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There are 5 ways to get from Woolwich to Westminster by train, bus, ferry, taxi or car

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Train  •  29 min

  1. Take the train from Woolwich Arsenal to London Blackfriars

£4 - £15

Cheapest option

Line 53 bus  •  51 min

  1. Take the line 53 bus from Woolwich, Artillery Place Frances Street to Lambeth North, Lower Marsh 53 / ...

£2

3 alternative options

Ferry  •  1h 2m

  1. Take the ferry from Woolwich Arsenal Pier to Westminster Pier Rb1

Taxi  •  23 min

  1. Take a taxi from Woolwich to Westminster 10.1 miles

£27 - £32

Drive  •  23 min

  1. Drive from Woolwich to Westminster 10.1 miles

£1 - £3

Woolwich to Westminster by train

The train journey time between Woolwich and Westminster is around 29 min and covers a distance of around 9 miles. The fastest train normally takes 28 min. Operated by Thameslink and South Eastern Trains Service, the Woolwich to Westminster train service departs from Woolwich Arsenal and arrives in London Blackfriars. Typically 519 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
29 min
Fastest train time:
28 min
Trains per week:
519
Cheapest price:
£4
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:34
Last train departs at:
23:59

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Woolwich to Westminster train schedules

Woolwich → Westminster
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The most affordable way to get from Woolwich to Westminster is to line 53 bus, which costs £2 and takes 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Woolwich to Westminster is to taxi which costs £27 - £32 and takes 23 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Woolwich, Artillery Place Frances Street and arriving at Lambeth North, Lower Marsh. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 51 min.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Woolwich Arsenal Pier and arriving at Westminster Pier. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 2m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Woolwich Arsenal and arriving at London Blackfriars. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 29 min.

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The distance between Woolwich and Westminster is 9 miles. The road distance is 10.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Woolwich to Westminster without a car is to train which takes 29 min and costs £4 - £15.

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The train from Woolwich Arsenal to London Blackfriars takes 29 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Woolwich to Westminster bus services, operated by London Buses, depart from Woolwich, Artillery Place Frances Street station.

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Woolwich to Westminster train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Woolwich Arsenal station.

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Map of how to get from Woolwich to Westminster.
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  • Distance: 8.6 miles
  • Duration: 29 min

What companies run services between Woolwich, England and Westminster, England?

Thameslink operates a train from Woolwich Arsenal to London Blackfriars hourly. Tickets cost £5 - £7 and the journey takes 29 min. South Eastern Trains Service also services this route hourly. Alternatively, London Buses operates a bus from Woolwich, Artillery Place Frances Street to Lambeth North, Lower Marsh every 10 minutes. Tickets cost £2 and the journey takes 51 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Woolwich Arsenal to London Blackfriars
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£5 - £7
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 Woolwich, Artillery Place Frances Street to Lambeth North, Lower Marsh
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Ferry operators
Thames Clippers
Phone
+44 20 7674 2251
Website
thamesclippers.com
Ferry from Woolwich Arsenal Pier to Westminster Pier
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Thames Clippers
Other operators
Taxi from Woolwich to Westminster
Ave. Duration
23 min
Estimated price
£27 - £32
Weso Local
Phone
+44 208 8855 555
Website
cheaptaxifare.com
Greenwich Mini Cabs
Phone
+44 20 3137 7661
Website
greenwichminicabs.com
Greenwich Black Cabs
Phone
+44 7464 949 740
Twelve Transfers
Phone
+44 20 3479 5700
Website
twelvetransfers.co.uk
Longbridge Cars
Phone
+44 20 8507 7724
A to B Minicabs
Phone
+44 20 8594 9290
Stratford City Cars
Phone
+44 20 8555 5454
Website
stratfordcitycars.co.uk
Seven Fives
Phone
+44 20 8555 5555
Eurolink Cars
Phone
+44 20 8555 8888
Website
eurolinkcars.co.uk

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The best way to get from Woolwich to Westminster is to train which takes 29 min and costs £4 - £15. Alternatively, you can line 53 bus, which costs £2 and takes 51 min.

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Woolwich to Westminster bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Lambeth North, Lower Marsh station.

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Woolwich to Westminster train services, operated by Thameslink, arrive at London Blackfriars station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Woolwich to Westminster is 10 miles. It takes approximately 23 min to drive from Woolwich to Westminster.

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