There are 7 ways to get from Buckingham Palace to South Kensington by subway, 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

Tube  •  17 min

  1. Take the Tube from Victoria Underground Station to Gloucester Road Underground Station Circle / ...

$2 - $4

6 alternative options

Line 52 bus  •  16 min

  1. Take the line 52 bus from Belgravia, Wilton Street to Knightsbridge, Royal Albert Hall 52

$3

Line 74 bus  •  23 min

  1. Take the line 74 bus from Hyde Park Corner to South Kensington, Ashburn Gardens 74 / ...

$3

Taxi  •  4 min

  1. Take a taxi from Buckingham Palace to South Kensington 2.2 miles

$13 - $16

Uber  •  4 min

  1. Take an Uber from Buckingham Palace to South Kensington 2.2 miles

$7 - $12

Walk  •  38 min

  1. Walk from Buckingham Palace to South Kensington 2 miles

Bikeshare  •  24 min

  1. Cycle from Buckingham Gate, Westminster to Gloucester Road (Central), South Kensington 2.7 miles

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Buckingham Palace to South Kensington is to line 52 bus which costs £2 and takes 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Buckingham Palace to South Kensington is to taxi which costs £10 - £13 and takes 4 min.

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The distance between Buckingham Palace and South Kensington is 2 miles.

The Tube from Victoria Underground Station to Gloucester Road Underground Station takes 6 min including transfers and departs every five minutes.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Belgravia, Wilton Street and arriving at Knightsbridge, Royal Albert Hall. Services depart every five minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 min.

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The nearest airport to South Kensington is London City (LCY) Airport which is 10.1 miles away. Other nearby airports include London Heathrow (LHR) (11.8 miles), London Gatwick (LGW) (23.6 miles), London Luton (LTN) (27.9 miles) and London Stansted (STN) (33.4 miles).

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Map of how to get from Buckingham Palace to South Kensington.
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  • Distance: 1.8 miles
  • Duration: 17 min

What companies run services between Buckingham Palace, England and South Kensington, England?

London Buses operates a bus from Buckingham Palace to South Kensington every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 10 min.

Train operators
London Underground (Tube)
Rome2rio's guide to London Underground (Tube)
Contact Details
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Victoria Underground Station to Gloucester Road Underground Station
Ave. Duration
6 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Belgravia, Wilton Street to Knightsbridge, Royal Albert Hall
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Hyde Park Corner to South Kensington, Ashburn Gardens
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Other operators
Uber London
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Buckingham Palace to South Kensington
Ave. Duration
4 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$7 - $12
Access
$8 - $12
Assist
$8 - $12
UberX
$8 - $12
UberXL
$11 - $16
Exec
$15 - $21
Lux
$23 - $35
Santander Cycles
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bike from Buckingham Gate, Westminster to Gloucester Road (Central), South Kensington
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
On demand
Taxi from Buckingham Palace to South Kensington
Ave. Duration
4 min
Estimated price
$13 - $16
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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