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Transportation in London

Having a huge global city status, London is the most served destination in the world when it comes to flights, being served by a total of 5 airports: London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Stansted, London Luton and London City Airport.


London is the hub of the UK’s road network, and it is easy to reach by car (although, driving into its city centre is not recommended, due to the constant heavy traffic). The most important roads, that serve the city, include: M1, A1/A1(M), M40/A40, M4, M3, M2/M20 and M11.


It is served by National Express, Eurolines, Megabus and Greyhound, as well as many major National Rail stations, such as London Marylebone, London Paddington, London Waterloo or London Victoria.


The main travel options, in central London, in summary, are: by tube/underground (with 11 colour-coded lines cover the central area and suburbs mostly north of the River Thames), by DLR – Docklands Light Railway (runs only in the eastern area of the city), by boat, or by Airport Express (with express rail services that run to Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton airports), while, in suburban London, the main “getting around options”, are: by tram (Tramlink – operating only in southern suburbs, around Wimbledon and Croydon), by Overground (with 3 orange-coloured lines circling the northern suburbs), or, by National Rail (mostly running in the southern suburbs).