There are 8 ways to get from Waterloo Station to Lewisham by train, ferry, bus, taxi, car, foot or bike

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Train  •  20 min

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo East to Lewisham

$6 - $9

Cheapest option

Line 171 bus  •  42 min

  1. Take the line 171 bus from Waterloo Station Waterloo Rd to New Cross Gate Station 171 / ...

$3

6 alternative options

Ferry  •  36 min

  1. Take the ferry from Waterloo, London Eye Waterloo Pier to Greenwich Pier City Cruises / ...

$12 - $16

Line 53 bus  •  44 min

  1. Take the line 53 bus from Lambeth North, Lower Marsh to Greenwich, Lewisham Road 53

$3

Taxi  •  14 min

  1. Take a taxi from Waterloo Station to Lewisham 6.1 miles

$30 - $40

Drive  •  14 min

  1. Drive from Waterloo Station to Lewisham 6.1 miles

$1 - $2

Walk  •  1 h 52 min

  1. Walk from Waterloo Station to Lewisham 5.9 miles

Bikeshare  •  43 min

  1. Cycle from Concert Hall Approach 2, South Bank to Saunders Ness Road, Cubitt Town 6.1 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Waterloo Station to Lewisham is to drive which costs £1 - £2 and takes 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Waterloo Station to Lewisham is to taxi which costs £23 - £29 and takes 14 min.

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The distance between Waterloo Station and Lewisham is 5 miles. The road distance is 6.1 miles.

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The train from London Waterloo East to Lewisham takes 14 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Waterloo Station Waterloo Rd station and arriving at New Cross Gate Station station. Services depart every five minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Waterloo East and arriving at Lewisham. Services depart every 15 minutes. The journey takes approximately 14 min.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Waterloo, London Eye Waterloo Pier and arriving at Greenwich Pier. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 30 min.

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Waterloo Station to Lewisham train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Dartford station.

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Map of how to get from Waterloo Station to Lewisham.
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  • Distance: 5.4 miles
  • Duration: 20 min

What companies run services between Waterloo Station, England and Lewisham, England?

Southeastern operates a train from Waterloo Station to Lewisham every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $6 - $9 and the journey takes 14 min. Alternatively, London Buses operates a bus from Waterloo Station to Lewisham every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 38 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Waterloo Station Waterloo Rd to New Cross Gate Station
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Lambeth North, Lower Marsh to Greenwich, Lewisham Road
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Ferry operators
London River Services
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Ferry from Waterloo, London Eye Waterloo Pier to Greenwich Pier
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Other operators
Santander Cycles
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bike from Concert Hall Approach 2, South Bank to Saunders Ness Road, Cubitt Town
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
On demand
Taxi from Waterloo Station to Lewisham
Ave. Duration
14 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40
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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