There are 8 ways to get from Waterloo Station to The Shard by subway, train, bus, ferry, taxi, foot or bike

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

Recommended option

Tube  •  13 min

  1. Take the Tube from Waterloo Underground Station to London Bridge Underground Station Jubilee

$2 - $4

7 alternative options

Train  •  12 min

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

$5 - $7

Bus  •  12 min

  1. Take the bus from South Bank, Royal Festival Hall to Southwark, The Hop Exchange Rv1

$3

Ferry  •  23 min

  1. Take the ferry from Waterloo, London Eye Pier to London Bridge City Pier Rb1x / ...

$7 - $9

Line 521 bus  •  32 min

  1. Take the line 521 bus from South Bank, Waterloo Bridge South Bank to London Bridge Bus Station 521

$3

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

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 $5 - $7 and the journey takes 4 min. Alternatively, London Buses operates a bus from Waterloo Station to The Shard every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 8 min.

Train operators
London Underground (Tube)
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Waterloo Underground Station to London Bridge Underground Station
Ave. Duration
3 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
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
$5 - $7
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$5 - $7
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from South Bank, Royal Festival Hall to Southwark, The Hop Exchange
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from South Bank, Waterloo Bridge South Bank to London Bridge Bus Station
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Ferry operators
London River Services
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Ferry from Waterloo, London Eye Pier to London Bridge City Pier
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Other operators
Santander Cycles
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
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Waterloo Station and The Shard is 2 km.

The cheapest way to get from Waterloo Station to The Shard is to bus which costs £2 and takes 12 min.

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

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

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from South Bank, Royal Festival Hall and arriving at Southwark, The Hop Exchange. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 min.

Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Waterloo, London Eye Pier and arriving at London Bridge City Pier. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 11 min.

The Tube from Waterloo Underground Station to London Bridge Underground Station takes 3 min including transfers and departs every five minutes.