Getting to Covent Garden

Covent Garden is one of London’s most-loved neighbourhoods, located in the heart of the West End.

You'll find Covent Garden in the heart of the West End, being easily reached via tube, train, cycle, on foot, boat or taxi.

On Foot

The best way to get to Covent Garden and discover its secret passages and surrounding areas is to walk. To find out the best route for you, visit Google Maps 

Covent Garden is centrally located and is only a 30 minute walk from King's Cross, 20 minute walk from Buckingham Palace and a 10 minute walk from Piccadilly Circus

By Bike

There are bike racks in Southampton Street, Bow Street, and on the corner of Russell Street & Wellington Street.

Did you know that Covent Garden is only a 15 minute bike ride from Hyde Park, 5 minute cycle from Waterloo, 15 minutes from Kings Cross, 20 minutes from Hoxton Square, 30 minutes from Victoria Park, 30 minutes from Clapham Common, 30 minutes from Fulham.

For more information on cycling in central London, visit the Transport for London website

By Underground

Covent Garden is on the Piccadilly Line. Covent Garden's tube station is a very short walk from the Market Building at the end of James Street. Covent Garden underground station only has lifts up from the platforms so it can be slow-going at busy times. During peak times we suggest getting off at Leicester Square (Piccadilly and Northern Line), which is a short walk to Covent Garden.

Holborn (Central Line) is only a ten minute walk from Covent Garden. Here is the best walking route via Google Maps

Embankment (Circle, District, Bakerloo and Northern Line) is a ten minute walk to Covent Garden. Here is the best walking route via Google Maps

Tottenham Court Road station (Elizabeth Line) is only a twelve minute walk to Covent Garden. Here is the best walking route via Google Maps.

Use TFL’s Journey Planner to help find your best journey


  • LEICESTER SQUARE - 5 minute walk
  • CHARING CROSS - 6 minute walk
  • HOLBORN - 10 minute walk
  • EMBANKMENT - 10 minute walk
  • TEMPLE - 11 minute walk
  • TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD - 12 minute walk
By Rail

Covent Garden is conveniently located close to two London stations. The nearest being Charing Cross, which is a couple of minutes’ walk away, here is the best route. The other is Waterloo station, which is a twenty-minute walk across the iconic Waterloo Bridge with great views over London. Here is the walking route to get to Covent Garden.

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By Bus

The 9, 13, 15, 23, 139 and 153 all stop at Trafalgar Square and Aldwych (both a short walk from the Market Building). The No. 24 stops at Leicester Square; Covent Garden is signposted from there. For more information on buses in London, visit the Transport for London website

By Taxi

Hail a London Black Cab and just ask the driver to take you to Covent Garden.

By Boat

The closest jetty to Covent Garden where regular boats dock is at Embankment, which is a 15 minute walk to Covent Garden Piazza. You can find out more information on the Thames Clipper Website

By Car

If possible, it is best to avoid driving to Covent Garden as parking is very restricted. There is limited on-street parking with meters on some surrounding roads.

If driving, it is essential to remember to pay the Congestion Charge. The charge can be paid online, in selected shops and petrol stations, by post, by SMS from your mobile phone or by phone on +44 (0)20 7649 9122. Two of the largest car park providers in central London are Masterpark and NCP.

By Plane

Covent Garden is just 40 minutes from Heathrow on the Piccadilly Line.