Getting Around London

Travelers that are coming into London will find that the most convenient ways of getting into the city would be to fly through Heathrow International Airport. Heathrow International Airport is the busiest airport in the UK and the third busiest airport in the world as it servers nearly 70 million passengers each year and nearly 500,000 aircraft movements. Dozens of different international airlines operate gates out of the airport and flights are available to hundreds of cities across the world including those in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, and North America. The airport is located just outside of the city, which provides convenient access into London.

Another option for getting into London would be to take a train. London is the hub for many different inter-city train lines, which can be used to connect to virtually any other city in the UK. There are about ten different major rail terminals, each of which provide daily service to a select amount of cities located across the UK.

Due to the size of the city, many major roadways have been built to serve London. Because of this, driving into London is a great option for anyone coming from another location in the UK. Some of the major roadways that come through the city include A40, A13, and A2. Drivers can connect to a number of different cities within just a few hours.

Public Transportation
After arriving in London, a traveler will have many different options for getting around. London has one of the most expansive public transport systems in the world, and the most expansive system the city has is its bus system. London's bus system runs 24 hours per day, 7 days per week and has a total of over 700 different bus routes, which serve thousands of different stops located practically everywhere in the city On an average workday, over 6 million different passengers use the bus service and near 1.5 billion passengers use the bus on an annual basis.

The city also boasts a very expansive underground train system known as the London Underground. The rapid transit train system is quite expansive as it has over 270 different train stops located throughout London and some of the surrounding areas. Over 3.2 million passengers ride the London Underground train system on a daily basis.