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There are 4 ways to get from London Paddington Station to Big Ben by subway, bus, taxi or foot

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Subway  •  21 min

  1. Take the subway from Paddington station to Westminster station Circle

Cheapest option

Line 148 bus  •  36 min

  1. Take the line 148 bus from Lancaster Gate Station to Westminster Station Bridge Street 148

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  8 min

  1. Take a taxi from London Paddington Station to Big Ben 3 miles

Walk  •  1h 2m

  1. Walk from London Paddington Station to Big Ben 3.3 miles

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The cheapest way to get from London Paddington Station to Big Ben is to line 148 bus which costs £2 and takes 36 min.

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The fastest way to get from London Paddington Station to Big Ben is to taxi. Taking this option will cost £16 - £19 and takes 8 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lancaster Gate Station station and arriving at Westminster Station Bridge Street station. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paddington station station and arriving at Westminster station station. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 17 min.

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The distance between London Paddington Station and Big Ben is 3 miles.

The best way to get from London Paddington Station to Big Ben without a car is to subway which takes 21 min and costs £2 - £3.

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The subway from Paddington station to Westminster station takes 17 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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London Paddington Station to Big Ben bus services, operated by London Buses, depart from Lancaster Gate Station.

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London Paddington Station to Big Ben train services, operated by London Underground (Tube), depart from Paddington station.

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London Paddington Station to Big Ben bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Westminster Station Bridge Street.

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Map of how to get from London Paddington Station to Big Ben.
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  • Distance: 2.6 miles
  • Duration: 21 min

What companies run services between London Paddington Station, England and Big Ben, England?

London Underground (Tube) operates a vehicle from Paddington station to Westminster station every 15 minutes. Tickets cost £2 - £3 and the journey takes 17 min. Alternatively, London Buses operates a bus from Lancaster Gate Station to Westminster Station Bridge Street every 15 minutes. Tickets cost £2 and the journey takes 25 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 Paddington station to Westminster station
Ave. Duration
17 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 Lancaster Gate Station to Westminster Station Bridge Street
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Other operators
Taxi from London Paddington Station to Big Ben
Ave. Duration
8 min
Estimated price
£16 - £19
One-Number Taxi
Phone
+44 871 871 8710
Website
the-london-taxi.com
London Black Taxi
Phone
+44 020 3773 1948
Website
theblacktaxilondon.com
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 20 3633 1777
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Corporate Black Cabs
Phone
+44 7846 574174
Website
corporateblackcabs.co.uk
Gipsy Hill Cabs Airport Transfers
Phone
+44 20 8659 9999
Website
gipsyhillminicabs.co.uk
Minicabs North London
Phone
+44 208 226 5472
Website
minicabsnorthlondon.co.uk
Putney Cabs Airport Transfers
Phone
+44 20 3603 5257
Website
putneycabsairporttransfers.co.uk
Clapham Common Taxi Rank
Phone
+44 800 118 2494
Website
cabs.com

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London Paddington Station to Big Ben train services, operated by London Underground (Tube), arrive at Westminster station.

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