Open Day 2014


Getting to UCL by Public Transport

London bus

London is well-served by transport links, both for travelling to and from London from the UK, Europe and the wider world, and for getting around the city.

UCL is located in the Bloomsbury district at the very centre of London. There are easy connections to UCL from London’s global hub airports at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted and you will find that London’s extensive public transport system is convenient and easy to use.

These instructions will get you to UCL. For details of the nearest London Underground stations to Halls of Residence etc. please refer to the UCL Student Accommodation website.

To plan your journey to UCL, including walking and cycle routes, call Transport for London on 020 7222 1234 or check out their excellent Journey Planner at www.tfl.gov.uk


By London Underground (Tube)

Tube

The closest tube stations to UCL’s Gower Street site are Euston Square (Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan and Circle lines), Warren Street (Northern and Victoria lines), Euston (Northern and Victoria lines) and Russell Square (Piccadilly line). More information and a journey planner can be found at www.tfl.gov.uk/tube


By Bus

Bus

UCL’s Gower Street site is served by many Transport for London bus routes. Buses travelling from north to south stop in Gower Street, immediately outside UCL’s main gate, while those travelling from south to north stop outside Warren Street station, about five minutes’ walk from UCL. Services to these stops include route numbers: 10, 14, 24, 29, 73, 134, 390. More information and a journey planner can be found at www.tfl.gov.uk/buses


By National Rail

Train

London has many mainline rail stations. Most of these are a short journey away from UCL, with the stations at Euston, King’s Cross and St Pancras being within easy walking distance. Trains from London serve destinations across the UK. By being flexible and booking well in advance you will find rail travel offers excellent value for money. National Rail enquiries can be contacted on 08457 484950 or at www.nationalrail.co.uk


By Eurostar

Train

St Pancras station is the London Eurostar terminal. Just a short Underground or bus ride, or a few minutes’ walk from UCL, this offers you direct high speed rail connections to Paris (2hrs 15 mins) and Brussels (1hr 50 mins), with onward connections to many European destinations. More information can be found at www.eurostar.com


Coach

By Coach

Coaches from London operate to most parts of the UK, many offering direct and very economical services. Details can be obtained from the TfL website at www.tfl.gov.uk/coaches


By Air

Plane

Below are directions to UCL from London's five main airports. There are bus and taxi alternatives from each of the airports. Taxis will be expensive, possibly over £50. Use only registered metered taxis from taxi ranks and confirm the approximate price before starting the journey.

If you are planning to use the Underground for part of your journey, try to avoid the peak periods of 8.00 to 9.00 am and 5.00 to 7.00 pm. Also, please be prepared to carry your luggage up escalators.

See www.baa.com for more information. Details of trains from airports to central London can also be obtained from National Rail at www.nationalrail.co.uk or phone enquiries 08457 484950.

By London Underground (Piccadilly Line)

To Russell Square or King's Cross/St. Pancras. Journey time 55 minutes. Tube fares are considerably cheaper with an Oyster Card - see www.tfl.gov.uk/oyster

By Heathrow Express

To Paddington station. Journey time 15 minutes. See www.heathrowexpress.com for more information and fares.

From Paddington take the London Underground (Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan or Circle Lines) to Euston Square. Journey time 10 minutes. Tube fares are considerably cheaper with an Oyster Card - see www.tfl.gov.uk/oyster

By coach

To central London. Services are provided by a number of operators. See the Victoria Coach Station website for further details (www.tfl.gov.uk/coaches)

By train

Option 1: Gatwick Express to Victoria station. Journey time 30 minutes. See www.gatwickexpress.com for more information and fares. From Victoria take the London Underground (Victoria Line) to Warren Street. Journey time 10 minutes. Tube fares are considerably cheaper with an Oyster Card - see www.tfl.gov.uk/oyster

Option 2: First Capital Connect to St Pancras International station. Journey time 45 minutes. For more information and fares see www.firstcapitalconnect.co.uk. From Kings Cross/St Pancras underground station take the London Underground (Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan or Circle Lines) to Euston Square. Journey time 5 minutes. Tube fares are considerably cheaper with an Oyster Card - see www.tfl.gov.uk/oyster

By Coach

To central London. Services are provided by a number of operators. See the Victoria Coach Station website for further details (www.tfl.gov.uk/coaches)

By Train

Stansted Express to Liverpool Street station. Journey time 45 minutes. See www.stanstedexpress.com for more information and fares. From Liverpool Street take the London Underground (Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan or Circle Lines) to Euston Square. Journey time 10 minutes. Tube fares are considerably cheaper with an Oyster Card - see www.tfl.gov.uk/oyster

By Coach

To central London. Services are provided by a number of operators. See the Victoria Coach Station website for further details (www.tfl.gov.uk/coaches)

By train

Take the shuttle bus from the airport to Luton Airport Parkway station. From there, catch a train to St Pancras. Journey time 45 minutes. For more information and fares see www.firstcapitalconnect.co.uk

From Kings Cross/St Pancras underground station take the London Underground (Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan or Circle Lines) to Euston Square. Journey time 5 minutes. Tube fares are considerably cheaper with an Oyster Card - see www.tfl.gov.uk/oyster)

By Underground

Take the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) from London City Airport Station to Canning Town. From there, catch the London Underground to Warren Street (Jubilee Line, changing to the Victoria  Line at Green Park). Journey time 40 minutes. Tube fares are considerably cheaper with an Oyster Card - see www.tfl.gov.uk/oyster


Further Information (External Sites)

Public transport maps