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01.01.2021

Prices for transport in London in UK

How to get to Heathrow Airport

By subway

Travel time is 50 minutes. Piccadilly line

  • Fare if you buy a single ticket 8,5 USD = 6 GBP
  • If using Oyster during rush hours 7,2 USD = 5.1 GBP
  • When using Oyster outside of rush hours 4,4 USD = 3.1 GBP

Heathrow Express High Speed ​​Train

Travel time 15 minutes, Price 31 - 35,3 USD = 22 - 25 GBP depending on the time of day

Taxi

Travel time is about 50 minutes. The fare 70,5 - 84,6 USD = 50 - 60 GBP depending on the point in London and traffic congestion.

You can view prices and book a ride to the airport with the international online service KiwiTaxi

Official website of the Airport Heathrow

London Public Transport

Public transport in London is very well developed ; you can get by public transport to almost any part of the city. There are metro, trams, commuter trains (London Overground), waterbus (more for tourists), and a large number of different buses.

At the same time, there are often traffic jams on the roads, in which you can stuck for several hours, and the metro is overcrowded and constantly breaks down and the interval of movement is lost. Almost everyone is forced to use public transport because of the paid entrance to the city center and the lack of parking.

You can buy one-time tickets for each type of transport or use Oyster (plastic card for any transport), as well as Travel card (travel card).

Single tickets

The whole of Greater London is divided into 6 main metro zones. The metro is very ramified - 12 lines, and it covers almost the entire city. The cost of the trip is calculated depending on the zone and time of travel. The most expensive - the first zone, includes the city center and the largest number of tourist attractions. Examples of prices for travel by metro and other transport:

  • One-time travel by metro 1-2 zone 6,9 USD = 4.90 GBP
  • A single bus ride, regardless of distance, costs 3,4 USD = 2.4 GBP
  • Train travel to the terminal station from central London can cost around 14,1 USD = 10 GBP
  • Travel by tourist waterbus 8,5 USD = 6 GBP

One-time purchases are not very profitable, they are more expensive and each time you need to buy a new ticket.

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Oyster

Oyster is a plastic card used to pay for public transport in London. You can pay with Oyster on the metro, buses, trams, some trains, and get a discount on river transport. When paid by Oyster, tickets are much cheaper, about 2 times. The card is applied at the entrance and exit from the metro to a special reader with an icon. If you forgot to validate when leaving, a fine is automatically applied. Oyster can operate in Pay As You Go and Travel Card mode. If the travel card for the desired trip is not valid, then the trip will be paid at a one-time rate (Pay As You Go).

Operations with the card (replenishment, viewing balance, recording travel passes) are carried out in special machines with a sign, machines are in the subway or shops Unused money can be returned. Deposit for the card 7,1 USD = 5. GBP the deposit can be returned by returning the card. The London Underground has rush hours from 06:30 to 09:30 and from 16:00 to 19:00 from Monday to Friday. During peak hours, tickets are more expensive (only if paid by Oyster, single tickets are equally expensive).

The Oyster card is valid on the railway only within the London areas except (Heathrow Express, Gatwick Express, Stansted Express, Heathrow Connect between Heathrow and Hayes & Harlington). For all other stations outside London, you need to buy a separate ticket online /machine /ticket office.

All detailed information about Oyster can be read on the official website in English oyster.tfl.gov. uk

Examples of Oyster Metro fares

  • 1-2 zone 4,1 USD = 2.90 GBP rush hour, non-rush 3,4 USD = 2.40 GBP
  • 6 zone 7,2 USD = 5.1 GBP at rush hour regular time 4,4 USD = 3.1 GBP

Oyster Bus and Tram Fares

  • Single trip with the right to transfer within an hour 2,1 USD = 1.50 GBP
  • 1 Day Bus Pass 6,3 USD = 4.50 GBP
  • 1-Day Bus and Tram Pass 7,1 USD = 5 GBP
  • Weekly pass 29,9 USD = 21.20 GBP

Travelcard

It is a travel card for all red buses, trams, metro, electric trains. The cost of a Travelcard is determined by the tariff zones in which you plan to travel by metro and electric trains. The more tariff zones you want to cover, the more expensive the Travelcard is. But buses can move around any area. Travelcard can be purchased separately (plastic card) or enabled Travel card mode on Oyster.

Examples of prices for travel in London with Travelcard

  • Zones 1-4 for 1 day 19 USD = 13.50 GBP
  • Zones 1-2 for 7 days 50,8 USD = 36. GBP
  • Zones 1-4 for 7 days 73,2 USD = 51.9 GBP

Travelcard does NOT work on:

  • Suburban and intercity buses
  • Tourist buses
  • Stansted Express, Gatwick Express and Heathrow Express trains, and Heathrow Connect between Heathrow Airport and Hayes & Harlington.

Taxi rates in London

In London there are "branded" black taxis - Black Cabs, as well as private taxis and taxi companies. A black cab is more expensive than a regular taxi.

