King's Cross St Pancras to London Aquarium

London AquariumLondon Aquarium London boasts one of Europe’s largest aquariums, filled with 3,000 different kinds of marine life. 

London Aquarium’s nearest station is Waterloo

1) At King’s Cross St. Pancras take the Piccadilly Line
2) Change at Leicester Square to the Northern Line
3) Leave the train at Waterloo
4) Walk 6 mins to London Aquarium

How many stops? 7   Is it a direct train? No

Stations on the route: King’s Cross St. Pancras → Russell Square → Holborn → Covent Garden → Leicester Square change train Leicester Square → Charing Cross → Embankment → Waterloo

Journey time? Approx 24 mins + 6 mins walk to London Aquarium   Fare zones? 1

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Adult fare for zone 1

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Adult train fare from King’s Cross St. Pancras to Waterloo
Cash Oyster and Contactless Travelcards
Single Single Daily cap Weekly cap 1-Day Weekly Monthly Annual
Peak Off-peak Peak Off-peak (contactless) Anytime Off-peak
£4.90 £2.40 £2.40 £7 £7 £35.10 £13.10 (z1-4) n/a £35.10 (z1-2) £134.80 (z1-2) £1404 (z1-2)

Child fare for zone 1

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Child train fare from King’s Cross St. Pancras to Waterloo
Cash Oyster Travelcards
Single Single Daily cap 1-Day Weekly Monthly Annual
Peak Off-peak Peak Off-peak Anytime Off-peak
Aged under-11 and accompanied by an adult, or with a 5-10 Zip Oyster photocard
free
Aged 11-15 with a Young Visitor Discount applied to their Oyster card
Half the adult fare
Aged 11-15 with an 11-15 Zip Oyster photocard
£2.40 £0.85 £0.75 £3.50 £1.50 £6.50 (z1-4) n/a £17.60 (z1-2) £67.60 (z1-2) £704 (z1-2)
Aged 16-17 with a 16+ Zip Oyster photocard
£2.40 Half the adult fare £13.10 (z1-4) n/a Same as the 11-15 fare

Note: For Oyster and contactless ‘off peak’ is outside the hours of 6.30-9.30 AM and 4-7 PM (Mon-Fri). For travelcards it’s after 9.30 AM (Mon-Fri) and all day Sat-Sun. Prices are based on what time your journey begins – not when it ends. Look up the London underground prices and child underground prices. Learn how to use Oyster tickets, Visitor Oyster tickets, travelcard tickets and contactless cards.

Waterloo tube station

London Underground map from Transport for London
Waterloo station
 (zone 1)

Car parks close to Waterloo station

Pubs, restaurants and hotels by Waterloo station

Alternative journeys from King’s Cross St. Pancras:
Euston to London Aquarium, Russell Square to London Aquarium or Euston Square to London Aquarium

 

Lifts, stairs and escalators

King’s Cross St. Pancras station – from the street to the Piccadilly westbound platform you’ll have two lifts, or two escalators, or one lift and one escalator, or one escalator

Leicester Square station – from the Piccadilly westbound platform to the Northern southbound platform you’ll have two flights of stairs (14 and 20 steps up, or 18 and 20 steps up)

Travel by bus, taxi or minicab

Aquarium by foot – The distance is about 2¼ miles, which would take around 42-46 minutes

Aquarium by bus – Single fare: £1.50 (you may have to take more than one bus); Daily cap: £4.50; Weekly cap: £21.20; 1-day travelcard: £5; Weekly travelcard: £21.20; Monthly travelcard: £81.50; Annual travelcard: £848. See our adult bus tickets and child bus tickets pages for more details

Aquarium by taxi – A taxi will take 11-22 mins to cover 2¼ miles, and will cost approx £9.20 to £15

Minicab to Aquarium – Here’s a list of minicab companies near King’s Cross St. Pancras station

Ask a question

  •  Guest – “I need to get from stockton-on-tees to brookwood. One of my little journeys is kings cross to waterloo and that’s the only journey that doesn’t tell me the platforms I should get onto , it gives me the time , times and platforms of all the other places so any ideas of what platform I need to be on at kings cross? I know I need to get to platform 7 at waterloo where my next train will collect me? Thankyou”
  • Admin – “People tend to use platform directions rather than numbers on the underground, so once you’ve gone downstairs to the underground bit you’d look for a sign saying “Piccadilly westbound”. At leicester square you’d look for one saying “Northern southbound”. Then when you get to waterloo and have gone upstairs to the National Rail bit you’d go back to looking for platform numbers again”

> Talk about this journey

> Craig’s review of London Aquarium – “I had a fish tank once, a tropical fish tank filled with electric-looking stripes of light and a Siamese Fighting Fish, but they only lasted for a few years and then it all ended in tears (terrible sobbing scenes). It was all red eyes and goodbyes as I buried them in the dustbin (actually, I think I might have flushed them down the toilet). I'm still emotionally raw a… continued”

Note: This journey is computer created and may not be the fastest route. Allow extra time for cancellations/delays. Disabled access information about lifts, escalators and stairs should be double-checked before travel

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