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United Kingdom Transportation

  • Tube (Underground, Subway, Metro).

    London Transportation

    Everybody knows about the best way to get around London - the Underground. Therefore, I won't waste too many words about it, as you will easily and quickly become accustomed to it when in London. Just buy a day ticket (£ 5,60 for central London off-peak, i.e. after 9.30am) or an Oyster Card and start your trip through one of the most amazing cities...

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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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  • Underground

    Glasgow Transportation

    I normally prefer to walk around Glasgow on a warm sunny day, but sometimes the rain can arrive unexpectedly making more sheltered transport desirable. The Subway is an excellent way to travel around Glasgow, although the route is only circular, it crosses the River Clyde twice and stations always connect with city bus routes for onward travel,...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 I do have an Oyster Card that I've kept from a previous trip. Reasons to get a travelcard: -if you are going for more than 4 days, it may be...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Train travel

    Newcastle upon Tyne Transportation

    This rover ticket gives unlimited travel in a area bounded by Carlisle - Newcastle - York - Garforth - Leeds - plus York - Harrogate - Leeds. From 08.45 and cannot be used on Grand Central trains. 2013 cost is £39, with a railcard £25.75 and children £19.50.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Airports (travel to and from)

    London Transportation

    The lowest cost route (by public transport) is to use the coach service that goes by the name of 'Terravision'. Although the company sounds like a cable television station that shows only horror movies they are in fact dedicated to airport-city centre coach transport. They currently operate half-hourly throughout the day from Stansted to Liverpool...

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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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  • 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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  • City Sightseeing Guided Bus Tour

    Cardiff Transportation

    In Cardiff you will find the hop on - hop off bus. Ideal for sightseeing Cardiff. For 2009 there were 10 stops: Cardiff Castle (Castell Caerdydd) National museum of Wales (Amgueddfa Cymru) Holland House Hotel (Fitzalan Place) Tyndall Street Cardiff Bay (Bae Caerdydd) Mermaid Quay Techniquest Craft in the bay St Mary's Street Millennium Stadium...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Aeroplane

    Glasgow Transportation

    A sentimental journey. I used Glasgow Airport this weekend. The first time since 1999. I used to live in Glasgow (I was there for 17 years) and traveled a lot in those years. I was a bit apprehensive about going back. Many mirrors and ladders. That was the way to get the best flight times and prices for my trip to Belfast however, so I went for...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Public Buses

    London Transportation

    Saw these for the first time in March 2014. They run on electric batteries, but when they get to a certain speed, the diesel motor cuts in. Innovative, clever way to keep living in huge cities at a pollution minimum.

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  • Taxis

    Glasgow Transportation

    The taxis at the airport are operated by...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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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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