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There are 5 ways to get from Big Ben to Westminster by subway, bus, night bus, car or foot

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Subway  •  1 min

  1. Take the subway from Westminster station to St. James's Park station Circle / ...

£1 - £3

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Line 148 bus  •  4 min

  1. Take the line 148 bus from Westminster, Parliament Square to Westminster, Gt Smith St Westminster Abbey 148 / ...

£2

3 alternative options

Night bus  •  5 min

  1. Take the night bus from Westminster, Parliament Square to St James's Park Station N136 / ...

£2

Drive  •  1 min

  1. Drive from Big Ben to Westminster 3054 feet

£1

Walk  •  15 min

  1. Walk from Big Ben to Westminster 4195 feet

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The cheapest way to get from Big Ben to Westminster is to drive which costs £1 and takes 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Big Ben to Westminster is to subway which costs £1 - £3 and takes 1 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Westminster, Parliament Square and arriving at Westminster, Gt Smith St Westminster Abbey. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Westminster station station and arriving at St. James's Park station station. Services depart every five minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 min.

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The distance between Big Ben and Westminster is 2778 feet. The road distance is 3054 feet.

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The best way to get from Big Ben to Westminster without a car is to subway which takes 1 min and costs £1 - £3.

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The subway from Westminster station to St. James's Park station takes 1 min including transfers and departs every five minutes.

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Big Ben to Westminster bus services, operated by London Buses, depart from Westminster, Parliament Square station.

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

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Big Ben to Westminster bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Westminster, Gt Smith St Westminster Abbey station.

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Map of how to get from Big Ben to Westminster.
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  • Distance: 2778 feet
  • Duration: 1 min

What companies run services between Big Ben, England and Westminster, England?

London Underground (Tube) operates a vehicle from Westminster station to St. James's Park station every 5 minutes. Tickets cost £1 - £3 and the journey takes 1 min. Alternatively, London Buses operates a bus from Westminster, Parliament Square to Westminster, Gt Smith St Westminster Abbey every 10 minutes. Tickets cost £2 and the journey takes 2 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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Subway from Westminster station to St. James's Park station
Ave. Duration
1 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£1 - £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 Westminster, Parliament Square to Westminster, Gt Smith St Westminster Abbey
Ave. Duration
2 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Night bus from Westminster, Parliament Square to St James's Park Station
Ave. Duration
2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London

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Big Ben 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 Big Ben to Westminster is 3054 feet. It takes approximately 1 min to drive from Big Ben to Westminster.

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There are 30558+ hotels available in Westminster. Prices start at £75 per night.

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