London Public Transport Journey Planner
These are the two best tools to plan a journey by public transport in London.
Citymapper is the best public transport planПing tool for London.
It’s available as a website or as a free smartphone app for ios or android .
It’s better than TfL’s journey planner as it gives you the quickest transport options from A to B as well as presenting you with bus/tube/train only routes. You can also either type in a start/end destination or select your route on a map.
The adult Pay as you go Oyster card fares for each type of journey are also shown. So if you’re on a budget, it’s easy to find out the cheapest route.
Transport for London Journey Planner
The Transport for London Journey Planner works out the quickest way to travel from A to B by a combination of different types of transport. It’s possible to choose bus/tube/train only routes but it’s not quite as user-friendly as Citymapper.
The Tfl journey planner is better than Citymapper if you have mobility issues. You can narrow down your search options to find the best route with:
- Escalators but not stairs
- Stairs but not escalators
- Step-free access to buses or underground trains
- Step-free access to platforms
They don’t have an app, but the website is mobile-friendly.