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Getting to and around Britain's easy with a wide variety of transportation...planes, trains and automobiles are only the beginning.

Arriving by plane? With service from many US gateways to several different airports in Britain, it's convenient no matter which part of the UK you plan to visit. By cruiseship or boat? There are more than 30 ports of entry and extensive ferry service.

The comprehensive road system has easy-to-follow signs, for more information on driving in Britain go to our Britain By Car page, or you can sit back, relax and take a bus or guided tour. Rail covers the entire country and exploring by train is simple, especially if you purchase a train pass.

Travel Times & Distances

Many Airlines fly to and around Britain

If you're flying in, check that you choose the most convenient airport--did you know that you can now fly direct from the USA to Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow, as well as London? You can also check flights within Britain and to the rest of Europe. And don't forget to plan your airport transfers, taxi, bus and rail service make it easy to get from any airport to your chosen destination.

US Gateways to Britain

UK Domestic/European Airlines

Airport Transfers


 

National rail services

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South West Trains
Train Company serving south west London and linking London to Hampshire, Berkshire, Dorset, west Surrey, Brighton, West Sussex, south Wiltshire, south Somerset, east Devon and Exeter. Official site.
Fares info Timetables Journey planner Online booking Phone numbers Online maps

Thames Trains
Rail company connecting London to the Thames Valley, Oxfordshire, the Cotswolds, Hereford / Malverns and Stratford-on-Avon. Also links Oxford to Bristol. Official site.
Fares info Timetables Journey planner Online booking Phone numbers Online maps

Thameslink
Rail Company linking Bedfordshire and Luton Airport to London, Gatwick Airport and Brighton. Official site.
Fares info Timetables Online booking Phone numbers Online maps

TrainDirect
On-line booking service for the most popular First Great North Western services and for First Great Western season tickets. Official site.
Fares info Online booking Phone numbers

Transpennine Express
Express services in the north of England serving Barrow, Cleethorpes, Hull, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Scarborough, Sheffield, Sunderland, York and Windermere. Official site from First and Keolis.
Timetables Journey planner Phone numbers Online maps

Virgin Trains
Operator of cross-country rail services in many parts of the UK, and of services between London, the West Midlands, the North-West and Scotland. Official site.
Fares info Journey planner Online booking Phone numbers Online maps

WAGN
Operator of local rail services from London King's Cross and Moorgate to Hertford, Stevenage, Cambridge, Kings Lynn and Peterborough. Official site.
Timetables Phone numbers

Wessex Trains
Rail company serving south-west England and operating some services from there to the Midlands, south Wales, and the south coast of England. Official site.
Fares info Timetables Journey planner Online booking Phone numbers Online maps

Young Persons Railcard
Information on this discount railcard, from the Association of Train Operating Companies.
Fares info Phone numbers

Britain by BritRail
Site with sponsored links for BRITRAIL passes aimed at travellers to Britain wanting to travel by rail.
Online booking

Britain on Track
Official site for travel agency specialising in rail travel and ticket agency for Britrail passes (aimed at visitors from North America).
Fares info Timetables Journey planner Online booking Phone numbers Online maps

BritCities
Official site of ticket and travel agency specialising exclusively in rail travel. Information and rail pass tickets for rail travel in Britain and Europe, aimed principally at visitors from outside the UK
Fares info Timetables Phone numbers Online maps

Rail Europe - United Kingdom
Official site of ticket and travel agency specialising exclusively in rail travel. Rail Passes for rail travel in the UK (aimed principally at travellers from North America).
Fares info Timetables Journey planner Online booking Phone numbers

Rail Passengers Council and Committees
Statutory committee to champion the needs of rail passengers in the UK. Official site.
Phone numbers

RailChoice
Official site of ticket and travel agency specialising exclusively in rail travel from Britain to the main European continent and within Europe.
Fares info Online booking
 
