINE: From Saturday 15 January until mid May 2022, no service between Moorgate and Kennington due to major upgrade works. London Buses Route 733 will operate between Moorgate and Oval via Bank, London Bridge, Borough, Elephant & Castle and Kennington on Monday to Friday.

    From Saturday 15 January to mid May 2022, the Northern line will be closed between Kennington and Moorgate as part of major upgrade works. During this time, there will be no Northern line at Bank /Monument station. All other lines will be operating as normal. Bank / Monument station is expected to be very busy between 07:45-08:45 and 16:30-18:45. Please consider travelling at the quieter times for a more comfortable journey. If you must travel at the busier times, allow more time for your journey

    Change for DLR to Shadwell DLR

    • Shadwell DLR Station

    Travel disruption notes

    NORTHERN LINE: From Saturday 15 January until mid May 2022, no service between Moorgate and Kennington due to major upgrade works. London Buses Route 733 will operate between Moorgate and Oval via Bank, London Bridge, Borough, Elephant & Castle and Kennington on Monday to Friday.

    From Saturday 15 January to mid May 2022, the Northern line will be closed between Kennington and Moorgate as part of major upgrade works. During this time, there will be no Northern line at Bank /Monument station. All other lines will be operating as normal. Bank / Monument station is expected to be very busy between 07:45-08:45 and 16:30-18:45. Please consider travelling at the quieter times for a more comfortable journey. If you must travel at the busier times, allow more time for your journey

    Change for Walk to Shadwell Rail Station

    • Shadwell Rail Station

    Travel disruption notes

    None known at this time

    Change for London Overground to West Croydon Rail Station

    • Wapping Rail Station
    • Rotherhithe Rail Station
    • Canada Water Rail Station
    • Surrey Quays Rail Station
    • New Cross Gate Rail Station
    • Brockley Rail Station
    • Honor Oak Park Rail Station
    • Forest Hill Rail Station
    • Sydenham Rail Station
    • Penge West Rail Station
    • Anerley Rail Station
    • Norwood Junction Rail Station
    • West Croydon Rail Station

    Travel disruption notes

    None known at this time

    Change for Walk to West Croydon Tram Stop

    • West Croydon Tram Stop

    Travel disruption notes

    None known at this time

    Change for Tramway Tram to Birkbeck Tram Stop

    • Wellesley Road Tram Stop
    • East Croydon Tram Stop
    • Lebanon Road Tram Stop
    • Sandilands Tram Stop
    • Addiscombe Tram Stop
    • Blackhorse Lane Tram Stop
    • Woodside Tram Stop
    • Arena Tram Stop
    • Harrington Road Tram Stop
    • Birkbeck Tram Stop

    Travel disruption notes

    None known at this time

    Change for Walk to Birkbeck Rail Station

    • Birkbeck Rail Station

    Travel disruption notes

    None known at this time

    Barbican to Birkbeck

    Leave at 07:55 and arrive at 09:32
    Journey time 01:37
    You will need to make 8 changes

    Start with Hammersmith & City line to Liverpool Street

    • Moorgate Underground Station
    • Liverpool Street Underground Station

    Travel disruption notes

    From Saturday 15 January to mid May 2022, the Northern line will be closed between Kennington and Moorgate as part of major upgrade works. During this time, Barbican Station is expected to be busy between 07:45-08:45 and 16:30-18:45. Please consider travelling at the quieter times for a more comfortable journey. If you must travel at the busier times, allow more time for your journey.

    Liverpool Street: No Step Free Access - Step free access is not available to eastbound Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines due to a faulty lift. Call us on 0343 222 1234 for help planning your journey.

    Change for Central line to Bank

    • Bank Underground Station

    Travel disruption notes

    Liverpool Street: No Step Free Access - Step free access is not available to eastbound Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines due to a faulty lift. Call us on 0343 222 1234 for help planning your journey.

    NORTHERN LINE: From Saturday 15 January until mid May 2022, no service between Moorgate and Kennington due to major upgrade works. London Buses Route 733 will operate between Moorgate and Oval via Bank, London Bridge, Borough, Elephant & Castle and Kennington on Monday to Friday.

    From Saturday 15 January to mid May 2022, the Northern line will be closed between Kennington and Moorgate as part of major upgrade works. During this time, there will be no Northern line at Bank /Monument station. All other lines will be operating as normal. Bank / Monument station is expected to be very busy between 07:45-08:45 and 16:30-18:45. Please consider travelling at the quieter times for a more comfortable journey. If you must travel at the busier times, allow more time for your journey

    Change for DLR to Shadwell DLR

    • Shadwell DLR Station

    Travel disruption notes

    NORTHERN LINE: From Saturday 15 January until mid May 2022, no service between Moorgate and Kennington due to major upgrade works. London Buses Route 733 will operate between Moorgate and Oval via Bank, London Bridge, Borough, Elephant & Castle and Kennington on Monday to Friday.

    From Saturday 15 January to mid May 2022, the Northern line will be closed between Kennington and Moorgate as part of major upgrade works. During this time, there will be no Northern line at Bank /Monument station. All other lines will be operating as normal. Bank / Monument station is expected to be very busy between 07:45-08:45 and 16:30-18:45. Please consider travelling at the quieter times for a more comfortable journey. If you must travel at the busier times, allow more time for your journey

    Change for Walk to Shadwell Rail Station

    • Shadwell Rail Station

    Travel disruption notes

    None known at this time

    Change for London Overground to West Croydon Rail Station

    • Wapping Rail Station
    • Rotherhithe Rail Station
    • Canada Water Rail Station
    • Surrey Quays Rail Station
    • New Cross Gate Rail Station
    • Brockley Rail Station
    • Honor Oak Park Rail Station
    • Forest Hill Rail Station
    • Sydenham Rail Station
    • Penge West Rail Station
    • Anerley Rail Station
    • Norwood Junction Rail Station
    • West Croydon Rail Station

    Travel disruption notes

    None known at this time

    Change for Walk to West Croydon Tram Stop

    • West Croydon Tram Stop

    Travel disruption notes

    None known at this time

    Change for Tramway Tram to Birkbeck Tram Stop

    • Wellesley Road Tram Stop
    • East Croydon Tram Stop
    • Lebanon Road Tram Stop
    • Sandilands Tram Stop
    • Addiscombe Tram Stop
    • Blackhorse Lane Tram Stop
    • Woodside Tram Stop
    • Arena Tram Stop
    • Harrington Road Tram Stop
    • Birkbeck Tram Stop

    Travel disruption notes

    None known at this time

    Change for Walk to Birkbeck Rail Station

    • Birkbeck Rail Station

    Travel disruption notes

    None known at this time

    Buses

    Average journey time: 1 hour 40 mins

    Cycle

    Average journey time: 1 hour 09 mins

    Return journey: Birkbeck to Barbican


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    The average journey between Barbican and Birkbeck by train is 1 hour 35 mins

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