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Quieter times to travel

There is plenty of space on the network at quieter times.

The quieter times on public transport vary between weekdays and weekends and between stations, lines and services.

On weekdays, it's generally quieter at the following times:

  • On buses, between 08:30 and 15:00 and after 17:30
  • On Tube & Rail, between 08:45 and 16:30 and after 18:45

On weekends, it's currently quieter at the following times:

  • On buses, before 11:30 and after 17:30
  • On Tube & Rail, before noon and after 18:45

Quieter times may change as circumstances change. Plan ahead, including checking how busy any station on the TfL network is, at any time of day online or using the TfL Go app.

If you are travelling into London via National Rail services, check their quieter times to travel.

Stations, stops and buses

A few of our more popular stations are likely to be busy 07:45-08:30 and 16:30-18:45 on weekdays and noon-18:45 on weekends.

Some of our more popular bus stops are also likely to be busy 07:45-09:00 and 15:00-17:30

For specific busy times at these busy stations and stops, click on the links in the table below. This list will be updated regularly.

Stations and stops may also become temporarily busier due to planned works or events, which often happen at weekends. Check before you travel for the latest information.

Tube, London Overground, DLR, TfL Rail or Tram

Canning Town (Jubilee line, DLR)
East Croydon (Tram stop)
Green Park (Jubilee line, Piccadilly line, Victoria line)
Lewisham (DLR, Southeastern)
Leyton (Central line)
Mitcham (Tram stop)
Romford (TfL Rail)
Seven Sisters (Victoria line, London Overground)
Stratford (Central line, Jubilee line, TfL Rail, London Overground, DLR)
Vauxhall (Victoria line)
West Croydon (Tram stop)
West Ham (District line, Hammersmith & City line, Jubilee line, DLR, c2c)
Woolwich Arsenal (DLR, Southeastern)

Bus stops in these areas

Barking/Ilford
Bexleyheath
Brixton
Canning Town
Croydon
Dartford
Edmonton Green
Finsbury Park
Hammersmith
Harlesden
Orpington
Vauxhall
Woolwich

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