Some drivers are so attached to their cars that it is hard to imagine what they would do if they did not have a vehicle to get them around. But is it really possible to make do without a car? With the skyrocketing costs of fuel in the UK, many are using alternative forms of transport. If you plan to travel around the UK, how can you do so without a car?
You do not need to be in London or another major British city to enjoy the benefits of public transport. Buses and coaches will get you just about anywhere you need to go. Stop by the local bus/coach station to find out about bus/coach arrival and departure times, fares, concessions and multi-travel discount rates for frequent travellers such as commuters.
Even though not all towns, cities and villages will have a bus/coach station, you will still be able to access basic information about the local routes from the driver and from posted timetables at the bus/coach stops. Senior citizens and certain disabled passengers can travel for free or reduced cost, and children can also travel for a fraction of the cost of the regular priced fare.
Train travel is efficient and will take you where you need to go. Go to the National Rail homepage where you will find travel information, including fares, and information on disruptions and delays caused by strikes, holidays and other reasons to ensure that your train will be leaving at the scheduled departure time.
Enjoy the UK on Foot
Of course, if you wish to travel the length and breadth of the UK, doing so on foot will not be a good idea. But it is certainly possible to get around town on foot quite easily in many parts of the country, as the roads, paths and crossings are geared with the pedestrian in mind.
The UK has an excellent public transport system in place, which is not just reserved for city dwellers, but also for rural residents who wish to remain mobile and independent. Buses and coaches run regularly, as do trains. The UK can also be enjoyed on foot thanks to the excellent pedestrianised roads and crossings in place.