There are 6 ways to get from Charing Cross to Kensington (Olympia) by subway, bus, taxi, towncar or foot

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Subway via West Brompton station  •  26 min

  1. Take the subway from Embankment station to West Brompton station District

£4 - £7

Cheapest option

Line 9 bus  •  35 min

  1. Take the line 9 bus from Charing Cross, Trafalgar Square to Kensington 9 / ...

£2

4 alternative options

Subway  •  29 min

  1. Take the subway from Embankment station to West Kensington station District

£2 - £3

Taxi  •  9 min

  1. Take a taxi from Charing Cross to Kensington (Olympia) 4.1 miles

£13 - £16

Uber  •  9 min

  1. Take an Uber from Charing Cross to Kensington (Olympia) 4.1 miles

£10 - £15

Walk  •  1h 20m

  1. Walk from Charing Cross to Kensington (Olympia) 4.2 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Charing Cross to Kensington (Olympia) is to line 9 bus which costs £2 and takes 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Charing Cross to Kensington (Olympia) is to taxi which costs £13 - £16 and takes 9 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Charing Cross, Trafalgar Square and arriving at Kensington. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 31 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Embankment station station and arriving at West Kensington station station. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 17 min.

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The distance between Charing Cross and Kensington (Olympia) is 4 miles.

The best way to get from Charing Cross to Kensington (Olympia) without a car is to subway via West Brompton station which takes 26 min and costs £4 - £7.

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It takes approximately 26 min to get from Charing Cross to Kensington (Olympia), including transfers.

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Charing Cross to Kensington (Olympia) bus services, operated by London Buses, depart from Charing Cross, Trafalgar Square station.

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Charing Cross to Kensington (Olympia) train services, operated by London Underground (Tube), depart from Embankment station.

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Map of how to get from Charing Cross to Kensington (Olympia).
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  • Distance: 3.8 miles
  • Duration: 26 min

What companies run services between Charing Cross, England and Kensington (Olympia), England?

London Underground (Tube) operates a vehicle from Embankment station to West Brompton station every 15 minutes. Tickets cost £2 - £3 and the journey takes 17 min. Alternatively, London Buses operates a bus from Charing Cross, Trafalgar Square to Kensington every 10 minutes. 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 Embankment station to West Brompton station
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Subway from Embankment station to West Kensington station
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 10 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 Charing Cross, Trafalgar Square to Kensington
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Other operators
Uber London
Website
uber.comglobal
Towncar from Charing Cross to Kensington (Olympia)
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
£10 - £15
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uber.com
Access
£10 - £15
Assist
£11 - £16
UberX
£11 - £16
UberXL
£15 - £21
Exec
£19 - £26
Lux
£28 - £40
Taxi from Charing Cross to Kensington (Olympia)
Ave. Duration
9 min
Estimated price
£13 - £16
Tranzitt
Phone
+44 203 950 8070
Website
tranzitt.co.uk
The Keen Group
Phone
+44 20 8875 4994
Website
thekeengroup.co.uk
One-Number Taxi
Phone
+44 871 871 8710
Website
the-london-taxi.com
Ola UK
Phone
+44 77 8745 4870
Website
olacabs.com
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 20 3633 1777
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Dial-A-Cab
Phone
+44 20 7253 5000
Website
dialacab.co.uk
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab-london.co.uk

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Charing Cross to Kensington (Olympia) bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Kensington station.

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Charing Cross to Kensington (Olympia) train services, operated by London Underground (Tube), arrive at West Brompton station.

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There are 6206+ hotels available in Kensington (Olympia). Prices start at £75 per night.

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