Find out about travel to London and how to get around once you’ve arrived. Your guide to public transport in London from Tube to bus plus walking, London Tube, buses, trains, cycling and more. Don’t forget your Oyster card!
London buses are a quick, convenient and cheap way to travel around. And you’ll get plenty of sightseeing opportunities en route.London buses have seen many improvements in recent years with new buses, more frequent services and improved accessibility.
London Bus Information
Plan your bus route online with Transport for London’s Journey Planner.
London Tube Travel Information
Plan your route online with Transport for London’s Journey Planner.For detailed information on the Tube, stations, buses, the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), trams or local trains within London visit the Transport for London website.
Local Trains in London
London Train Service Information
Transport for London (TfL) does not operate rail services in London, but journeys by trains and other modes of public transport can be planned online using Journey PlannerNational Rail Enquiries provides detailed information about rail services in London, covering routes, timetables and fares. A full list of train operating companies, including network maps, is available on the website.
London River Services
The river bus services listed here are the more basic commuter services on the Thames, generally without commentary.We have separate pages on Thames river cruises, speedboat tours and dinner cruises, all with commentary.
- Tate Modern
- London Bridge
- Tower of London
- Hilton London Docklands Riverside
- The O2
To and From London’s Airports
Eurostar and Eurotunnel
Eurostar Travel Information
There are frequent inter-capital Eurostar services from London St Pancras International to Paris and Brussels daily. Travel from Paris to Central London in just 2 hours 15 minutes, or from Brussels in 1 hour and 51 minutes. Travel at 300km/h (186mph) all the way from the Continent to London on the UK’s first high-speed line.
Eurostar destinations include Ashford (Kent), Calais Frethun, Disneyland Paris and Lille. In summer, you can catch the Eurostar direct to Avignon. In winter, services run to the ski resorts of Moutiers and Bourg St Maurice in the Alps. Eurostar Connections can also link you to more than 100 continental destinations, ranging from buzzing Amsterdam and historic Cologne to the sun-drenched glamour of Biarritz and Marseille.
Eurostar ticket prices vary to meet all budgets. Book ahead to enjoy the cheapest fares – from £69/€76 adult return. Discounts are available for children (aged 2-12), young people (under 26) and over 60s. A £5 booking fee applies to all telephone bookings.
Oyster Cards and Travelcards in London
Whether you’re making a one-off trip to London or you’re a regular visitor, using an Oyster card is the easiest way to access London’s public transport network.These clever London travel tickets enable you to enjoy the freedom of the city.A London Oyster card is the fastest, smartest and most cost-effective way to pay for single journeys on the bus, Tube, DLR, tram, London Overground, Thames Clippers and most National Rail services. And London daily, weekly, monthly and yearly Travelcards can easily be added to your Oyster.