Pocket Website: Travel

Getting there

  • Yahoo! travel includes reservations from Travelocity (28 Jul 1999)
  • Transport Direct general UK journey planner for both public and private transport (23 May 2008)
  • Traveline UK regional search plus links to trains, buses and more (17 Jun 2006)
  • World Travel Guide - countries, cities, airports and more (*12 Jul 2010)
  • Amadeus information/reservations in English, en français, auf Deutsch, in italiano, en Español (16 Jan 2000)
  • Being there

  • Foreign travel advice Health, entry requirements, safety and more (*26 Sep 2015)
  • MASTA health travel vaccinations consultation and clinics (26 Sep 2015)
  • XE's Universal Currency Converter (*26 Sep 2015)
  • Electricity around the world voltages, fittings, etc. from telnet.be (14 Aug 2009)
  • Services from time and date.com (*7 Dec 2011) include
  • World Clock local time around the world, can pop up a local time clock
  • Sunrise and sunset calculator
  • Greenwich 2000 no longer carries world time information (*26 Sep 2015)
  • Weather

  • BBC Weather UK national and local weather, including video local forecasts, also worldwide (*8 Feb 2010)
  • UK weather from the Met Office including local forecasts (*6 Jul 2012)
  • Météo France en français seulement (20 Sep 20130)
  • USA weather city-by-city from
  • Weather from USA Today (*8 Feb 2010)
  • The Weather Channel (*8 Feb 2010)
  • Down to:

  • Public transport (rail, ferries and buses)
  • for heritage railways see the Leisure page
  • Road travel - public transport and car
  • Airlines and airports
  • Hotel chains
  • Public transport - Rail, UK

  • UK National Rail Journey Planner on the front page (*22 Apr 2011), with ...
  • create your own Pocket Timetable (7 Nov 2015)
  • information on travel disruptions (23 Sep 2011)
  • list of Train Operating Companies: simple list of links with an interactive map showing areas served (22 Apr 2011)
  • Railcards links to all UK railcards for purchase, renewal and information (5 Aug 2011)
  • The Train Line: journey planner that works, and book online (*10 Sep 2005)
  • Network Rail (23 Sep 2011)
  • Eurostar (*10 Jan 2000)
  • London Underground and other rail services now linked within the Transport for London home page (*27 Feb 2015)
  • TfL Oyster payment card for TfL rail and bus, and mainline, services (5 Aug 2011)
  • rail.co.uk formerly UK Railways on the Net: enthusiasts' community (*22 Apr 2011)
  • For heritage railways, see Home and Leisure: Transport
  • Rail - Europe

  • TGV Europe European high-speed rail portal (5 Aug 2011)
  • Deutsche Bahn information and booking page: search rail services Europe-wide (English version: many languages available) (*5 Aug 2011)
  • France: SNCF en français, or in English, corporate as well as travel information (*5 Aug 2011)
  • For travel in France, try:
  • Voyages SNCF includes local services. En français seulement. UK and other flags at foot of page link to TGV Europe (*5 Aug 2011)
  • Gares en Mouvement en français, in English (and other languages), includes local services and fares plus real-time information(*5 Aug 2011)
  • Paris: RATP en français, key pages also in English (partly!) (*5 Aug 2011)
  • Eurail European rail pass (*5 Aug 2011)
  • SJ (Swedish rail), in English (5 Aug 2011)
  • Jernbanverket (Norwegian rail), English version (5 Aug 2011)

  • Rail - North America

  • Amtrak (US) (*31 Jul 2010)
  • Via Rail Canada (31 Jul 2010)

  • Rail - outside UK, general

  • The Man in Seat 61 knows how to not travel by air (10 Mar 2008)
  • Public transport - Road

  • see Transport Direct (link at top of page) for UK public transport, or try the appropriate local government website
  • National Express Coaches (*18 Oct 2012)
  • London Transport Buses now linked within the Transport for London home page (*27 Feb 2015)
  • Go-Ahead Buses (23 Sep 2008)
  • Brighton & Hove (23 Sep 2008)
  • Stagecoach Buses (23 Sep 2008)
  • First Group buses (23 Jul 2010)
  • Ferries

