By air

The main international airports in England are located in Birmingham (BHX), Leeds (LBA), Liverpool (LPL), London (Heathrow – LHR, Gatwick – LGW, Luton - LTN), Manchester (MAN) and Newcastle (NCL).

The national carrier British Airways offers flights from many European countries the United Kingdom. British Airways destinations include: Austria (Salzburg, Vienna), Bulgaria (Sofia, Varna), Cyprus (Larnaca, Pafos), Czech Republic (Prague), Denmark (Copenhagen), Finland (Helsinki), France (Genoa, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Paris, Toulouse), Germany (Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart), Greece (Athens, Thessaloniki), Hungary (Budapest), Ireland (Dublin), Italy (Bologna, Milan, Naples, Rome, Turin, Venice, Verona), Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands (Amsterdam), Norway (Oslo), Poland (Krakow, Warsaw), Portugal (Lisbon, Faro), Romania (Bucharest), Russia (Moscow, St. Petersburg), Serbia (Belgrade), Spain (Alicante, Barcelona, Madrid, Malaga), Sweden (Stockholm), Switzerland (Basel, Zurich), Turkey (Antalya, Istanbul, Izmir) and Ukraine (Kiev).

Other airlines that offer flights to Britain include: Air Berlin, Air France, BMI baby, Easy Jet, Germanwings, Iceland Express, Jet2, KLM, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air, Ryanair, SkyEurope and Wizzair.

British Airways schedules: www.britishairways.com

Birmingham Airport: www.bhx.co.uk
Leeds Airport: www.leedsbradfordairport.co.uk
Liverpool John Lennon Airport: www.liverpoolairport.com
London Heathrow Airport: www.heathrowairport.com
London Gatwick Airport: www.gatwickairport.com
London Luton Airport: www.london-luton.co.uk
Manchester Airport: www.manchasterairport.co.uk
Newcastle Airport: www.newcastleairport.com

By sea

Main sea ports in England are Dover, Harwich and Portsmouth. Various ferry carriers which offer routes to England from European countries. Brittany ferries offers routes from France, DFDS Seaways – from the Netherlands and Denmark, P&O Ferries – from the Netherlands, France, Ireland and Spain, Stena Line – from the Netherlands.

Brittany ferries schedules: www.brittany-ferries.co.uk
DFDS Seaways schedules: www.dfdsseaways.co.uk
P&O Ferries: www.poferries.com
Stena Line: www.stenaline.co.uk

Port of Dover: www.doverport.co.uk
Harwich International Port: www.harwich.co.uk
Portsmouth port: www.portsmouth-port.co.uk

By bus

Eurolines offers coach services between England and major European cities.

Eurolines schedules: www.eurolines.com

By train

The only direct rail routes between England and the Continent are available from Paris and Brussels through the Channel Tunnel. It is also possible to travel by train from Ireland to Northern Ireland.

By car

Getting to England by car from the continental Europe can only be done by a car ferry or the Channel Tunnel (from France).


By bus/tram

Transport in the UK is sufficient and punctual. In London, for example, it is possible to travel around the city by underground (‘tube’), famous red double-decker buses, trains and trams. Fares depend on the zone and the type of ticket chosen. It is possible to purchase an Oyster card for a period of 1 day to 12 months, a paper travelcard for 1 to 3 days or buy a single ticket at the station (from ticket machines or ticket offices).

By taxi

Famous traditional black taxis are becoming the thing of the past and nowadays taxis are painted different colours. They can be hailed in the streets or found at taxi stands. Minicabs (private taxis) are cheaper than the standard taxis and can be hailed in the streets or ordered by phone. Unlike black taxis, minicabs do not have taximeters.

By car

Driving is on the left side of the road. International and EU driving licenses are accepted. Driver must also have insurance documents and ownership/rental documents. Driver must not drive with a blood alcohol level of more than 0.08%. Driver and passengers must wear seat belts. Children under age of 12 years are not permitted to travel in front seats. Speed limits: urban areas – 50 km/h, single carriageways – 90 km/h, dual carriageways – 110 km/h, motorways – 110 km/h. It is recommended to have a warning triangle, first aid kit and a fire extinguisher.