London has great public transport that makes the city and its sights easily accessible. If it is your first time to visit London, the system can seem intimidating. Our London Transport Guide is all you’ll need to take with you to travel through the city confidently! It details all the practical information you need to know about using the Tube, buses, and cabs as well as a close look on the famous Oyster Card. The guide is of course rounded out by our INSIDR Tips!
What you’ll find inside the London Transport Guide
Basics on how to get around London
London is a big city with plenty of attractions to get through as you’ll find out from our London Attractions Map! It is for this reason that we’ve created yet another free pocket guide that we believe will highly benefit INSIDR travellers while exploring bustling London Town! Our London Transport Guide will introduce you to the most convenient and popular modes of transport and also introduce alternative transport options such as bike sharing!
How to navigate the London Tube and Bus System
Perhaps you’ve already heard of the famous London Tube? And who hasn’t seen in films, tv shows, and photos the iconic double decker bus? As popular as they are among Londoners, getting to know the basics on how to navigate the systems is very important to travellers—especially for first timers in the city! Our guide details ticket prices, different underground and bus lines, as well as the operating hours! Get savvy commuting in the English capital with our London Transport Guide!
How to use the Oyster Card
The Oyster Card is the most popular form of electronic ticket used in public transport in London. This card is being strongly promoted by the TFL to dissuade people from purchasing single journey paper tickets which are not only almost double in price but are not eco-friendly either. Our London Transport Guide will teach you all the basics on using the Oyster Card and answer all of your questions like where to get it, how much it costs, and how to use it!
How to access the London Airports
The city of London can be accessed through many different airports making it one of the most traveller-friendly cities in Europe! Our London Transport Guide will provide you with detailed information on how to get to and from London Heathrow and London Gatwick using different modes of transport. You’ll be able to compare prices and decide which way is most convenient for you.
How to travel to the best London day-trip destinations
While the city of London itself is already full of so many attractions and iconic sights, that shouldn’t limit you! The surrounding areas of the city have so much to offer. Our London Transport Guide also features some of the best places to visit outside of the city. The places listed on our guide are only a short train ride away and are perfect for day-trips! The guide also includes how to get there by means of public transport.
Just like our Paris Public Transport Guide, the London Transport Guide also has a page full of our INSIDR favorites in terms of public transport in the city. Here, we share what we think are our favorite tube lines and bus lines that are perfect for travellers to see the best of London. We also talk about the best tube stations in the city. London stations aren’t only functional but also beautiful and take you to the best shopping spots in the capital!