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Why Travel around the UK? Where to stay once you arrive
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Why Travel around the UK?

You'll be missing out if you only see London!

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  • The UK is also famous for Northern England's friendly people and great nightclubs, South West England's coastline and slower pace, Scotland's Edinburgh festival and culture, the rolling green fields and beaches of Wales, and the hospitality and beauty of the Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland
  • It's quick, cheap and easy to get around!
Where to stay once you arrive : top
Types of Transport : top
  • Fly :
    Budget airlines offer great value tickets if you book online in advance. Prices generally start from £35 ($50 USD) each way.
  • By train :
    If you want to travel to and from city centres, and enjoy the views in comfort on the way, the train may be your best option. Unlimited travel rail passes for 2 weeks generally start at £175 ($250 USD) for the UK, and £240 ($345 USD) for mainland Europe.
  • By Coach :
    Often the cheapest but slowest form of transport, 2-week coach passes generally start at £145 ($210 USD) for the UK, and £120 ($170 USD) for mainland Europe.
  • By Car :
    If you're over 21 with a driving license, you can enjoy the freedom of traveling by car from only around £10 ($15 USD) per day.
  • By Ferry :
    The short trip by sea from the UK to Ireland or to mainland Europe can be made from as little as £20 ($30 USD) each way.
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Air Travel - Flights : top

Budget airlines to and from the UK:

  • Easyjet:
    Flights are cheaper the earlier you book. They run within the UK and to and from the following destinations: Aberdeen, Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Belfast, Edinburgh, Geneva, Glasgow, Inverness, Liverpool, London, Madrid, Malaga, Nice, Palma and Zurich
  • BMI:
    Flights are cheaper the earlier you book. They run within the UK and to and from the following destinations: Berlin, Bordeaux, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Gerona, Helsinki, Jerez, La Rochele, London, Lyons, Marseille, Milan, Montpellier, Murcia, Paris, Poitiers, Toulouse and Vienna
  • Ryan Air:
    Flights are cheaper the earlier you book. They run within the UK and to and from the following destinations: Aarhus, Alghero, Ancona, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Biarritz, Brescia, Brussels, Toulouse, Cardiff, Cork, Derry, Dublin, Esbjerg, Frankfurt, London, Genoa, Glasgow, Gothenburg, Hamburg, Kerry, Knock, Leeds, Liverpool, Malmo, Manchester, Nimes, Oslo, Paris, Perpignan, Pescara, Pisa, Rimini, Salzburg, Shannon, St. Etienne, Stockholm Teesside, Trieste, and Venice.
Rail Travel - Trains : top
  • British Rail passes :
    For passes that must be bought before you arrive in the UK, to cover the following regions: All of Britain, all of Britain and all parts of Ireland plus one round ferry trip, all of Britain, plus one round trip on Eurostar (Channel Tunnel) to Paris. London underground and bus passes are also available
  • European Rail passes :
    This agency sells rail passes for travel within the UK as well as to and from most European countries
  • British Rail passes :
    Americans can buy rail passes online for Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) at this site
  • Eurostar :
    For the fastest rail connections to and from the following cities:
    Ashford, Amsterdam, the Alps, Bordeaux, Bruges, Brussels, Calais, Lille, London, Loire region, Lyon, and Paris
  • Public Transport Information - Rail :
    This is the rail page of a website that covers all travel by rail, air, coach, bus, ferry, metro and tram within the UK, (including the Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Northern Ireland). All rail, ferry and coach travel between the UK and mainland Europe is also covered
  • UK Travel Hotline :
    Timetable information for buses, coaches and trains for England, Wales and Scotland. Service available everywhere between 0800 and 2000 daily (UK times) Tel: +44 (0)870 608 2 608
  • London Travel Hotline :
    Information on rail and bus passes in London, book online or contact your local sales agent. For London transport enquiries call +44 (0) 207 7222 1234.
By Road - Coach Travel : top
  • Local UK Coach Travel :
    Links to sites of local coach operators within the UK
  • UK National Express Coaches and Eurolines :
    Purchase student and under 26 discount cards and book a coach online within the UK, and between the UK and the following destinations: The Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Denmark, Hungary, Italy, France, Czech Republic and Poland. Unlimited travel passes for the UK or Europe are also featured.
  • EuroBus Express :
    Send a booking request for a coach within the UK, and between the UK and the following destinations: Brussels, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hamburg, Hamilton, Hannover, Kosice, Moscow, Poland, Prague, Scotland and Smolensk
  • Acorn International :
    Official site for coaches between the UK and Poland
  • Expresruten :
    The official Danish site (in Danish) for coaches between the UK and Denmark
  • Kingscourt Express :
    Official site for coaches between the UK and the Czech Republic
  • UK Travel Hotline :
    Timetable information for buses, coaches and trains for England, Wales and Scotland. Service available between 0800 and 2000 daily (UK times) Tel: +44 (0)870 608 2 608
By Road - Car Travel : top
  • EasyRentACar :
    Great value car rentals to and from cities in the UK, Netherlands, Spain and France with online booking.
  • Holiday Autos :
    Worldwide car rentals with online booking.
  • Autos Abroad :
    Worldwide car rentals with a telephone hotline or an enquiry form to reserve your car.
By Water - Ferry / Boat Travel : top
  • Irish Ferries
    Book online and find routes, timetables and fares with Irish Ferries. Ferries run between the UK (Holyhead and Penbrooke) and Ireland (Dublin and Rosslare); the UK (Portsmouth, Folkestone, Dover, and Hull) and France (Roscoff, St. Malo, Cherbourg, Cane, Le Havre, Calais) or the Netherlands (Zeebrugge, Rotterdam) and between Ireland (Dublin and Rosslare) and France (Roscoff, Cherbourg).
  • Hoverspeed
    Hoverspeed has 16 daily departures between the UK (Dover, Newhaven) and Belgium (Ostend) or France (Calais and Dieppe). Book online and find out all you need to know about car import fares, special offers, schedules and online maps
  • P&O Portsmouth
    Up to 58 sailings per week between the UK (Portsmouth) and France (Le Havre and Cherbourg) or Spain (Bilbao). View the site in English, French, German or Dutch and book cross channel and European ferry tickets online
  • AFerry
    Get the low down on freight, bookings, group travel and onboard services between the UK (Dover) and France (Calais).
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