There are so many great reasons to visit London, but for many just getting there can swallow the best of a week’s wages. Train ticket prices continue to spiral; navigating central London by car is terrifying, frustrating slow and costly with £10 congestion charge on top of the astronomically high parking tickets. However, there is a much better alternative.
Park and Ride Underground Stations
Not marketed as such, parking at a suburban tube station and getting using the underground to get to central London is a much easier way to travel. Most have 24 hour CCTV, cost from as little as £1.50 a day, and avoid the congestion charge. We asked Park.Ride.London. to find us the best tube station from these popular motorways.
From the North M1
If you are coming from the M1 then Stanmore has 450 parking spaces an is minutes from the M1. Stanmore is Zone 5 and on the Jubilee line. Parking costs £2.00 on Saturdays and £1.50 on Sundays and bank holidays.
From the Midlands M40
If you are coming from the M40 then Hillingdon has 283 parking spaces an is a few minutes off the A40. Hillingdon is Zone 6 and on the Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines. Parking costs £2.00 on Saturdays and £1.50 on Sundays and bank holidays.
From the East M4
If you are coming from the East on the M4 then Hounslow West is your best bet. With 425 parking spaces you'll be sure to find a spot. It is positioned about 3 minutes from the M3 J3. Hounslow West is Zone 5 and on the Piccadilly line. To top it off parking is free on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays.
From the South
If you are coming from the the south along the A2 then North Greenwich has 506 parking spaces. North Greenwich is Zone 2 and 3 meaning that you will probably only need to travel in zones 1 and 2 making the fare prices much cheaper. It is served by the Jubilee line. Parking costs £11.00 on Saturdays and £6.00 on Sundays and bank holidays.