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Travel and transport

Keys for the car!

There are many different ways to travel using lots of different forms of transport.

If you want to go and explore more than your own area, you need to know how to travel around safely, on time and using the best method available.

This section looks at travelling around London, further away – around the UK, taking a gap year and learning to drive.

Organisations that can help:

There are lots of ways to travel around London

– cars, bikes, buses and trams. The main ways to get around London are:

 Also available are:

Getting about safely

Whichever method you choose, you will need to plan your journey and think about how you are going to pay the fares. Make sure you travel safely, especially if you are by yourself - check out the tips on travelling around on public transport or by foot, in the Staying safe leaflet in Downloads

UK wide

Help you with your travel plans wherever you want to go throughout the UK.

Organisations that can help:

 Gap Year

You may want to travel abroad by yourself or with friends to experience new things.

This could be by working abroad in your gap year or even looking at studying overseas or doing both.

These things are possible but you will need to plan ahead in good time. Ask questions, save money, research your options and prepare properly, so that you have a good experience and don’t get into trouble. 

Organisations that can help:

The video below gives further information about the benefits of a gap year, it includes advice and opinions from university students and lecturers.

Learn to drive

Learning to drive is a really useful thing to do

Even if you think you will never be able to afford a vehicle. Once you reach 16 years of age you may apply for a Provisional Driving licence. If you are still in education, you may be able to do a pre-driving course where you are learning.

If you want to drive a motorcycle then you have to be 17 and have completed a Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) course.

Some jobs require you to have a driving licence.

Websites that can help: