Travelling Across London

Travelling across London – your cheap ticket guide

You can save up to 80%* when you buy a cheap Advance train ticket to London from

Do you need help in saving money, and would like to travel to and around London on a budget? Well, look no further! The capital city of both England and the UK, London is the number one tourist destination in the UK. Millions of people visit London each year, enjoying its famous mix of fashion, theatre, business, cuisine, entertainment and hundreds of world-class attractions. Fortunately for visitors, the transport network within London makes it simple to get around quickly and easily – and cheaply.

Our homepage regularly features cheap train fares to or from London; longer journeys booked in advance carry the largest discounts on train tickets.

Explore the city with a London Travelcard or, for more ways on how to save money when travelling by train to London cheaply read our top tips for saving money cost-cutting help page. See also Off-Peak train fares and Carnet train tickets (get free extra tickets with Carnets!).

Adult travel in London

A London Travelcard is the ideal accompaniment to travelling around London, as it allows unlimited travel within the fare zones it’s applicable to. London is split into different fare zones, so the cost of a Travelcard depends on the number of zones you are looking to travel within.

You can buy a Travelcard from MyTrainTicket when you buy your cheap train tickets to London online; that way, all your travel plans are covered! You’ll have unlimited travel on buses, National Rail and London Overground trains, London Underground trains, Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and Tramlink within the applicable zones.

Children’s travel in London

Remember too that there are fantastic discounts for children travelling in London;

  • children under 5 can travel for free at any time (providing they’re with an adult holding a valid ticket)
  • children under 11 can travel for free on the London Underground and DLR when travelling with an adult with a valid ticket (up to 4 children per adult on the Underground)
  • unaccompanied children between 5 and 10 must have a valid Photocard in order to travel
  • children aged between 11 and 15 must have an Oyster photocard to travel free on trams and buses, and for a reduced child’s rate on the Underground, Overground and DLR
  • children aged between 16 and 17 can travel at a reduced child’s rate on bus, Underground, Overground and DLR services providing they have a 16+ Oyster photocard

Aside from the standard public transport options, there are a few more that you can consider.

Walking in London

Walking is a great way to see the city and discover its hidden treasures. You’re never far from an Underground station, so you can explore to your heart’s content on foot – and then give yourself a rest when you’ve had enough! There are also many organised walking tours in London, often with multi-lingual guides; take in the city’s top monuments, parks, sights and sounds or scare yourself silly on a tour of Jack the Ripper’s London.

On the river in London

Alternatively, look at things from a different perspective, and try a river bus or river tour. Daily commuter services are run on river buses but you’ll also find an array of dinner cruises, speedboat tours and Thames river cruises. They can be great fun and offer a new way to view the capital. Stop off at one of the riverside bars or restaurants, or even climb aboard HMS Belfast, moored close to London Bridge station.

Taxis and private cars

Last but not least is the classic London taxi. From the iconic black cab to hundreds of private firms and executive chauffeurs, getting around London as a passenger can be a really fun experience, particularly around Christmas when the city’s dazzling lights are a spectacle in themselves. This is also much more fun than trying to negotiate the crowded and complicated streets in your own vehicle, if you’re a stranger to London!

Cycling in London

In 2010, the Barclays Cycle Hire scheme was launched. With bicycles available at more than 400 pick-up points (cycle stations) in London, you can walk off the train and hop straight onto a bicycle! Available 24hrs a day, every day of the year. Simply drop the bike off again at any one of the cycle stations when you’ve finished with it.

If you think you might become a frequent user of the bicycles you can register online, or alternatively pay at the cycle station with a credit or debit card.

For more information, please visit Transport for London

When you’re planning your trip to London, don’t forget to search for Advance tickets on MyTrainTicket

Advance train tickets are the best value, Single one-way tickets (buy two single Advance tickets for a return journey).

To take advantage of these cheap rail tickets to London, you must book in advance. The earlier you book, the greater the opportunity to buy the cheapest tickets to/from London. Please be aware that Advance train tickets have limited availability and are not available on all UK trains.

Please also be aware that Advance train tickets are only valid for the date and train they are booked for. These train tickets are non-refundable but can be amended before departure.

For more information on amending your Advance ticket see Advance ticket refunds & amendments (please also see the Advance tickets terms & conditions).

To find out about all rail ticket types including Off-Peak and Anytime tickets please read ticket types.

So, book tickets for your trains to London in advance with – we can help you to save pounds!

* Savings not available on all routes. Savings only available on Advance fares.

† Fares sourced from Prices based on cheapest available one way Standard Class Advance ticket, excluding booking fees. Prices are based on payment with a debit card and ticket collection from the station. Saving calculated against cheapest fare available on the day.