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Transport Price Comparisons from London

Average prices for travelling from London to major European cities by trains, buses or flying.


*These prices were taken as an average from the last 3 months and note that some require a change

Quick Guide: Travelling to London

Public transport: €7
Top Attraction: Big Ben
Best Season: Spring
Travel by Bus: 10h*
Travel by Train: 2h8m*
Travel by Plane: 1h30m*

*Times were taken as an average from Europe to London and note that some require a change


Free things to do in London

Broadway Market

Broadway Market, in London's east end, is the closest you're gonna get to the traditional cockey wheeler and dealers of London! Though, in recent years the hoards of hipsters have taken over meaning you'll find your quinoa salads and chai seed puddngs along side stands that have been there every week since the 70's. Its also super close to Regents canal which is great for a stroll in the sun and people watching.

Somerset House

Built in 1775, this multi-purpose art gallery has everything from a posh restaurant, out door cafe to a grand water fountain on the grounds. Aside from hosting some of the finest peices of art in the UK, the Somerset house is also the venue for numerous seasonal events all through out the year; including open air cinemas in the summer and an ice rink in the winter.

London Fields

Perhaps not Londons most beautiful park, the atmosphere and surrounding areas of London Field more than make up for this. London Fields is perfect for those wanting a relaxing day of merely drinking and having a picnic. Its also within the vicinity of loads of great old man pubs.


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Local Time 06:53
Pound sterling
Population 7,500,000
Region Greater London
Languages English

How expensive is London?

An Average Meal

An average meal in a restaurant in London costs 23.5% more than in the rest of the country.


Prices in London are on average 18.4% higher than in the other cities in United Kingdom.

Public Transport

Public transport in London costs around 16.6% more than national average.

A Night in a Hotel

A night in a hotel in London is about 4.2% less expensive on average than in the rest of United Kingdom.

Travelling to London

London Heathrow airport is located about 22km (14 miles) west of Central London. The Heathrow Express offers the fastest connection to London Paddington . The London Underground is also available from the airport, and the Piccadilly Line takes about 1 hour to get you to of from the city centre. National Express also offers coaches from Heathrow Airport to London Victoria station in Central London.

From Gatwick Airport the Gatwick Express train offers a direct service between to London Victoria. Thameslink and Southern also run regional train services to London Bridge, London Victoria and Clapham Junction. National Express offer a coach service from the airport to London Victoria that takes around 1.5 hours.

Stanstead is located 48 km (30 mi) northeast of Central London in Essex. The Stanstead Express offers the quickest journey to central London, calling at Stratford and Liverpool Street Station. National Express runs a coach service from Stansted to both Stratford and Liverpool Street Station as well.

London St Pancras International is home to train providers Eurostar, Southeastern, East Midlands Trains, Thameslink, and the London Underground. The station is served by London Underground trains at King’s Cross St. Pancras Station, which combines St Pancras with neighbouring station King’s Cross. A large number of London Buses also stop outside the station or next door.

London Euston serves as a central London hub with its connections by bus, coach, underground, overground and national rail services. The London Underground Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Victoria Line, Metropolitan Line and both branches of the Northern Line (Charing Cross and Bank) stop at Euston station. The London Overground to Watford Junction also stops here.

Main rail providers for Paddington station are First Great Western, Chiltern, Heathrow Express, and Heathrow Connect. Paddington is located in Zone 1 of London, making it very central. It is connected to the London Underground on the Bakerloo Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Circle Line and the District Line. Many bus routes also pass by the station.

The London Victoria Coach Station is the largest coach station in London, and was opened near Victoria Station and Buckingham Palace in 1932. The station serves long distance coach journeys (both domestic and international). Major bus providers found at the station are National Express, Eurolines, Ecolines, iDBUS, Megabus, Evan Evans, David Urquhart, Interbus Kosice, Premium Tours, and Sindbad. The coach station is adjacent to Victoria Station and Victoria Bus Station (approximately 300 metres away), providing transport connections via London Buses, National Rail, and the London Underground Victoria Line, District Line and Circle Line.

Getting Around London

London has one of the oldest, most extensive and famous public transport systems in the world. Transport for London (TfL) oversees the London Underground, London Overground, London Buses, Dockland Light Rail, and London Rail. Annually, the TfL estimates that 1.265 billion passengers travel on the London Underground alone, and around half of all bus trips in the UK take place on London transport. An essential way to get around, there are 9 zones in total, with buses, tubes, overground, DLR and national rail services connecting the entire Greater London area.

