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About London

One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.

London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.

The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.

What train companies travel to London, United Kingdom?

Located in United Kingdom, London is accessible by train from one other city. You can choose from 4 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to London on Wanderu. Stansted Express usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to London are also available..

Train companies serving London

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixTrain211d 0h 45m€106.12
Heathrow Express20h 19m€28.69
Stansted Express10h 59m€26.08
  • Part of the FlixBus family, FlixTrain launched in 2018 to offer affordable and sustainable train travel in Germany. Its trains provide Wi-Fi, power outlets, air conditioning, onboard restrooms, and access to an entertainment portal full of movies, games, and music. In addition, each passenger gets a guaranteed seat, so you don't have to worry about standing in any aisles.

  • Heathrow Express is a dedicated express passenger rail service in the UK that connects London Heathrow Airport with London's Paddington main line railway station. It offers two ticket types, Express Class and Business First, with larger, more comfortable seats and tables in the latter. Both classes provide increased areas for luggage storage compared to standard UK trains, and complimentary WiFi is available on board.

  • The Stansted Express is a UK rail service operated by Greater Anglia that connects London to London Stansted Airport. Trains depart from Liverpool Street Station and make stops at Harlow, Bishop's Stortford, and Stansted Mountfitchet before reaching the airport. The service offers standard and first-class travel options, with onboard amenities including complimentary WiFi, some power outlets, air conditioning, and restrooms.

Frequently Asked Questions

€46.99 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to London, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on trains from your city to London. In the last month, trains from Frankfurt to London had the lowest average price at €59.71.

The busiest train station in London is Paddington Station. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular train stations in London are:

  • Paddington Station
  • Tottenham Hale Train Station
  • London Liverpool St
The closest airport to London is London City Airport (LCY), it is located 7.9 miles from the city center of London.
London is the most popular train destination in London, City of. Traveling by train to London is really popular, it is the most in-demand destination in United Kingdom. London has the most train connections in the region. There are 0 train schedules arriving in London each day.
The population of London is 7556900. London ranks number 1 in terms of population in London, City of and number 1 in all of United Kingdom.
Train tickets to London range from for a short trip to London, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to London starts at , and a longer trip by train to London can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as €47.
Business travelers most frequently choose to travel by train to London, enjoying the convenience of quick boarding and centrally located stations.
The closest train station to the city center of London is London Victoria, located just 1.4 miles away. Select London Victoria as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of London. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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