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1. Posted by JJforever (Full Member 114 posts) 10y

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just wondering which way of transportation is the best in london. Tube and DlR(also is this the underground train?) buses? or national rail(again what exactly is this?) thanks guys!!!

2. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 10y

Hi there,
Public transport in london when working well is great.
It comes in many forms:
1 - Commuter trains
2 - Trams
3 - The tube (underground)
4 - Buses
5 - Ferry.

It depends on where you are going to and from to which mode you use.
For visiting London offpeak travel cards allow access to all modes and costs about £5.

To plan your travel have a look at the Transport for London (TFL) website - www.tfl.gov.uk

3. Posted by JJforever (Full Member 114 posts) 10y

Quoting Jase007

Hi there,
Public transport in london when working well is great.
It comes in many forms:
1 - Commuter trains
2 - Trams
3 - The tube (underground)
4 - Buses
5 - Ferry.

It depends on where you are going to and from to which mode you use.
For visiting London offpeak travel cards allow access to all modes and costs about £5.

To plan your travel have a look at the Transport for London (TFL) website - www.tfl.gov.uk

Thanks. Ive searched the site and this is why i am asking cause there is so many choices to take,lol. I am going from Gatwick airport and my hostel is VERY close to Waterloo station. Im just wondering which kind of transport is the best and cheapest. I guess cabs are out of the question eh? the link on that site i used to find a way to waterloos from gatwick via rail is 43 minutes. But i dont know exactly what the rail is and where to get there you know what i mean?lol.

4. Posted by bigmal (Budding Member 9 posts) 10y

aahh soory just saw the last message.
Gatwick to Victoria is national rail.
You can get the gatwick express but this will take you to Victoria station. From there you need the tube from Victoria to waterloo.

I suggest you get the ordinary train (national rail) from Gatwick to Clapham junction, and change trains to one that goes to Waterloo. It would mean changing platform, and total journey time is about 1 hour.
Dont get a taxi as they will cost about 50 pounds or more from there. The train is better and frequent and quicker!

Malcolm

5. Posted by honeythief (Budding Member 29 posts) 10y

big mal has the right idea. get the gatwick express (train) to Victoria Station. when you get to victoria station get the tube east bound (3 stops) to Embankment Station. when you get to embankment station you need to change to the northern line and travel (1 stop)south to Waterloo Station. buy a train ticket from gatwick to victoria then buy a 'one day travel pass'tube-ticket at victoria. forget taxis mate they cost a fortune. good luck ...j

6. Posted by JJforever (Full Member 114 posts) 10y

thanks alot guys!!! so this national rail is it right at gatwick airport when i land? is it on land? like above? also when im at waterloo can i easily walk to big ben and buckinham from there?? thanks again guys!!!

7. Posted by J-wal (Budding Member 28 posts) 10y

Waterloo isn't too far from Big Ben/Parliament. You can get there quickly I am sure!

8. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 10y

Quoting stayhungry

thanks alot guys!!! so this national rail is it right at gatwick airport when i land? is it on land? like above? also when im at waterloo can i easily walk to big ben and buckinham from there?? thanks again guys!!!

Yes the station is at the airport.
Waterloo is fairly central, you can walk along the Thames south bank and cross Westminster bridge for the Houses of parliment and BB (about 20mins at a leasurely pace). From there you can either get the tube or walk up white hall to Trafelgar square and down to buck pal from there.