United Kingdom Transportation

  • London Underground
    London Underground
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    Sheffield Railway Station
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United Kingdom Transportation

  • Oyster Cards / Travelcards

    London Transportation

    I'm guessing that the #1 question about London is "should I get an Oyster Card or a travelcard?" I've given it a lot of thought on my many visits to London and I almost always get a travelcard although TFL is making the Oyster Card more and more appealing and I do have one that I've kept from a previous trip. Reasons to get a travelcard: -if you...

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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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  • Metro

    Newcastle upon Tyne Transportation

    The Metro is a light rail system that operates largely above ground connecting places around Tyneside and Wearside. The two lines are colour coded green and yellow. The green line runs from the airport through the city centre, Central railway station, Gateshead and on to Sunderland and Wearside, ending at South Hylton. The yellow line runs from St....

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  • Underground

    Glasgow Transportation

    The Glasgow Subway. One of the oldest in the world. All the trains became orange after a re-furb in the 1970s. That's when it became the Clockwork Orange. The trains are smaller than the typical modern metro, so that adds to the effect. It's just 1 line - a circle. For visitors, it's useful for getting to several attractions. The College of Art...

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  • By Bus

    Cardiff Transportation

    The public transportation of Cardiff consists of local buses, which are operated on an exact fare system. Cardiff is subdivided in 4 tariff zones. The single fare is calculated on how many zones you cross on your trip. There are several tickets available from single, return, transfare to different day tickets. A good deal seems to be the "City...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Buses

    Bath Transportation

    like what I've Said, most tourists that go to the City of Bath come from the several Day Trips from London that includes Windsor castle and Stonehenge. These Tour Buses have ample legroom and comfortable couch seats and most have free wifi service for the tour guest of the tour company and usually Bath is the last stop of the day trip of which you...

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  • Bus Services

    Lyme Regis Transportation

    Lyme used to have a railway station but that was axed in the 1960's following the Beeching cuts. The nearest railway station is at Axminster, on the mainline between London Waterloo and Exeter. From there the First bus, service #31, runs hourly between Axminster and Weymouth with Lyme Regis being about 20 minutes away. As the bus crests the hill...

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  • The Teignmouth-Shaldon Ferry

    Shaldon Transportation

    The Teignmouth/Shaldon Ferry claims to be the oldest passenger ferry in England. Whether it is or not I don’t know, but what I do know is that it’s a very popular and convenient way to cross the mouth of the River Teign between the two towns. According to its website there’s been a river crossing here since at least 1296 and possibly earlier....

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  • Buses

    Belfast Transportation

    I used the Airport Express bus service to get from City Airport to downtown Belfast (bus 600A or 600B). A bus was waiting as I emerged from the terminal on arrival, so £3.30 and 15 minutes later I was at the Europa Bus Centre. All very quick and comfortable. My ticket was a return - single was £2.20 from memory. Going back the next day was...

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  • Tube (Underground, Subway, Metro).

    London Transportation

    London’s Metropolitan Railway was the world’s first subway. A 6 km section of what is still today one of the world's largest and most fun subway systems opened in 1863. The original system ran between Paddington and Farringdon, and proved a hit despite steam trains filling the stations and tunnels with dense smoke. That original system is pretty...

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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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  • Train travel

    Newcastle upon Tyne Transportation

    On my 4 visits to the city I've driven twice and taken the train twice. From my part of Scotland (Fife) the train is faster and more comfortable. However, depending on ticket prices it is likely to be more expensive - almost certainly so if more than one person is traveling. The main city station is right in the city centre, so perfectly located...

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  • Buses

    Glasgow Transportation

    It is not the first time I have used a City Sightseeing Bus, but I realised that I had not added the service to my VT pages. The service starts and ends in George Square and has 24 stops on the bus route - the ticket lasts for 2 days. You can get off and on at any of the stops; some are request stops so remember to signal to the driver that you...

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  • By Train

    Cardiff Transportation

    In December 2012, I travelled via Birmingham New Street Station from Leeds to Cardiff Central with Cross Country Trains. It cost me 66 gbp for an advance return (37 gbp outbound and 29 gbp inbound - booked in September 2012). It took me approximately 4.5 hours in total including connections at Birmingham New Street Railway Station from Leeds. On...

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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

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Driving

    Lyme Regis Transportation

    If you arrive in Lyme with your car you will immediately realise 2 things: 1) the lack of parking availability if you are not the early bird that catches the early worm ... or in the case one of the few car park spaces! 2) The car parks charge ALL the time... day, night, weekday, weekend day... and whilst this WILL rattle through ALL your cash,...

