There are 7 ways to get from Big Ben to British Museum by bus, taxi, towncar, foot or bike

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

Line 24 bus, line 10 bus  •  21 min

  1. Take the line 24 bus from Westminster, Parliament Square to Soho, Denmark Street 24
  2. Take the line 10 bus from Tottenham Court Road to Holborn, British Museum 10

$6

Cheapest option

Line 24 bus via Soho, Denmark Street  •  21 min

  1. Take the line 24 bus from Westminster, Parliament Square to Soho, Denmark Street 24

$3

5 alternative options

Line 24 bus  •  25 min

  1. Take the line 24 bus from Westminster, Parliament Square to Fitzrovia, Percy Street 24

$3

Taxi  •  4 min

  1. Take a taxi from Big Ben to British Museum 1.8 miles

$11 - $15

Uber  •  4 min

  1. Take an Uber from Big Ben to British Museum 1.8 miles

$6 - $11

Walk  •  33 min

  1. Walk from Big Ben to British Museum 1.8 miles

Bikeshare  •  22 min

  1. Cycle from Abingdon Green, Westminster to British Museum, Bloomsbury 1.9 miles

What companies run services between Big Ben, England and British Museum, England?

You can take a bus from Big Ben to British Museum via Westminster, Parliament Square, Soho, Denmark Street, Tottenham Court Road, and Holborn, British Museum in around 21 min.

Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Westminster, Parliament Square to Soho, Denmark Street
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Tottenham Court Road to Holborn, British Museum
Ave. Duration
3 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Westminster, Parliament Square to Fitzrovia, Percy Street
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Other operators
Uber London
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Big Ben to British Museum
Ave. Duration
4 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Signup at
uber.com
uberPOOL
$6 - $11
uberACCESS
$6 - $9
uberASSIST
$6 - $9
uberX
$6 - $9
uberXL
$9 - $12
UberEXEC
$13 - $18
UberLUX
$20 - $27
Santander Cycles
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bike from Abingdon Green, Westminster to British Museum, Bloomsbury
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
On demand
Taxi from Big Ben to British Museum
Ave. Duration
4 min
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Call A Cab
Phone
+44 20 8901 4444
Website
callacab.com
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 75 1905 5741
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab-london.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Big Ben and British Museum is 2 km.

The cheapest way to get from Big Ben to British Museum is to line 24 bus which costs £2 and takes 21 min.

The quickest way to get from Big Ben to British Museum is to taxi which takes 4 min and costs £8 - £11.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Westminster, Parliament Square and arriving at Soho, Denmark Street. Services depart every five minutes, and operate Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 10 min.

It takes approximately 21 min to get from Big Ben to British Museum, including transfers.