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 National air services

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Aer Arann
Flights from Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow Prestwick, Ireland, Isle of Man, London Luton, Manchester and Southampton. Official site.
Fares info Timetables Online booking Phone numbers Online maps

Aer Lingus
One of Ireland's main airlines, operating flights between Great Britain and Ireland, and between the Channel Islands and Ireland. UK airports served are Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow International, Jersey, London Gatwick, London Heathrow and Manchester. Official site.
Fares info Timetables Journey planner Online booking Phone numbers Online maps

Air France
Airline serving London City and Dublin. Official site.
Fares info Timetables Journey planner Online booking Phone numbers

Air Wales
Airline serving Cardiff, Cork, Dublin, Liverpool, London City, Newcastle, Plymouth and Swansea
Fares info Timetables Online booking Phone numbers Online maps

Aurigny Air Services
Airline connecting Alderney to Southampton, Guernsey to Bristol, London Gatwick, London Stansted, East Midlands and Manchester, and also linking Guernsey to Jersey. Official site.
Fares info Timetables Online booking Phone numbers Online maps

bmi - british midland
Operates several domestic services and services to Ireland. Serves Aberdeen, Belfast City, Edinburgh, Glasgow International, Jersey, Leeds Bradford, London Heathrow, Manchester, Norwich and Teesside. Official site.
Fares info Timetables Online booking Phone numbers

bmibaby
Operating from Belfast International, Cardiff, Cork, Dublin, Glasgow Prestwick, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey, Manchester and Teesside airports.
Fares info Timetables Journey planner Online booking Phone numbers Online maps

British Airways
The UK's largest airline, and with its partners, also shown on this site, operates a large range of domestic flights. These include flights to the Scottish islands and to south-west England, and also flights to Ireland. Has on-line booking. Serves Aberdeen, Barra, Belfast City, Benbecula, Birmingham, Bristol, Campbeltown, Cork, Derry, Dublin, Eday, Edinburgh, Fair Isle, Glasgow International, Inverness, Islay, Isle of Man, Jersey, Kirkwall, Knock, Liverpool, London City, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, Manchester, North Ronaldsay, Papa Westray, Plymouth, Sanday, Shannon, Shetland Lerwick, Shetland Sumburgh, Southampton, Stornoway, Stronsay, Tiree, Westray, Wick. Official site.
Fares info Timetables Journey planner Online booking Phone numbers

 

 

 


British European
UK airline operating domestic services, with several routes to Channel Islands, Northern Ireland and Isle of Man. Serves Belfast City, Birmingham, Bristol, Cork, Dublin, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow International, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Leeds Bradford, London City, London Gatwick, Newcastle, Shannon and Southampton. New online booking service through its flybe.com website. Official site.
Fares info Timetables Online booking Phone numbers Online maps

CityJet
Airline serving Dublin and London City airports.
Fares info Timetables Online booking Phone numbers Online maps

Eastern Airways
Serves Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Humberside, Inverness, Isle of Man, Leeds/Bradford, London Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich, Southampton, Teesside and Wick. Official site.
Fares info Timetables Online booking Phone numbers Online maps

easyJet
Low-fare direct-sell airline serving Aberdeen, Belfast International, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow International, Inverness, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted and Newcastle. Official site.
Fares info Timetables Online booking Phone numbers Online maps

Euromanx
Airline serving Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Isle of Man and Liverpool.
Fares info Timetables Phone numbers

Flykeen Airways
Airline serving Belfast City, Blackpool and the Isle of Man.
Phone numbers

Highland Airways
Operator serving airports at Benbecula, Glasgow, Inverness, Shetland Sumburgh and Stornoway.
Fares info Timetables Phone numbers
 
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National ferry services

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Amsterdam Express
Budget travel from London or Cambridge to Amsterdam via Harwich using Anglia Railways and Stena Line. Also available from other Anglia Railway stations and to any station in Holland.
Fares info Timetables Phone numbers

