There are 7 ways to get from South Kensington to British Museum by subway, bus, taxi, rideshare, 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  •  25 min

  1. Take the Tube from Gloucester Road Underground Station to Russell Square Underground Station Piccadilly

$2 - $4

Cheapest option

Line 10 bus  •  35 min

  1. Take the line 10 bus from Knightsbridge, Queens Gate to Holborn, British Museum 10

$3

5 alternative options

Taxi  •  7 min

  1. Take a taxi from South Kensington to British Museum 3.5 miles

$18 - $23

Rideshare  •  36 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Greater London to London 2.1 miles

$4

Uber  •  7 min

  1. Take an Uber from South Kensington to British Museum 3.5 miles

$10 - $16

Walk  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Walk from South Kensington to British Museum 3.3 miles

Bikeshare  •  28 min

  1. Cycle from Gloucester Road (Central), South Kensington to British Museum, Bloomsbury 4 miles

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from South Kensington to British Museum is to line 10 bus which costs £2 and takes 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from South Kensington to British Museum is to taxi which costs £14 - £18 and takes 7 min.

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The distance between South Kensington and British Museum is 3 miles.

The Tube from Gloucester Road Underground Station to Russell Square Underground Station takes 15 min including transfers and departs every five minutes.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Knightsbridge, Queens Gate and arriving at Holborn, British Museum. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 33 min.

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South Kensington to British Museum bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at London Kings Cross station.

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Map of how to get from South Kensington to British Museum.
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  • Distance: 2.9 miles
  • Duration: 25 min

What companies run services between South Kensington, England and British Museum, England?

London Buses operates a bus from South Kensington to British Museum every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 33 min.

Train operators
London Underground (Tube)
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Contact Details
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Gloucester Road Underground Station to Russell Square Underground Station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Knightsbridge, Queens Gate to Holborn, British Museum
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Greater London to London
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Uber London
Website
uber.com
Towncar from South Kensington to British Museum
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$10 - $16
Access
$11 - $16
Assist
$11 - $16
UberX
$11 - $16
UberXL
$16 - $22
Exec
$21 - $29
Lux
$30 - $45
Santander Cycles
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bike from Gloucester Road (Central), South Kensington to British Museum, Bloomsbury
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
On demand
Taxi from South Kensington to British Museum
Ave. Duration
7 min
Estimated price
$18 - $23
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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