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There are 6 ways to get from Canary Wharf (Station) to British Museum by train, subway, bus, taxi or car

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

Train, subway  •  25 min

  1. Take the train from Canary Wharf DLR Station to Bank DLR Station Dlr
  2. Take the subway from Bank station to Tottenham Court Road station Central

£3 - £8

5 alternative options

Subway  •  27 min

  1. Take the subway from Canary Wharf station to Waterloo station Jubilee
  2. Take the subway from Waterloo station to Tottenham Court Road station Northern

£3 - £4

Subway, line 188 bus  •  38 min

  1. Take the subway from Canary Wharf station to Waterloo station Jubilee
  2. Take the line 188 bus from Waterloo Station Tenison Way to Russell Square 188 / ...

£4 - £5

Subway, line 1 bus  •  33 min

  1. Take the subway from Canary Wharf station to Waterloo station Jubilee
  2. Take the line 1 bus from Waterloo Station Tenison Way to Holborn, Drury Lane 1 / ...

£4 - £5

Taxi  •  14 min

  1. Take a taxi from Canary Wharf (Station) to British Museum 5.5 miles

£16 - £20

Drive  •  14 min

  1. Drive from Canary Wharf (Station) to British Museum 5.5 miles

£1 - £2

Canary Wharf (Station) to British Museum by train, subway and walk

The journey time between Canary Wharf (Station) and British Museum is around 23 min and covers a distance of around 5 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 20 min. Operated by Dockland Light Railway (DLR) and London Underground (Tube), the Canary Wharf (Station) to British Museum service departs from Canary Wharf DLR Station and arrives in British Museum. Typically 1542 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
23 min
Fastest journey time:
20 min
Services per week:
1542
Cheapest price:
£3
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:05
Last service departs at:
23:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Canary Wharf (Station) to British Museum train, subway and walk schedules

Departing Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Canary Wharf (Station) → British Museum
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The cheapest way to get from Canary Wharf (Station) to British Museum is to drive which costs £1 - £2 and takes 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canary Wharf (Station) to British Museum is to taxi which costs £16 - £20 and takes 14 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Canary Wharf (Station) station to British Museum station. However, there are services departing from Canary Wharf DLR Station and arriving at Tottenham Court Road station via Bank station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 min.

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The distance between Canary Wharf (Station) and British Museum is 5 miles. The road distance is 5.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Canary Wharf (Station) to British Museum without a car is to train and subway which takes 25 min and costs £3 - £9.

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It takes approximately 25 min to get from Canary Wharf (Station) to British Museum, including transfers.

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Canary Wharf (Station) to British Museum train services, operated by Dockland Light Railway (DLR), depart from Canary Wharf DLR Station.

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Canary Wharf (Station) to British Museum train services, operated by London Underground (Tube), arrive at Tottenham Court Road station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Canary Wharf (Station) to British Museum is 5 miles. It takes approximately 14 min to drive from Canary Wharf (Station) to British Museum.

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Map of how to get from Canary Wharf (Station) to British Museum.
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  • Distance: 4.7 miles
  • Duration: 25 min

What companies run services between Canary Wharf (Station), England and British Museum, England?

You can take a vehicle from Canary Wharf (Station) to British Museum via Canary Wharf station, Waterloo station, and Tottenham Court Road station in around 27 min.

Train operators
Dockland Light Railway (DLR)
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Canary Wharf DLR Station to Bank DLR Station
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£1 - £6
Website
Dockland Light Railway (DLR)
Cash Fare
£4 - £6
Oyster or Contactless Off Peak Time Fare
£1 - £2
Oyster or Contactless Peak Time Fare
£1 - £2
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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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Bank station to Tottenham Court Road station
Ave. Duration
6 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Subway from Canary Wharf station to Waterloo station
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Subway from Waterloo station to Tottenham Court Road station
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£1
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 Waterloo Station Tenison Way to Russell Square
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Bus from Waterloo Station Tenison Way to Holborn, Drury Lane
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Other operators
Taxi from Canary Wharf (Station) to British Museum
Ave. Duration
14 min
Estimated price
£16 - £20
Weso Local
Phone
+44 208 8855 555
Website
cheaptaxifare.com
Greenwich Mini Cabs
Phone
+44 20 3137 7661
Website
greenwichminicabs.com
Greenwich Black Cabs
Phone
+44 7464 949 740
Stratford City Cars
Phone
+44 20 8555 5454
Website
stratfordcitycars.co.uk
Seven Fives
Phone
+44 20 8555 5555
Eurolink Cars
Phone
+44 20 8555 8888
Website
eurolinkcars.co.uk

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