London Underground Zones
London is divided into 9 underground zones, and the cost of a tube ticket is calculated according to the number of zones you use. Tourists normally use zone 1 where most of the tourist attractions are located, along with a lot of the popular hotel districts. Some of London’s trendy neighbourhoods like Camden and Notting Hill are located in Zone 2.
Make sure to use an Oyster Card or contactless payment when riding the underground to get the cheapest fares.
Understanding Zones for Tourists:
We’ve listed the underground zones according to major tourist sites and attractions.
- Zone 1 covers Central London where most of the tourist attractions and touristy neighbourhoods are located. This includes major attractions like Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Tower of London, London Eye, Madame Tussauds, British Museum, Science Museum etc… It covers the main areas like Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus, Covent Garden, Soho, Westminster, Hyde Park, Kensington, Chelsea and Southbank.
- Zone 2: Camden, Notting Hill, Regents Park, London Zoo, Shoreditch, Arsenal FC Stadium, Chelsea FC Stadium
- Zone 3: Hampstead, Wimbledon, Greenwich, London City Airport, Horniman Museum, Kew Gardens, Olympic Park (London Stadium)
- Zone 4: RAF Museum, Richmond Park (Station), Wembley Stadium
- Zone 5: Twickenham (Cricket Stadium)
- Zone 6: Heathrow Airport,
- Zone 7-9: No tourist attractions/areas of interest
*Stansted, Gatwick & Luton airports are not included in the London zones.
London Underground Prices according to Zones
|London Underground Prices 2019
||Max. daily cost
|Zone 1 & 2
|Zone 1 To 3
|Zone 1 To 4
|Zone 1 To 5
|Zone 1 To 6
|Zone 2 To 6
*Peak travel times are Monday to Friday from 6.30-9.30 & 16:00-19:00
- Prices are based on using an Oyster Card or contactless payment card.
- Maximum daily cost is the total amount you can be charged in one day, regardless of how many times you use the underground.
- Children under the age of 11 travel free on all London public transport when accompanied by an adult
- Children aged 11-15 pay half the adult rate when travelling on the underground and you can buy a young visitor oyster card at all underground stations. Tourists visiting from outside the UK can also apply for a zip oyster photocard, which gives children aged 11-15 free travel on the underground.