TRANSPORT FOR LONDON – is a government organisation responsible for all public transport. Their website contains maps plus an excellent journey planner. The Underground is the oldest underground railway network in the world. (+ Connections map)
+ Getting around (visitlondon.com) • Transport (london.gov.uk) • Travel to and around England (visitengland.com)
TRAVELINE | Provides online travel planner services for all public transportation across Great Britain. They also have separate planners dedicated to specific regions.
BUS > National Express | UK Stop finder
RAIL > The essential source for rail travel information in Great Britain is the National Rail website. It includes an extremely useful journey planner, ticket prices and detailed information about every railway station in the country. (*Rail travel in Great Britain).
AIRPORTS > airportguides.co.uk. The most important airports are London Heathrow, London Gatwick and Manchester Airport. All three have multiple terminals and are collectively served by a vast range of airlines and flights from the four corners of the map.
WATERWAYS > River boat services on the Thames known as Thames Clippers, which offers both commuter and tourist boat services. + River Transport Services. There are many ferry routes into the UK from continental Europe. (*Ferry routes to Great Britain)
Bicycles may be taken on car ferries and on Eurotunnel shuttle trains. Eurostar allows folding bikes on all its trains, and offers a more restricted service for other bikes, but has quite strict and specific rules that are worth reading up on before you travel.