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There are 6 ways to get from London to The Shard by subway, train, bus, ferry, taxi 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  •  6 min

  1. Take the subway from Westminster station to London Bridge station Jubilee

£2 - £3

Cheapest option

Train  •  9 min

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

£1 - £10

4 alternative options

Line 381 bus  •  12 min

  1. Take the line 381 bus from Waterloo Road to London Bridge Station 381

£2

Ferry  •  21 min

  1. Take the ferry from Waterloo, London Eye Waterloo Pier to London Bridge City Pier Rb1

Taxi  •  9 min

  1. Take a taxi from London to The Shard 2.7 miles

£14 - £17

Walk  •  38 min

  1. Walk from London to The Shard 2 miles

London to The Shard by subway and walk

The journey time between London and The Shard is around 4 min and covers a distance of around 2 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 3 min. Operated by London Underground (Tube), the London to The Shard service departs from Westminster station and arrives in The Shard. Typically 3638 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
4 min
Fastest journey time:
3 min
Services per week:
3638
Cheapest price:
£2
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:02
Last service departs at:
23:58

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London to The Shard subway and walk schedules

London → The Shard
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in The Shard is 111.

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Last updated: 19 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to The Shard is to line 381 bus which costs £2 and takes 12 min.

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The fastest way to get from London to The Shard is to subway. Taking this option will cost £2 - £3 and takes 6 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Waterloo Road and arriving at London Bridge Station station. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 min.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Waterloo, London Eye Waterloo Pier and arriving at London Bridge City Pier. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Westminster station station and arriving at London Bridge station station. Services depart every five minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 min.

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The distance between London and The Shard is 2 miles.

The best way to get from London to The Shard without a car is to subway which takes 6 min and costs £2 - £3.

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The subway from Westminster station to London Bridge station takes 4 min including transfers and departs every five minutes.

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London to The Shard bus services, operated by London Buses, depart from Waterloo Road station.

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London to The Shard train services, operated by South Eastern Trains Service, depart from London Charing Cross station.

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Map of how to get from London to The Shard.
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  • Distance: 1.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 min

What companies run services between London, England and The Shard, England?

London Underground (Tube) operates a vehicle from Westminster station to London Bridge station every 5 minutes. Tickets cost £2 - £3 and the journey takes 4 min. Alternatively, London Buses operates a bus from Waterloo Road to London Bridge Station every 15 minutes. Tickets cost £2 and the journey takes 9 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 Westminster station to London Bridge station
Ave. Duration
4 min
Frequency
Every 5 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 Waterloo Road to London Bridge Station
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Ferry operators
Thames Clippers
Phone
+44 20 7674 2251
Website
thamesclippers.com
Ferry from Waterloo, London Eye Waterloo Pier to London Bridge City Pier
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Thames Clippers
Other operators
Taxi from London to The Shard
Ave. Duration
9 min
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Tranzitt
Phone
+44 203 950 8070
Website
tranzitt.co.uk
The Keen Group
Phone
+44 20 8875 4994
Website
thekeengroup.co.uk
Station Cars Surrey
Phone
+44 20 8546 5555
Website
stationcarsnetwork.co.uk
Station Cars London
Phone
+44 20 8778 7878
Website
stationcarslondon.com
One-Number Taxi
Phone
+44 871 871 8710
Website
the-london-taxi.com
Ola UK
Phone
+44 77 8745 4870
Website
olacabs.com
MyLifyt London Taxi
Phone
+44 20 7005 0090
Website
mylifyt.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.co.uk
Celine Travel Ltd
Phone
+44 20 8050 3595
Website
celine-minicab.co.uk

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The best way to get from London to The Shard is to train which takes 9 min and costs £1 - £10. Alternatively, you can line 381 bus, which costs £2 and takes 12 min.

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London to The Shard bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at London Bridge Station.

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London to The Shard train services, operated by South Eastern Trains Service, arrive at London Bridge station.

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There are 3859+ hotels available in The Shard. Prices start at £75 per night.

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