England Transportation

  • London Underground
    London Underground
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    Sheffield Railway Station
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England Transportation

  • Oyster Cards / Travelcards

    London Transportation

    London's underground is the most expensive in the world but you'll use it anyway because it can get you almost everywhere. If you make more than 3 tube trips or 4 bus trips a day then you'd better buy a travelcard – daily(cannot ride the tubes before 9 a.m or use the night buses) or weekly. There are six zones in the metro so you need a different...

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  • Metro/Buses

    Manchester Transportation

    Manchester's Metrolink is probably the easiest way to get around the various locations in Manchester although it is not always that reliable and is quite expensive. In the Winter the tram service can be a little scetchy especially if there has been a lot of snow and ice. When it was first opened the Metrolink didn't cover very much area but it has...

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  • Train

    Birmingham Transportation

    Getting around/to/from the city/airport by train was easy. Trains to/from the airport take between 9 minutes and 15. Even on a Sunday they are frequent - maybe 10-15 minutes apart. I also travelled to/from Sheffield on Cross Country Trains. The one to Sheffield on a Sunday morning was slow, but on time and comfortable. The train back the next day...

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  • Buses

    Oxford Transportation

    Oxford Tube and Oxford Espress are two bus companies that offer frequent connections between Oxford and London-Victoria. It is a very convenient way to travel between the two cities. Oxford Tube runs a little more often (up to every 10 minutes!), but both will make the trip in 90 minutes provided that traffic is running smoothly. Even better: They...

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  • Driving and Car Parking

    Cambridge Transportation

    Madingley Road Parking in Cambridge is very expensive with the cheapest about £23 for 5 hours. Park and Ride buses run on a continuous loop between Madingley Road and Newmarket Road, average wait between buses is approximately 10 minutes with the City Centre approximately 12 minutes away. Capacity: 930 cars Monday to Friday: 7:00 am to 8:00...

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  • Metro

    Newcastle upon Tyne Transportation

    A good way to travel in the Newcastle area - the limits of the system are the Airport, Sunderland and the coast. Trains run on most lines about every 12 minutes but are more frequent in the city centre where trains run undergound. The trains are disbaled friendly and fares reasonable.

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  • Trains

    Bath Transportation

    I travelled to Bath by train, taking less than 1.5 hours from London’s Paddington Station to Bath Spa. The scenery along the way is very pretty in places, notably the last stretch of the journey through Wiltshire, and the trains comfortable. Fares vary a lot but bargains can be had if you’re flexible about when to travel – check out The Trainline...

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  • Tube (Underground, Subway, Metro).

    London Transportation

    Update April 2014: links to separate tip about Oyster and local customs added, extra photos, small changes to text Elsewhere, under Local Customs, I’ve provided a tongue-in-cheek guide to using the London Underground, or “tube” as it’s more usually called. Here though is some practical information you may find helpful. Firstly, and I can’t...

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  • Trains

    Manchester Transportation

    In Manchester, there are twio main train stations. These are Manchester Piccadilly and Victoria Station, with Manchester Picadilly being the main hub. There are many buses that stop near or at Piccadilly train station. The metro goes there and any taxi will know where it is (taxi rank on Fairfield Street). If you're walking in the city, there are...

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  • Plane

    Birmingham Transportation

    Birmingham is a hub airport for flybe - the airline I used. They are in the low cost & no frills category, but perfectly good most of the time (I seem to use them about once a year - Belfast & Southampton recently). My fare was about £70 return (no luggage to check in) booked many weeks in advance. The outbound flight was about an hour late....

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  • Trains

    Oxford Transportation

    There is no direct trian from Heathrow to Oxford, so rather than take a coach to Reading then change onto a train, why not just take the "airline" coach all the way to Oxford - it runs every 30 mins and the journey only takes 90 mins - see www.oxfordbus.co.uk/main.php?page_id=24 .

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  • Buses

    Cambridge Transportation

    The 'busway' connects Cambridge to St Ives near Cambridge. Built mainly on the bed of an old railway it by-passes the ridiculously over-trafficked A14 dual carriageway. The concrete base has been built at massive expense to allow what are normal buses to be 'guided' in the busway section - allowing for fast travel times on dedicated routes. The...

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  • Train travel

    Newcastle upon Tyne Transportation

    This rail ticket covers the area from Sunderland to Whitehaven and this of course includes Newcastle., From 08.45 and prices for 2014 are 1 days unlimited travel £20, with a railcard £13.20 and children £10.00. 20% reduction on the 2013 price!

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  • Buses

    Bath Transportation

    I caught the 339 Bus from Bristol's Victoria Street to Bath's Bus Station. The journey took approximately 45 minutes and traveled via Brislington, Keynsham, Saltford and Newton St Loe. One way cost me 5.30 gbp (June 2012). The bus runs every half an hour on a Sunday and from 1800 every hour till midnight and early morning and late evenings Mondays...

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  • Airports (travel to and from)

    London Transportation

    There are 5 airports serving London:London City Airport(11km east), Heathrow(23km west) Gatwick(38km south), Luton(39km north west) and Stansted(45km north east) From Heathrow you can use metro(picadilly line) to get into town in 50’. There are 3 stations, one for terminals 1-2-3 and the others for terminals 4 and 5. Single ticket costs £5.70 or...

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  • Airport

    Manchester Transportation

    Manchester airport is the main gateway into Manchester and is the busiest airport outside of London. Manchester airport has 3 terminals. The service at the airport is fairly efficient and you can usually get through security and passport control fairly quickly. Manchester airport can be reached by buses, train and taxis. The parking at...

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  • Buses

    Birmingham Transportation

    On 31.7.06 a new FREE bus service started between the three main railway stations (New Street, Moor Street and Snow Hill), Digbeth Coach Station, the Millenium Point and the Markets. The bus is wheelchair friendly, has room for luggage and is available for all not just rail passengers. It only has those 6 stops and is every 5-8 minutes from 7.00am...

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  • Traffic

    Oxford Transportation

    Whichever means of transport you choose to get around Oxford, it can be a nuisance. Going by car is by far the worst option as there is hardly any affordable parking in the centre (and similarly further out). Moreover, the centre cannot be traversed during the day - the only road that leads through it is reserved for buses and taxis, and even they...

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  • Trains

    Cambridge Transportation

    The best way in is probably by train - here's a picture of Cambridge station. From London you can choose to go from either King's Cross or Liverpool Street stations; both sets of services are run by the train company WAGN. There is a cheapish and frequent bus service from London, too, but it can be very slow (about 2 hours - it's normally under an...

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  • Travel to other cities

    Newcastle upon Tyne Transportation

    Needing to travel by train from Newcastle-upon-Tyne to Stansted airport, in London, the train, according to my needs, would leave at noon and arrive at the end of the day. The problem was that the only fare I found in the internet was 60€ per person. It was damn expensive, and in despair, I searched the low cost air companies. Do you believe that...

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  • Driving to Bath

    Bath Transportation

    Although Bath can be reached by public transport, for our second and third trips we have chosen to drive. From south-east London, the trip takes about 3 hours, depending on how bad the traffic is. The distance is about 110-115 miles west. Bath is easy to reach from London, just follow the M4 either through the city centre or pick it up from the...

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  • Taxis

    London Transportation

    As well as having their own rich history (see Taxi ~ # 1) London black cabs also have their own slang. 'Arnie' - 'I'll be back!' - meaning the driver is not yet going home. B & B - a routine check by the police ( i.e. of a driver's green badge and his license, known as a bill) Bilker - a customer the driver suspects to do a runner (get out of the...

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  • Driving

    Birmingham Transportation

    Britians first Toll motorway opened recently, as a northern by-pass around Birmingham (which many a comedian have noted as a good thing) If you are using it to avoid the congested M6/M5 Spaegetti junction complex then it is probably worth the three pounds 50p for 27 miles of uncongested road. Most of the time it will not be worth it, especially...

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  • Cycling

    Oxford Transportation

    hmm very interesting town and you can see lots of bicycle around, many people ride there own bicycle to go shopping, to go to school and etc..its amazing,,wonderful idea, its a good exercise though, besides it is a nature friendly:=)

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  • Cycling

    Cambridge Transportation

    For the first time in all the time I had spent in the UK (quite a lot, as I had lived there once for several months) I decided to rent a bike. Station Cycles near Cambridge train station is supposed to be the best place to do that. And yes, they were very helpful and had a large selection from which to choose. I liked the bike I rented, apart from...

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  • Newcastle airport

    Newcastle upon Tyne Transportation

    It's great when it takes you a maximum of 20 minutes to get from your house to the airport... Newcastle is well connected with European cities through scheduled flights, and also has a number of tour operators with flights to the islands, Cyprus, Turkey and Mexico. As a bonus, it's well-connected with the Tyne & Wear Metro system.

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  • Walking

    Bath Transportation

    By far the best way to get around the centre of Bath is to walk. It’s a compact city, and with historical buildings on every street and a large number of interesting one-off shops you’ll find something interesting to look at wherever you go. There are plenty of sign to direct you, and most hotels have free maps of the city available, as does the...

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  • Public Buses

    London Transportation

    The London buses are equal to the phenomenon of the Red Bus and the Double Decker. Those red double decker buses were unique to the Capital, already in the horse drawn carriage period there were double decker omnibuses. The best known models were the Routemasters. From 1954 until 1968, 2876 AEC Routemaster double-decker buses were build by the...

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  • Trams

    Birmingham Transportation

    The planned Midland Metro has been argued over for decades. The only section that has ever been build is the 12 and a half mile route from Birmingham to Wolverhampton - if you ever have a burning desire to travel between the two. You can in fact travel the journey by 'heavy rail' in a much shorter time, so it is really only useful if you are...

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  • Walking Around

    Cambridge Transportation

    Cambridge is a great city to walk around, the colleges are very close together so you see lots in a relatively short distance, and there are wonderful winding side streets to explore. look up above the shop fronts to see the clues to the ages of the buildings, there is a wealth of architecture here some dating from medieval times, and when you get...