Cycling is growing in popularity and while in London you will see hundreds of cyclists everyday, but it still can be dangerous due to all the traffic. High visibility gear and a helmet is always recommended.

Taxis are very common, and are an iconic part of London. The infamous black cabs can be hailed if their light on top is light up. Black cabbies are some of the most knowledgeable when it comes to the streets of London, as they have to take a qualification exam about all the streets and routes across the capital in order to be licensed.

Walking is an essential way to explore the capital, and there are many sidewalks and parks to walk through - but always be careful when crossing busy streets as crossing lights change quickly and most cars do not give pedestrians the right of way.

Popular Journeys to London

via Harrogate, Station Parade London, Victoria Coach Station
duration: 05:35 hrs
first: 17:35
last: 07:05
earliest: 23:10
last: 12:40
  • Harrogate, Station Parade
  • London, Victoria Coach Station


11/05/2016 17:35 - 23:10 £24.28
12/05/2016 08:05 - 14:20 £27.44
14/05/2016 17:35 - 23:10 £17.20
15/05/2016 22:20 - 06:20 £27.26
16/05/2016 06:25 - 12:40 £27.26
18/05/2016 17:35 - 23:10 £17.20
19/05/2016 08:05 - 14:20 £24.56
26/05/2016 17:35 - 23:10 £16.55
27/05/2016 08:05 - 14:20 £22.94
28/05/2016 07:05 - 12:40 £23.08
via Harrogate York London Kings Cross
duration: 02:59 hrs
first: 13:33
last: 13:33
earliest: 16:32
last: 16:32
  • Harrogate
  • York
  • London Kings Cross


29/11/2015 13:33 - 16:32 £63.30
via Leeds/Bradford London Heathrow
duration: 02:00 hrs
first: 08:35
last: 14:45
earliest: 10:45
last: 16:55
  • Leeds/Bradford
  • London Heathrow


11/05/2016 08:35 - 10:45 £83.44
14/05/2016 08:35 - 10:45 £58.57
15/05/2016 18:25 - 20:25 £58.58
18/05/2016 18:25 - 20:25 £53.16
26/05/2016 13:30 - 15:40 £54.76
27/05/2016 13:30 - 15:40 £53.15
04/06/2016 14:45 - 16:55 £53.50
via St Albans London, Victoria Coach Station
duration: 02:41 hrs
first: 04:29
last: 04:29
earliest: 07:50
last: 07:50
  • St Albans
  • London, Victoria Coach Station


20/05/2016 04:29 - 07:50 £17.31
21/05/2016 04:29 - 07:15 £17.31
25/05/2016 19:39 - 22:20 £17.31
26/05/2016 04:29 - 07:50 £17.31
via St Albans London St Pancras
duration: 00:20 hrs
first: 10:02
last: 10:02
earliest: 10:22
last: 10:22
  • St Albans
  • London St Pancras


15/10/2015 10:02 - 10:22 £13.20
via Sunderland, Park Lane London, Victoria Coach Station
duration: 07:20 hrs
first: 23:00
last: 23:00
earliest: 06:20
last: 06:20
  • Sunderland, Park Lane
  • London, Victoria Coach Station


16/11/2015 23:00 - 06:20 £34.89
16/11/2015 23:00 - 06:20 £34.97
26/11/2015 09:35 - 17:35 £14.44
01/12/2015 23:00 - 06:20 £14.52
13/12/2015 07:35 - 14:55 £14.52
08/01/2016 23:00 - 06:20 £10.85
via Sunderland Newcastle Metro Newcastle London Kings Cross
duration: 03:53 hrs
first: 18:22
last: 18:22
earliest: 22:15
last: 22:15
  • Sunderland
  • Newcastle Metro
  • Newcastle
  • London Kings Cross


13/11/2015 18:22 - 22:15 £76.39
via Leeds/Bradford London Heathrow
duration: 02:00 hrs
first: 18:25
last: 14:45
earliest: 20:25
last: 16:55
  • Leeds/Bradford
  • London Heathrow


11/05/2016 18:25 - 20:25 £95.89
12/05/2016 08:35 - 10:45 £81.28
13/05/2016 18:25 - 20:25 £81.28
14/05/2016 08:35 - 10:45 £70.93
15/05/2016 08:35 - 10:45 £58.95
16/05/2016 18:30 - 20:30 £58.58
17/05/2016 18:25 - 20:25 £60.17
19/05/2016 08:35 - 10:45 £53.15
20/05/2016 13:30 - 15:40 £53.50
21/05/2016 14:45 - 16:55 £53.15