Getting to Britain

Getting to Britain

Planes, boats and undersea trains

Find out all you need to know about flying to Britain as well as information on high-speed rail links from Europe (Eurostar and Eurotunnel) and ferry routes to and from various destinations.


Flight & airport info

All the information you require regarding the UK's airport websites and their car hire and transport information pages.

Getting to Britain by undersea train

Eurostar

Eurostar is a foot passenger only, direct train linking Paris, Lille and Brussels with London St Pancras.

Eurotunnel

Eurotunnel carries passengers and their vehicles and operates between Calais and Folkestone. Trains run 24 hours.

Access or disabled needs

Whether you're travelling to Britain by plane, train, car or ferry, here's where you'll find information and advice on access, assistance and transport on your trip to Britain.

Getting to Britain

Ferries to Britain

You can travel by ferry to a number of destinations all around the British coast, including routes to the Scottish Islands and the Channel Islands.

Getting to Britain

Coaches to Britain

There are coach routes to Britain from numerous European destinations. Although it may take much longer, coach is a great cheap alternative to flying.

Destinations
  • City breaks
    • Giants Causeway, County Antrim, Northern Ireland Source:Andras Jancsik
      Belfast travel guide

      Learn everything about Belfast from its historic landmarks like Belfast Castle and Belfast City Hall to its unique blend of traditional and...

    • View of the City from banks of the River Clyde, Glasgow, Scotland Source:© Britainonview / - Britain on View
      Glasgow

      Known as Scotland's style capital with its art deco brasseries, stylish shops and cultural centres, Glasgow boasts more than 30 museums and...

    • Wales Millennium Centre Source:© Britainonview / David Angel
      Cardiff

      Cardiff, vibrant capital city of Wales offers visitors fantastic shopping, lively nightlife, a thriving arts and culture scene and history dating...

    • Tate Liverpool Source:© e-peps (Flickr)
      Liverpool

      Fall in love with Liverpool, with its charming locals, world-famous music scene, and amazing shopping. The perfect blend of old and new, this...

    • Views to Tower Bridge from the south side of the River Thames at night, London, England Source:© Britainonview / James McCormick
      London City Guide

      This isn’t just another capital city, it’s a thriving metropolis with a unique personality formed by its iconic landmarks, centuries...

  • Discover the outdoors
    • Ring of Brodgar, Orkney Source:© Shadowgate (Flickr)
      Orkney

      The Orkney archipelago is an opportunity to explore prehistory, wildlife and seascapes, while enjoying the relaxed pace of life and genuine...

    • Sunset in Cornwall Source:© midlander1231 (Flickr)
      Cornwall

      Covering the furthest South West toe of the country, Cornwall has diverse terrain of coast, moors, and countryside. The landscape lends itself to...

    • Royal Pavilion at night, Brighton Source:© Britainonview / - Britain on View
      Brighton

      England’s favourite seaside city, Brighton is historic, elegant and offbeat and the perfect place for a break.

    • Mountain Y Garn in Snowdonia Source:© Richard0 (Flickr)
      Snowdonia

      Snowdonia is one of Wales’ most famous regions, known for its craggy mountains, brooding natural landscapes, rugged coastline and Wales and...

    • The Cotswolds Source:© Christopher Chan (Flickr)
      The Cotswolds

      The Cotswolds is an area of gentle hills lying between the enticing cities of Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath, and Oxford.

  • History and heritage
    • Thermae Bath Spa is Britain's original and only thermal bath spa set in the busy city of Bath, England © Britainonview / Jon Spaull Source:VBimages - 21974131
      Bath

      Superb Roman remains, glorious Georgian architecture, spring water spas, and first-class shopping – the golden city of Bath has it all. The...

    • Shakespeares birthplace © floato (Flickr)
      Stratford-upon-Avon: Shakespeare's...

      East Gate Clock Tower, Chester Source:© Britainonview / Ingrid Rasmussen

      Chester

      Ancient, dynamic, traditional, exciting, Chester is one of Britain's best breaks. The city offers classy architecture, world class heritage,...

    • Windsor

      Windsor, a short break destination combining history, fine shopping and dining, sports, leisure activities and events. Home to 13 attractions...

    • York Minster Source:© Nick Garrod
      York

      Step inside the medieval walls of York and experience one of Britain’s most impressive city. Home to over 2000 years of colourful history,...