Travel to the UK by Plane
All classes of flight - first class, business, club, sleepers to cheap flights & discount airfares - the range of air travel to & from Britain includes every possible type of flight to airports across England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales. The UK has five main international hub airports: Gatwick & Heathrow for London & the south; Birmingham & Manchester in the North of England & Glasgow International in Scotland.
International, transatlantic & European flights to the UK arrive mainly at one of the hub airports. All five have excellent connecting flights onwards to British & Irish regional airports plus extensive rail, coach & road links from the airports to all parts of England, Scotland, Wales & Ireland.
Virgin Atlantic are our preferred partner from the US and other destinations.
Ferry Travel to the UK
Ferry tickets to & from Europe are becoming more competitive and are a great way of travelling to Britain, especially if you want to bring your car & loads of luggage. Great budget deals can often be found online so check out our port & ferry guides below with online booking.
Foot passenger & car ferries of all types sail to Britain from Ireland, France, Spain, Belgium, Holland, Germany and Scandinavia. Most ferries arrive at the English south coast ports of Dover, Folkestone, Newhaven, Plymouth, Poole, Weymouth, Portsmouth and Southampton. All have an excellent onwards travel connections whatever your final British destination. For the north & Scotland a long journey can be avoided by sailing to the east coast ferry ports at Hull & Newcastle. Ferry services also connect the Scottish Islands, the Channel Islands and the Isles of Scilly, Isle of Wight and Isle of Man with mainland Britain.
For the best pricing, take a look at DFDS Seaways.
Eurostar Trains & Eurotunnel
Eurostar Trains connect central London to Brussels & Paris in under 3 hours. Both Le Shuttle & Eurostar are easy, fast and cost effective ways to travel to London & onwards to all parts of Britain.
The English Channel Tunnel (or Chunnel) makes it possible to travel by car between Britain & Europe without either flying or sailing. To drive from Europe to Britain, "Le Shuttle" trains carry vehicles & passengers between Folkestone & Calais in just over half an hour.