There are 6 ways to get from Waterloo Station to British Museum by bus, subway, taxi, foot or bike

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Recommended option

Line 188 bus  •  15 min

  1. Take the line 188 bus from South Bank, Waterloo Bridge South Bank to Russell Square 188 / ...

$3

Cheapest option

Tube  •  22 min

  1. Take the Tube from Waterloo Underground Station to Tottenham Court Road Underground Station Northern

$2 - $3

4 alternative options

Line 1 bus  •  12 min

  1. Take the line 1 bus from South Bank, Waterloo Bridge South Bank to Holborn, Drury Lane 1 / ...

$3

Taxi  •  4 min

  1. Take a taxi from Waterloo Station to British Museum 1.4 miles

$9 - $12

Walk  •  23 min

  1. Walk from Waterloo Station to British Museum 1.2 miles

Bikeshare  •  11 min

  1. Cycle from Concert Hall Approach 2, South Bank to British Museum, Bloomsbury 1.3 miles

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Waterloo Station to British Museum is to line 188 bus which costs £2 and takes 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Waterloo Station to British Museum is to taxi which costs £7 - £10 and takes 4 min.

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The distance between Waterloo Station and British Museum is 1 miles.

The line 188 bus from South Bank, Waterloo Bridge South Bank to Russell Square takes 10 min including transfers and departs every five minutes.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from South Bank, Waterloo Bridge South Bank and arriving at Russell Square. Services depart every five minutes, and operate Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Waterloo Station to British Museum.
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  • Distance: 1.1 miles
  • Duration: 15 min

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

London Buses operates a bus from Waterloo Station to British Museum every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 10 min.

Train operators
London Underground (Tube)
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from South Bank, Waterloo Bridge South Bank to Russell Square
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from South Bank, Waterloo Bridge South Bank to Holborn, Drury Lane
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Other operators
Santander Cycles
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bike from Concert Hall Approach 2, South Bank to British Museum, Bloomsbury
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
On demand
Taxi from Waterloo Station to British Museum
Ave. Duration
4 min
Estimated price
$9 - $12
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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