Brittany Ferries
Ferry operator sailing to France from Portsmouth, Poole and Plymouth, and also operating Plymouth - Spain. Official site.
Fares info Timetables Online booking Phone numbers Online maps

Condor Ferries
Ferry operator linking the Channel Islands to the UK mainland and France. Official site.
Fares info Timetables Online booking Phone numbers Online maps

DFDS Seaways
Ferry company operating between the UK and Denmark, Germany, Holland, Norway and Sweden (serving Harwich and Newcastle). Official site.
Fares info Timetables Online booking Phone numbers Online maps

Emeraude Lines
Ferry company linking the Channel Islands to France. Official site.
Fares info Timetables Online booking Phone numbers Online maps

Ferry Information Service
Cross-channel ferry information service produced by the Passenger Shipping Association
Phone numbers Online maps

ferry.co.uk
Information on P&O Stena cross-channel services
Fares info Timetables Journey planner Online booking Phone numbers

Fjord Line
Ferry company operating from Newcastle to Bergen (Norway). Official site.
Fares info Timetables Phone numbers

Harwich International Port
Official site
Timetables Phone numbers Online maps

Hoverspeed Fast Ferries
Company operating seacat services between the UK and France/Belgium (from Dover and Newhaven). Official site.
Fares info Timetables Online booking Phone numbers Online maps

Irish Ferries
Ferry company operating Holyhead - Dublin, and Pembroke - Rosslare. Official site.
Fares info Timetables Online booking Phone numbers Online maps

Norfolkline
Operator of car ferry service from Dover to Dunkerque. Official site.
Fares info Timetables Online booking Phone numbers Online maps

Norse Merchant Ferries
Ferry operator running from Liverpool to Belfast and Dover to Dunkerque. Official site.
Fares info Timetables Online booking Phone numbers Online maps

P&O Ferries (Hull-Rotterdam/Zeebrugge)
Operating services to Belgium and the Netherlands from Britain's east coast. Official site.
Fares info Timetables Online booking Phone numbers Online maps

P&O Ferries (Portsmouth-France/Spain)
Operating from Portsmouth to Cherbourg, Le Havre and Bilbao. Official site.
Fares info Timetables Online booking Phone numbers Online maps
 
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Express coach services

National Express
Site owned by National Express, the principal operator of express coach services throughout Great Britain. Also has sections for National Express Eurolines and National Express Airports. Official site.
Fares info Timetables Journey planner Online booking Phone numbers

Acorn International Travel
Coach service between London and Poland. Official site.
Fares info Phone numbers

Busabout
Network of coach services around mainland Europe aimed at the budget traveller wishing to tour, with a link service from London to Paris. Official site.
Fares info Timetables Online booking Phone numbers Online maps

Capital Express
Express coach service between London and Prague (Czech Republic). Official site
Fares info Timetables Online booking Phone numbers

Intercars
Coach service between London, Manchester and Paris, Lyon and other parts of France and Europe. This official site is in French.
Timetables Phone numbers Online maps

National Express - Airports
Operator of express coach routes serving major UK airports. Official site.
Fares info Timetables Journey planner Online booking Phone numbers

National Express - Eurolines
Part of the National Express site with special information on Eurolines and routes to Ireland
Fares info Timetables Journey planner Online booking Phone numbers

Radical Travel Network
Touring coach services around Britain and Ireland, aimed at backpackers and other individual travellers, and allowing break of journey at different points. Official site.
Phone numbers Online maps

Balkan Horn Travel
Weekly express coach service linking London with Nürnberg, Sofia, V Tarnovo, Shoumen and Varna.
Fares info Timetables Phone numbers

EuroBusExpress
Express coach service connecting Scotland with London and destinations in Europe. Official site.
Fares info Timetables Online booking Phone numbers

Kingscourt Express
Express Coach service London to Prague and Brno (Czech Republic). Official site.
Fares info Timetables Online booking Phone numbers Online maps
 

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