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There are 6 ways to get from Royal Victoria Dock to The Shard by train, subway, bus, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Train, subway  •  30 min

  1. Take the train from Pontoon Dock DLR Station to Canning Town DLR Station Dlr
  2. Take the subway from Canning Town station to London Bridge station Jubilee

$5 - $8

Cheapest option

Bus  •  58 min

  1. Take the bus from Custom House Station to Tower Gateway N551

$3

4 alternative options

Train Thameslink  •  42 min

  1. Take the train from Woolwich Arsenal to London Bridge

$9 - $14

Train  •  43 min

  1. Take the train from Pontoon Dock DLR Station to Bank DLR Station Dlr

$3 - $5

Taxi  •  16 min

  1. Take a taxi from Royal Victoria Dock to The Shard 6.4 miles

$35 - $45

Drive  •  16 min

  1. Drive from Royal Victoria Dock to The Shard 6.4 miles

$1 - $2

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The cheapest way to get from Royal Victoria Dock to The Shard is to drive which costs £1 - £2 and takes 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Royal Victoria Dock to The Shard is to taxi which costs £27 - £35 and takes 16 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Custom House Station station and arriving at Tower Gateway. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Pontoon Dock DLR Station station and arriving at Bank DLR Station station. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 20 min.

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The distance between Royal Victoria Dock and The Shard is 5 miles. The road distance is 6.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Royal Victoria Dock to The Shard without a car is to train and subway which takes 30 min and costs £3 - £6.

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It takes approximately 30 min to get from Royal Victoria Dock to The Shard, including transfers.

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Royal Victoria Dock to The Shard bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Custom House Station.

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Royal Victoria Dock to The Shard train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Woolwich Arsenal station.

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The best way to get from Royal Victoria Dock to The Shard is to train which takes 42 min and costs £6 - £11. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £2 and takes 58 min.

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Map of how to get from Royal Victoria Dock to The Shard.
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  • Distance: 5 miles
  • Duration: 30 min

What companies run services between Royal Victoria Dock, England and The Shard, England?

Thameslink operates a train from Royal Victoria Dock to The Shard hourly. Tickets cost $6 - $8 and the journey takes 22 min. Southeastern also services this route every 5 minutes. Alternatively, London Buses operates a bus from Royal Victoria Dock to The Shard hourly. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 25 min.

Train operators
Dockland Light Railway (DLR)
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Pontoon Dock DLR Station to Canning Town DLR Station
Ave. Duration
4 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Pontoon Dock DLR Station to Bank DLR Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
London Underground (Tube)
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Contact Details
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Canning Town station to London Bridge station
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Woolwich Arsenal to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Woolwich Arsenal to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$7 - $11
Bus operators
London Buses
Other operators
Taxi from Royal Victoria Dock to The Shard
Ave. Duration
16 min
Estimated price
$35 - $45
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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Royal Victoria Dock to The Shard bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Tower Gateway station.

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Royal Victoria Dock to The Shard train services, operated by Thameslink, arrive at London Bridge station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Royal Victoria Dock to The Shard is 6 miles. It takes approximately 16 min to drive from Royal Victoria Dock to The Shard.

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