Black cab fares

The cost of the trip is calculated based on the distance, travel time and time of day. Here are examples of prices:

  • 5 - 15 minutes drive 8,5 - 14,1 USD = 6 - 10 GBP
  • 10 - 20 minutes 14,1 - 21,2 USD = 10 - 15 GBP
  • 30 - 40 minutes 35,3 - 43,7 USD = 25 - 31 GBP

Sample Uber Rates

  • Vehicle delivery 3,5 USD = 2.50 GBP
  • Per minute in a traffic jam 0,17 USD = 0.12 GBP
  • Per mile 1,8 USD = 1.28 GBP

Examples of regular taxi rides and prices

  • From Heathrow Airport to Central London 70,5 - 84,6 USD = 50 - 60. GBP
  • from Liverpool Street Station London to Victoria Station London 20 min 7 km 22,6 USD = 16 GBP
  • From paddington station to Victoria Station 10 min 5 km 14,1 USD = 10 GBP

I recommend using less expensive Uber taxi

Bike rental in London

There are automatic bike rentals in London Santander Cycles Payment by credit card at payment terminals near bike parking.

Single trip prices

  • First 30 minutes 1,4 USD = 1 GBP
  • Every additional 30 min. 1,4 USD = 1 GBP
  • 24 hours 14,1 USD = 10 GBP

Monthly subscription

  • Payment 14,1 USD = 10 GBP per month
  • The first 30 minutes of the trip are FREE
  • Every additional 30 min. 0,71 USD = 0.50 GBP
  • 24 hours 7,1 USD = 5 GBP

There are also rental points for road and mountain bikes, as well as hybrid electric bicycles. Price from 14,1 USD = 10 GBP per day

Choose a bike rental in conveniently using the service Bikesbooking.com

Rent a car in London and Britain

Car rental cost

Examples of prices from international car rental companies when booking 1 month in advance for a period of 10 days.

  • Citroen C4, MT 30,3 USD = 25 EUR
  • Skoda Octavia, MT 43,6 USD = 36 EUR

For full insurance without a deductible, additional payment 12,1 USD = 10 EUR per day

Compare car rental prices at various rental companies and book a car with the world’s largest international service Rentalcars

Toll Entry to London

  • Entry into central London between 7:00 am and 6:00 pm on weekdays is 16,2 USD = 11.5 GBP per day.
  • For entry to the center of cars with a gasoline engine below the environmental standard "Euro-4" and a diesel engine below "Euro-6" 17,6 USD = 12.5 GBP per day.

Toll roads

In the UK, some tunnels and bridges are toll, there is also one toll highway. Price examples:

  • One-time passage under the English Channel (Eurotunnel from England to France) 111,4 USD = 79 GBP
  • Round-trip travel under the English Channel with return within 2 days 32,4 USD = 23 GBP
  • Round-trip under the English Channel with return within 5 days 83,2 USD = 59 GBP
  • All other UK toll tunnels and bridges 3,5 USD = 2.5 GBP
  • Access the M6 ​​(north of Birmingham) 9,5 USD = 6.7 GBP

Gasoline prices

  • RON-95 1,6 USD = 1.15 GBP
  • Diesel 1,7 USD = 1.22 GBP

London parking fees

The cost of street parking in London depends on the distance from the city center. Often there is a limitation - the maximum time is 4 hours. A multiplying factor is also applied for diesel cars manufactured before 2015. Examples of prices:

  • Parking in the center for 1 hour 6,9 USD = 4.9 GBP
  • Parking in the center for an "old" diesel car for 1 hour 10,4 USD = 7.35 GBP
  • Off-center parking 3,5 USD = 2.5 GBP

UK state parking site with rates www.westminster.gov.uk

There are also underground private parking lots, examples of prices:

  • 1 hour 4,9 USD = 3.50 GBP
  • Day 49,4 USD = 35 GBP
  • Night 19,8 USD = 14 GBP
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Coaches and trains from London

Examples of prices for intercity trains

  • London - Paris 121,1 - 181,6 USD = 100 - 150 EUR on the way 2.5 hours
  • London - Liverpool 66,6 - 90,8 USD = 55 - 75 EUR on the way 2.5 hours
  • London - Manchester from 48,4 USD = 40 EUR on the way 2 hours
  • London - Edinburgh from 72,7 USD = 60 EUR on the way 4.5-5.5 hours
  • London - Oxford 14,5 - 182,8 USD = 12 - 151 EUR hour on the way
  • London - Windsor 14,5 USD = 12 EUR

Examples of prices for intercity buses

  • London - Liverpool 24,2 - 30,3 USD = 20 - 25 EUR on the way 6 hours
  • London - Manchester from 21,2 - 28,9 USD = 15 - 20.5 GBP hours on the way
  • London - Edinburgh from 49,4 - 56,4 USD = 35 - 40 GBP on the way 9 hours
  • London - Oxford 143,2 USD = 101.5 GBP hours en route

Websites for buying tickets

All UK trains on this site thetrainline.com

Low-cost bus company for transfers between cities uk.megabus.com

You have an opportunity to see all possible options for traveling between European cities by bus or by train with the popular service Omio.com

Read my review of useful websites to choose the right means of transport for your travel

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