How to get from Tower of London to Big Ben

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Recommended option

Tube  •  11 min

  1. Circle / ...

$2 - $4

Cheapest option

Bus Clarkes of London  •  21 min

  1. 761 / ...

$3

6 alternative options

Bus The Kings Ferry  •  16 min

  1. 751 / ...

$2 - $3

Ferry  •  22 min

  1. Circular Cruise Westminster / ...

$8 - $11

Taxi  •  6 min

  1. 2.8 miles

$16 - $20

Uber  •  6 min

  1. 2.8 miles

$9 - $15

Walk  •  1 h

  1. 3.1 miles

Bikeshare  •  28 min

  1. 3 miles

What companies run services between Tower of London, England and Big Ben, England?

Clarkes of London operates a bus from Tower of London to Big Ben hourly. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 10 min. Centaur Coaches also services this route every 2 hours.

Train operators
London Underground (Tube)
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Tower Hill Underground Station to Westminster Underground Station
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus operators
Clarkes of London
Phone
020 8778 6697
Email
info@clarkescoaches.co.uk
Website
clarkescoaches.co.uk
Bus from Monument to Westminster, Banqueting House
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
Clarkes of London
Centaur Coaches
Phone
+44 20 8300 3001
Email
info@centaurtravel.co.uk
Website
centaurtravel.co.uk
Bus from City of London, London Bridge to Westminster, Banqueting House
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
centaurtravel.co.uk
The Kings Ferry
Phone
+44 1634 377577
Email
sales@thekingsferry.co.uk
Website
thekingsferry.co.uk
Bus from City of London, Fenchurch Street Station to Westminster Pier
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
thekingsferry.co.uk
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from London Bridge, Tooley Street City Hall to Westminster, Parliament Square
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Ferry operators
London River Services
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Ferry from Wapping, St. Katharine's Pier to Westminster Pier
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Other operators
Uber London
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Tower of London to Big Ben
Ave. Duration
6 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Signup at
uber.com
uberPOOL
$9 - $15
uberACCESS
$10 - $14
uberASSIST
$10 - $14
uberX
$10 - $14
uberXL
$14 - $19
UberEXEC
$18 - $25
UberLUX
$29 - $40
Santander Cycles
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bike from Tower Gardens , Tower to Abingdon Green, Westminster
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
On demand
Taxi from Tower of London to Big Ben
Ave. Duration
6 min
Estimated price
$16 - $20
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 Tower of London and Big Ben is 3 km.

The cheapest way to get from Tower of London to Big Ben is to bus which costs £2 and takes 21 min.

The quickest way to get from Tower of London to Big Ben is to taxi which takes 6 min and costs £12 - £15.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Monument and arriving at Westminster, Banqueting House. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 10 min.

Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Wapping, St. Katharine's Pier and arriving at Westminster Pier. Services depart every 20 minutes. The journey takes approximately 20 min.

The Tube from Tower Hill Underground Station to Westminster Underground Station takes 10 min including transfers and departs every five minutes.