Elizabeth line in London

Discover everything you need to know about the Elizabeth line in London.
Elizabeth line roundel sign in front of skyscrapers in London on a sunny day.
The Elizabeth line is the latest addition to London's extensive transport network. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.
  • The Elizabeth line is open through central London, connecting all the way across the capital from Heathrow Airport and Reading to Shenfield and Abbey Wood.
  • Trains run seven days a week, from early morning to late evening.
  • You can use your Oyster or contactless payment card for most journeys on the Elizabeth line.
  • All stations have step-free access from street to train.

Where does the Elizabeth line go?

The Elizabeth line runs through central London, from Reading and Heathrow Airport in the west and Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east. 

What is there to do along the Elizabeth line?


Calm waters in the canal reflect the trees and buildings of the Little Venice neighbourhood of London
Stroll the canals of London's Little Venice. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.
  • Stroll the charming canals lined with houseboats in the beautiful neighbourhood of Little Venice.
  • Enjoy dinner and a drink al fresco at Pergola Paddington.
  • Pick up a book or your very own Paddington Bear at the Paddington Bear Shop.

Bond Street

A view of a corner of a street in Mayfair with a Tiffany's store in the background.
Browse the many luxury stores in Mayfair. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Tottenham Court Road


  • Request a song to be played by the live performers at The Piano Works.
  • Admire its unique architecture and check out the films, theatre shows and art galleries on offer at the Barbican.
  • Take a ride through the narrow underground tunnels on Mail Rail and see the interesting exhibits at The Postal Museum.

Liverpool Street

View from the top terrace of Sky garden upon the city of London and its landscape.
London Sky Garden, Photo by Joseph Hwang on Unsplash



Two women walk down a narrow road past colourful street art in Shoreditch, East London.
See East London's latest street art around Shoreditch. © London and Partners/Jon Reid.

Canary Wharf

A woman is seen walking through the gardens of Crossrail Place  with a view oupon surrounding skyscrapers.
Crossrail Place Roof Garden in Canary Wharf, Image coutesy of © visitlondon.com/Jon Reid
  • Learn about London’s shipping and seafaring history at the Museum of London Docklands.
  • Immerse yourself in nature at Crossrail Place Roof Garden.


  • Tap into south-east London's creative pulse at Woolwich Works, a historic building that once housed a fireworks factory, a theatre and the Royal Artillery Band.

When does the Elizabeth line run?

A group of commuters pass the gates to access to the Elizabeth Line in London
Canary Wharf Crossrail station , image courtesy of © TFL/Crossrail

Elizabeth line trains run every three to four minutes from early morning to late evening, seven days a week.

Can I use an Oyster or contactless payment card on the Elizabeth line?

Yes, Oyster cards are accepted for most journeys, except for stations west of West Drayton.

Contactless payment cards are accepted at all stations on the Elizabeth line, or if you use an Oyster card, you can buy a paper ticket if you’re travelling beyond West Drayton.

How much does it cost to travel on the Elizabeth line?

Fares are the same on the Elizabeth line as the rest of the London Underground network and vary by the time you travel (peak and off-peak fares), as well as how many zones you travel through.

Are stations on the Elizabeth line accessible?

Every Elizabeth line station has step-free access between the street and the platform. Free toilets are available at many stations, but some are inside the ticket barriers. Station staff are available for assistance from the first train to the last train.

Find more information about the Elizabeth line on the Transport for London website.