Public transport in London

London has one of the largest public transport networks in the world, with integrated underground, train and bus systems spanning the city.
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Find out more about all the ways that you can travel around London.


London's iconic double-decker buses are a convenient and cheap way to travel around the city, with plenty of sightseeing opportunities along the way.

London Underground: the Tube

The London Underground rail network, also called "the Tube," is a great way to travel to, from and around central London.

Docklands Light Railway (DLR)

London's innovative, driverless Docklands Light Railway (DLR) serves parts of east and south-east London.  

Riverboat services

Travelling on the river is a great way to get around London. You'll beat the traffic and enjoy fantastic views of London along the way.

Local trains in London

Use London's train network to travel across the city and beyond the Tube.

London trams

Trams run in parts of south London between Wimbledon, Croydon, Beckenham and New Addington. London tram services are frequent and accessible.

Accessible public transport

Find your way around London with this helpful guide to accessible and wheelchair-friendly travel.

London cycle hire scheme

Santander Cycles, London's public bicycle hire scheme, is a great way to travel around the city. The first half hour only costs £1.65, so grab a bike and get riding.

Taxis in London

Find all the information you need to travel around London by taxi, from iconic London black cabs to local minicabs.

IFS Cloud Cable Car

Take a ride on London's cable car, for views over Greenwich and East London, including The O2, Cutty Sark and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.