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The Best & Most Exciting Ways of Travelling Around the UK
The UK has its fair amount of stunning sights to visit, but how are you going to get to all of them? Luckily for you, the UK is small and takes under a day to...
Preparing to Travel to Australia
Plan Ahead for your Trip to Brisbane Travelling to Australia can be an incredibly long day. Flights aren’t short and can be extremely tiring. We’ve put together a quick guide to ensure that travelling to...
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The Best & Most Exciting Ways of Travelling Around the UK

The UK has its fair amount of stunning sights to visit, but how are you going to get to all of them? Luckily for you, the UK is small and takes under a day to get from one side of the island to the other. Below are the best ways of travelling around the UK. Carry on reading for more.

Reach your destination in no timeTravel around the UK via train

A train journey on the National Rail service is one of the fastest ways of travelling. However, buying your tickets with little notice and in peak hours is the most expensive way and we certainly do not recommend this. Book your ticket weeks in advance and during off-peak times and you will see the cost of tickets reduced. Browse tickets here.

Affordable Hire

Going on public transport to get around fast is tricky, especially when you are with a group of friends. It can be easier to just hire minibus What's in the mini bus?
  • 16 seats
  • National coverage
  • Friendly drivers
If you live in Essex and prefer to get around faster, quicker and easier, hire a minibus.

Fares from as little as £1

Many of us Brits know that the cheapest way of getting around the UK is on the MegaBus. MegaBus regularly hold deals where tickets around the country at £1, but don’t worry if you miss a deal as tickets rarely exceed the £15 mark. See: Special Offers. The negative side to MegaBus is the time it takes to reach each destination. If you don’t mind browsing the scenery from the window then you’re in luck, that’s if you do get the window seat.

Begin your journey in a Bentley GTHire a luxury car today

Nows for the fun part. Imagine travelling around the UK in a car as luxurious as the Bentley GT.  This dream can be made a reality with luxury car hire with Hertz’ Dream Collection partner, City Inter-Rent. Start your journey. Hire this automatic beauty that has enough space for two people and a piece of luggage in the back for just £495 a day. Such an amazing bargain to experience this car of pure sophistication. I bet you can’t wait to experience the thrill of being behind the driver’s seat of this car.
DB Schenker Rail UK to fit ‘stop-start’ technology on locomotives
DB Schenker Rail UK to fit ‘stop-start’ technology on locomotives
DB Schenker Rail UK are seeking to save over 4,500 tonnes in carbon emissions every year through the introduction of stop-start technology to ninety class...
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FGW Gets A 5 Year Extension
FGW Gets A 5 Year Extension
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Another London Route Goes Over To Routemaster Operation
Another London Route Goes Over To Routemaster Operation
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Preparing to Travel to Australia

Plan Ahead for your Trip to Brisbane

Travelling to Australia can be an incredibly long day. Flights aren’t short and can be extremely tiring. We’ve put together a quick guide to ensure that travelling to Australia can be as relaxing as possible. Organisation is key to ensure that your travels to Australia aren’t stressful. Our guide covers topics that you might not have thought about but you’ll be glad that we made you aware of them. When travelling to Australia, start by considering:
  • Arranging an Airport Car Transfer: When travelling to Australia, have you considered booking yourself an airport car transfer? An airport car transfer is a brilliant solution to ensure that all the logistics are taken care of when travelling to your destination. Your driver will ensure that you are taken care of and can relax in peace.
  • Plan Your Trip Ahead of Your Arrival: Australia is an incredibly popular destination for tourists across the world, for good reason too. From the Sydney Opera house to the Great Barrier Reef, make sure you have planned your time in Australia rather than visit these incredible destinations spontaneously.
  • Have the Correct Documentation: It’s important to know that Australia has one of the strictest border controls in the world. Before you even think about packing your suitcase, make sure that you have all the correct paperwork needed to get through border control without any unneeded hassle.
Travelling to Australia can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Make sure your trip is a memorable one.
DB Schenker Rail UK to fit ‘stop-start’ technology on locomotives
DB Schenker Rail UK to fit ‘stop-start’ technology on locomotives
DB Schenker Rail UK are seeking to save over 4,500 tonnes in carbon emissions every year through the introduction of stop-start technology to ninety class...
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FGW Gets A 5 Year Extension
FGW Gets A 5 Year Extension
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Another London Route Goes Over To Routemaster Operation
Another London Route Goes Over To Routemaster Operation
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Tyne & Wear Quality Contract – Benefits Evaporating
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FGW Gets A 5 Year Extension

First Great Western (FGW) is set to get a five-year extension to its contract without competition against other bidders. The company has already been given two extensions since the franchising programme collapsed two years ago. This extension enables a major rail electrification programme to be completed but it has angered …

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Travelling Around Manchester Made Easy

Transportation In Manchester Benefits Businesses

When you are travelling around Manchester, the one thing you will notice on all transport modes a re the advertisements. Advertising on transport, especially in big cities in the UK is a common choice of brand awareness. If you walk around your local town/city and look at all types of transport including buses, taxis and trains you will notice numerous advertisements on there, all in different formats, such as T-Sides, Steetliner, Supersides and Mega Rears.
  • Metrolink

Travelling around Manchester is made easy by the Metrolink. The Metrolink is a light rail system operating around Greater Manchester, starting in the North from Bury and down to the South in Altrincham. The network first started in 1992 and has plans to extend as far as Manchester Airport and is estimated to be completed by the end of 2016.
  • Manchester's Bus Network

Visiting the main tourist’s site is easily done through Manchester’s bus network. The buses in Manchester are easy to use with friendly and helpful drivers. There are always directions and advice on finding the closest and best bus stop for your destination. Many of the buses start at the hub of the centre, Piccadilly. Piccadilly is full of information including the ticket office, helping your journeys to become easier.
  • Free Metroshuttle Bus

You can travel around Manchester for free with the Metroshuttle – a free bus service through the city centre. With three separate lines all with different colours it is easy to identify which is the Metroshuttle and which is a typical bus.

Bus one:

Starts at Piccadilly and networks around the town centre – every six minutes.

Bus two:

Starts at Oxford Road, Deansgate and to Victoria. It then joins the three main train stations of the city centre – every 10 minutes.

Bus three:

Starts at Piccadilly to Salford, connecting the West to the East – every 10 minutes. Save