The closest station to Buckingham Palace is London Victoria, the terminus for regular services to and from south London, Surrey, Sussex and Kent, as well as for trains to Gatwick Airport. From Victoria you can walk to Buckingham Palace in just 10 minutes – turn left as you leave the station, then turn right and continue down Buckingham Palace Road. Alternatively, take buses 11, 211, C1 or C10 from outside the station, alighting on Buckingham Palace Road.

Surrounded by gardens and parks and facing a long, wide drive, Buckingham Palace feels like a vast country estate transplanted to the heart of London. For more information, visit Buckingham Palace's website.

In June 2022, Her Majesty the Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate 70 years on the throne. From Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June 2022, people across the country will celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. To see if your train is running, as well as the best events to attend, check out our travel guide for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: There is no ticket office at London Victoria station, ticket machines are available to purchase or collect tickets from. You can also buy tickets in advance online here.
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at all times.
Oyster PrepayAvailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorAvailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Travel card zoneLondon Victoria is in Zone 1
Left LuggageAvailable
Left Luggage phone number020 3468 4551
Left Luggage Website
Shops noteNews agent Flower stall Hairdresser Shoe repairer Wide range of shops Pharmacy Convenience store High street shops Off Licence Passport Photo Booth
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee shop Coffee kiosk Public House/Bar Food outlet (Seating available)
ATM notes
The ATM machines are located on the Eastern and Central Concourse (Platforms 1 and 7) and also within a retail outlet on the station (Grosvenor Hotel).
Bureau de ChangeAvailable
Tourist Information OfficeAvailable
Nearest station with more facilities
There is step free access at London Victoria Rail Station to the Victoria Line on the Underground. This can be accessed via the Cardinal Place entrance to the underground.
Toilets notesSituated on central concourse and platform 2.
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
Monday-Sunday 07:00-21:50. Via Network Rail Reception.
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorAPCOA UK Ltd
Car parking spaces107
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces24
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Alongside station entrance, on exit to Wilton Road, On platform 7/8 behind gates
Cycle storage notesThere are stands available.
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

London Victoria station is a major station with taxis usually available on a rank. Advance booking is not normally necessary or even possible, unless arriving early in the morning or late at night. Operators who may accept bookings include:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.

About Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace has been the official residence of the British royal family since 1837, and offers three experiences for visitors: the Queen’s Gallery, which houses the royal art collection; the Royal Mews, which houses opulent state coaches; and the State Rooms inside the palace itself, which are open for a limited period every summer.

In the Queen’s Gallery, visitors can explore a rotating selection of one of the world’s most important collections of Western fine art, dating back to the Tudors and including many works by Old Masters.

The Royal Mews displays a range of spectacular coaches, including the 18th century Gold State Coach used for coronations. You’ll also see the livery worn by coachmen, and some of the horses used to pull the carriages.

Perhaps best of all – though sadly only open in summer – are the State Rooms, a series of ornate reception rooms that includes the Throne Room. The guided tour is a rare chance to see inside one of London’s most famous and important buildings.

Departures and arrivals from London Victoria

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into London Victoria station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Gillingham (Kent)Southeastern22:583On time
to Gillingham (Kent)Southern23:029On time
to Gillingham (Kent)Southeastern23:047On time
to Gillingham (Kent)Southern23:0517On time
to Gillingham (Kent)Southeastern23:106On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from SevenoaksSoutheastern22:567Late
from SevenoaksSoutheastern22:582Late
from SevenoaksSouthern23:0110Late
from SevenoaksSouthern23:0512On time
from SevenoaksSoutheastern23:103Late

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