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.
|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.
|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.
|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|
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.Â 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.Â 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.
020 7222 1234
|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|
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.
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.
The Stansted Express train service runs to Liverpool Street every 15 minutes (on the hour) . From Liverpool Street take a tube or taxi.
Luton Thameslink train services run to Kings Cross Thameslink every 20 minutes. From Kings Cross take a tube or taxi.
National Express runs Airbus routes into Central London from Heathrow airport every 30 minutes. For more details and to book tickets, click here
|Taxi Ranks are outside all airports. To pre-book: 020 7582 4579|
|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|
|Docklands Light Railway||020 7363 9700|
|Lost property||08700 005 151|
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
|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.|
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:
3 Day Travelcard (Peak)
3 Day Travelcard (Off-Peak)
7 Day Travelcard
Tube information 020 7222 1234