How to Reach London, United Kingdom

The Easiest Way to Reach London


  • By Air: London being an extremely popular city is obviously well connected by road, railways and airways. The London Heathrow Airport boasts of being able to cater to the largest number of international passengers every year.
  • By Train: London is well connected to the other cities in England by rail system that is extremely efficient. Also, it is the best way to commute around London as you get to see beautiful landscapes and sceneries.


  • By Car: Hiring a car in London might not be the best idea. It is rather expensive and besides, there is hardly ever any parking space. It might be much better to just walk around as many attractions are within walking distance of each other. You can plan a nice walking tour in London.
  • By Bus: There is also 24 hour bus service. The public transport system is extremely reliable and well-planned so you can count on it.
  • By Cycle: If you are a fitness-freak, cycling might also be a good option for you. Cycling is slowly becoming very popular as a fast and cheap method of transportation in London.
  • By Tube: You should include in your London trip planner a ride in the London Tube. Easy to travel by, you won't have to worry about getting lost as routes are well planned and available on the London Tube map.

You can also opt for a tour which will take you around the famous places to go in London by bus or try the London Pass.

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Modes of Transportation in London

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in London. The most preferred mode of transport in London is Train/Metro.

Average distance: 16.79 km Average time: 47.74 min

  • Train/Metro 41.22%
    Train 37.04 min Walking 11.15 min Waiting 6.52 min Bus 2.31 min Tram 0.37 min Other 0.28 min Overall average time for 21.37 kms 57.67 min
  • Car 12.98%
    Driving 46.41 min Walking 1.29 min Overall average time for 24.19 kms 47.71 min
  • Bike 9.16%
    Bike 30.67 min Other 0.42 min Walking 0.08 min Overall average time for 9.31 kms 31.17 min
  • Tram/Streetcar 0.76%
    Tram 56 min Walking 30 min Overall average time for 17.7 kms 86 min
  • Walking 16.03%
    Walking 22.52 min Train 4.33 min Waiting 1.24 min Other 0.29 min Bus 0.24 min Overall average time for 4.73 kms 28.62 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 10.69%
    Bus 35.29 min Walking 7.93 min Waiting 5.5 min Train 1.79 min Overall average time for 15.02 kms 50.5 min
  • Motorbike 1.53%
    Motorbike 40 min Walking 1.5 min Overall average time for 13.52 kms 41.5 min

How to Reach London from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Northampton to London 67.09 km 51 mins
Cambridge to London 89.41 km 47 mins
Oxford to London 101.09 km 56 mins
Birmingham to London 180.56 km 1 hour 22 mins
Nottingham to London 202.24 km 1 hour 32 mins
Weymouth to London 228.09 km 2 hours 55 mins
Chester to London 286.44 km 1 hour 59 mins
Manchester to London 293.87 km 2 hours 3 mins
Leeds to London 297.59 km 2 hours 8 mins
Liverpool to London 309.55 km 2 hours 11 mins
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