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Best way to Marylebone in London?

Asked by charlie_salazar (138 points ) March 29th, 2010

Anyone have any tips on quickest routes to Marylebone? I can get a mainline train to Victoria, St Pancras intl, or London Bridge, any insider tips from here?

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EdMayhew's avatar

Journey planner is the most reliable way to find out what’s working and what isn’t. Make sure you check it as there are often disruptions which, if not planned for, could totally disrupt your plans. journeyplanner

If I were you I’d go to Victoria, take the Victoria (blue line) to Oxford Circus, change onto the Bakerloo (brown line) which takes you to Marylebone.

You can also take a westbound tube from St Pancras and change at Baker Street, but it’s quite a long way between the platforms and involves a lot of stairs and escalators.

London Bridge is miles away, don’t bother with that one.

xx

charlie_salazar's avatar

Ah, thankyou, Journey planner is great but Im hoping someone might be able to reccommend short-cuts, little know routes etc…insider knowledge ;-)

EdMayhew's avatar

Nope, that’s it, quickest way is by tube as mentioned. No short cuts or super speedy bus routes I’m afraid.

xx

charlie_salazar's avatar

I hate The underground, but its going to take about an hour to walk! I guess its the best route of the three then! I bet the Tube is heaving during rush hours!

The_Idler's avatar

Then walk it, it’s only a couple of miles (from St Pancras).

TheOnlyException's avatar

try this site www.tfl.gov.uk
it works brilliantly for me getting around London, very detailed including maps for any walking between public transport and maximum journey times :)
also gives options of fastest routes/routes with fewest changes/cycling routes/disability needs etc. if you click on advanced options in the journey planner.

charlie_salazar's avatar

Thanks, Im checking out TFL and JP, when we go to london for leisure we walk everywhere but am considering a Job in the City so do I hate the tube enough to walk a mile or two every day for work? Possibly not! thanks again all for tips!

EdMayhew's avatar

If it’s a daily thing get a folding bike.

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TheOnlyException's avatar

@charlie_salazar have you considered cycling? i prefer it personally getting around london as cars are troublesome and also require payment of the congestion charge. i do love taking buses, but trains and tubes drive me insane!
so i am with you on that one.
if it is only a mile or two i can see how you wouldn’t mind walking, would be good for you in the long run! (unless you are walking through a particularly bad neighbourhood..kidding.)

:)

charlie_salazar's avatar

Thats now a real consideration! I think I should go into town on a day off and walk a couple of routes to see what its like. I think Google maps suggested going through Hyde park so that may be quite nice, I could just use the underground when the weather turns.
Folding bikes seem to be quite expensive but I guess when you consider the saving of around £100 for a zone 1+2 oyster card….

TheOnlyException's avatar

@charlie_salazar plus cycling always makes me think the person is oh so intellectual.. dont know why.. think one too many rom coms in my time ahah have fun!

The_Idler's avatar

Folding bikes also make you look like a total plank, anywhere except the City (even then…)
Bickerton!

TheOnlyException's avatar

@The_Idler think there is some subliminal mind shit going on in that ad.. that music and the way they keep saying ‘bickerton’..shudders

nice stop motion animation at the end haha

charlie_salazar's avatar

I dont think I have ever seen anyone under the age of 50 using a folding bike on the line I use, but cant use any other bikes during peak times! I think I might lose a finger or two, they look so complicated.

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