There are 8 ways to get from Kensington Palace to Buckingham Palace by subway, bus, taxi, rideshare, 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.

Recommended option

Subway  •  20 min

  1. Take the subway from High Street Kensington station to Victoria station Circle

£2 - £3

Cheapest option

Line 52 bus via Kensington, Palace Gate  •  25 min

  1. Take the line 52 bus from Kensington, Palace Gate to Belgravia, Wilton Street 52

£2

6 alternative options

Line 52 bus  •  26 min

  1. Take the line 52 bus from Kensington Palace to Belgravia, Wilton Street 52

£2

Line 702 bus  •  28 min

  1. Take the line 702 bus from High Street Kensington to Victoria, Buckingham Palace Road Bressenden Place 701 / ...

£2 - £4

Taxi  •  5 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kensington Palace to Buckingham Palace 2.4 miles

£9 - £11

Rideshare  •  58 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Greater London to London 2.1 miles

£3

Uber  •  5 min

  1. Take an Uber from Kensington Palace to Buckingham Palace 2.4 miles

£8 - £11

Walk  •  43 min

  1. Walk from Kensington Palace to Buckingham Palace 2.3 miles

Questions & Answers

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The cheapest way to get from Kensington Palace to Buckingham Palace is to line 52 bus via Kensington, Palace Gate which costs £2 and takes 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kensington Palace to Buckingham Palace is to taxi which costs £9 - £11 and takes 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kensington, Palace Gate and arriving at Belgravia, Wilton Street. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from High Street Kensington station station and arriving at Victoria station station. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 min.

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The distance between Kensington Palace and Buckingham Palace is 2 miles.

The best way to get from Kensington Palace to Buckingham Palace without a car is to subway which takes 20 min and costs £2 - £3.

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The subway from High Street Kensington station to Victoria station takes 8 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Kensington Palace to Buckingham Palace bus services, operated by London Buses, depart from Kensington, Palace Gate station.

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Kensington Palace to Buckingham Palace train services, operated by London Underground (Tube), depart from High Street Kensington station.

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Map of how to get from Kensington Palace to Buckingham Palace.
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  • Distance: 1.9 miles
  • Duration: 20 min

What companies run services between Kensington Palace, England and Buckingham Palace, England?

London Underground (Tube) operates a vehicle from High Street Kensington station to Victoria station every 15 minutes. Tickets cost £2 - £3 and the journey takes 8 min. Alternatively, London Buses operates a bus from Kensington, Palace Gate to Belgravia, Wilton Street every 15 minutes. Tickets cost £2 and the journey takes 15 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 High Street Kensington station to Victoria station
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 15 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 Kensington, Palace Gate to Belgravia, Wilton Street
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Bus from Kensington Palace to Belgravia, Wilton Street
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Green Line
Phone
0344 801 7261
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from High Street Kensington to Victoria, Buckingham Palace Road Bressenden Place
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
Green Line
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Greater London to London
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£3
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Uber London
Website
uber.comglobal
Towncar from Kensington Palace to Buckingham Palace
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
£8 - £11
Signup at
uber.com
Access
£8 - £11
Assist
£8 - £12
UberX
£8 - £12
UberXL
£12 - £16
Exec
£14 - £18
Lux
£18 - £24
Taxi from Kensington Palace to Buckingham Palace
Ave. Duration
5 min
Estimated price
£9 - £11
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
Clapham Common Taxi Rank
Phone
+44 800 118 2494
Website
cabs.com
Minicabs North London
Phone
+44 208 226 5472
Website
minicabsnorthlondon.co.uk
Wimbledon Minicabs
Phone
+44 0 8946 9292
Website
wimbledon-minicabs.co.uk

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Kensington Palace to Buckingham Palace bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Belgravia, Wilton Street station.

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Kensington Palace to Buckingham Palace train services, operated by London Underground (Tube), arrive at Victoria station.

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There are 5820+ hotels available in Buckingham Palace. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Kensington Palace and Buckingham Palace. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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