Finchley Central to Essex Road - travel options by train and buses

Starting at: Finchley Central

• Take the Northern line to Archway
• Change at Archway Underground Station
• Take the 271 bus to Essex Road Station
• Change at Essex Road Station

Arrive at: Essex Road

Journey time between Finchley Central and Essex Road averages at 31 minutes


Stations passed through from Finchley Central

  • East Finchley
  • Highgate
  • Archway

Local disruptions

ESSEX ROAD STATION: From Saturday 14 December until mid May 2020, the station will close at 2145 on Monday to Friday, and throughout Saturday and Sunday. Last trains on weekdays are at 2131 to Moorgate, and 2145 northbound to Highbury & Islington and stations to Watton-at-Stone. Please use local London Buses or London Underground connections instead. All Great Northern trains operate to/from King's Cross via Finsbury Park instead.


Ticket price information

Fares between two stations may vary depending on the direction of travel, time of day and day of the week.

We charge higher fares at the busiest times of the day (usually between 06:30 and 09:30, and between 16:00 and 19:00, Monday to Friday).

When you pay as you go, you must touch your contactless or Oyster card on a yellow reader at the start and end of your journey.

Some journeys are charged via Zone 1 regardless of the route taken.

If your journey avoids Zone 1 and you see a pink card reader when changing trains, touch your contactless or Oyster card on it to pay the right fare.


Return journey: Essex Road to Finchley Central


Note, the results are provided by TfL Open Data, but you should check before travelling in case of disruptions.

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