Transportation guide for London
Getting around London
London's subway is widely known as the Tube. Greater London is served by 12 Tube lines. Trains generally run between 5am and midnight, Monday to Saturday. Operating hours are reduced on Sunday. Free maps of the tube network can be found in tube stations and central information offices.
Buses are a quick and convenient way to travel around London, providing plenty of sightseeing opportunities. Maps of the buses routes can also be found at the tube stations. In London, when the tube stops operating, then there are scheduled night buses which operate until the first morning buses start their scheduled routes. Trafalguar square is the main departure point for night buses. There are many buses in London that operate 24 hours.
Taxis can be hailed in the street, taken from taxi stations or booked through the phone. Official taxis in London are black and have the sign "for hire" on the top of them. It is advisable to talk about the price you will be asked to pay in advance as taxis in London are rather expensive.