There are 7 ways to get from King's Cross Station to The Shard by subway, train, bus, taxi, towncar, foot or bike

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Recommended option

Tube  •  14 min

  1. Take the Tube from King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station to London Bridge Underground Station Northern

$2 - $4

Cheapest option

Line 17 bus  •  35 min

  1. Take the line 17 bus from Pentonville, King's Cross Pentonville Road to London Bridge Borough High St 17

$3

5 alternative options

Train  •  22 min

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to London Bridge

$4 - $6

Taxi  •  12 min

  1. Take a taxi from King's Cross Station to The Shard 3.8 miles

$21 - $26

Uber  •  12 min

  1. Take an Uber from King's Cross Station to The Shard 3.8 miles

$12 - $18

Walk  •  54 min

  1. Walk from King's Cross Station to The Shard 2.9 miles

Bikeshare  •  27 min

  1. Cycle from Birkenhead Street, King's Cross to Duke Street Hill, London Bridge 3.3 miles

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from King's Cross Station to The Shard is to line 17 bus which costs £2 and takes 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from King's Cross Station to The Shard is to taxi which costs £16 - £19 and takes 12 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Pentonville, King's Cross Pentonville Road and arriving at London Bridge Borough High St. 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 London St Pancras International LL and arriving at London Bridge. Services depart every 10 minutes. The journey takes approximately 15 min.

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The distance between King's Cross Station and The Shard is 2 miles.

The best way to get from King's Cross Station to The Shard without a car is to Tube which takes 14 min and costs £2 - £3.

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The Tube from King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station to London Bridge Underground Station takes 10 min including transfers and departs every five minutes.

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King's Cross Station to The Shard bus services, operated by London Buses, depart from Pentonville, King's Cross Pentonville Road station.

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King's Cross Station to The Shard train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from London St Pancras International LL station.

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The best way to get from King's Cross Station to The Shard is to train which takes 22 min and costs £3 - £5. Alternatively, you can line 17 bus, which costs £2 and takes 35 min.

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Map of how to get from King's Cross Station to The Shard.
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  • Distance: 2.4 miles
  • Duration: 14 min

What companies run services between King's Cross Station, England and The Shard, England?

Thameslink operates a train from King's Cross Station to The Shard every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $4 - $6 and the journey takes 15 min. Alternatively, London Buses operates a bus from King's Cross Station to The Shard every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 31 min.

Train operators
London Underground (Tube)
Rome2rio's guide to London Underground (Tube)
Contact Details
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station to London Bridge Underground Station
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Pentonville, King's Cross Pentonville Road to London Bridge Borough High St
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Other operators
Uber London
Website
uber.com
Towncar from King's Cross Station to The Shard
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$12 - $18
Access
$12 - $18
Assist
$12 - $18
UberX
$12 - $18
UberXL
$18 - $24
Exec
$24 - $35
Lux
$35 - $50
Santander Cycles
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bike from Birkenhead Street, King's Cross to Duke Street Hill, London Bridge
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
On demand
Taxi from King's Cross Station to The Shard
Ave. Duration
12 min
Estimated price
$21 - $26
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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