There are 7 ways to get from Waterloo Station to Whitechapel by subway, train, bus, taxi, towncar, 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, train  •  23 min

  1. Take the Tube from Waterloo Underground Station to Canada Water Underground Station Jubilee
  2. Take the train from Canada Water to Whitechapel

$4 - $7

Cheapest option

Line 26 bus  •  26 min

  1. Take the line 26 bus from South Bank, Waterloo Bridge South Bank to Shoreditch High Street Station 26

$3

5 alternative options

Tube  •  20 min

  1. Take the Tube from Embankment Underground Station to Whitechapel Underground Station District

$2 - $4

Taxi  •  8 min

  1. Take a taxi from Waterloo Station to Whitechapel 3.3 miles

$19 - $23

Uber  •  8 min

  1. Take an Uber from Waterloo Station to Whitechapel 3.3 miles

$11 - $17

Walk  •  54 min

  1. Walk from Waterloo Station to Whitechapel 2.9 miles

Bikeshare  •  24 min

  1. Cycle from Concert Hall Approach 2, South Bank to New Road 1 , Whitechapel 3.3 miles

What companies run services between Waterloo Station, England and Whitechapel, Greater London, England?

London Buses operates a bus from Waterloo Station to Whitechapel every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 26 min.

Train operators
London Underground (Tube)
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Waterloo Underground Station to Canada Water Underground Station
Ave. Duration
6 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Embankment Underground Station to Whitechapel Underground Station
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
London Overground
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Canada Water to Whitechapel
Ave. Duration
6 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Oyster Card Off-Peak
$1 - $3
Cash
$4 - $6
Oyster Card
$1 - $3
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from South Bank, Waterloo Bridge South Bank to Shoreditch High Street Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Other operators
Uber London
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Waterloo Station to Whitechapel
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Signup at
uber.com
uberPOOL
$11 - $17
uberACCESS
$11 - $16
uberASSIST
$11 - $16
uberX
$11 - $16
uberXL
$16 - $22
UberEXEC
$21 - $28
UberLUX
$30 - $45
Santander Cycles
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bike from Concert Hall Approach 2, South Bank to New Road 1 , Whitechapel
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
On demand
Taxi from Waterloo Station to Whitechapel
Ave. Duration
8 min
Estimated price
$19 - $23
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 Whitechapel is 4 km.

The cheapest way to get from Waterloo Station to Whitechapel is to line 26 bus which costs £2 and takes 26 min.

The quickest way to get from Waterloo Station to Whitechapel is to taxi which takes 8 min and costs £14 - £17.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from South Bank, Waterloo Bridge South Bank and arriving at Shoreditch High Street Station. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 26 min.

It takes approximately 23 min to get from Waterloo Station to Whitechapel, including transfers.