Travel to London

 

 

Discount rail fares and discount coach fares are offered when you book your travel tickets in advance. Book  your tickets online, take advantage of those early booking discounts. To find out more about scheduled  travel times, availability and buy tickets online use the table below.

If you are traveling to London from continental Europe then why not book train tickets and hotels all through Eurostar as a package?  No need to go through the hassle of airports, parking and queuing and hanging around, then dealing with transfers when you land.  The Eurostar gets you straight to the middle of London, or stops at Stratford.

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 CLICK for Transport to London website

TRANSPORT FOR LONDON
Transport for London, or TfL is the local government body responsible for
most of the public transport systems across Greater London, in partiuclar:
- London Underground, aka the Tube
- London Buses
- Dockland Light Railway aka the DLR
- London Overground
- London River Services.

Click to National Rail timetables website

NATIONAL RAIL
The UKs’ National Rail is an association of train operating companies that
formerly comprised British Rail (used to be the UKs’ nationalised rail service).
Click through to their excellent website provides train time and allows you
to purchase tickets on line, for passenger train services, from any station,
to any destination, from all train operating companies comprising the UKs
National Rail.

Click to National Express website

NATIONAL EXPRESS
National Express Group is one of the UKs leading transport providers,
delivering a combination of express coach services, local buses and
passenger train servces. National Express is the largest operator of
scheduled coach services in the UK and offer a reliable and extremely
price-competitive service.

 CLICK for Eurostar website

EUROSTAR
Paris to London in 2hrs 15 mins, Brussels – London in 1 hr 51 mins, Lille
to London in 1 hr 20 mins. The Eurostar brings you into the beautiful
St Pancras Station , adjoining Kings Cross, the epicentre of London’s
Transport system. With ‘The City’ (financial district) one side and London’s
West End the other, hotels, clubs, shops, everything on your doorstep,
London is your Oyster!

 CLICK for Eurostar website
CLICK for London Heathrow website

HEATHROW AIRPORT
One of the busiest airports in the world. Of the UK’s 6 major airports, this
is the closest, located 12 miles west of Central London. Well connected
with a high speed non-stop Heathrow Express underground service that
takes passengers into Paddington station ,on the Western side of the
capital, connected to the main tube network. The new Terminal 5 is fab.

 CLICK for London Heathrow website
CLICK for London City Airport website

LONDON CITY AIRPORT
Located in London’s Docklands which is both a desirable place to live and
has become a major business centre, rivaling any in Europe. Many hotels
we recommend are located in this area. The small, efficient, with fast easy
check-in, ideal for those who want to get in and out of London with the
minimum fuss. 20min journey to Bank Tube station which is at the centre of
the original financial district, just 6 is miles away.

 CLICK for London City Airport website

For longer distance domestic  journeys to London’s attractions.
National Express is one of the UKs leading transport and  travel operators, delivering a combination of express coach service, local buses and passenger train services. National Express is the largest operator of scheduled coach services in the UK and offer a reliable and extremely price competitive service. National Express have good website, so it’s easy to check ticket availability and book online,  click here to long through to their website or click through from the table listing above.

thetrainline.com is a great way to purchase travel tickets online, for Eurostar / International and domestic UK, they offer decent discounts for advanced bookings:

Getting about in London:
If you are in London and you want to get (a few kilometres) across London fast, then the London Underground (aka The Tube) is a usually good option. Though, for short journeys, London buses may be quicker and more convenient. Look out for the new Route-Masters!

Tube vis-a-vis bus: Hopping on a bus, means you don’t waste time traversing escalators and long underground walk ways to get to the station platforms. On the bus, you have the opportunity to enjoy the many wonderful sights of London out of the window as the bus wends it’s way to your destination. London Buses offer a great alternative to The Tube of you haven’t got to travel so far.

If you think the journey is walkable, then why not check out the route, distance and time using our route finder. To see what the journey is like from any preferred location to any of the listed London attractions, click here for the Route Planner on this website. You’ll just need to enter your postcode, town or city and choose the venue from our drop down menu.

If you leave enough time for your journey, then traveling to your destination across this wonderful capital city can be a pleasurable part of the whole London experience.