There are 6 ways to get from British Museum to Big Ben 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  •  24 min

  1. Take the line 24 bus from Tottenham Court Road, Great Russell Street to Westminster, Parliament Square 24

$3

5 alternative options

Line 24 bus via Tottenham Court Road  •  25 min

  1. Take the line 24 bus from Tottenham Court Road to Westminster, Parliament Square 24

$3

Taxi  •  4 min

  1. Take a taxi from British Museum to Big Ben 1.6 miles

$11 - $14

Uber  •  4 min

  1. Take an Uber from British Museum to Big Ben 1.6 miles

$7 - $10

Walk  •  33 min

  1. Walk from British Museum to Big Ben 1.8 miles

Bikeshare  •  19 min

  1. Cycle from British Museum, Bloomsbury to Abingdon Green, Westminster 1.8 miles

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

London Buses operates a bus from British Museum to Big Ben every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 19 min.

Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Tottenham Court Road, Great Russell Street to Westminster, Parliament Square
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Tottenham Court Road to Westminster, Parliament Square
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 British Museum to Big Ben
Ave. Duration
4 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Signup at
uber.com
uberPOOL
$7 - $10
uberACCESS
$7 - $9
uberASSIST
$7 - $9
uberX
$7 - $9
UberEXEC
$13 - $18
uberXL
$9 - $12
UberLUX
$19 - $26
Santander Cycles
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bike from British Museum, Bloomsbury to Abingdon Green, Westminster
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
On demand
Taxi from British Museum to Big Ben
Ave. Duration
4 min
Estimated price
$11 - $14
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

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including Train travel in France: A guide to SNCF, Getting around the Cyclades and Travelling Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast by boat, bus, car and train - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

Questions & Answers

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

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

The quickest way to get from British Museum to Big Ben is to taxi which takes 4 min and costs £8 - £10.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tottenham Court Road, Great Russell Street and arriving at Westminster, Parliament Square. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 19 min.

The line 24 bus from Tottenham Court Road, Great Russell Street to Westminster, Parliament Square takes 19 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.