Public Transport: Buses & Trains
One of the largest and most comprehensive urban transport systems in the world, with over 700 different routes carrying six million passengers per day. Route advice and consultations available on the Transport for London website.
Web portal that allows the user to plan journeys, check train times and fares, follow live departures and arrivals, and find out about special offers or disruptions.
Known as the Tube, with eleven different lines and 270 stations, catering for 3.5 million journeys every weekday, and over a billion journeys each year. The map is non-geographical, and divided into zones with different fares.
Light rail system that operates on three lines in Beckenham, Croydon and Wimbledon in south London, transporting 27 million passengers per year. Owned and managed by TfL London Rail.
Docklands Light Railway
Light rail system which covers east London, the Docklands financial district and London City Airport, starting at Bank station and extending to Lewisham in the south, Stratford in the north, and to Beckton and Woolwich Arsenal in the east.
Operating four river services: between Embankment and Woolwich Arsenal, Putney and Blackfriars, Canary Wharf and Hilton Docklands, and the Woolwich Ferry. Route maps and timetables available through the Transport for London website.
St Pancras International
Home to Eurostar, the high-speed connection to Paris, Brussels and Lille, as well as East Midlands Trains to the midlands and the north, and First Capital Connect. Served by several London Underground lines. Pancras Road, London, NW1 2QP.
A blue plastic card on which travel credit may be stored, enabling the user to travel freely on buses, trains, the underground and the Docklands Light Railway. The Oyster automatically works out the cheapest fare for any journey.