There are 7 ways to get from Russell Square to Waterloo Station by subway, 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  •  13 min

  1. Take the Tube from Goodge Street Underground Station to Waterloo Underground Station Northern

$2 - $4

6 alternative options

Line 188 bus  •  16 min

  1. Take the line 188 bus from Bloomsbury, Southampton Row to South Bank, Waterloo Bridge South Bank 68 / ...

$3

Line 188 bus via Waterloo Station Waterloo Rd  •  20 min

  1. Take the line 188 bus from Russell Square to Waterloo Station Waterloo Rd 188

$3

Taxi  •  5 min

  1. Take a taxi from Russell Square to Waterloo Station 2 miles

$12 - $16

Uber  •  5 min

  1. Take an Uber from Russell Square to Waterloo Station 2 miles

$7 - $12

Walk  •  28 min

  1. Walk from Russell Square to Waterloo Station 1.5 miles

Bikeshare  •  13 min

  1. Cycle from Russell Square Station, Bloomsbury to Concert Hall Approach 2, South Bank 2 miles

What companies run services between Russell Square, England and Waterloo Station, England?

London Buses operates a bus from Russell Square to Waterloo Station every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 12 min.

Train operators
London Underground (Tube)
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Bloomsbury, Southampton Row to South Bank, Waterloo Bridge South Bank
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Russell Square to Waterloo Station Waterloo Rd
Ave. Duration
17 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 Waterloo Station
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Signup at
uber.com
uberPOOL
$7 - $12
uberACCESS
$7 - $10
uberASSIST
$7 - $10
uberX
$7 - $10
uberXL
$10 - $13
UberEXEC
$14 - $20
UberLUX
$22 - $29
Santander Cycles
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bike from Russell Square Station, Bloomsbury to Concert Hall Approach 2, South Bank
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
On demand
Taxi from Russell Square to Waterloo Station
Ave. Duration
5 min
Estimated price
$12 - $16
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

Want to know more about travelling around United Kingdom

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

Questions & Answers

The distance between Russell Square and Waterloo Station is 2 km.

The cheapest way to get from Russell Square to Waterloo Station is to line 188 bus which costs £2 and takes 16 min.

The quickest way to get from Russell Square to Waterloo Station is to taxi which takes 5 min and costs £9 - £12.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bloomsbury, Southampton Row and arriving at South Bank, Waterloo Bridge South Bank. Services depart every five minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 min.

The Tube from Goodge Street Underground Station to Waterloo Underground Station takes 6 min including transfers and departs every five minutes.