There are 7 ways to get from Russell Square to The Shard by subway, train, bus, taxi, towncar, foot or bike

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

Tube  •  15 min

  1. Take the Tube from Euston Underground Station to London Bridge Underground Station Northern

$3 - $4

Cheapest option

Line 521 bus  •  28 min

  1. Take the line 521 bus from Holborn Station to London Bridge Bus Station 521

$3

5 alternative options

Train  •  16 min

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to London Bridge

$4 - $7

Taxi  •  10 min

  1. Take a taxi from Russell Square to The Shard 3.3 miles

$20 - $24

Uber  •  10 min

  1. Take an Uber from Russell Square to The Shard 3.3 miles

$13 - $20

Walk  •  49 min

  1. Walk from Russell Square to The Shard 2.6 miles

Bikeshare  •  24 min

  1. Cycle from Russell Square Station, Bloomsbury to Duke Street Hill, London Bridge 2.9 miles

What companies run services between Russell Square, England and The Shard, England?

Thameslink operates a train from Russell Square to The Shard every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $4 - $7 and the journey takes 15 min. Alternatively, London Buses operates a bus from Russell Square to The Shard every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 27 min.

Train operators
London Underground (Tube)
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Holborn Station to London Bridge Bus Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Other operators
Uber London
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Russell Square to The Shard
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Signup at
uber.com
uberPOOL
$13 - $20
uberASSIST
$16 - $23
uberX
$16 - $23
ACCESS
$15 - $21
uberXL
$20 - $27
UberEXEC
$30 - $45
UberLUX
$50 - $70
Santander Cycles
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bike from Russell Square Station, Bloomsbury to Duke Street Hill, London Bridge
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
On demand
Taxi from Russell Square to The Shard
Ave. Duration
10 min
Estimated price
$20 - $24
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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Russell Square to The Shard?

The distance between Russell Square and The Shard is 3 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Russell Square to The Shard?

The cheapest way to get from Russell Square to The Shard is to line 521 bus which costs £2 and takes 28 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Russell Square to The Shard?

The quickest way to get from Russell Square to The Shard is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs £14 - £17.

Is there a direct train between Russell Square and The Shard?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from London St Pancras International LL and arriving at London Bridge. Services depart every 15 minutes. The journey takes approximately 15 min.

Is there a direct bus between Russell Square and The Shard?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Holborn Station and arriving at London Bridge Bus Station. Services depart every five minutes, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 27 min.

How long does it take to get from Russell Square to The Shard?

The Tube from Euston Underground Station to London Bridge Underground Station takes 11 min including transfers and departs every five minutes.