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There are 7 ways to get from South Kensington to Buckingham Palace by subway, bus, taxi, rideshare, towncar, foot or bike

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Recommended option

Subway  •  17 min

  1. Take the subway from Gloucester Road station to Victoria station Circle / ...

$2 - $4

6 alternative options

Line 52 bus  •  18 min

  1. Take the line 52 bus from Knightsbridge, Royal Albert Hall to Belgravia, Wilton Street 52

$3

Taxi  •  5 min

  1. Take a taxi from South Kensington to Buckingham Palace 2.2 miles

$13 - $16

Rideshare  •  49 min

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

$4

Uber  •  5 min

  1. Take an Uber from South Kensington to Buckingham Palace 2.2 miles

$7 - $13

Walk  •  38 min

  1. Walk from South Kensington to Buckingham Palace 2 miles

Bikeshare  •  25 min

  1. Cycle from Gloucester Road (Central), South Kensington to Buckingham Gate, Westminster 2.8 miles

$8 - $11

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from South Kensington to Buckingham Palace is to line 52 bus which costs £2 and takes 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from South Kensington to Buckingham Palace is to taxi which costs £10 - £13 and takes 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Knightsbridge, Royal Albert Hall and arriving at Belgravia, Wilton Street. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 min.

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The distance between South Kensington and Buckingham Palace is 2 miles.

The best way to get from South Kensington to Buckingham Palace without a car is to subway which takes 17 min and costs £2 - £3.

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The subway from Gloucester Road station to Victoria station takes 6 min including transfers and departs every five minutes.

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South Kensington to Buckingham Palace bus services, operated by London Buses, depart from Knightsbridge, Royal Albert Hall station.

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South Kensington to Buckingham Palace bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Belgravia, Wilton Street station.

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There are 8855+ hotels available in Buckingham Palace. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between South Kensington and Buckingham Palace. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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Map of how to get from South Kensington to Buckingham Palace.
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  • Distance: 1.8 miles
  • Duration: 17 min

What companies run services between South Kensington, England and Buckingham Palace, England?

London Buses operates a bus from South Kensington to Buckingham Palace every 10 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 Knightsbridge, Royal Albert Hall to Belgravia, Wilton Street
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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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 Buckingham Palace
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$7 - $13
Access
$8 - $11
Assist
$8 - $11
UberX
$8 - $11
UberXL
$11 - $16
Exec
$15 - $21
Lux
$24 - $35
London River Services
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bike from Gloucester Road (Central), South Kensington to Buckingham Gate, Westminster
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Taxi from South Kensington to Buckingham Palace
Ave. Duration
5 min
Estimated price
$13 - $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

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