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There are 6 ways to get from Royal Albert Hall to British Library by bus, subway, taxi or foot

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Recommended option

Line 23 bus, subway  •  28 min

  1. Take the line 23 bus from Knightsbridge, Royal Albert Hall to Hyde Park Corner 9 / ...
  2. Take the subway from Hyde Park Corner station to King's Cross St. Pancras station Piccadilly

£4

Cheapest option

Subway  •  35 min

  1. Take the subway from South Kensington station to King's Cross St. Pancras station Piccadilly

£2 - £3

4 alternative options

Line 9 bus, line 91 bus  •  51 min

  1. Take the line 9 bus from Knightsbridge, Royal Albert Hall to Temple, Aldwych Drury Lane 9
  2. Take the line 91 bus from Temple, Aldwych Kingsway to St Pancras, British Library 91 / ...

£4

Subway via Gloucester Road station  •  59 min

  1. Take the subway from Gloucester Road station to King's Cross St. Pancras station Circle

£2 - £4

Taxi  •  13 min

  1. Take a taxi from Royal Albert Hall to British Library 4.9 miles

£14 - £18

Walk  •  1h 6m

  1. Walk from Royal Albert Hall to British Library 3.5 miles

Royal Albert Hall to British Library by walk, bus and subway

The journey time between Royal Albert Hall and British Library is around 23 min and covers a distance of around 4 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 19 min. Services are operated by London Buses and London Underground (Tube). Typically 2055 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
23 min
Fastest journey time:
19 min
Journey distance:
4 miles
Services per week:
2055
Cheapest price:
£4
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:00
Last service departs at:
23:56

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Royal Albert Hall to British Library walk, bus and subway schedules

Departing Friday, July 30, 2021

Royal Albert Hall → British Library
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The cheapest way to get from Royal Albert Hall to British Library is to subway which costs £2 - £3 and takes 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Royal Albert Hall to British Library is to taxi which costs £14 - £18 and takes 13 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Royal Albert Hall to British Library. However, there are services departing from Knightsbridge, Royal Albert Hall and arriving at St Pancras, British Library via Temple, Aldwych Kingsway. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 51 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from South Kensington station station and arriving at King's Cross St. Pancras station station. Services depart every five minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 16 min.

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It is approximately 3 miles to get from Royal Albert Hall to British Library.

The best way to get from Royal Albert Hall to British Library without a car is to line 23 bus and subway which takes 28 min and costs £3 - £5.

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It takes approximately 28 min to get from Royal Albert Hall to British Library, including transfers.

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Royal Albert Hall to British Library bus services, operated by London Buses, depart from Knightsbridge, Royal Albert Hall station.

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Royal Albert Hall to British Library train services, operated by London Underground (Tube), depart from South Kensington station.

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Royal Albert Hall to British Library bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at St Pancras, British Library station.

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Map of how to get from Royal Albert Hall to British Library.
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  • Distance: 2.9 miles
  • Duration: 28 min

What companies run services between Royal Albert Hall, England and British Library, England?

London Underground (Tube) operates a vehicle from South Kensington station to King's Cross St. Pancras station every 5 minutes. Tickets cost £2 - £3 and the journey takes 16 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Royal Albert Hall to British Library via Knightsbridge, Royal Albert Hall, Temple, Aldwych Drury Lane, Temple, Aldwych Kingsway, and St Pancras, British Library in around 51 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 Hyde Park Corner station to King's Cross St. Pancras station
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Subway from South Kensington station to King's Cross St. Pancras station
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Subway from Gloucester Road station to King's Cross St. Pancras station
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
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 Knightsbridge, Royal Albert Hall to Hyde Park Corner
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Bus from Knightsbridge, Royal Albert Hall to Temple, Aldwych Drury Lane
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Bus from Temple, Aldwych Kingsway to St Pancras, British Library
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Other operators
Taxi from Royal Albert Hall to British Library
Ave. Duration
13 min
Estimated price
£14 - £18
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
Gipsy Hill Cabs Airport Transfers
Phone
+44 20 8659 9999
Website
gipsyhillminicabs.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
Minicabs North London
Phone
+44 208 226 5472
Website
minicabsnorthlondon.co.uk

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