Getting around London London's public transport is reasonably expensive, and this is one of the principal differences between London and other European cities. Discover London transport and its tariffs. Underground - Tube The London Underground has a network of 11 lines and is the world’s first underground railway. Find out about its fares, lines, schedules and map. Read more Bus Although it isn’t the fastest way of getting around, the famous double-decker buses offer a unique way of discovering London. Read more Taxis Taxis, also known as black cabs, are spacious, comfortable, elegant and certainly striking. Read more Cycling Although London is very spread out and the weather conditions aren’t always inviting, many locals prefer cycling to taking public transport or driving. Read more Travel Cards and Tariffs Get to know the different prices, tickets and travel cards available on the London public transport network, and learn how to save money. Read more You may also be interested in Stansted Airport Stansted (STN) is a small airport located approximately 40 miles from central London. Like Luton Airport, it is mostly used by low cost airlines. In 2017, 26 million people used this airport. Underground - Tube The London Underground (Tube) has a network of 11 lines and is the world’s first underground railway. With 250 miles of lines, you should find the tube convenient, except if you stay beyond zone 3.