There are 5 ways to get from Barking to Westminster by subway, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Subway  •  36 min

  1. Take the subway from Barking station to St. James's Park station District

£3 - £4

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Rideshare  •  38 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Ilford to London 10.2 miles

£1

3 alternative options

Bus  •  55 min

  1. Take the bus from Barking Town Centre to Charing Cross N15

£2

Taxi  •  22 min

  1. Take a taxi from Barking to Westminster 11.6 miles

£30 - £40

Drive  •  22 min

  1. Drive from Barking to Westminster 11.6 miles

£2 - £3

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The cheapest way to get from Barking to Westminster is to rideshare which costs £1 and takes 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Barking to Westminster is to taxi which costs £30 - £40 and takes 22 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barking Town Centre and arriving at Charing Cross. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Barking station station and arriving at St. James's Park station station. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 36 min.

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The distance between Barking and Westminster is 10 miles. The road distance is 11.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Barking to Westminster without a car is to subway which takes 36 min and costs £3 - £4.

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The subway from Barking station to St. James's Park station takes 36 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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Barking to Westminster bus services, operated by London Buses, depart from Barking Town Centre station.

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Barking to Westminster train services, operated by London Underground (Tube), depart from Barking station.

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Barking to Westminster bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Charing Cross station.

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Map of how to get from Barking to Westminster.
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  • Distance: 9.9 miles
  • Duration: 36 min

What companies run services between Barking, England and Westminster, England?

London Underground (Tube) operates a vehicle from Barking station to St. James's Park station every 10 minutes. Tickets cost £3 - £4 and the journey takes 36 min. Alternatively, London Buses operates a bus from Barking Town Centre to Charing Cross hourly. Tickets cost £2 and the journey takes 55 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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Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Barking station to St. James's Park station
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £4
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 Barking Town Centre to Charing Cross
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Ilford to London
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£1
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blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Barking to Westminster
Ave. Duration
22 min
Estimated price
£30 - £40
Twelve Transfers
Phone
+44 20 3479 5700
Website
twelvetransfers.co.uk
Longbridge Cars
Phone
+44 20 8507 7724
A to B Minicabs
Phone
+44 20 8594 9290

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Barking to Westminster train services, operated by London Underground (Tube), arrive at St. James's Park station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barking to Westminster is 12 miles. It takes approximately 22 min to drive from Barking to Westminster.

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There are 9832+ hotels available in Westminster. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Barking and Westminster. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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