If you’re heading in to Hull by car from the north, though it may look the quickest route don’t head straight down the A1079. When the road hits the outskirts of Hull you’ll be hit by Traffic Light after Pedestrian Crossing for the next three to four miles; its painfully slow going especially anywhere near rush hour. Though it does look the longer way round on the map, come off the A1079 southwest of Beverley onto the A164 and follow the loop round to where it meets the A63 (aka the 'Clive Sullivan Way') and then head in from the west. The roundabouts make it a smoother, often quicker run and a far less stressful drive, especially during rush hour!
Avoid Ferensway in the city during working hours if you possibly can. Use the Park & Ride system, or park at Princes Quay. It’s a rush-hour nightmare to navigate Ferensway up to Beverley Road at the moment. A lot of structural improvement work going on in the area, it’s a bottleneck for bus routes; all this linked to the construction of the new St Stephen’s transport interchange in around the current train station, and former bus station area. This pain, with eventual gain, may well continue until 2007 when the project is due for completion!
Commencing today public transport in the city faces major upheaval. With the multi-million pound St Stephen’s development now gaining real momentum. Bus services in and out of the city will be routed to different parts of the city centre as the main city-centre bus station will be slowly wound down and then demolished to make way for brand new integrated transport exchange along with the refurbishment of the adjoining railway station. Great news, but the projected opening date unfortunately isn’t until 2007! This really is a pain with gain though as the state of the city’s two main transport nodes has been an embarrassment for too long.
You’re best checking the website links below to see how this will affect your journey in/out or around the city. But to quote directly from a recent article in the Hull Daily Mail:
“While bus terminals will move from the Ferensway station to Bond Street, Albion Street, Story Street, Prospect Street, King Edward Street and Jameson Street, passengers will still be able to board buses at their normal stopping points, as not everyone boards at the station.”
Check the following bus company websites:
If you go clubbing, you'll have to use these cabs. They are not too expensive and they are even less expensive once you have shared their price between the 3-4 persons who can use it at the same time...
You'll come into Hull in a number of ways, either through the port which has sailings from Rotterdam and Zeebrugger, from Humberside airport & have the great view of crossing the Humber Bridge, from road or rail. Try to avoid using the trains as they have been very unreliable recently.
For further information on P&O North Sea Ferries contact 08701 296002.
For details of flights from Humberside Airport contact 01652 688456.
For bus details contact 01482 222222.
For train enquires contact 0345 484950.
Alternativly look at www.hullcc.gov.uk/traveltimes for all your public transport requirements.
Hull is very, very flat, the best way of getting around is on bike. There are cycle lanes across the city and designated cycle routes. There is also bus routes throughout the city. There is also a large number of Taxis avaliable.
Kingston upon Hull can be recahed by train of car, but what more traditional way is there to reach a harbour by boat. From Rotterdam North Sea Ferries brings you there in a comfortable journey.
All places in centre are well to be done on foot (there is a Hull-city-walk description at the Touristoffice). By car of buss the attractions around the town can be reached.
I would recommend the national express coach - it costs about 20 pounds from London and takes about 4 hours i think . The train is really speedy if you get a direct train - it is at leas twice the price of the coach though
buses are good and pretty cheap