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City Information

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 353 other cities. You can choose from 5959 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to London on Wanderu. Heathrow 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
South Western Railway941h 3m$19.22
Southeastern821h 22m$26.63
Southern691h 14m$18.41
Thameslink611h 5m$24.19
Greater Anglia470h 53m$21.13
Great Western Railway241h 49m$58.11
Great Northern181h 2m$25.87
London Overground140h 26m$8.94
c2c130h 42m$14.21
CrossCountry132h 31m$115.87

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a train ticket to London?

$2.44 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 buses from your city to London. In the last month, trains from Normans Bay to London had the lowest average price at $3.66.

Where is the train station in London, United Kingdom?

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
  • Victoria Rail Station

What is the closest airport to London, LND?

The closest airport to London is London City Airport (LCY), it is located 7.9 miles from the city center of London.

Is London a popular train travel destination?

London ranks number 54 among most popular train destinations in the region. It also ranks number 1262 in United Kingdom. London has the most train connections in the region. There are 7546 train schedules arriving in London each day.

What is the population of London?

The population of London is 7556900. London ranks number 41 in terms of population in London, City of and number 426 in all of United Kingdom.

How much do train tickets to London cost?

Train tickets to London range from $2 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 $2 .

What type of traveler does London attract?

Business travelers most frequently choose to travel by train to London, enjoying the convenience of quick boarding and centrally located stations.

What train station is located closest to the city center of London?

The closest train station to the city center of London is Charing Cross Train Station, located just 0.2 miles away. Select Charing Cross Train Station 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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