Travel Guide For Irish People Travelling to London -Part II


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Travel Guide For Irish People Travelling to London -Part II

  1. 1. Travel Guide From Ireland to London Part II : Airport and Ferry Connections
  2. 2. Airport Transfer-Getting into London from Airports London city is well connected with its airports via buses, coaches, trains, tubes, and taxis. Choose from any of these for your travel from the airport: • National Express Most relaxing way to travel between airports and the city, National Express coaches provide direct connection to various parts of London. These coaches are fast, frequent, and great value for money to travel into the city. You can even avail their special Heathrow Hotel Hoppa service, providing you a quick transfer to hotels near London Heathrow for just £4 one way.
  3. 3. • Buses You will find low floor buses in London, making it easier for you to board. For information related to bus routes and timetables from Heathrow to the main city, visit Transport for London website. • Trains Heathrow Express and Heathrow Connect are two express trains from the Heathrow to main city. Heathrow Express has a non-stop service every 15-minute, seven days a week. You can board this train from Heathrow Terminals 1, 3, and 5 to travel to London Paddington Station. Heathrow Connect is available from Terminals 1, 2, and 3, connecting the airport with London Paddington Station. Gatwick Express connects Gatwick Airport Terminals with London Victoria Station, usually taking 30 minutes to travel. Stansted Express train service is a convenient transportation mode to travel to London Liverpool Street Station within 45 minutes.
  4. 4. • Tubes All terminals of Heathrow are well connected with frequent services from the Piccadilly Line. Three stations at Heathrow are located between Terminals 1, 2, and 3, while stations for Terminals 4 and 5 lie in the basement. It takes around 50 minutes from the airport to travel to Piccadilly on these trains. • Taxi Hiring a taxi in London can be expensive, but it is one of the comfortable and hassle-free travel options in the capital. From the airport, it takes approximately an hour to city centre and costs around £45 and £70.
  5. 5. Ferry Connections London is easy to access by road from major England ports. The main city is located just few hours drive from major Ferry Ports, such as Harwich, Dover, Newhaven, Ramsgate, and Folkestone. Regular ferries between Ireland and London are available from Dublin-Holyhead and Dun Laoghaire-Holyhead. These ferry routes have high-speed vessels along with normal ferry services too. Stena Line and Irish Ferries operate regular ferry services from Dublin Ferry Port to England’s key Ferry Ports. Book your ferry online on their websites to travel to and from Ireland. The ferry journey from Dublin takes around two hours in high-speed vessels, while on traditional ferries, it can take a little more than three hours. • Note: All ferries on this route provide essential facilities to cater to their disabled travellers. Contact individual companies and operators for more details.
  6. 6. How to Travel from Ferry Port to London • By Trains You will find frequent train services from UK ports to London. From Folkestone, Dover, Newhaven, and Ramsgate ferry ports, you can take trains until London’s Victoria Station. Train services from Harwich terminate at Liverpool Street Station. You can even get into trains from Holyhead to London Euston Station and Fishguard to London Paddington Station. • Sail Rail Welsh national train company, Arriva provides you a special Sail Rail package, including a ferry crossing from Dublin and rail transport to London and Wales. Just book a ferry service from Dublin Ferry Port to Holyhead. From Holyhead, take a rail service to any station in London and Wales. London Euston rail service is the quickest one, which takes only 4 hours to reach from Holyhead. The train from Fishguard Harbour to London Euston takes around five and half hours. This Sail Rail package is available everyday, morning, afternoon, and evening.
  7. 7. • By Car or Bike It is easy to reach London using UK’s motorway network. You can bring your own car or bike via ferry to UK seaports. From these ports, drive down to London city. But, driving to London from ports require some legal agreements, which include: • You must have a valid driving licence from outside UK for up to 12 months from the time of arrival • Have adequate travel and vehicle insurance (For more details, visit Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency website) • Wear seatbelts • Do not drive using a hand-held mobile phone • Wear helmet while driving a motorbike • Do not drive under the influence of alcohol • Obtain a copy of Highway Code from Tourist Information Centres or local bookshops
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  9. 9. Contact Info Telephone: +44 (0) 207 828 3276 Fax: +44 (0) 207 834 5157 Email: Address: 57, Greencoat Place London, SW1P 1DS United Kingdom.