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There are 7 ways to get from Canary Wharf (Station) to Trafalgar Square by subway, bus, ferry, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Subway  •  28 min

  1. Take the subway from Canary Wharf station to Westminster station Jubilee

£2 - £3

Cheapest option

Bus via Charing Cross  •  33 min

  1. Take the bus from Canary Wharf to Charing Cross N550

£2

5 alternative options

Bus  •  34 min

  1. Take the bus from Canary Wharf to Charing Cross, Trafalgar Square N550

£2

Ferry  •  44 min

  1. Take the ferry from Canary Wharf Pier to Embankment Pier Rb1 / ...

Line 15 bus  •  1h 3m

  1. Take the line 15 bus from Poplar, Upper North Street to Charing Cross 15 / ...

£2

Taxi  •  15 min

  1. Take a taxi from Canary Wharf (Station) to Trafalgar Square 5.8 miles

£17 - £21

Drive  •  15 min

  1. Drive from Canary Wharf (Station) to Trafalgar Square 5.8 miles

£1 - £2

Canary Wharf (Station) to Trafalgar Square by walk and subway

The journey time between Canary Wharf (Station) and Trafalgar Square is around 10 min and covers a distance of around 6 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 10 min. Services are operated by London Underground (Tube). Typically 3638 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
10 min
Fastest journey time:
10 min
Journey distance:
6 miles
Services per week:
3638
Cheapest price:
£2
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:00
Last service departs at:
23:56

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Canary Wharf (Station) to Trafalgar Square walk and subway schedules

Departing Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Canary Wharf (Station) → Trafalgar Square
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Trafalgar Square is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Trafalgar Square is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Trafalgar Square is 1 metre.

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Last updated: 26 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Canary Wharf (Station) to Trafalgar Square is to drive which costs £1 - £2 and takes 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canary Wharf (Station) to Trafalgar Square is to taxi which costs £17 - £21 and takes 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Canary Wharf and arriving at Charing Cross. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 31 min.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Canary Wharf Pier and arriving at Embankment Pier. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 29 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Canary Wharf station station and arriving at Westminster station station. Services depart every five minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 min.

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The distance between Canary Wharf (Station) and Trafalgar Square is 5 miles. The road distance is 5.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Canary Wharf (Station) to Trafalgar Square without a car is to subway which takes 28 min and costs £2 - £3.

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The subway from Canary Wharf station to Westminster station takes 11 min including transfers and departs every five minutes.

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Canary Wharf (Station) to Trafalgar Square bus services, operated by London Buses, depart from Canary Wharf station.

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Canary Wharf (Station) to Trafalgar Square train services, operated by London Underground (Tube), depart from Canary Wharf station.

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Map of how to get from Canary Wharf (Station) to Trafalgar Square.
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  • Distance: 4.7 miles
  • Duration: 28 min

What companies run services between Canary Wharf (Station), England and Trafalgar Square, England?

London Underground (Tube) operates a vehicle from Canary Wharf station to Westminster station every 5 minutes. Tickets cost £2 - £3 and the journey takes 11 min. Alternatively, London Buses operates a bus from Canary Wharf to Charing Cross hourly. Tickets cost £2 and the journey takes 31 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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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Canary Wharf station to Westminster station
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £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 Canary Wharf to Charing Cross
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Bus from Canary Wharf to Charing Cross, Trafalgar Square
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Bus from Poplar, Upper North Street to Charing Cross
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Ferry operators
Thames Clippers
Phone
+44 20 7674 2251
Website
thamesclippers.com
Ferry from Canary Wharf Pier to Embankment Pier
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Thames Clippers
Other operators
Taxi from Canary Wharf (Station) to Trafalgar Square
Ave. Duration
15 min
Estimated price
£17 - £21
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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Canary Wharf (Station) to Trafalgar Square bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Charing Cross station.

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Canary Wharf (Station) to Trafalgar Square train services, operated by London Underground (Tube), arrive at Westminster station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Canary Wharf (Station) to Trafalgar Square is 6 miles. It takes approximately 15 min to drive from Canary Wharf (Station) to Trafalgar Square.

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