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There are 6 ways to get from Waterloo Station to South Kensington Underground Station by subway, bus, taxi or foot

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Subway via Green Park station  •  11 min

  1. Take the subway from Waterloo station to Green Park station Jubilee
  2. Take the subway from Green Park station to South Kensington station Piccadilly

Cheapest option

Line 211 bus  •  43 min

  1. Take the line 211 bus from Waterloo StationUpper Taxi Rd to Chelsea, Royal Brompton Hosp Royal Marsden Hosp 211

4 alternative options

Subway  •  19 min

  1. Take the subway from Embankment station to South Kensington station Circle / ...

Line 211 bus via Waterloo, County Hall  •  45 min

  1. Take the line 211 bus from Waterloo, County Hall to Chelsea, Royal Brompton Hosp Royal Marsden Hosp 211

Taxi  •  9 min

  1. Take a taxi from Waterloo Station to South Kensington Underground Station 3.6 miles

Walk  •  1h 3m

  1. Walk from Waterloo Station to South Kensington Underground Station 3.3 miles

Waterloo Station to South Kensington Underground Station by subway

The subway journey time between Waterloo Station and South Kensington Underground Station is around 13 min and covers a distance of around 3 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 4 min. The fastest subway normally takes 12 min. Operated by London Underground (Tube), the Waterloo Station to South Kensington Underground Station subway service departs from Waterloo station and arrives in South Kensington station. Typically 2902 subways run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average subway journey times

Time on subway:
8 min
Layover time:
4 min
Total time:
13 min

Subway route information

Fastest subway time:
12 min
Subway distance:
3 miles
Subways per week:
2902
Cheapest price:
£3
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last subways

First subway departs at:
00:06
Last subway departs at:
23:58

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Waterloo Station to South Kensington Underground Station subway schedules

Subways departing Monday, September 20, 2021

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Waterloo Station to South Kensington Underground Station is to line 211 bus which costs £2 and takes 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Waterloo Station to South Kensington Underground Station is to taxi which costs £19 - £23 and takes 9 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Waterloo StationUpper Taxi Rd station and arriving at Chelsea, Royal Brompton Hosp Royal Marsden Hosp. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 36 min.

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

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The distance between Waterloo Station and South Kensington Underground Station is 3 miles.

The best way to get from Waterloo Station to South Kensington Underground Station without a car is to subway via Green Park station which takes 11 min and costs £3 - £4.

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It takes approximately 11 min to get from Waterloo Station to South Kensington Underground Station, including transfers.

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Waterloo Station to South Kensington Underground Station bus services, operated by London Buses, depart from Waterloo StationUpper Taxi Rd.

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Waterloo Station to South Kensington Underground Station train services, operated by London Underground (Tube), depart from Waterloo station.

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Waterloo Station to South Kensington Underground Station bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Chelsea, Royal Brompton Hosp Royal Marsden Hosp station.

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Map of how to get from Waterloo Station to South Kensington Underground Station.
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  • Distance: 2.7 miles
  • Duration: 11 min

What companies run services between Waterloo Station, Greater London, England and South Kensington Underground Station, England?

You can take a vehicle from Waterloo Station to South Kensington Underground Station via Green Park station in around 11 min. Alternatively, London Buses operates a bus from Waterloo StationUpper Taxi Rd to Chelsea, Royal Brompton Hosp Royal Marsden Hosp every 15 minutes. Tickets cost £2 and the journey takes 36 min.

Train operators
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 Waterloo station to Green Park station
Ave. Duration
4 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Subway from Green Park station to South Kensington station
Ave. Duration
6 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£1
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Subway from Embankment station to South Kensington station
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 5 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 Waterloo StationUpper Taxi Rd to Chelsea, Royal Brompton Hosp Royal Marsden Hosp
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Bus from Waterloo, County Hall to Chelsea, Royal Brompton Hosp Royal Marsden Hosp
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Other operators
Taxi from Waterloo Station to South Kensington Underground Station
Ave. Duration
9 min
Estimated price
£19 - £23
Gipsy Hill Cabs Airport Transfers
Phone
+44 20 8659 9999
Website
gipsyhillminicabs.co.uk

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Waterloo Station to South Kensington Underground Station train services, operated by London Underground (Tube), arrive at South Kensington station.

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