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Travelling to UCL

UCL is located in the Bloomsbury district at the very centre of London. There are easy connections to UCL from London's airports and London's extensive public transport system is easy to use.

No matter where you are travelling from you will find that UCL is very well connected. We are located in Bloomsbury within walking distance of Euston, St Pancras and King’s Cross mainline stations (all within 15 minutes).

As there are no parking facilities on campus and parking in the wider area is neither free nor in great supply, we strongly recommend that you use public transport to get to us. See below for the many quick and affordable ways to travel that London has to offer. 


Travelling to UCL
London Underground (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). 

London Underground information and journey planner (Transport for London website)


Bus

UCL's Gower Street site is served by many Transport for London bus routes. 

Travelling to UCL

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. 

Bus information and journey planner (Transport for London website)


National Rail
National Rail

 UCL is within walking distance of Euston, St Pancras and King’s Cross mainline stations.

National Rail Enquiries 


Eurostar
St Pancras International Station

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. 

Eurostar website


Get to London by Coach
Coach

Coaches from London operate to most parts of the UK, many offering direct and very economical services.

Coach information and journey planner (Transport for London website)


Air

Below are directions to UCL from London's five main airports. 

Travelling to London by Air

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 8-9am and 5-7pm. Also, please be prepared to carry your luggage up escalators.

Details of trains from airports to central London can also be obtained from the National Rail website or by calling 08457 484950.

From Heathrow Airport

By London Underground (Piccadilly Line)

To Russell Square or King's Cross/St. Pancras. Journey time 55 minutes.

By Heathrow Express

To Paddington station. Journey time 15 minutes. See Heathrow Express website for more information and fares.

From Paddington take the London Underground (Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan or Circle Lines) to Euston Square. Journey time 10 minutes.

By coach

To central London. Services are provided by a number of operators. See the Transport for London coach pages for further details.

Heathrow Airport website

From Gatwick Airport

By train

  • Option 1: Gatwick Express to Victoria station. Journey time 30 minutes. See Gatwick Express for more information and fares. From Victoria take the London Underground (Victoria Line) to Warren Street. Journey time 10 minutes.
  • Option 2: First Capital Connect to St Pancras International station. Journey time 45 minutes. For more information and fares see First Capital Connect. From Kings Cross/St Pancras underground station take the London Underground (Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan or Circle Lines) to Euston Square. Journey time five minutes.

By Coach

To central London. Services are provided by a number of operators. See the Transport for London coach pages for further details.

Gatwick Airport website

From Stansted Airport

By Train

Stansted Express to Liverpool Street station. Journey time 45 minutes. See the Stansted Express 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.

By Coach

To central London. Services are provided by a number of operators. See the Transport for London coach pages for further details.

Stansted Airport website

From Luton Airport

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 the First Capital Connect website.

From Kings Cross/St Pancras underground station take the London Underground (Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan or Circle Lines) to Euston Square. Journey time 5 minutes.

Luton Airport website

From London City Airport

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.

London City Airport website