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There are 6 ways to get from Waterloo Station to Kensington (Olympia) by train, subway, bus, taxi or foot

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Recommended option

Train  •  24 min

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Kensington (Olympia)

£5 - £9

Cheapest option

Line 9 bus  •  51 min

  1. Take the line 9 bus from Charing Cross, Trafalgar Square to Kensington 9 / ...

£2

4 alternative options

Subway  •  39 min

  1. Take the subway from Embankment station to West Kensington station District

£2 - £3

Line 507 bus, bus  •  1h 10m

  1. Take the line 507 bus from Waterloo StationUpper Taxi Rd to Victoria Bus Station 507 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Victoria Station to Earls Court, Holland Gardens C1

£4

Taxi  •  13 min

  1. Take a taxi from Waterloo Station to Kensington (Olympia) 5.3 miles

£27 - £35

Walk  •  1h 33m

  1. Walk from Waterloo Station to Kensington (Olympia) 4.8 miles

Waterloo Station to Kensington (Olympia) by train

The train journey time between Waterloo Station and Kensington (Olympia) is around 25 min and covers a distance of around 7 miles. The fastest train normally takes 19 min. Operated by South Western Railway, London Overground and Southern Service, the Waterloo Station to Kensington (Olympia) train service departs from London Waterloo and arrives in Kensington (Olympia). Typically 848 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
25 min
Fastest train time:
19 min
Train distance:
7 miles
Trains per week:
848
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:18
Last train departs at:
23:58

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Waterloo Station to Kensington (Olympia) train schedules

Trains departing Monday, August 2, 2021

Waterloo Station → Kensington (Olympia)
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kensington (Olympia) is 111.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Waterloo Station to Kensington (Olympia) is to line 9 bus which costs £2 and takes 51 min.

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The fastest way to get from Waterloo Station to Kensington (Olympia) is to taxi which takes 13 min and costs £27 - £35.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Charing Cross, Trafalgar Square and arriving at Kensington. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Embankment station station and arriving at West Kensington station station. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 17 min.

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The distance between Waterloo Station and Kensington (Olympia) is 4 miles.

The best way to get from Waterloo Station to Kensington (Olympia) without a car is to train which takes 24 min and costs £4 - £10.

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It takes approximately 24 min to get from Waterloo Station to Kensington (Olympia), including transfers.

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Waterloo Station to Kensington (Olympia) bus services, operated by London Buses, depart from Charing Cross, Trafalgar Square station.

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Waterloo Station to Kensington (Olympia) 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 Kensington (Olympia) is to train which takes 24 min and costs £4 - £10. Alternatively, you can line 9 bus, which costs £2 and takes 51 min.

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Map of how to get from Waterloo Station to Kensington (Olympia).
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  • Distance: 4.2 miles
  • Duration: 24 min

What companies run services between Waterloo Station, Greater London, England and Kensington (Olympia), England?

You can take a train from Waterloo Station to Kensington (Olympia) via Clapham Junction in around 24 min. Alternatively, London Buses operates a bus from Charing Cross, Trafalgar Square to Kensington every 10 minutes. Tickets cost £2 and the journey takes 30 min.

Train operators
London Overground
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Clapham Junction to Kensington (Olympia)
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Website
London Overground
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Embankment station to West Kensington station
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Bus operators
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).

Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Charing Cross, Trafalgar Square to Kensington
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Bus from Waterloo StationUpper Taxi Rd to Victoria Bus Station
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Bus from Victoria Station to Earls Court, Holland Gardens
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Other operators
Taxi from Waterloo Station to Kensington (Olympia)
Ave. Duration
13 min
Estimated price
£27 - £35
Gipsy Hill Cabs Airport Transfers
Phone
+44 20 8659 9999
Website
gipsyhillminicabs.co.uk

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Waterloo Station to Kensington (Olympia) bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Kensington station.

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Waterloo Station to Kensington (Olympia) train services, operated by London Overground, arrive at Kensington (Olympia) station.

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