Are you travelling in 2012 as a group? Private Coach v Train

Are you travelling in 2012 as a group?

6 to 70 passengers?

Perhaps to an Olympic Event around the UK?

Private Coach v Train

Private Coach

Door to door service

Pick up from your hotel

Drop off direct at the event

Ready to sweep you away as soon as you are ready

Travel in luxury comfort with guaranteed seat

Can cost 1/3 of cost of taxi / tube and train

Walk, Tube, Taxi, Train

Make your own way by foot to the tube station

Wait for the tube

Wait for your train

Maybe you will get a seat on the train, maybe stand

Hopefully you will eventually get a cab the other end

Could be a real challenge getting a cab away from the event

 

Example

Group of 6 – 70 travelling

London to Weymouth for Olympic Event

Train

Hotel to tube – 10 min walk

Av. Tube hotel / station £8.40 – 30 mins

Waiting time for Train – 15 mins

Return Train £56.80 – 3 hours

Taxi waiting time – 20 mins

Av Taxi to venue (4 sharing) £10 – 15 mins

Hotel to venue – 4 hours 30 mins +

Cost per head £75.20+

Luxury 16 seat mini coach

Hotel pick up and drop off.

Straight to the venue – drop off and pick up

Average time – 2 hours 40 mins

Average Cost per head – £49.68

Luxury 6 seat vehicle

Hotel pick up and drop off.

Straight to the venue – drop off and pick up

Average time – 2 hours 40 mins

Average Cost per head – £69.50

 

Luxury 70 seat coach

Hotel pick up and drop off.

Straight to the venue – drop off and pick up

Average time –  3 hours

Average Cost per head – £37.50

Supper big raised windows

on the new luxury 16-seater

for great panoramic views

Not a Taxi in Sight and looks

like it’s going to rain!

Luxury Large Coach Travel

Door to door service

Prices around £37.50 each

On board entertainment and refreshments

Train and not a seat to found –

oh well just 3 hours standing up

is it really that bad!

Luxury 6 to 16 seat mini coaches

Price around £49 and £69 each

TV / DVD and bar on board

Olympic Travel

London is one of the biggest cities on earth – and has one of the most extensive public transport systems. Some of your options for getting around London during the Games are outlined below.

London Underground

London’s huge network of underground trains – known as the ‘Tube’ – carries more than one billion passengers a year and features 11 lines serving 170 stations. All London 2012 venues within London can be reached by the ‘Tube’, with the exception of ExCeL, Greenwich Park and Woolwich Arsenal.

Dockland’s Light Railway (DLR)

One of the first light rail systems in Britain, the DLR network is located in south-east London and serves London 2012 venues at the Olympic Park, ExCeL, Greenwich Park and The Royal Artillery Barracks.

London Overground

London Overground serves London 2012 venues in the Olympic Park on the Richmond/Clapham Junction to Stratford line.

London’s buses

London has an extensive bus network, with routes and stops close to all London 2012 venues. You can now check live bus arrival times online using a smartphone or desktop PC – visit the Transport for London website

Travel advice

The transport network will be even busier than usual during the Games, so it’s even more important that you are fully prepared for what to expect. Here’s some things to bear in mind when using London’s public transport network:

  • Look out when you’re crossing roads – don’t forget cars drive on the left-hand side
  • If you’re travelling by train or Tube, stand behind the yellow line on platforms and allow passengers off the train before boarding
  • Move down inside train carriages and buses, allowing others on behind you, and keep everything clear of the doors
  • Stand on the right-hand side of escalators in stations – the left-hand side is for people in a hurry
  • Do not leave your bags unattended at any point on your journey
  • If you see an unattended bag or package, don’t touch it – just let a member of staff or the police know immediately
  • Try to avoid walking alone at night. Keep to well-lit main roads and walking routes
  • Look after your belongings. Make sure your bag is zipped and don’t flash around your mobile phone or other valuables

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