How much will London Underground journeys cost with Tube fares set to rise in 2023?

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Prices are rising on tubes and buses in 2023 (Picture: Getty)

London’s commuters have faced chaos over the past few months as Transport for London (TfL) and rail strikes have caused huge disruption to travel and more rail and bus strikes are on their way in 2023.

As the cost of living continues to bite TfL has announced price hikes to its London Underground and bus services which will come into force later this year.

But just when will prices rise and how much will they rise by?

Here’s all you need to know.

When will TfL price rises come into effect?

Commuters have been hit by a barrage of strikes in the last few months (Picture: Getty)

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announced that London’s Tube bus Overground Elizabeth line DLR and tram fares will jump by an average of 5.9% from March 5.

Mr Khan said he was forced by the government to rise prices in line with the 5.9% national rail price rise.

He said: ‘I froze TfL fares for five years from 2016 to make transport more affordable for millions of Londoners. But my hands have been tied since the pandemic by the strict conditions set by the government.

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‘This is a challenging time for our city with a government that is not fully funding our public services but I’m determined to step up so that we can continue building a greener safer and fairer London for everyone.’

Additionally, embargo a ban introduced at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic on pensioners travelling for free on TfL services before 9am has been made permanent a move which will generate an extra £40m a year in extra fares.

How much will TfL prices rise by?

Bus and tram

Bus and tram fare changes from March 5 2023 (all prices are for adults)
For the second year running bus and tram single fares will rise by 10p meaning that from March 5 a single bus journey will cost £1.75.
A seven day bus and tram pass will increase by £1.40 to £24.70.
The Hopper ticket which allows multiple bus journeys within an hour for the cost of a single fare will stay.
The daily cap on multiple bus trips will rise by 30p to £5.25.

Bus fares are rising from March 2023 (Picture: Alamy Stock Photo)


TfL Underground price changes from March 5 – including rail services in London where Tube fares apply (all prices are for adults)

Zones including Zone 1

Zone 1 peak: £2.80 (up 30p) off-peak: £2.70 (up 20p)
Zone 1-2 peak: £3.40 (up 20p) off-peak: £2.80 (up 20p)
Zone 1-3 peak: £ 3.70 (up 10p) off-peak: £3.00 (up 10p)
Zone 1-4 peak: £4.40 (up 10p), embargo off-peak: £3.20 (up 10p)
Zone 1-5 peak: £5.10 (up 10p) off-peak: £3.50 (up 10p)
Zone 1-6 peak: £5.60 (up 10p) off-peak: £3.60 (up 10p)

Zones excluding Zone 1

Zones 2 3 4 5 or 6 peak: £1.90 (up 10p) off-peak: £1.80 (up 20p)
Zones 2-3 3-4 4-5 or 5-6 peak: £2.10 (up 10p) off-peak £1.90 (up 20p)
Zones 2-4 3-5 4-6 peak: £2.80 (up 10p), embargo off-peak £1.90 (up 10p)
Zones 2-5 3-6 peak: £3.00 (up 10p) off-peak £2.00 (up 10p)
Zones 2-6 peak: £3.40 (up 10p) off-peak £2.10 (up 20p)

On London Underground services the Zone 1-6 TfL fares cap for contactless and Oyster cards will rise to £14.90 per day (up 80p) and £74.50 per week (up £4.20).

The daily cap on Tube or rail travel in zones 1-4 will increase by 70p to £11.70.

Price caps on Tube or rail travel in zones from March 5 2023 (all prices are for adults)

Daily caps

Zone 1-2: £8.10 (up 40p)
Zone 1-3: £9.60 (up 60p)
Zone 1-4: £11.70 (up 70p)
Zone 1-5: £13.90 (up 80p)
Zone 1-6: £14.10 (up 80p)

7-day Travelcard and caps

Zone 1-2: £40.70 (up 2.30)
Zone 1-3: £47.90 (up £2.70)
Zone 1-4: £58.50 (up £3.30)
Zone 1-5: £69.60 (up £3.90)
Zone 1-6: £74.40 (up £4.10)
Zones 2-3 3-4 4-5 5-6: £30.50 (up £1.70)
Zones 2-4 3-5 4-6: £33.90 (up £1.90)
Zones 2-5, embargo 3-6: £40.50 (up £2.30)
Zones 2-6: £50.90 (up £2.80)

One day Travelcards and caps

Zones 1-4: £15.20 (up 80p)
Zones 1-6 anytime: £21.50 (up 1.20) off-peak: £15.20 (up 80p)

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