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Travel Guide: England Getting Around

12th Oct 2011 1:53am | By Editor

England has plenty of transport, making travel easy.

Getting There

Fly

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.

Train/ferry

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

Getting Around

Fly

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.

Train

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.

Bus

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

Car

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!