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Buses & trains

Bus providers in United Kingdom

    Yorkshire Tiger

    Yellow Buses

    The Witch Way

    Jet 747 Edinburgh




    The 36


    Stansted Citylink

    Stevenage 100/101

    Stagecoach bus

    The Buses of Somerset

    Park's of Hamilton

    Oxford Tube

    Oxford Bus Company

    National Express


    Magical Shuttle

    Kernow Bus

    Keighley Bus Company

    High Peak

    Harrogate Bus Company

    Green Line

    Flyer Transdev

    First Bus





    Christian Transfers





    Bath Bus Company

    Arriva UK Liverpool Service

    Arriva United Kingdom


    Airport Bus Express

    Airport Bus Express

    Airport Bus Express

    Air Decker

    Air Decker

Train companies in United Kingdom


    West Midlands Trains

    Transport for Wales Rail Services

    Transpennine Express

    TfL rail

    Stansted Express

    South Western Railway

    Southern Railway

    London South Eastern Railway


    Northern Railway

    National Rail


    London Overground

    London North Eastern Railway

    Hull Trains

    Heathrow Express

    Great Western Railway

    Govia Thameslink Railway

    Greater Anglia

    Grand Central Railway

    Gatwick Express


    Edinburgh Trams

    East Midlands Trains

    Chiltern Railways

    Caledonian Sleeper


    Avanti West Coast



Travel to the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom consistently finds itself within the top 10 most visited countries in the world. That feat is owed to a number of important factors: the island’s natural beauty and diversity of landscapes, the many cultural activities, and the United Kingdom’s rich history.

Crowds flock to immerse themselves in landscapes featured in poems, songs, and films. They also travel to indulge themselves in traditional British cuisine, a simple yet hearty school of cooking that has inspired dishes worldwide, and visit the many iconic landmarks and world-famous museums throughout the country.

When is the best time to fly to the UK?

The best time of the year to visit the UK is in the spring and the fall, most specifically in May and September. These two months tend to have the best balance of warm and dry weather. For reference, the average temperature highs in the UK during September are 18℃.

Cheapest month to fly to United Kingdom

Annual Avg. Price23 GBP
November 202321 GBP
December 202317 GBP
January 202417 GBP
February 202417 GBP
March 202417 GBP
April 202426 GBP
May 202426 GBP
June 202428 GBP
July 202428 GBP
August 202428 GBP
September 202428 GBP
October 202426 GBP

When is the cheapest time of year to visit the UK?

The off-season is the short answer — November to early December, and then again in late December to March. Airlines offer the cheapest flights during these times, and hotel prices will be at their lowest too. Remember, this rule does not apply to the few weeks around Christmas.

Transportation in and around the United Kingdom

Getting around the UK is very simple. Upon arrival, travelers are met with a universal public transport system that covers most of the country. Inner city travel and inter-city travel are both widely accessible.

Buses are often the most reliable form of transport in the city - though make sure to use the famous London Underground train network when in the capital, so you can experience the world’s first underground metro system.

Many of the UK’s major cities - London, Manchester, and Liverpool - offer bike sharing programs for the public. Make sure to adhere to road bike rules and use cycle lanes.

Bike Sharing Apps and Programmes:

  • Santander Cycles: London
  • Bee Network: Manchester
  • Beryl: Birmingham
  • Citybike: Liverpool
  • JustEat Cycles: Edinburgh
  • Citycard Cycles: Nottingham

How to get from the airport to the city

The UK’s largest airport is London Heathrow Airport (LHR). The majority of international airlines will fly to and from there.

The easiest way to get to central London from the airport is to use the Heathrow Express, a frequent train service that will take you to Paddington Station.

Most major UK airports will have designated bus or train services that take passengers to the nearest city. If you find yourself arriving at an awkward time, then taxi services are always a valuable resource.

Airport name
Biggest city nearby
Mode of transport
Price per person
London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
  • Heathrow Express train service
  • National express coach
  • London underground
  • 15 minutes
  • 40-80 minutes
  • 60 minutes
  • €30
  • From €7
  • From €4
Manchester Airport (MAN)
  • By train
  • By bus 43 or 103
  • 15 minutes
  • 45 minutes
  • €4
  • €4
Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
  • Airlink Bus 100
  • Tram
  • 25 minutes
  • €5
  • €8
Birmingham Airport (BHX)
  • Bus X1, X12, 75 and 75A
  • Train
  • 35 minutes
  • 40 minutes
  • €3.5
  • €5

Plan your trip to the United Kingdom

Must-have British local apps

  • Deliveroo — food delivery service
  • Uber — car-sharing service
  • Citymapper — bus and train schedules all over the UK
  • Frugl — best deals for free or low-cost things to do across the UK

Other useful things to know before your trip to the UK

Socket type

UK uses three pin plug system - adapters can be purchased easily upon arrival if necessary.

plug type E -- two round pins and a hole for the socket's male earthing pin

UK currency

Pound sterling (GBP)

UK exchange rate

1 GBP is €1.19

1 GBP is $1.21

Time zone

GMT +2

UK time zone

The UK changes civil time twice a year. Clocks advance one hour during British Summer Time (UTC+01:00) and revert to UTC+00:00 at the end of October.

Learn more about COVID-19 restrictions in United Kingdom in our dedicated Stories article.

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