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There are 4 ways to get from Aldgate Underground Station to Big Ben by subway, bus, taxi or foot

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Subway  •  12 min

  1. Take the subway from Aldgate station to Westminster station Circle

£2 - £3

Cheapest option

Bus  •  34 min

  1. Take the bus from Aldgate Bus Station to Charing Cross, Trafalgar Square N551 / ...

£2

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  8 min

  1. Take a taxi from Aldgate Underground Station to Big Ben 2.7 miles

£14 - £17

Walk  •  1h 2m

  1. Walk from Aldgate Underground Station to Big Ben 3.2 miles

Aldgate Underground Station to Big Ben by subway and walk

The journey time between Aldgate Underground Station and Big Ben is around 12 min and covers a distance of around 3 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 12 min. Operated by London Underground (Tube), the Aldgate Underground Station to Big Ben service departs from Aldgate station and arrives in Big Ben. Typically 873 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
12 min
Fastest journey time:
12 min
Journey distance:
3 miles
Services per week:
873
Cheapest price:
£2
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:00
Last service departs at:
23:58

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Aldgate Underground Station to Big Ben subway and walk schedules

Departing Saturday, July 31, 2021

Aldgate Underground Station → Big Ben
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Big Ben is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Big Ben is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Big Ben is 1 metre.

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Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Aldgate Underground Station to Big Ben is to bus which costs £2 and takes 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Aldgate Underground Station to Big Ben is to taxi which costs £14 - £17 and takes 8 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Aldgate Bus Station station and arriving at Charing Cross, Trafalgar Square. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 17 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Aldgate station station and arriving at Westminster station station. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 min.

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The distance between Aldgate Underground Station and Big Ben is 2 miles.

The best way to get from Aldgate Underground Station to Big Ben without a car is to subway which takes 12 min and costs £2 - £3.

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The subway from Aldgate station to Westminster station takes 12 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Aldgate Underground Station to Big Ben bus services, operated by London Buses, depart from Aldgate Bus Station.

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Aldgate Underground Station to Big Ben train services, operated by London Underground (Tube), depart from Aldgate station.

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Aldgate Underground Station to Big Ben bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Charing Cross, Trafalgar Square station.

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Map of how to get from Aldgate Underground Station to Big Ben.
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  • Distance: 2.3 miles
  • Duration: 12 min

What companies run services between Aldgate Underground Station, England and Big Ben, England?

London Underground (Tube) operates a vehicle from Aldgate station to Westminster station every 15 minutes. Tickets cost £2 - £3 and the journey takes 12 min. Alternatively, London Buses operates a bus from Aldgate Bus Station to Charing Cross, Trafalgar Square hourly. Tickets cost £2 and the journey takes 17 min.

Train operators
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Aldgate station to Westminster station
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Bus operators
London Buses

London’s bus network covers Greater London with a 24-hour service, allowing you to take in the famous monuments and streetscapes from an iconic red double-decker bus. All London buses are all cashless, so you will need an Oyster card, Travel card or use contactless payment. You can also purchase a one-day bus-only pass from Tube stations. On the bus, you only need to touch on with your Oyster card (not off).

Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Aldgate Bus Station to Charing Cross, Trafalgar Square
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Other operators
Taxi from Aldgate Underground Station to Big Ben
Ave. Duration
8 min
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Gipsy Hill Cabs Airport Transfers
Phone
+44 20 8659 9999
Website
gipsyhillminicabs.co.uk
Tranzitt
Phone
+44 203 950 8070
Website
tranzitt.co.uk
The Keen Group
Phone
+44 20 8875 4994
Website
thekeengroup.co.uk
Station Cars Surrey
Phone
+44 20 8546 5555
Website
stationcarsnetwork.co.uk
Station Cars London
Phone
+44 20 8778 7878
Website
stationcarslondon.com
One-Number Taxi
Phone
+44 871 871 8710
Website
the-london-taxi.com
Ola UK
Phone
+44 77 8745 4870
Website
olacabs.com
MyLifyt London Taxi
Phone
+44 20 7005 0090
Website
mylifyt.com
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 20 3633 1777
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Dial-A-Cab
Phone
+44 20 7253 5000
Website
dialacab.co.uk
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab.co.uk
Celine Travel Ltd
Phone
+44 20 8050 3595
Website
celine-minicab.co.uk
Minicabs North London
Phone
+44 208 226 5472
Website
minicabsnorthlondon.co.uk
Weso Local
Phone
+44 208 8855 555
Website
cheaptaxifare.com
Greenwich Mini Cabs
Phone
+44 20 3137 7661
Website
greenwichminicabs.com
Greenwich Black Cabs
Phone
+44 7464 949 740
Stratford City Cars
Phone
+44 20 8555 5454
Website
stratfordcitycars.co.uk
Seven Fives
Phone
+44 20 8555 5555
Eurolink Cars
Phone
+44 20 8555 8888
Website
eurolinkcars.co.uk

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Aldgate Underground Station to Big Ben train services, operated by London Underground (Tube), arrive at Westminster station.

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