Travelling To The United Kingdom

The UK is probably one of the easiest destinations to reach, with direct connections from practically anywhere in the world to its many international airports.


Air

Air travel to the UK is highly developed, with scheduled and budget airline services operating to and from the UK’s twenty eight international airports. Check out Uktravelbureau.com for a full listing of airports you can arrive at.

Despite the fact that the cost of living in the UK is fairly high, travel to the country is relatively cheap, with budget flights to London Stansted, Gatwick, Heathrow and Luton always on offer, and last minute special deals and travel packages are plentiful. Be sure to check that the London airport you are flying into is the closest one to your actual destination, as it could be time consuming and costly to connect onwards.

It is worth shopping around to find the cheapest flights to England. With the internet now the favoured medium for flight bookings, you will find a wide range of travel deals and cheap flights at your fingertips. If you are looking for the best fares, it is advisable to book direct at any of the following web sites:

  • Ryan Air
  • EasyJet
  • British Midlands Airlines
  • British European
  • Virgin Express
  • My Travel Lite (Birmingham)

Across the English Channel

If traveling from the Continent, Cross Channel Ferries and The Channel Tunnel provide easy access to the UK at London’s Waterloo Station in around three hours, with the convenience of traveling with your car.
For reservations and information on Eurostar, the cross Channel Tunnel train service from London to Paris.

Ferry operators connect the Continent, Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK and provide a popular and comfortable means of travel. Ferry operators include; Brittany Ferries, Condor Ferries, DFDS Seaways, Fjord Line, Irish Ferries, Minoan Lines, NorthLink Ferries, P&O Ferries, Sea France and Stena Line. These ferry lines provide services to Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Jersey, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the UK.

Visas

Foreigners are allowed to enter the UK without a visa. They must hold a valid passport and UK immigration officials will decide on the length of stay, up to six months, depending on the reason for travel. For stays longer than six months regarding employment, study or tourism, a visa is required and must be obtained in advance. To find out whether or not you need to apply for a visa, you should contact the applicable British Consulate.

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