King's Cross
An extraordinary piece of London

 
 

Getting To & Around

Getting to King's Cross couldn't be easier! King's Cross St Pancras links six London Underground lines with two national mainline train stations and international high speed rail. It's the best connected transport hub in London and the UK.

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Getting to
The King’s Cross St Pancras transport hub links six London Underground lines with two national mainline rail stations and international high speed rail. And with Euston Station just a five minute walk away, the UK’s major cities are within easy reach.

London’s five international airports are within an hour – with direct services to Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton. Add 14 bus lines and a planned 800 space bike interchange, and you have a location that’s unrivalled for connections – locally, nationally and internationally.

A German ICE high-speed train arrives at St Pancras London. The ICE3 train, [Inter City Express] made by Siemens of Germany and operated by Deutsche Bahn, has come to St Pancras to demonstrate DBs capability to run services on the High Speed 1 railway line, which is being opened up to competition under EU rules. Deutsche Bahn are confident they will be offering services out of St Pancras to Frankfurt and Amsterdam by 2013. Photo by Michael Walter/Troika

Getting around
One of the aims of the plan for King’s Cross was to open up the area to the public after a long history of enclosure as Railway Lands. Large parts of the site are still under construction and access is restricted for safety reasons. But as areas of the development are completed, new routes open.

This started with the opening of King’s Boulevard in 2011 and a new pedestrian bridge over the canal – the first of three new bridges. This route links Granary Square and York Way with the stations. Also at Granary Square, the canal-side steps are a new way to reach the Regent’s Canal towpath.

As new parts of the development open to the public, they are publicised on-line, on maps and on other forms of way-finding around the site.

You can take a walking tour of the site with this guide. And a plan of the public access routes can be downloaded here.

£2.5 billion invested

£2.5 billion has been spent on transport infrastructure at King’s Cross in the last ten years, and it shows. St Pancras International is the magnificent new home of Eurostar. King’s Cross Station is almost unrecognisable with the beautiful new Western Concourse and the grand new station entrance at King’s Cross Square. There is a new Underground entrance on King’s Boulevard and more improvements are on the way.

Location

The Connections

  • International rail – Eurostar direct to Paris, Brussels and Lille
  • National rail – two major rail termini (King’s Cross and St Pancras), and only 500 metres to a third (Euston)
  • Underground – six tube lines – the biggest interchange on London Underground
  • Air – London’s five international airports within the hour
  • Bus – 14 bus routes
  • Bike – over 400 public bike spaces are available on site