London Transportation Guide
London Mass Transit
A daily congestion charge, raised to £8 on July 1, 2005 for most private vehicles, must be paid by each driver who enters London's designated congestion zone. Mandated by the Greater London (Central Zone) Congestion Charging Order of 2004, the charge must be prepaid on a daily, monthly or annual basis. Compliance is monitored by cameras, which record license plate numbers and match them against a database of fee payers. Fines of £50 to £100 are assessed on violators. The congestion charge may be paid by SMS text message, at selected retail locations, petrol stations, car parks and BT Internet kiosks, as well as by post or by telephone. The collected fees are used to fund congestion relief and mass transportation improvements in and around central London.
London's underground train system, commonly known as The Tube, consists of 12 color-coded lines reaching 275 stations, including 63 in central London. Underground trains run every few minutes between 5.30 until 00:30 Monday to Saturday, and between 7.30 - 23.30 on Sundays. Tube maps are available here:
Cross the English Channel to northern France on the Dover ferry. Up to 35 trips a day. Crossing time is 75 to 90 minutes. One-way fare. Round Trip (up to 5 days).
A ferry to Bilbao, Spain, home of the Guggenheim Museum. Three trips a day; travel time is around 30 hours. Fares and timetables.
Round trip fares and weekend specials to Normandy, France are available here. Up to 3 crossings a day. The crossing time is from 5 hours, 30 mins during the day and from 7 hrs, 15 mins at night.
Travel to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Bruges, Rotterdam or Zeebrugge. One trip daily, takes from 10 to 12 hours, depending on destination. Fares and timetables. For up to 45% savings, book online.
Bus services in London.
Overground London transportation.
Dockland Light Railway information.
River passenger transport in London.
More London Transit Information
Tube, bus, and other London guides and maps.
Taxis and limousines servicing London.
London Heathrow, London Gatwick and London Stansted Airports.
Free entry to over 50 London attractions
Rent a car in London
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