  • AFerry gateway to ferry services (5 Jan 2009)
  • Yahoo! ferries (*5 Jan 2009)
  • Transmanche Ferries Newhaven-Dieppe (*5 Jan 2009)
  • P&O Stena Line Dover-Calais, Hull-Rotterdam/Zeebrugge, Portsmouth/Bilbao (*5 Jan 2009)
  • Driving - UK

  • Dartford Crossing online payment and account (327 Feb 2015)
  • Traffic England (UK) current and planned disruptions and roadworks from the Highways Agency (3 Jul 2008)
  • Automobile Association (*11 Nov 2004)
  • Route planner and Traffic Information (AA Roadwatch) (11 Nov 2004)
  • RAC (Royal Automobile Club) (*11 Nov 2004)
  • Route planner (UK and Europe) – traffic information on home page (*17 Jun 2006)
  • National Park and Ride directory – pick your city (9 Jul 2012)
  • Google Maps (UK) (9 Jul 2012)
  • BBC national travel news and jam cams (9 Jan 2012)
  • Five Minutes Away – alternatives to service stations (19 Nov 2001)
  • Satnavs

  • Garmin UK (9 Jul 2012)
  • Tomtom (Teleatlas) – many languages (*9 Jul 2012)
  • Child seats

  • Child Car Seats advice from RoSPA (17 Oct 2014)
  • In Car Safety Centre independent supplier with advice (17 Oct 2014)
  • Driving - abroad

  • Driving in France from RendezVousFrance.com English site (17 Oct 2014)
  • Here.com traffic traffic from cities around the world (17 Oct 2014)
  • Car rental

  • National Car Rental (UK) (22 Aug 2006)
  • Hertz (UK) (17 Oct 2014)
  • Air travel - general

    I haven't found a general site that just lets you search which airlines fly particular routes. They all try to sell you tickets. Best strategy is to look on the outgoing or destination airport site and search by destination. But you can try:
  • destinationfinder.com, general portal (*22 Aug 2011)
  • Airtimetable general portal (22 Aug 2011)
  • flight stats, track any flight (*22 Aug 2011)
  • Airlines

  • Yahoo! airlines (*22 Aug 2011)
  • - UK based

  • British Airways UK and internationally (*17 Jun 2006)
  • bmi (British Midland) UK and international – once you have been to a national site, www.bmi.com returns you there automatically (17 Jun 2006)
  • Virgin Atlantic (28 Jul 1999)
  • - for North America

  • American Airlines (*14 Jul 2001)
  • United Airlines (26 May 1998)
  • US Air (6 Dec 2004)
  • Canadian Affair (22 Aug 2011)

    - for Scandinavia

  • Norwegian (22 Aug 2011)
  • Airports

    Most airport websites list arrivals and departures, flight timetables, how to get there, airport parking
  • Yahoo! airports (*17 Jun 2006)
  • QuickAID major airports (*17 Jun 2006)
  • - UK

  • Heathrow Airport: now a single-airport company (*14 Jan 2015)
  • Stansted, Edinburgh and Glasgow are also now independent (*14 Jan 2015)
  • Gatwick: now owned by Global Infrastructure Partners (*9 Feb 2010)
  • London City: also owned by GIP (*9 Feb 2010)
  • Luton not really a London airport ... (6 Jan 2008)
  • East Midlands Airport (14 Jan 2015)
  • - North America

  • New York area Kennedy, Newark, La Guardia (25 Aug 1999)
  • Philadelphia (24 Aug 2001)
  • Los Angeles International ("LAX") (*14 Jan 2015)
  • Raleigh Durham International (15 Jul 2001)
  • Toronto Pearson (22 Aug 2011)
  • Scandinavia

  • Kastrup, Copenhagen (English page) (22 Aug 2011)
  • Stockholm Arlanda (English page) (22 Aug 2011)
  • Oslo Gardemoen (English page) also links to other Norway airports (22 Aug 2011)
  • Hotel chains (mainly UK)

  • Premier Inn (8 Feb 2010)
  • Holiday Inn and links back to other IC Hotels (8 Feb 2010)
  • for local hotels, just Google placename and "accommodation"
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