Transport in England

Transport in England

By Plane

Most flights into England that originate outside Europe land at London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports. Some fly directly to regional airports such as Manchester of Edinburgh.

By Train

England's train network is extensive. The quickest way to get around England is by Underground. Tickets must be bought in advance from the machines or booths in station entrance halls and need to be kept until the end of your journey so that you can leave the station, if you can not produce a valid ticket on demand, you'll be charged an on-the-spot Penalty Fare of about 10 pounds.

By Bus

The British distinguish between buses, which cover short local routes, and coaches, which cover long distances. Buses are a good way to see the city especially from the top of London's famous double-deckers. The majority of bus stops are request stops so if you don't hold your arm out the bus will drive past. In most of central London, and anywhere indicated with a yellow panel on the bus stop, you need to pay before you board.

By Ferry

Ferry trips on the Thames are a great way to see the city although services are keenly affected by demand and tend to be drastically scaled down in winter.

By Car

To drive in England, you must be 17 and have a valid driving license from your home country. England is covered by a high-speed system of motorways that connect all major cities with each other. Visitors may not be accustomed to driving on the left, and automatic transmission is rare and more expensive in rental cars. Roads are well-maintained, but parking in England is impossible and traffic is very slow.

By Taxi

If you are in a group of three or more people, the metered black cabs can be a viable way of getting around. However the black taxis fares go sky high after 8pm and you would be better off taking the tube then.


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