There are 7 ways to get from South Kensington to Buckingham Palace 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  •  17 min

  1. Take the Tube from Gloucester Road Underground Station to Victoria Underground Station Circle / ...

$2 - $4

6 alternative options

Line 52 bus  •  20 min

  1. Take the line 52 bus from Knightsbridge, Queens Gate to Belgravia, Wilton Street 52

$3

Taxi  •  5 min

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

$13 - $17

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

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 14 min.

Train operators
London Underground (Tube)
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Gloucester Road Underground Station to Victoria Underground Station
Ave. Duration
6 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 Belgravia, Wilton Street
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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
uberPOOL
$7 - $13
uberACCESS
$7 - $11
uberASSIST
$7 - $11
uberX
$7 - $11
uberXL
$11 - $15
UberEXEC
$15 - $21
UberLUX
$23 - $35
Santander Cycles
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bike from Gloucester Road (Central), South Kensington to Buckingham Gate, Westminster
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
On demand
Taxi from South Kensington to Buckingham Palace
Ave. Duration
5 min
Estimated price
$13 - $17
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

The distance between South Kensington and Buckingham Palace is 3 km.

The cheapest way to get from South Kensington to Buckingham Palace is to line 52 bus which costs £2 and takes 20 min.

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

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Knightsbridge, Queens Gate and arriving at Belgravia, Wilton Street. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14 min.

The Tube from Gloucester Road Underground Station to Victoria Underground Station takes 6 min including transfers and departs every five minutes.