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  • Ferries

    Newcastle upon Tyne Transportation

    From Soth Shields Ferry Landing, departing at 1pm on Sundays a 3 hou river trip can be made on the Tyne. The accompanying guide provides an in-depth commentary into the life of the river's past and new developments such as those we saw at the quayside. We watched this river boat, the South Shields ferry "The Pride of the Tyne", as we stood on the...

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  • Driving in London

    London Transportation

    I live in the outer suburbs of London and drive a 44ft tour coach around the city centre (and the rest of the UK) for a living. Here are my reasons why hiring a rental car in London is a really bad idea. 1... Professional drivers like myself don't take their own private car there. 2... Petrol/Gas costs about US$9.50 per gallon. 3... You will use...

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  • Buses

    Newcastle upon Tyne Transportation

    Bus route Q1 is an excellent bus service that runs every 10 minutes from Central Station to the north and south quays on the banks of the Tyne. The route for this service Q1 is Central Station - Theatre Royal - Grey Street - Quayside (north bank) - Hillgate Quay - The Baltic - Gateshead College - Gateshead Interchange.

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  • Train / Bus Stations

    London Transportation

    Green Line Coach Station is London's second major long-distance bus station, located in Bulleid Way, just the other side of Buckingham Palace Road, from Victoria Coach Station... In many ways it is the 'plain Jane' sister of the much promoted VCS - only ever receiving a fraction of the publicity of the giant coach terminal, now almost entirely...

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  • Trains

    London Transportation

    I have included this - it is not necessarily a London tip but as many tourists will make London their first place they visit in the UK this ticket that covers the whole of the UK for unlimited rail travel may be of interest. It is never advertised! It allows unlimited travel on all trains* including the Ffestiniog Railway in Wales but not Heathrow...

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  • Docklands Light Railway (DLR)

    London Transportation

    Docklands Light Railway (part of Transport for London) serves the Docklands in East and South East London from 5.30am to 12.30am (Monday to Saturday) and 6.30am to 11.30pm (Sunday). Departures are regular from Bank and Tower Hill Underground Stations and DLR is the transportation used to reach Canary Wharf, Greenwich, Lewisham, Woolwich, ExCel...

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  • Airports

    London Transportation

    London City airport in Docklands is easily the closest airport to the centre of the city as it is only in Zone 3/4 on the travelcard. It was mainly aimed at business users, but you can sometimes get cheap fares, especially if you get a choice of airports on your ticket following an intercontinental leg (eg to Amsterdam) When you take into account...

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  • Boats

    London Transportation

    London maybe one of the world's most expensive cities, but this is a great freebie if you want to see the sun set over london. The Woolwich to North Woolwich ferry has been operating in some form or other since the 14th century, but as a free service it has only be going for about 120 years ! The three boats all date from the 1960's, although only...

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  • Walking in London

    London Transportation

    The London Underground map is a thing of beauty with all its different coloured lines, but there is a flaw to its design. In order to fit nicely on a piece of paper small enough to pop in your top pocket, there is no realistic scale. This is fair enough, but it also means that you might think you have to get a tube when actually you could easily...

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  • Tour buses.

    London Transportation

    Hello there, please try the London Sightseeing Bus: http://www.londonpass.com/london-attractions/original-london-sightseeing-bus-tour.html You will get top 5 benefits: Free entry to 55 attractions No waiting - skip lines Free 120+ page guidebook Over 40 extra special offers Free public transport Enjoy your passage to the historical London, you...

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  • Flights

    London Transportation

    After a deep investigation about airlines, taking in account our journey planning (cities we want to visit), flights timetables, service quality and prices, finally we choose Air France. In first term London was our primary option (first stopover), and Paris the second stage of the journey. This decision by itself filtered a lot of companies,...

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  • Cycling

    London Transportation

    There is a relatively new travel concept in London which began in 2010 and appears to be gathering momentum. All over the central part of the city you will see rows of bicycles like those pictured, and you will see them being pedalled around. In the way of Londoners, these bikes have already been given a nickname. They are known as "Boris Bikes"...

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  • Coming to Britain ? From the airport...

    From Sourbugger's Stansted page :The Stansted express train to London (Liverpool Street)is a disgusting rip-off at TWENTY FOUR pounds ONE-WAY. (or express class as they call it).It certainly is not a sleek, aerodynamic, high-speed train either.There are now a few more journeys in the dead of night - but they are sporadic and the dreaded...

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  • The East Midlands airport

    From Sourbugger's Nottingham page :East Midlands airport was supposed to be the regional airport for Nottingham, Leicester and Derby. After some argument it was recently re-named Nottingham East Midlands Airport despite the fact there is already (very small) Nottingham airport. It also ignores the fact the airport is actually in Leicestershire, and...

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  • Heathrow inter terminal travel

    http://www.heathrowairport.com/heathrow-airport-guide/travel-between-terminals#tablewell never had to take buses there but ,you should be alright for the 7h30 time.You have connections at above links on inter terminal travel.Hope it helps

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