Flying to United Kingdom
British Airways (www.ba.com) flies direct to the UK from destinations around the world including New York, Zurich, Johannesburg and Hong Kong. Other airlines flying to the UK include Virgin Atlantic (www.virgin-atlantic.com), whose direct routes include flights from New York and Dubai. Low-cost carriers flying to British airports include easyJet (www.easyjet.com), Flybe (www.flybe.com) and Ryanair (www.ryanair.com).
To London: from New York – 7 hours; Sydney – 23 hours (including stopover).
Aberdeen International Airport
Airport Code: ABZ. Location: Aberdeen International Airport is situated 11km (7 miles) northwest of Aberdeen. Money: ATMs are situated before and after security. There is also a bureau de change that sells travel…
George Best Belfast City Airport
Airport Code: BHD. Location: George Best Belfast City Airport is situated 3km (2 miles) east of Belfast. Money: There are ATMs pre- and post-security. Currency exchange facilities are available from Travelex in…
Belfast International Airport
Airport Code: BFS. Location: Belfast International Airport is located 30km (18 miles) northwest of Belfast city centre. Money: There are two bureaux de change (one in the departures area and one in the baggage reclaim hall)…
Airport Code: BHX. Location: Birmingham Airport is located 13km (8 miles) southeast of central Birmingham. Money: Bureaux de change and ATM facilities are available at various points within the terminal.
Airport Code: EDI. Location: Edinburgh Airport is situated 12km (8 miles) west of Edinburgh. Money: Edinburgh Airport has ATMs and bureau de change kiosks in various locations throughout the terminal…
Airport Code: GLA. Location: Glasgow Airport is located 13km (8 miles) west of Glasgow. Money: Bureaux de change and ATMs are located either side of the security screening point. Foreign…
Airport Code: INV. Location: Inverness Airport is situated 13km (8 miles) northeast of Inverness city centre. Money: ATMs are available within the terminal building.
Leeds Bradford International Airport
Airport Code: LBA. Location: Leeds Bradford International Airport is situated 18km (11 miles) northwest of Leeds and 11km (7… Money: Bureau de change facilities and ATMs are available in the terminal building, both pre- and post-…
London City Airport
Airport Code: LCY. Location: London City Airport is located 10km (6 miles) east of the City of London. Money: Bureaux de change and ATMs are located within the terminal building, both before and after the…
London Gatwick Airport
Airport Code: LGW. Location: London Gatwick Airport is located 45km (28 miles) south of London. Money: Bureaux de change facilities and ATMs are available in the arrivals and departures areas of both…
London Heathrow Airport
Airport Code: LHR. Location: London Heathrow Airport is located 24km (15 miles) west of central London. Money: There are numerous ATMs and bureaux de change facilities in all terminals (both pre- and post-…
London Luton Airport
Airport Code: LTN. Location: London Luton Airport is located 51km (32 miles) north of central London. Money: ATMs can be found in the check-in area, in the departures area and at the Onwards Travel Centre….
London Stansted Airport
Airport Code: STN. Location: London Stansted Airport is located 48km (30 miles) northeast of central London, in Essex. Money: ATMs and bureaux de change are located both pre- and post security.
Airport Code: MAN. Location: Manchester Airport is located 17km (10 miles) southwest of central Manchester. Money: ATMs, full service banking facilities and bureaux de change are available in each terminal….
Newcastle International Airport
Airport Code: NCL. Location: Newcastle International Airport is situated 10km (6 miles) northwest of Newcastle. Money: A bank and ATMs are available. Bureaux de change services can be found both pre- and post-security.
Norwich International Airport
Airport Code: NWI. Location: Norwich International Airport is situated 7km (4.5 miles) north of Norwich. Money: Bureau de change facilities and ATMs are available.
East Midlands Airport
Airport Code: EMA. Location: East Midlands Airport is located 24km (15 miles) southwest of Nottingham and 23km (14 miles)… Money: Bureaux de change and ATMs can be found before and after security, as well as in Arrivals.
