Waterloo to Charing Cross by train

Train route from Waterloo to Charing Cross station

How to get from Waterloo to Charing Cross station by tube, with a time estimate of how long it takes on the London Underground

Do you have to change trains? No
How many stops are there? 2

1)  From Waterloo take the Bakerloo
2)  Leave the train at Charing Cross

Tube route: Waterloo → Embankment → Charing Cross

How long does it take? The journey time between these two London underground stations is approximately 4 minutes

Which fare zones? This tube journey is zone 1. You can pay for a ticket with an oyster card, visitor oyster card, zone 1 travelcard or contactless payment card. Look up the zone 1 fare for adults and zone 1 price for children

How far is it?  The distance from Waterloo station to Charing Cross station is roughly ¾ of a mile. You may prefer to pay a taxi fare instead. The walking distance between the underground stations is about 14-15 minutes

Are the trains running?  Your tube line may be affected by delays on the London Underground. You should also check whether the tube train between Waterloo and Charing Cross is affected by a London tube strike

Return journey:  Charing Cross to Waterloo station

Note: Closures, cancellations and delays on the Waterloo to Charing Cross tube route may affect your journey, and you should allow for some extra travel time on top

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Train fare from Waterloo station to Charing Cross

How much is the tube fare? The ticket price for Waterloo to Charing Cross can be found under zone 1 (adult) and zone 1 (child)

Buy an Underground ticketHow to buy a tube ticket from Waterloo to Charing Cross stationBuy an Oyster Card   (learn more)
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Travelcard + London Pass   (learn more)
Pay by contactless
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Waterloo tube station

London Underground tube map courtesy of Transport for London
Waterloo station
 (zone 1)

Alternative train journey to Charing Cross:
Southwark to Charing Cross, Embankment to Charing Cross or Lambeth North to Charing Cross


Charing Cross tube station

London Underground tube map courtesy of Transport for London
Charing Cross station
 (zone 1)

Alternative train route from Waterloo:
Waterloo to Embankment, Waterloo to Leicester Square or Waterloo to Westminster

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