A visitors guide to London!

Getting there

Plane

The plane is a fast and comfortable way to get to London.

Train

With the high-speed train you travel relaxed through the Eurotunnel under the channel tunnel to London.

Ferry

Travel comfortably to London by boat while having fun on board.

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Plane

Getting there

The plane is a fast and comfortable way to get to London. And since the arrival of the price fighters, it has also become affordable. It is important to compare the prices well. Take into account additional costs such as costs for the train, for parking etc.

You can choose from six airports, which are operated by different airlines.

Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Stansted, Southend and London City.

All airports are easily accessible by public transport.

Heathrow is the largest and best-known airport in London. It is one of the busiest airports in the world. It is located west of the city.

The Heathrow Express takes you to London Paddington in 15 minutes.

How to get there

Prices are one-way and apply during off-peak hours. For the London Underground, this price also applies exclusively to Oyster and contactless payment.

London’s second airport. Gatwick is south of London and can be reached with the Gatwick Express.

The Gatwick Express takes you to London Victoria in half an hour.

How to get there

Luton is best known for the television series “Airline”, as the home of Easyjet. This airport north of London is mainly used by low-cost airlines.

With the Thameslink train connection you can be in the heart of London in about 30 minutes.

How to get there

Stansted is located north-east of London and, like Luton, is an airport which is used mainly by low-cost airlines.

The connection to the center is provided by the Stansted Express train connection, which takes you to London Liverpool Street Station in around 50 minutes.

How to get there

London City Airport is the business airport in the heart of London, in the Docklands.

As soon as you step off the plane you are directly in the city center. You can board the Dockland Light Railway (DLR) directly from the airport. If you have a Visitor Travel Card, this therefore costs nothing extra.

In contrast, the airline tickets are a bit more expensive.

Prices

London City Airport is in Zone 1, so no extra train charges apply.

How to get there

A must for flying fanatics or AV geeks. The airport is approached under an extremely steep angle, a so-called Steep Angle Approach. When the weather is clear you have a nice view over the city.

London Southend Airport is the sixth airport in London and is located around 68 km from the city center.

As soon as you exit the terminal and cross the street, you are at the train station for the train to the center of London.

You can travel to London Stratford International or Liverpool Street Station in less than an hour.

How to get there

Train

Getting there

If you want to see some of the surroundings, the train is the way to travel. Relaxed leaning back with a cup of coffee in hand enjoying the journey through the Channel Tunnel.

The tunnel, opened in 1994 by Queen Elizabeth and the French President Mitterand, has cost around € 30 billion and is the first connection between Great Britain and the continent.

The train departs from Brussels, Amsterdam and Paris in direction of London St. Pancras.

The prices vary enormously. The earlier you book, the lower the price. The starting prices that you regularly see on TV are only very limited available.

So always check the Eurostar website for the current offers.

Ferry

Getting there

The ferry is at least as much fun as the plane or the train. There is plenty to see and experience throughout the trip. The big advantage is that you can walk around freely, have a bite to eat or do some shopping. There is plenty of entertainment on board.

It is an extra mini cruise that you add to your city trip to London.

There are two routes to England: from Hoek van Holland, in The Netherlands, to Harwich and from Calais, France, to Dover.

Companies

There are several companies that sail to London on two routes, Stena Line from Hoek van Holland to Harwich, P&O Seaferries and DFDS Seaways from Calais to Dover.

Check the companies’ websites for the current offers.

Stena Line

P&O Ferries

DFDS Seaways

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