There are 6 ways to get from Waterloo Station to The Shard by 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

Train  •  12 min

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

$4 - $7

Cheapest option

Bus  •  16 min

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

$3

4 alternative options

Ferry  •  23 min

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

$6 - $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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Waterloo Station to The Shard is to bus which costs £2 and takes 16 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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The distance between Waterloo Station and The Shard is 1 miles.

The train from London Waterloo East to London Bridge takes 4 min including transfers and departs every five minutes.

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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 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13 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. The journey takes approximately 4 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 every 20 minutes, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 11 min.

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Map of how to get from Waterloo Station to The Shard.
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  • Distance: 1.2 miles
  • Duration: 12 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 15 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 13 min.

Train operators
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
13 min
Frequency
Every 15 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 London Bridge City Pier
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $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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