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There are 4 ways to get from Waterloo Station to Charlton by train, bus, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  51 min

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Shepperton

£9 - £19

Cheapest option

Bus, line 235 bus  •  1h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Charing Cross, Bedford Street to Hounslow, Bell Corner Hounslow Civic Centre N9
  2. Take the line 235 bus from Hounslow, The Bell to Sunbury, St Ignatius Church 235

£4

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  34 min

  1. Take a taxi from Waterloo Station to Charlton 18.3 miles

£95 - £120

Drive  •  34 min

  1. Drive from Waterloo Station to Charlton 18.3 miles

£2 - £4

Waterloo Station to Charlton by train

The train journey time between Waterloo Station and Charlton is around 51 min and covers a distance of around 21 miles. The fastest train normally takes 43 min. Operated by South Western Railway, the Waterloo Station to Charlton train service departs from London Waterloo and arrives in Shepperton. Typically 281 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
51 min
Fastest train time:
43 min
Train distance:
21 miles
Trains per week:
281
Cheapest price:
£9
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:12
Last train departs at:
23:57

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Waterloo Station to Charlton train schedules

Waterloo Station → Charlton
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Charlton is 111.

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The cheapest way to get from Waterloo Station to Charlton is to drive which costs £2 - £4 and takes 34 min.

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The fastest way to get from Waterloo Station to Charlton is to taxi. Taking this option will cost £95 - £120 and takes 34 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Waterloo Station to Charlton. However, there are services departing from Charing Cross, Bedford Street and arriving at Sunbury, St Ignatius Church via Hounslow, The Bell. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 43m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Waterloo and arriving at Shepperton. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 51 min.

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The distance between Waterloo Station and Charlton is 16 miles. The road distance is 18.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Waterloo Station to Charlton without a car is to train which takes 51 min and costs £9 - £19.

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The train from London Waterloo to Shepperton takes 51 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Waterloo Station to Charlton bus services, operated by London Buses, depart from Charing Cross, Bedford Street station.

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Waterloo Station to Charlton train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from London Waterloo station.

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The best way to get from Waterloo Station to Charlton is to train which takes 51 min and costs £9 - £19. Alternatively, you can bus and line 235 bus, which costs £4 and takes 1h 43m.

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  • Distance: 15.7 miles
  • Duration: 51 min

What companies run services between Waterloo Station, Greater London, England and Charlton, Surrey, England?

South Western Railway operates a train from London Waterloo to Shepperton every 30 minutes. Tickets cost £9 - £19 and the journey takes 51 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Waterloo Station to Charlton via Charing Cross, Bedford Street, Hounslow, Bell Corner Hounslow Civic Centre, and Hounslow, The Bell in around 1h 43m.

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London Buses

London’s bus network covers Greater London with a 24-hour service, allowing you to take in the famous monuments and streetscapes from an iconic red double-decker bus. All London buses are all cashless, so you will need an Oyster card, Travel card or use contactless payment. You can also purchase a one-day bus-only pass from Tube stations. On the bus, you only need to touch on with your Oyster card (not off).

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Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Charing Cross, Bedford Street to Hounslow, Bell Corner Hounslow Civic Centre
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Bus from Hounslow, The Bell to Sunbury, St Ignatius Church
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Other operators
Taxi from Waterloo Station to Charlton
Ave. Duration
34 min
Estimated price
£95 - £120
Gipsy Hill Cabs Airport Transfers
Phone
+44 20 8659 9999
Website
gipsyhillminicabs.co.uk

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Waterloo Station to Charlton bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Sunbury, St Ignatius Church station.

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Waterloo Station to Charlton train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Shepperton station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Waterloo Station to Charlton is 18 miles. It takes approximately 34 min to drive from Waterloo Station to Charlton.

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