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  • Air Travel

    Belfast Transportation

    Or Belfast City Airport. For those who don’t know the name, George was the best football (soccer) player to emerge from Northern Ireland. Drank himself to death. It is definitely preferable to the city’s International Airport, 20 miles north of town. City Airport is in the city’s dockland area, only 15 minutes by bus from the city centre. On...

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  • Public Buses

    London Transportation

    A very much cheaper going arouind Londond and also Iconic Brand of of the City is the Red London Public Buses, which are copied elsewhere and another much loved Icon of London and England (and not as expensive as the London Hackney Cabs) of which you can get everywhere around the city for a cheap price of a maximum of 4.40 GBP a day (maximum cap)...

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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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  • 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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  • Train

    Glasgow Transportation

    Glasgow has two main train stations: Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street, Central being larger in terms of platforms and footfall. Both stations are ideal destinations for those staying in the city centre. You can walk or take a short taxi ride to most hotels in the city centre from these stations. Both stations operate long-distance services...

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  • By Car

    Cardiff Transportation

    I’m pretty sure it’s easy to rent a car at Cardiff airport, but as we stayed central and the airport is pretty outside we were looking for a car rental company close to the centre. That was a bit more difficult. The Avis station (which by the way is very small and easily can be overlooked behind the petrol station) is not far from the central...

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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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  • 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

    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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  • 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

    Belfast Transportation

    Hi I was told not to use a black taxi in Belfast because i would be ripped off. But i took a chance and got in one. I asked the driver why this was ,The driver replied There are black hack drivers who will rip you off and there are other popular cab drivers who will also rip u off. My advice to you and any one else is, make sure the driver uses...

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  • Airports (travel to and from)

    London Transportation

    I am fond of riding Private Airport Shuttles from the Airport of my destination to the city where I will be going to and you can see it at my tips elsewhere that I hardly take public airport transport like the subway or public bus since I believe in convenience and it not shy about the higher price of such service as I believe in the "you get what...

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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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  • Taxis

    Glasgow Transportation

    The taxis at the airport are operated by...

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  • By Plane

    Cardiff Transportation

    In May 2012 I arrived in Cardiff by air from Amsterdam. I had previously flown from Edinburgh to Cardiff some years earlier, but this was the first time to arrive from abroad. On arrival we had to go through immigration, but this was unlike any immigration process I had ever experienced. There was a short queue and I could see people having...

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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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  • 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

    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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  • Local Buses

    Bath Transportation

    If you have more time to spare in Bath like staying here for two days or more and is not going here via the popular day trips from London Which Includes Windsor Castle and Stonehenge, then you can take the Bath Hop On Hop Off Tour Buses which have several stops in and around the City of Bath, wherein you can just ride the Hop On Bus at the...

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  • Trains

    Belfast Transportation

    Instead of paying for a taxi to take you to/from George Best City Airport do this instead, take the train to Sydenham. You can board at a number of train stations (including Great Victoria Street, in the heart of Belfast & Belfast Central). The cost of a one-way trip is 1.40 (pounds). Journey time takes 16 minutes (Great Victoria Street Station)...

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  • Train / Bus Stations

    London Transportation

    The Euston Bus station is in front of the Euston Train station. The following buses have a stop here: - 10 - Hammersmith Bus Station - King's Cross Station / York Way - 18 - Sudbury And Harrow Road Station - 91 - Tottenham Lane Ymca - Whitehall / Trafalgar Square - 168 - Royal Free Hospital - Dunton Road - 253 - Hackney Central Station - 390 -...

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  • Buses

    Newcastle upon Tyne Transportation

    The Quaylink bus routes are an excellent way for visitors (and locals for that matter) to visit The Quayside and the City Centre. There are 2 routes - Q1 and Q2. Q1 operates between Central Station and Gateshead Interchange and Q2 operates between Haymarket and St. Peter’s Basin. It’s all very simple and very convenient. A single fare costs £1.30...

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  • Aeroplane

    Glasgow Transportation

    Glasgow has its own Airport, West of the city at Junction 28 of the M8 motorway. General train info Genreal coach info General Airport car parking Traffic camera's Real time Public Transportation info on the Glasgow map

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Public transport in the UK isn't particularly cheap, but trains and/or local or long-distance buses will get you to most places.

And they'll get you there safely and comfortably enough....

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