Getting around Britain

Getting around Britain

Explore your transport options

Whether you're travelling on foot, by car, bus, taxi or train we can help you find your way easily from city to city, airport to station or restaurant to hotel, as well as providing you with essential information on how to use these services in Britain.


Domestic flights

Flying is a great time-saving alternative to road or rail when it comes to travelling around Britain. Domestic flights are fast and frequent and there are airports across Britain operating domestic routes.

Using public transport

Public transport

Travelling by rail in Britain

Britain's rail network is modern and efficient. It covers all the main cities as well as smaller...

Public Transport

Bus & coach

If time isn't the most important factor then travelling by bus or coach is the best and most...

Public transport

London Transport

Bus, train, tube, you name it, London has it - public transport in London is the cheapest and most...

Public transport

Taxis

Taxis are a really convenient way to travel short distances as your driver will take you directly...

Access or disabled needs

If you’re coming to Britain and have access or disabled needs check the link below to find out more about transport options.

Other ways to see Britain

Cruise around Britain

With Britain’s coastline exceeding 12,000 kilometres it’s no surprise that cruising around these islands is becoming an increasingly popular choice.

Cycling

Britain is one of the best places in the world to see by bike. It’s small enough to cross comfortably in a week so cycling holidays are a great way to sightsee. Its hills are challenging without being intimidating and its remarkably varied landscapes mean that the scenery is constantly changing.

Car hire

Hiring a car is a great way to travel around Britain at your own pace. You can use one for your whole visit or for a short part of it.

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  • Culture
    • Shakespeare in the RSC Source:© marpete, Flickr
      Writers and poets

      Britain has produced some of the world's greatest writers and the British landscape has inspired some of the world’s most famous stories,...

    • Glasgow Riverside Museum Copyright:Karen V Bryan
      Free museums

      History, design, science, nature, football, giant stuffed walruses – whatever your passion, you’ll find a museum to match it in...

    • Alnwick Castle, Northumberland
      Film locations UK

      Setjetters rejoice - Britain is one glorious, gorgeous movie set. Don't just take our word for it: filmmakers, cast and crew have filmed some...

    • Yorkshire Sculpture Park Source:socialBedia
      Free art galleries

      World-famous masterpieces by the legends of the art world and controversial installations and creations by modern-day geniuses. See them all at...

    • Oda Mae Brown, Ghost the Musical Source:Sean Ebsworth Barnes
      British theatre, opera and dance

      Britain is a nation of drama lovers and in the land that brought you Shakespeare, you'll never be far from some of the best and most varied...

  • Heritage
    • Stonehenge Source:matt crawford
      World Heritage Sites

      Did you know that Britain has 25 UNESCO World Heritage Sites? These range from sites of natural beauty like the Dorset and East Devon Coast to...

    • Eilean Donan Castle at night Source:Allan Gourlay
      Britain's castles

      Want to know a secret about British castles? They really are the stuff of your wildest dreams. Dramatically situated, packed with history and...

    • View towards Steel Rigg from Hadrian's Wall in Northumbria, Hadrian's Wall, near Haltwhistle, Northumberland, England © Britainonview.com / Rod Edwards
      Stately homes

      Once upon a time, stately homes were the exclusive privilege of royalty and landed gentry. Today, these spectacular country pads make for a...

    • The Pineapple, Dunmore Source:Taffy van Doorn
      Historic houses

      Why stay in a nondescript hotel when you can play Lord of the Manor at some of the oldest and most interesting buildings in Britain? Discover...

    • Buckingham Palace
      Top 10 royal attractions

      Get closer to the scandal, glamour and history of the British royal family with a look around our top 10 royal attractions.

  • Outdoors
    • The Deep Aquarium, Hull Source:© VisitBritain / Pawel Libera
      Britain’s wildlife

      Britain has a startling variety of natural habitats crawling with animals of every kind. You can also visit world-class zoos, gardens and parks...

    • Lily pads at the National Botanic Garden of Wales Source:Steve James
      Great British Gardens

      Britain is a nation of green-fingered garden lovers and we have some of the most famous green spaces in the world. From a whole rainforest...

    • Walking in the mountains
      Walking and hiking

      Experience the best of the great British outdoors on foot with thousands of miles of walking and hiking routes all over Britain. Wherever you...

    • Autumnal Punting in Cambridge Source:tad2106
      The 10 best ways to enjoy Britain's...

      From lakes, lochs and the sun-baked South Coast to wild Welsh waterfalls, we’ve toured Britain to bring you the best watery activities.