Getting There


Most visitors to England will fly into London. There are five airports serving London — Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and London City.

 Other major airports in the country are Manchester Birmingham and Bristol and an increasing number of low-cost airlines fly into Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport.


You can also travel into England on the Eurostar train or a ferry.

Getting Around


Only consider flying around England if you’re pressed for time and want to get from one end of the country to the other. British Airways is the national carrier.


England’s train network isn’t as fast, cheap or efficient as in Europe but it is still quicker than driving and more convenient than flying — as long as you’re travelling between major transport hubs. See National Rail for timetable information and ticket prices.


Travelling by coach is cheaper than rail. There are a number of bus companies including National Express and Megabus.


A great way to explore England is by car. To drive in England you need a current driving licence. The AA has very useful information on distances and route-planning. Bring a map!