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There are 7 ways to get from Waterloo Station to The Shard by subway, train, bus, ferry, taxi, foot or bike

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Subway  •  13 min

  1. Take the subway from Waterloo station to London Bridge station Jubilee

$2 - $4

6 alternative options

Train  •  12 min

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo East to London Bridge

$4 - $7

Bus  •  17 min

  1. Take the bus from South Bank, Royal Festival Hall to London Bridge Station Rv1

$3

Ferry  •  27 min

  1. Take the ferry from Waterloo, London Eye Waterloo Pier to London Bridge City Pier Rb1

$7 - $9

Taxi  •  7 min

  1. Take a taxi from Waterloo Station to The Shard 1.8 miles

$11 - $14

Walk  •  26 min

  1. Walk from Waterloo Station to The Shard 1.4 miles

Bikeshare  •  17 min

  1. Cycle from Concert Hall Approach 2, South Bank to Duke Street Hill, London Bridge 1.7 miles

$6 - $9

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The cheapest way to get from Waterloo Station to The Shard is to bus which costs £2 and takes 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Waterloo Station to The Shard is to taxi which costs £8 - £11 and takes 7 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from South Bank, Royal Festival Hall and arriving at London Bridge Station station. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. 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 London Bridge City Pier. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Waterloo East and arriving at London Bridge. Services depart every five minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 min.

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The distance between Waterloo Station and The Shard is 1 miles.

The best way to get from Waterloo Station to The Shard without a car is to subway which takes 13 min and costs £1 - £3.

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The subway from Waterloo station to London Bridge station takes 3 min including transfers and departs every five minutes.

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Waterloo Station to The Shard bus services, operated by London Buses, depart from South Bank, Royal Festival Hall station.

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Waterloo Station to The Shard train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from London Waterloo East station.

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Map of how to get from Waterloo Station to The Shard.
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  • Distance: 1.2 miles
  • Duration: 13 min

What companies run services between Waterloo Station, England and The Shard, England?

Southeastern operates a train from Waterloo Station to The Shard every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $4 - $7 and the journey takes 4 min. Alternatively, London Buses operates a bus from Waterloo Station to The Shard every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 14 min.

Train operators
London Underground (Tube)
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from London Waterloo East to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
4 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$4 - $7
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from South Bank, Royal Festival Hall to London Bridge Station
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Ferry operators
London River Services
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Ferry from Waterloo, London Eye Waterloo Pier to London Bridge City Pier
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Other operators
London River Services
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bike from Concert Hall Approach 2, South Bank to Duke Street Hill, London Bridge
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Taxi from Waterloo Station to The Shard
Ave. Duration
7 min
Estimated price
$11 - $14
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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The best way to get from Waterloo Station to The Shard is to train which takes 12 min and costs £3 - £6. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £2 and takes 17 min.

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Waterloo Station to The Shard bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at London Bridge Station.

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Waterloo Station to The Shard train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at London Bridge station.

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