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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.

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Subway  •  6 min

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

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Train  •  9 min

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

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Line 381 bus  •  13 min

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

Ferry  •  20 min

  1. Take the ferry from Embankment Pier to London Bridge City Pier Rb6 / ...

Taxi  •  9 min

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

Walk  •  38 min

  1. Walk from London to The Shard 2 miles

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The cheapest way to get from London to The Shard is to line 381 bus which costs £2 and takes 13 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 13 min.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Embankment Pier and arriving at London Bridge City Pier. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14 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 13 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
13 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 Embankment Pier to London Bridge City Pier
Ave. Duration
14 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
Topcars minicab
Phone
+44 20 8520 1112
Website
topcarsminicab.co.uk
The Keen Group
Phone
+44 20 8875 4994
Website
thekeengroup.co.uk
Taxisnetwork
Phone
+44 20 3603 4135
Website
taxisnetwork.com
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
London City Airport Taxis
Phone
+44 20 3740 1947
Website
londoncityairportcab.co.uk
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 13 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 2779+ hotels available in The Shard. Prices start at £75 per night.

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