RealTransfers take a look at the plethora of ways to travel around the United Kingdom.
Traveling can be a pain, but in the United Kingdom we are lucky enough to have vast resources and a plethora of options for being transported up and down the country and cross-country. Whether you are nipping into and around London or just looking to travel to the countryside for a period of time, there are a number of ways to do so in each and every case, making the UK incredibly easy to navigate and get around.
Getting Around by Car
Despite the relatively easy nature of getting around the UK, it is still advised that visitors plan their journeys in advance, and always factor in the costs of their decisions around travel. It is also important to note that if you are not British and are planning on driving around the UK, you should time to get used to the fact that, in the UK, road users drive on the left side of the road with the steering wheel on the right hand, or ‘offside’ of the car.
If you really want to travel in style, comfort and luxury however, consider travelling the UK in a luxury hire car. By travelling this way, you not only receive a professional experience, but you get transferred from place to place with ease and at your convenience unlike any other method of transport. It is not just simply a method of travel though; luxury cars are perfect for those travelling from one city to another in the UK to attend an event or if you are on an important business trip. For example, you may need a quick transfer from Heathrow to another city.
Flying Around the UK
Some people choose to fly between cities the UK, and, when visiting Ireland this is almost always a requirement. Since there is sea separating mainland UK from Ireland, flying is the most effective way of getting there.
Cheap travel companies like Ryanair and Flybe offer low-priced fares which enable you to jet internally within the UK from a number of airports including all of London’s international airports, Leeds, Bradford and Manchester Airport.
Travelling internally by train is one of the most popular options for millions of people every year, with services stretching from the northern-most point to the southern-most point of the country. Trains are also great for not only travelling to major cities, but also for travelling to small towns within the UK with Britain’s rail network operating collectively under National Rail.
When travelling around the London, one of the quickest way of getting about the city is undoubtedly the rail [tube] network. Underground and over ground services are conveniently placed close to the city’s biggest tourist attractions, which are often read out alongside the station name when announced. You can purchase day tickets or week passes from stations. You can also purchase an oyster card, which works on a pay-as-you-basis. You can also use contactless credit or debit cards.
Bus and Coach Travel in the UK
A very cheap way to travel from city to city in the UK is via bus or coach. The time it will take you to reach your destination will likely be significantly longer than with say luxury car travel, but if you have time to spare, and are operating on a budget, getting on a cross-country bus or coach may the perfect option.
If you are looking to get from one city to another, say from Leeds to Birmingham, a coach may be your best option if you are trying to trim the price of travel to an absolute minimum. National Express run regular coach services up and down the country linking the capital to other major cities across the UK.
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