Visitors guide including fares & transport passes

Pages depicting fares, maps, travel passes and how to use London's Public Transport

London public transport

London Underground (Tube) Including Fares

For most visitors to London the de facto method of getting about in London. There will be an Underground Station within easy walking distance of your hotel and also wherever you want to go in Central London.

London Public Buses Including Fares

London's famous red buses are frequent and for those ready to invest in understanding the route map very rewarding and cheap. You'll see a lot more on the top deck of a bus than underground on the Tube.

London's Train Services Including Fares & Maps

London's has a very large commuter rail network separate to the famous London Underground. Although used by locals to get home from work, places like Windsor and Hampton Court are attractive to visitors.

River Services

Comparatively lightly used by locals but a services operates year round along the River Thames passing major sights. In summer more services are introduced including the 3-hour trip to Hampton Court.

Public Transport Maps

A map is a great help when you are travelling a strange new city using public transport. If you take time to research routes prior to travelling you can save yourself a lot of time and stress.

Travelcard Transport Pass

The original travel pass for London providing unlimited travel on bus, underground, DLR and rail network for fixed periods of time. Comes for 1 or 7 days, 1 month or longer.

Oyster Card Transport Pass

The high tech electronic alternative to Travelcard. The card of choice for residents of London providing the lowest cost and convenient basis for using London's public transport on a regular basis.

Travelcard or Oyster Card?

A discussion of the pros and cons of Travelcard and Oyster Card. It's very complicated but this page should allow you to explore which of London's travel passes is correct for your personal needs.

The London Pass

Combined sightseeing passport ticket that comes with an option to bundle a Travelcard public transport within the ticket. The London pass is also flexible in the duration of the pass.

Public transport to/from London from the rest of UK

Rail Services

London has many stations. Commuter lines dominate that can be used for the airports and some sights like Windsor, Hampton Court and Greenwich. Longer services cover major cities and towns in Great Britain.

Coach Services

The main long distance coach station is at Victoria. The largest operator National Express runs at least daily to all major towns and cities in England and Wales. Megabus competes on the busiest routes.

London Oyster Card and Travelcards For Sale On-line
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