Getting Around the UK
As a Contractor you may find that you have to move around the UK in order to get the best contracts. The good news is that getting around the country is very easy, and although the cost of travel is reasonable you may find ‘peak’ travel times (especially on trains) to be expensive.
If you’re planning on coming to the UK to work as a professional Contractor and you would like to find out about maximising your contract income or working towards a future visa extension or transfer Commonwealth Contractors can help!
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Getting around London
The majority of contract assignments (especially those in Information Technology) are based in London.
Getting around London is very easy as the capital has a fantastic network of tube, train, bus, tram and taxi services.
The best way to plan your journey, stay up to date with fares and avoid congestion and delays is to visit Transport for London (http://www.tfl.gov.uk).
The UK rail network is serviced by a number of different private train companies.
If you’re considering travelling by train the best thing to do is to visit www.NationalRail.co.uk and use the journey planner to work out your route. Alternatively visit the websites listed below.
Ticket Booking Websites
|The Train Line||http://www.thetrainline.com|
|National Rail Enquiries||http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/|
|My Train Ticket||http://www.mytrainticket.co.uk/|
UK Train Network Information
|UK Rail Network Maps||http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/passenger_services/maps/|
|London Over ground||http://www.tfl.gov.uk/gettingaround/9444.aspx|
|First Great Western||http://www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk/|
|South West Trains||http://www.southwesttrains.co.uk/|
Travelling by Coach is a far cheaper option than travelling by train, however if you are travelling to or from London you may find that you spend much of the journey in a traffic jam as roads around the capital (especially at rush hour) can be busy to say the least!
To plan a coach journey visit www.nationalexpress.com
If you’re travelling to a distant part of the UK you may consider taking an Internal Flight.
There are a number of companies that undertake Internal UK flights, these are detailed below. The best way to find a seat is to use a flight checking tool such as www.skyscanner.net.
Internal flight providers include:
- British Airways: www.britishairways.com
- Flybe.com: www.flybe.com
- British Midland (BMI): www.flybmi.com
- Eastern Airways: www.easternairways.com
- EasyJet: www.easyjet.com
- Ryanair: www.ryanair.com
- Scot Airways: www.scotairways.co.uk
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