Travel to and around England
London Heathrow is one of the busiest airports in the world with a ton of flights arriving daily from all corners of the globe. Travel to England is easy! And once you're here there are plenty of transport options to get you around. Check 'em out below:
Heathrow is located 24 km west of London. The Underground (also known as the tube) services much of London and takes around 45 minutes to an hour to the central areas. The approximate fare is £4. A faster but more expensive train option is the Heathrow express, which takes only 15 minutes but costs £15. To take a cab you’re looking at a cost of around £50.
Other London airports:
Gatwick airport – take the Gatwick Express train to Victoria station. The journey takes around 30 minutes and costs approximately £11.
City airport – grab a shuttle bus to Canning Town at a cost of around £2.50 and then jump on the Jubilee tube line to take you to central London, costing about £2. Expect the journey to take 30 minutes.
Stansted airport – take the Stansted Express train to Liverpool St. station. The cost is approximately £13 pounds and the journey takes around 45 minutes.
Luton airport – The Thameslink Trains run to central London regularly and cost about £10.
Manchester airport is located 17 km southwest of the city center. You can take the train from Manchester airport to the city center at a cost of £2.80; the journey takes around 20 minutes. Jump in a cab for around £16, you will arrive at the city center in around 30 minutes.
Newcastle airport is located 10 km northwest of the city center. The metro is the easiest way of traveling to and from the airport, and there is a station right next to the passenger terminal. The journey takes about 25 minutes to the central city and trains run regularly. A cab will cost about £15 pounds and takes about half an hour.
How to get around
If you want to get around England fast then you’ll find all the main cities are covered by a range of airlines. However, because England is a reasonably small country many people rent a car or take a train or bus to different regions. There are plenty of discount rail passes (division to link to rail page) available to overseas travelers offering unlimited travel on the network.
Getting around towns and cities
All towns and cities have bus services, and many cities have rail as well as taxi services. London transport options are excellent and you can choose from the underground (tube), overground trains, buses, taxis, even boats and trams.
If you’re traveling alone, for the first time, or just fancy meeting some new and exciting people, then why not try an organized tour? Check out some of our options for tours in England.
*The Small Print
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