What is an Oyster Card

OYSTER CARD   Oyster cards are plastic smart cards used instead of paper tickets or cash. • are widely available, reusable and do NOT expire. • can be used on buses, London Overground, London Underground, most National Rail services, trams and the Docklands light railway. • you can use one card for various tickets, journeys   Read More

Useful Websites and Sources

The official Transport for London website:   National Express website information travelling by coach, booking tickets online, airport travel:   easyBus website for information on airport travel, booking tickets online:   Interactive London Map   London Tube Map Colourful and Printable (PDF)  

How to travel to London City Airport (LCA)

LONDON CITY AIRPORT   London City Airport (LCA) is an international airport situated in East London in the Royal Docks and it is easily accessible by using public transport. Queen Elizabeth II officially opened LCA in November 1987. It is one of the smallest airports in London with one single runway.   How to travel   Read More

How to travel to Gatwick

How to travel to Gatwick by coach   National Express takes you directly to Gatwick from Victoria Coach station in around 1h50mins. Ticket prices start from £8 (£1 booking fee on all tickets). Luggage allowance (included in the ticket price) is 2 medium pieces of luggage (up to 20kg) and one small hand luggage. For   Read More

How to travel to Luton

LUTON AIRPORT   Luton airport is situated around 56,5km north of central London in the Borough of Luton in Bedfordshire. You can travel to/from the airport by coach, train or minicab. Travelling by coach is generally the most cost-effective option but it also means the longest travelling time. The two train options are both in   Read More

How to travel to Stansted Airport

Also featured in November edition of ‘London is Awesome’ paper-li. STANSTED AIRPORT   Stansted airport is the London’s third busiest airport. It is situated in Essex, around 48km northeast from central London.   HOW TO GET THERE BY TRAIN Stansted Express If you do not have much luggage and want to get to the airport fast   Read More

How to travel to Heathrow

HEATHROW   Heathrow is a major international airport with five terminals situated approximately 32km (20miles) west of central London. It is also considered one of the busiest airports in the world! There are various ways of getting to and from the airport depending on your: budget what time do you need to travel how long are   Read More

Airport Travel

  London has 5 main airports:   Heathrow   Stansted   Luton   Gatwick   London City Airport (LCA)  

What to do when lost in London

  1. Most bus shelters have maps as well as route details 2. Carry your phone charger with you as most coffee/fast food chains provide sockets available  for you to charge your mobile 3. You can hail a black cab     Transport for London runs a useful service, particularly if you find yourself lost   Read More

How to travel around London using Santander Cycles

SANTANDER CYCLE HIRE It is a self-service, bike-hiring scheme aimed at short bike rides around London. Hiring a bike is most cost-effective for journeys under 30 minutes.   HOW TO HIRE A BIKE   In order to use the bikes you will have to pay an access fee and a usage charge with your credit/debit card either   Read More

How to travel by Taxi

In London you will come across two types of taxis; MINICABS and BLACK CABS (also referred to as TAXIS).   HOW TO BOOK A MINICAB   Minicabs are private hire vehicles. Anyone can drive a minicab provided they have acquired a PCO (Public Carriage Office Licence). Public Carriage Office is responsible for issuing and regulating licences to minicabs.   Read More

How to travel on Docklands Light Railway (DLR)

Docklands Light Railway (DLR)   DLR is a light overground railway covering south-east London and the Docklands providing an important connection between east London and the city of London. DID YOU KNOW  DLR a computerised system, which means it operates completely without drivers! Despite there being no drivers present, there is a member of staff   Read More

How to travel by London Underground

Also featured in October edition of  StayBank’s Travel Log under Leisure section.  LONDON UNDERGROUND Commonly referred to as the Tube or the Underground. It is now considered the oldest rapid transit system, which started its service as early as 1863. The network has currently 11 lines (which are all colour coded) and serves 270 stations. Only   Read More

How to plan a journey around London

Using an online Journey Planner, provided by the Official London Transport website, City Mapper APP or a tourist map are helpful tools for planning your journey around London or for planning your own sightseeing experience on a budget.     HOW TO USE Journey Planner will show results relevant to your journey, as well as how long   Read More

Who is entitled to a discounted fare

(1) CHILDREN UNDER 11 Travel free on buses and trams. No need for photo card. (2) AGE 11-15  Travel free on buses and trams with ZIP OYSTER PHOTO CARD> You will have to create a web account with the Transport for London website, which basically means you need to sign up using some personal information. If   Read More

How to pay for a bus fare

Bus fares do NOT differentiate between ‘peak’ or ‘off peak’ journeys. Fare zones also do NOT apply when travelling by bus. What this means is, you will always pay the same price for a single journey no matter the time of your travel or the distance. As of August 2014 cash is no longer accepted on   Read More

How to travel by a bus

Travelling around London using the iconic red double decker bus offers a great sightseeing experience at a really cheap price. It is the most cost effective way of travelling around London. Using the London Underground is maybe more straightforward and much faster, however, you miss out on the sightseeing experience as you travel under the   Read More

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