London Heathrow is the major arrival gateway into Britain, with non-stop Trans-Atlantic service from 14 airlines. Connections are available to almost every airport throughout Europe. Other cities with non-stop Trans-Atlantic flights are Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Dublin, Gatwick, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester and Shannon. Lower fares on connecting flights via Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt Paris or Reykjavik are often available.
Regular ferry services operate between Britain and Ireland, Spain, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Iceland. Apart from London itself, the city has 3 major cruise ports within 100 miles – Dover, Harwich and Southampton.
Airport or Sea Port to City
There is excellent rail service from London Heathrow and Gatwick, as well as Manchester and Birmingham, to all major cities. Cabs are always available, but can be expensive and long lines often form. Britain by Choice can arrange a private car and driver at all airports where you will be met on exiting the Customs Hall.
Britain by Choice can arrange direct private transfers from cruise and ferry ports to London. We have a London based pre and post cruise program with sightseeing transfers available.
The easiest way of getting around Britain is by rail, with over 10,000 miles of track criss-crossing the country. From high speed intercity to local services, rail travel can be an experience in itself. Eurostar offers a high speed link from London to Paris and Brussels connecting to every country in Europe. Britain by Choice recommends a rail-pass as a cost effective way of getting around Europe.
Britain by Choice recommends Enterprise Car Rental, the largest car rental group in the world, with depots throughout Britain and Ireland. Our insurance inclusive rates are very competitive. Most roads are narrow and congested, so beware having to drive on the LEFT!