For thisproject,I’mresponsible forgatheringandputtingtogetherinformationtofind youthe cheapest
wayto travel to and stayin Londonfor a conference. Thisistakingplace onthe lastThursdayand Fridayof
April inthe Excel centre inLondon.For myresearch,I have to find youthree differenthotelsandprices,as
well asfindinformationtodeterminewhetherit’scheaper foryou totravel bycar, busor train.
Departs 11:15 Swansea, Quadrant Bus Station
Arrives 16:05 London, Victoria Coach Station
Departs 10:00 London, Victoria Coach Station
Arrives 14:35 Swansea, Quadrant Bus Station
Swansea – London Paddington. Departing 13:28 - £19.50
London Paddington – Swansea. Departing 21:15 - £24.00
Thisimage showspricesof petrol intendifferentpetrolstationsthroughout Swansea.
Thisimage showshandworkingsIusedto workout the average petrol price,meanpetrol price andthe range
of petrol prices.There wasnomiddle numberandno1 numberappearedmore oftensothere wasnomedian
Thisimage showsworkingsoutIdid towork outwhichcar wouldbe cheapertouse to get to London.The
twocars chosenwere a5 door FordMondeo (regMarch 2014) and a 5 door 1.6 Peugeot407 saloon(reg
March 2014). I had to findthe LPG of bothcars, and thenusingthe average price of petrol Ihad to workout
whichcar could doa 390 mile roundtripusingthe leastfuel.Goingbymyworkings,Iworkedoutthat the
cheapercar to run wouldbe the Peugeot.
Thismap whichistakenfrom Google mapsshows the distance neededtotravel togetto the conference.The
map showsthatthe Excel Centre is195 milesfromSwansea.Thismeansthatthe overall journeywill be a390
Prince Regent Hotel Excel London:
Price for 3 nights - £667.80
Thismap has beentakenfromGoogle mapsandshowsthe distance fromthe hotel to the Excel centre.This
showsthe route that can be takenbycar, althoughittakesaround 10 minutestowalk.
Price for 3 nights - £194.85
Thismap showsthe distance betweenthe hotel andthe Excel centre.Thishotel ischeaperbutisabit further
away.It takesaround17 minutestodrive to the Centre fromthe hotel.
Premier Inn London Docklands:
Price for 3 nights - £477.00
Thismap showsthat thisisthe closesthotel tothe centre.The Excel centre iswithina 5 minute walking
distance of the hotel.
Thischart showsthe differentpricesandzonesforthe Londonunderground.The pricesIhave highlighted
are forzones1-3. Ticketsfor thiszone are able to get youfromLondonPaddingtontothe excel centre.The
ticketsare able to be usedthroughoutthe dayof purchase and will cost£6.40 a day.
Companypolicyallowsfor£100 of expensesperday.At the most,youwill be there for2 full daysand 2 half
days.Thiswill equate to£300 worthof expenses.Expenseswouldcover4days worthof Undergroundfares
comingto £25.60. Foodand drinkswill alsobe included.
For your journey to London, I recommend that it is better to drive as it will be easier for you to get around. The best
company car for this journey would be the 5 door1.6 Peugeot407 saloon(regMarch 2014). This car is a better
choice than a FordMondeo as petrol costsare £6 cheaper.
The hotel youwill be stayingatwill be the PremierInnLondonDocklands. Thisisaconvenienthotel asitis
onlya 5 minute walktothe Centre meaningyouwill notneedtospendanymore ontravel costs.
You will notneedtoworryabout usingthe LondonUnderground.Thisisdue to the hotel beingonlya5
minute walkfromthe Centre.If forwhateverreasonyouneedtogosomewhere abitfurther,youwill be able
to drive asyou will have acar.
You will be travellingtoLondononWednesdayafternoon (23RD
April) whichisthe daybefore the conference.
Due to the timingof the conference,itwillbe easierforyouto travel backon Saturdaymorning (26th
opposedtoFridaynight.Thismeansthatyou will be spendingtwofull daysandtwohalf daysat the
The company policy indicates thatyouare allowed£100-a-daywhichmeansthatyouroverall allowance for
thistripwill be £300.
The total breakdownof spendingforthistripcan be foundina table below.Below the table isapie chart
showingthe breakdownof costsinpercentages.
Travel - car Hotel Underground Expenses Total
£28.62 £477.00 £0 £300 £865.62
Travel - Car