Using public transport is an easy and affordable way to travel around cities and towns in Great Britain, and it's a great way to experience local life, local buses. In most cities in the UK, you can buy bus tickets directly from the driver when boarding the bus. For the cheapest way to travel around the UK, we recommend Megabus. Their buses travel all over Great Britain and there are constant promotions on the sale of 1-pound tickets.
If you know where you want to go three or four weeks in advance, these tickets allow you to travel, practically free of charge. Megabus also goes to Edinburgh and Glasgow for less than 10 pounds, meaning it's cheaper than the train, but it's also a much longer trip (usually a night bus or an all-day trip). For shorter distances, such as Oxford, two hours away, Megabus is a great option. In this blog, I share a lifetime of travel knowledge and experiences to help you travel around the world country (and travel by train) at the same time.
On a positive note, the UK public transport system is quite good and I would recommend travelling by train if you can. Travelling from one city to another is likely to take a long time, so if this is your travel goal, you'll most likely spend several days on the trip. If you're traveling to London for the first time, you might also be wondering how to start planning your visit to make the most of your stay in the country's capital. Find out my tips and the top things to know in my “Tips for first-time visitors to London” section.
In fact, I've lived and worked in London, so I have a lot of insider information and experience.