There are 8 ways to get from Charing Cross to The Shard by subway, train, bus, ferry, 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  •  8 min

  1. Take the Tube from Westminster Underground Station to London Bridge Underground Station Jubilee

$2 - $4

7 alternative options

Train  •  8 min

  1. Take the train from London Charing Cross to London Bridge

$5 - $8

Bus  •  13 min

  1. Take the bus from Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross to London Bridge Station Tooley Street N199

$3

Ferry  •  17 min

  1. Take the ferry from Embankment Pier to London Bridge City Pier Rb1 / ...

$7 - $10

Taxi  •  10 min

  1. Take a taxi from Charing Cross to The Shard 3.1 miles

$18 - $22

Uber  •  10 min

  1. Take an Uber from Charing Cross to The Shard 3.1 miles

$12 - $19

Walk  •  36 min

  1. Walk from Charing Cross to The Shard 1.9 miles

Bikeshare  •  24 min

  1. Cycle from Craven Street, Strand to Duke Street Hill, London Bridge 2.4 miles

What companies run services between Charing Cross, England and The Shard, England?

Southeastern operates a train from Charing Cross to The Shard every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $5 - $8 and the journey takes 7 min. Alternatively, London Buses operates a bus from Charing Cross to The Shard hourly. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 11 min.

Train operators
London Underground (Tube)
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Westminster Underground Station to London Bridge Underground Station
Ave. Duration
4 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross to London Bridge Station Tooley Street
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Ferry operators
London River Services
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Ferry from Embankment Pier to London Bridge City Pier
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Other operators
Uber London
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Charing Cross to The Shard
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Signup at
uber.com
uberPOOL
$12 - $19
uberASSIST
$15 - $22
uberX
$15 - $22
ACCESS
$14 - $20
uberXL
$19 - $26
UberEXEC
$30 - $40
UberLUX
$45 - $65
Santander Cycles
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bike from Craven Street, Strand to Duke Street Hill, London Bridge
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
On demand
Taxi from Charing Cross to The Shard
Ave. Duration
10 min
Estimated price
$18 - $22
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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Charing Cross to The Shard?

The distance between Charing Cross and The Shard is 3 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Charing Cross to The Shard?

The cheapest way to get from Charing Cross to The Shard is to bus which costs £2 and takes 13 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Charing Cross to The Shard?

The quickest way to get from Charing Cross to The Shard is to Tube which takes 8 min and costs £1 - £3.

Is there a direct train between Charing Cross and The Shard?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Charing Cross and arriving at London Bridge. Services depart every five minutes. The journey takes approximately 7 min.

Is there a direct bus between Charing Cross and The Shard?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross and arriving at London Bridge Station Tooley Street. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 11 min.

Is there a direct ferry between Charing Cross and The Shard?

Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Embankment Pier and arriving at London Bridge City Pier. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 min.

How long does it take to get from Charing Cross to The Shard?

The Tube from Westminster Underground Station to London Bridge Underground Station takes 4 min including transfers and departs every five minutes.