There are 8 ways to get from Waterloo Station to British Library 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, line 73 bus  •  20 min

  1. Take the Tube from Waterloo Underground Station to Euston Underground Station Northern
  2. Take the line 73 bus from Euston Station to St Pancras, British Library 73 / ...

$6 - $7

Cheapest option

Line 59 bus via Somers Town, Tavistock Square  •  21 min

  1. Take the line 59 bus from South Bank, Waterloo Bridge South Bank to Somers Town, Tavistock Square 68 / ...

$3

6 alternative options

Tube  •  28 min

  1. Take the Tube from Waterloo Underground Station to Euston Underground Station Northern

$2 - $4

Line 59 bus  •  22 min

  1. Take the line 59 bus from South Bank, Waterloo Bridge South Bank to St Pancras, British Library 59

$3

Taxi  •  8 min

  1. Take a taxi from Waterloo Station to British Library 2.9 miles

$18 - $22

Uber  •  8 min

  1. Take an Uber from Waterloo Station to British Library 2.9 miles

$12 - $19

Walk  •  39 min

  1. Walk from Waterloo Station to British Library 2.1 miles

Bikeshare  •  16 min

  1. Cycle from Concert Hall Approach 2, South Bank to Ossulston Street, Somers Town 2.2 miles

What companies run services between Waterloo Station, England and British Library, England?

London Buses operates a bus from Waterloo Station to British Library every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 14 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Euston Station to St Pancras, British Library
Ave. Duration
2 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from South Bank, Waterloo Bridge South Bank to Somers Town, Tavistock Square
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from South Bank, Waterloo Bridge South Bank to St Pancras, British Library
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Other operators
Uber London
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Waterloo Station to British Library
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Signup at
uber.com
uberPOOL
$12 - $19
uberASSIST
$15 - $21
uberX
$15 - $21
ACCESS
$14 - $20
uberXL
$18 - $26
UberEXEC
$29 - $40
UberLUX
$45 - $65
Santander Cycles
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bike from Concert Hall Approach 2, South Bank to Ossulston Street, Somers Town
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
On demand
Taxi from Waterloo Station to British Library
Ave. Duration
8 min
Estimated price
$18 - $22
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

How far is it from Waterloo Station to British Library?

The distance between Waterloo Station and British Library is 3 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Waterloo Station to British Library?

The cheapest way to get from Waterloo Station to British Library is to line 59 bus which costs £2 and takes 21 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Waterloo Station to British Library?

The quickest way to get from Waterloo Station to British Library is to taxi which takes 8 min and costs £12 - £16.

Is there a direct bus between Waterloo Station and British Library?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from South Bank, Waterloo Bridge South Bank and arriving at Somers Town, Tavistock Square. Services depart every five minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14 min.

How long does it take to get from Waterloo Station to British Library?

It takes approximately 20 min to get from Waterloo Station to British Library, including transfers.