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If you're after London Underground train tickets, look no further. At TrainPal, we'll show you where London Underground can take you and how to book the best value fares for your journey. To find London Underground tickets, simply start a search above, and we'll show you the best available journey times and prices. Keep reading for more information on classes, onboard amenities, destinations, and cheap train ticket tips.

About London Underground

The London Underground system is called the Tube' and is a convenient means of transportation in and around central London. The London Underground is often called the 'Tube' because of the shape of the tunnels. The London Underground is one of the oldest in the world, having opened in 1863. When the Central Line railway opened in 1900, it was called the 'twopenny tube'. Since then, the nickname has persisted. As for public transport, London's extensive bus network is perfect for short trips. Bus fares are just £1.65 and you can see London's landmarks from the ground. The London Underground network is divided into nine zones. Central London is covered by Zone 1, and the suburbs are covered by Zones 6 to 9. There are 11 underground lines, Docklands Light Railway (DLR), London Overground, Elizabeth Line and National Rail. Subway fares vary depending on distance traveled, time of day, single ticket or card. Oyster cards and contactless payments are the cheapest ways to pay for subway fares. The metro generally operates from 5am to midnight, with slightly shorter hours on Sundays. Some lines have night subway services on Friday and Saturday evenings.

London Underground Route Map

Unsure about where to start your London Underground adventure? Use our map to plan out where you want to go. From London, you can enjoy high-speed services to destinations like Liverpool, Edinburgh and Manchester. London Underground are one of the primary rail operators in the UK, providing services from London Euston and a number of major terminals including Birmingham New Street, Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street. Many of the routes feature high-speed services with no changes required, making London Underground an excellent alternative to air travel if you're looking to traverse up or down the length of the country.

What can London Underground offers

  • 1. Station Wi-Fi
  • Register to access Wi-Fi on 300+ Tube and London Overground platforms
  • 2. Safety
  • All stations continue to be staffed by London Underground employees while train services are running at night, just as we do in the day.
  • 3. Step-free access
  • Improving accessibility on the Tube and Overground by making more stations step-free
  • 4. Improving customer service
  • We’re continuing to improve the way we serve our passengers
  • How to Get Cheap London Underground tickets

    Looking for cheap train tickets on London Underground routes? We've got you covered! Check out the suggestions below and discover tips you can use to save on your next train journey.
    Book in advance
    Book in advance
    If you're planning your journey in advance, take note that UK train tickets are generally available to book 3 months before the departure date. Keep an eye out for Advance tickets - they tend to be cheaper but have the potential to sell out quickly, especially on popular routes.
    Travel Off-Peak
    Travel Off-Peak
    Looking to save on UK trains? Book reduced fares by selecting times of the day that aren't so busy. When you search for trains with us, we'll show you all of the options available for your trip and point out low-priced recommendations.
    Split Tickets
    TrainPal can help travellers save up to 95.25% of the original rail fare in the U.K. In addition to the traditional split ticketing features, TrainPal also offers a flexible split ticketing option which give travellers the best value to help you save even more. First class split tickets are also available.
    Use your Railcard
    National Railcards offer up to 1/3 off train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a TrainPal Railcard.

    London Underground Train Classes

    • You can go online anywhere in these Tube stations using Wi-Fi service. Such as ticket hall, aisle, platform.
    • More room to allow for a more frequent and reliable service - it will take less time at each station for people to get on and off
    • Wider doors and walk-through, air-conditioned carriages with improved access from the platform to train for a more comfortable and accessible journey
    • Designs with sustainability in mind, reducing energy consumption by 20%

    Travelling with a Railcard

    Travelling with London Underground a few times a year? Get a Railcard and you'll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys. Click on one of the Railcard types below to see the various eligibility requirements.

    /railcard-guide/16-25-railcard

    · Great for ages 16-25 solo travel
    · Save 1/3 on eligible rail-travel fares
    · Average annual savings up to £189!
    · 3-year Railcard available to under 24s only

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    /railcard-guide/26-30-railcard

    · Great for ages 26-30 solo travel
    · Save 1/3 on eligible rail-travel fares
    · Average annual savings up to £251!

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    /railcard-guide/two-together-railcard

    · For ages 16+ couples travel together
    · Named passengers save 1/3 on eligible fares
    · £15 each! Best discount for couple travel

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    /railcard-guide/family-and-friends-railcard

    · Great for families who love to travel
    · 1-4 adults save 1/3 on eligible fares, 1-4 children save 60%
    · Average annual savings up to £114!

    See Details >

    More info about London Underground

    Q:
    Is London Underground open today?
    A:
    We're open Monday to Friday: 08:00-20:00. We're closed on weekends and bank holidays.
    Q:
    Can I take my bike on London Underground?
    A:
    Folded bicycles can be taken free of charge on the tube at all times. Non-folding bicycles can be taken free of charge on some sections of the tube outside peak times.
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