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There are 5 ways to get from Canary Wharf to Tower of London by train, subway, ferry, bus or taxi

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Train  •  5 min

  1. Take the train from Limehouse to London Fenchurch Street Dlr

£1 - £5

4 alternative options

Subway  •  6 min

  1. Take the subway from Canary Wharf station to London Bridge station Jubilee

£2 - £3

Ferry  •  11 min

  1. Take the ferry from Canary Wharf Pier to Tower Hill, Tower Pier Rb1

Line 381 bus  •  12 min

  1. Take the line 381 bus from Rotherhithe, Russia Dock Road to Bermondsey, Boss Street 381

£2

Taxi  •  7 min

  1. Take a taxi from Canary Wharf to Tower of London 3.1 miles

£16 - £20

Canary Wharf to Tower of London by train

The train journey time between Canary Wharf and Tower of London is around 4 min and covers a distance of around 2 miles. The fastest train normally takes 4 min. Operated by c2c and Dockland Light Railway (DLR), the Canary Wharf to Tower of London train service departs from Limehouse and arrives in London Fenchurch Street. Typically 2049 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Canary Wharf to Tower of London train schedules

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Canary Wharf to Tower of London is to line 381 bus which costs £2 and takes 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canary Wharf to Tower of London is to train which costs £1 - £5 and takes 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rotherhithe, Russia Dock Road and arriving at Bermondsey, Boss Street. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 min.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Canary Wharf Pier and arriving at Tower Hill, Tower Pier. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Limehouse and arriving at London Fenchurch Street. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 min.

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The distance between Canary Wharf and Tower of London is 2 miles.

The best way to get from Canary Wharf to Tower of London without a car is to train which takes 5 min and costs £1 - £5.

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The train from Limehouse to London Fenchurch Street takes 5 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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Canary Wharf to Tower of London bus services, operated by London Buses, depart from Rotherhithe, Russia Dock Road station.

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Canary Wharf to Tower of London train services, operated by c2c, depart from Limehouse station.

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Map of how to get from Canary Wharf to Tower of London.
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  • Distance: 2.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 min

What companies run services between Canary Wharf, England and Tower of London, England?

c2c operates a train from Limehouse to London Fenchurch Street every 10 minutes. Tickets cost £3 - £5 and the journey takes 5 min. Dockland Light Railway (DLR) also services this route every 15 minutes. Alternatively, London Buses operates a bus from Rotherhithe, Russia Dock Road to Bermondsey, Boss Street every 15 minutes. Tickets cost £2 and the journey takes 12 min.

Train operators
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Limehouse to London Fenchurch Street
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Dockland Light Railway (DLR)
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Poplar DLR Station to Tower Gateway DLR Station
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£1 - £5
Website
Dockland Light Railway (DLR)
Cash Fare
£4 - £5
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 Canary Wharf station to London Bridge station
Ave. Duration
6 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 Rotherhithe, Russia Dock Road to Bermondsey, Boss Street
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 15 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 Tower Hill, Tower Pier
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Thames Clippers
Other operators
Taxi from Canary Wharf to Tower of London
Ave. Duration
7 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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The best way to get from Canary Wharf to Tower of London is to train which takes 5 min and costs £1 - £5. Alternatively, you can line 381 bus, which costs £2 and takes 12 min.

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Canary Wharf to Tower of London bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Bermondsey, Boss Street station.

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Canary Wharf to Tower of London train services, operated by c2c, arrive at London Fenchurch Street station.

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