Airport Code: SOU. Location: Southampton Airport is situated 7km (4 miles) northeast of Southampton. Money: There are a number of ATMs at Southampton Airport. One is located next to the bureau de change desk…
Liverpool John Lennon Airport
Airport Code: LPL. Location: Liverpool John Lennon Airport is located 13km (8 miles) to the southeast of Liverpool. Money: There are a number of currency exchange booths and ATMs located throughout the terminal, in both…
Airport Code: CWL. Location: Cardiff Airport is situated in Rhoose, 20km (12 miles) west of Cardiff city centre and 16km (10… Money: There are two ATMs in the airport, one in the departure lounge and another in the arrival hall….
Airport Code: BRS. Location: Bristol Airport is located 13km (8 miles) southwest of Bristol city centre. Money: Bureau de change desks and ATMs can be found at Bristol Airport both before and after the security…
Airport Code: JER. Location: The airport is located about 7km (4.3 miles) northwest of the island’s capital, Saint Helier. Money: An ATM dispensing both Sterling and Euros is situated beside the airport information desk, which…
London Southend Airport
Airport Code: SEN. Location: Money: A small bureau de change is located in the entrance area. ATMs are available at various points…
Isle of Man Airport
Airport Code: IOM. Location: Isle of Man Airport is located near Castletown, some 11km (7 miles) southwest of Douglas, the… Money: An ATM is available in the main terminal entrance area.
Other airports in United Kingdom
Airport Code: GCI. Location: The airport is 6km (4 miles) from St Peter Port. Website: http://www.guernsey-airport.gov.gg. Public transport description: Bus and taxi services are available to the town (journey time – 15 minutes).
Airport Code: ACI. Location: Website: http://www.alderney.gov.gg/index.aspx?articleid=0. Public transport description: Travellers can walk the short distance from the airport to the island’s capital of St Anne or hail a taxi.
Travel by rail
Trains meet connecting ferries at Dover, Newhaven, Portsmouth and Weymouth, sailing for Belgium, France and Spain; and at Harwich, sailing for the Netherlands.
Eurotunnel (tel: +44 8443 353 535; www.eurotunnel.com) runs shuttle trains for vehicles between Folkestone in the UK and Calais in France. The journey takes about 35 minutes.
Eurostar (tel: 03432 186 186, in the UK only or +44 1233 617 575; www.eurostar.com) operates direct high-speed trains from London to Paris and to Brussels. It takes 2 hours 15 minutes from London to Paris and 2 hours to Brussels. Eurostar trains depart from London St Pancras station.
InterRail: offers unlimited first- or second-class travel in up to 29 European countries for European residents of over six months with two pass options. The Global Pass allows travel for 15 days, 22 days, one month, five days in 10 days or 10 days in 22 days across all countries. The One-Country Pass offers travel for three, four, six or eight days in one month in any of the countries except Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro.
Travel is not allowed in the passenger’s country of residence. Reductions are available for travellers under 26. Children under 12 are free when travelling with an adult using an Adult Pass. Supplements are required for some high-speed services, seat reservations and couchettes. Discounts are offered on Eurostar and some ferry routes. Available from Voyages-sncf.com (tel: +44 844 848 5848, in the UK; www.voyages-sncf.com).
Getting to United Kingdom by boat
Main ports: Dover (www.doverport.co.uk), Harwich (www.harwich.co.uk), Holyhead (www.holyheadport.com) and Portsmouth (www.portsmouth-port.co.uk).
There are many ports offering ferry connections between the UK and mainland Europe, Ireland, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Wight, the Scilly Isles and the Isle of Man.
UK ferry operators include: Brittany Ferries (tel: +44 330 159 7000; www.brittany-ferries.co.uk); DFDS Seaways (tel: +44 871 522 9955; www.dfdsseaways.co.uk); P&O Ferries (tel: +44 800 130 0030; www.poferries.com); and Stena Line (tel: +44 844 770 7070; www.stenaline.co.uk).