Covent Garden Tube Station can be reached on the Piccadilly line but is also only a short walk from Leicester Square and Charing Cross stations. Several bus stops along the Strand will drop you minutes from the piazza.
The following should help you to make your way to the Covent Garden area.

 

Airports Boat Bus Car Coach Taxi Train Tube

AIRPORTS
From the Airports you have the choice of train, tube, bus or taxi:

BY TRAIN/TUBE


Heathrow

Tube service runs on the Piccadilly line. Could take up to 1 1/2hrs, but will take you all the way to Covent Garden.

Heathrow Express overland train service is much faster. Runs every 15 minutes (starting on the hour) to Paddington. From Paddington take a tube or taxi.
 
Gatwick

Train services run every 15 minutes to Victoria, but look out for the Gatwick Express service which is much faster. From Victoria take a tube or taxi.
 
Stansted

The Stansted Express train service runs to Liverpool Street every 15 minutes (on the hour) . From Liverpool Street take a tube or taxi.
 
Luton

Luton Thameslink train services run to Kings Cross Thameslink every 20 minutes. From Kings Cross take a tube or taxi.
 
BY BUS

National Express runs Airbus routes into Central London from Heathrow airport every 30 minutes. For more details and to book tickets, click here
 
BY TAXI

Taxi Ranks are outside all airports. To pre-book: 020 7582 4579
 
AIRPORT INFORMATION
 
Heathrow www.baa.co.uk
Enquiries 0870 000 0123
Lost Property 020 8745 7727
Left Luggage 020 8745 4599
   
Gatwick www.baa.co.uk
Enquiries 01293 535 353
Lost Property 01293 503 162
Left Luggage  
North Terminal 01293 502 013
South Terminal 01293 502 014
   
Stansted www.baa.co.uk
Enquiries 0870 00 00303
Left Luggage 01279 663 213
Lost Property 0870 00 00303
   
City Airport www.londoncityairport.com
Enquiries 020 7646 000
   
Luton www.london-luton.com
Enquiries 08700 000 123
   
BOAT
Embankment Pier (Charing Cross Pier) is only a short walk to Covent Garden. Ferry services operate throughout the day from Tower Pier and Greenwich Pier.
Thames River Cruises
 
BOAT FROM EUROPE
Seafrance Ferries 08705 711 711
P&O Stena Line Ferries 08705 70 7070
Hoverspeed 0845 6746006
 
BUS
The famous red London bus can be a good alternative to the underground, enabling you to take in some sight-seeing while travelling the capital. Most of the buses have indicative routes either posted on the front of the bus, or at the entrance. On traditional buses, with the open back door, a bus conductor will be pleased to advise you if you are on the right bus. If you plan to use the bus for several journeys it is advisable to buy a Travelcard or bus pass which enables you to jump on and off the bus as you wish. Travelcards and bus passes are available from underground stations and certain newsagents and Travel Centres. For Covent Garden, the best places to head for are The Strand, Trafalgar Square, or Leicester Square.

London Transport
020 7222 1234

www.londontransport.co.uk
 
CAR
Due to heavy traffic congestion, scarce parking and the congestion charge, travel by car is probably the least favourable method of getting to Covent Garden.
 
Car hire
Avis 08705 900 500
Budget 0800 181 181
Europcar 0870 607 5000
Hertz Worldwide 08705 996 699
 
COACH: FROM UK & EUROPE
Victoria Coach Station is the main terminus for national and international coach travel into London. Enquiries: 020 7824 0000. This number has operators fluent in English, Spanish, Italian, German and several Asian languages. Francais/French speakers: 020 7233 0101. National Express is the main UK Nationwide Coach Operator: 08705 808 080 Eurolines is the main International Operator servicing London from Europe.

From Victoria Coach Station take a tube or taxi.
 
TAXI
The black cab is a classic feature of central London. Heavy traffic and expensive fares mean that this is probably not the most efficient method of travel. However, a black cab will comfortably seat up to five people and you can guarantee that your cabbie won't get you lost. Hail one in the street, queue for one at a taxi rank, or call:
 
Computer cab 020 7432 1432
Travel Point(for airport transfers) 020 7582 4579
 
TRAIN
There is no train station in Covent Garden, only a tube station. The nearest train station is at Charing Cross. The main stations for London are:
 
Charing Cross See map. less than 5 min. walk
   
Waterloo Northern Line or Bakerloo line. Two stops northbound to Charing Cross
   
Waterloo International Eurostar Services from France and Belgium. Two stops northbound to Charing Cross.
   
London Bridge Train service to Charing Cross every 2 to 5 min's
   
Kings Cross & St Pancras Piccadilly line Southbound to Covent Garden tube.
   
Euston Northern line southbound to Leicester Square. NB take Charing Cross branch.
   
Paddington Bakerloo line southbound to Charing Cross (see map), or Bakerloo line to Piccadilly Circus and change to Piccadilly line northbound to Covent Garden tube.
   
Victoria Victoria line northbound 1 stop to Green Park, then change to Piccadilly line Northbound 3 stops to Covent Garden tube.
   
Train timetables 08457 48 49 50 Planner
Train Reservations Reservations
Docklands Light Railway 020 7363 9700
Lost property 08700 005 151
   
TRAIN FROM EUROPE
Eurostar offer direct high speed services from Paris/Lille and Brussels to London.

Timetables & Reservations: Eurostar

High speed train networks throughout Europe link into the Eurostar Network. This ensures fast and efficient services from many towns and cities across Europe to London, via Paris/Lille or Brussels.

Timetables & Reservations: Eurostar Network
 
TUBE
Travelling by tube is probably the easiest way of getting around London. Covent Garden is on the Piccadilly line in zone 1, but is also 5 min's walking distance from Leicester Square, Charing Cross and Embankment tube stations.
   
Tube Map:
click here
Tube Map with Zones:
click here
 
If you plan to use the tube for several journeys it is advisable to buy a Travelcard. These are available from any underground station.

Travelcards will give you unlimited travel on tubes, trains and buses all day. One day travelcards are valid after 09.30 Mondays to Fridays, any time weekends and public holidays.
Buy at any train or underground station.

London Transport Visitor Tickets
A Visitor Ticket is a ticket designed specifically for visitors coming to London who want the flexibility of travelling on a comprehensive and simple to use public transport network but do not want the hassle of buying a ticket on arrival.
The tickets available are as follows:
Single Journey


3 Day Travelcard (Peak)


3 Day Travelcard (Off-Peak)


7 Day Travelcard
 
Tube information 020 7222 1234
www.londontransport.co.uk
 
WALKING
The central piazza of Covent Garden is pedestrianised allowing you to wander and enjoy the experience at your leisure.

Leicester Square, Soho, Traflagar Square, River Thames and most of central London is within walking distance and are best enjoyed by foot.
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