Everything you need to know about the London Night Tube

Published: August 22, 2016

We’ve been waiting patiently, and now the time has finally come that we can add the London Night Tube to the Moovit app!

Whether you’re a Londoner, or one of 31.5 million international & UK tourists visiting London each year, we’re sure you have a few questions. Here are some answers.

Which Lines Are Available On The London Night Tube?

The service will launch with the Central and Victoria lines on August 19 2016. The Piccadilly, Jubilee and Northern lines will join in autumn (date TBC).

When Can I Use It?

There will be a 24 hour service every Friday and Saturday.

How Much Will It Cost?

The standard daily capping on Oyster/contactless cards applies. TFL will charge standard off-peak fares for this service.

How Will It Affect Me?

Party goer? Think more parties, more socializing & more fun. Fund that hangover-curing full English breakfast with the money you’ve saved in cab fare!

Party pooper? Get your thinking cap on because you’ll need a new reason to leave that dull house party early! Needing to “catch the last tube home” is no longer a valid excuse.

Visiting London? No need to rush back to your hotel for that night cap. You can now truly experience London nightlife. Catch the late-night jazz at Ronnie Scotts, or enjoy a tipple at any of these bars.

Working weekends? Not everyone has a MondayFriday, 9-5 job. Spend less time commuting and more time in bed, with significantly quicker routes home!

What Route Will The Underground Take At Night?

Moovit is here to make life easy. All the information about the night service has been updated on the app, so you don’t even have to worry about it.

Currently, you will see information for the Central and Victoria Lines, but we will add the new lines as they start service. Just type in your destination on the app, and we’ll give you the quickest route home, including the Night Tube.

Here is a summary of the information from Transport for London website.

Jubilee and Victoria lines – trains running on average every 10 minutes across the entire lines.

Central line – trains running approximately every 10 minutes between White City and Leytonstone. And approximately every 20 minutes between Ealing Broadway to White City and Leytonstone to Loughton/ Hainault.

No service between North Acton and West Ruislip, Loughton and Epping and Woodford and Hainault.

Northern line – trains running on average every 8 minutes between Morden and Camden Town. And approximately every 15 minutes from Camden Town to High Barnet / Edgware.

No service on the Mill Hill East and Bank branches.

Piccadilly line – trains running on average every 10 minutes between Cockfosters and Heathrow Terminal 5.

No service on the Terminal 4 loop, or between Acton Town and Uxbridge.


What about the night bus?

There are also some night buses that have expanded their service to 24 hours on Friday and Saturday: 34, 123, 145, 158, 296, E1, W3 and W7.

All in all, these changes take into account the feedback from transport users. We are delighted that everyone in London will have a much smoother journey! Share this with your friend who’s still figuring out how to get home after a birthday party, or a friend who’s visiting London soon to make their day.

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