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London rail stations rank best in the UK

And three of our airports are highly rated, too

Britain’s transport hubs ranked by travellers

According to Google reviews two London rail stations right next to each other come out on top ­ King’s Cross and St Pancras.

And three of London’s airports fare well also ­ London City, Heathrow and Gatwick are among the top five.

The travel platform fromAtoB analysed 34 major UK transport hubs.

Its findings show that London’s train stations score better reviews on average than other cities

Whether it’s long wait times, confusing signage, or unhelpful staff, any bad experience at an airport or station can ruin a trip. 

fromAtoB decided to compare Google reviews of the UK’s most popular airports and train stations, to see which ones scored the best traveler ratings.

London train stations come out on top

Some of the shops at St Pancras

King’s Cross (main picture) and the freshly renovated St. Pancras, the terminal that houses the Eurostar and connects London with the continent, both came out on top. 

Glasgow train station and airport also scored well, with a 4.3 score for its train station and 3.8 for its airport. Britain’s busiest train station, London Waterloo, averaged a 4.1 rating.

Airports near city centre score higher

Terminal 2 at Heathrow

London City, Heathrow and Gatwick are rated highly by Google users, with many people commenting on the good selection of shops and eating options.

Luton and Stansted airports scored far lower. The two airports in the London vicinity are known for their budget flights to European destinations.

The results of the whole fromAtoB survey can be seen here.

A spokesperson for fromAtoB explained what the portal is about: “fromAtoB is the leading online comparison and booking platform for trains, flights, intercity buses and carpools.

“Rather than comparing the connections and prices on different websites, fromAtoB looks at all available means of transport in real time and presents them clearly, sorted by criteria such as lowest price or shortest travel time. With rail and long distance bus connections, customers can book and buy their ticket through the fromAtoB website or app – it’s easy, fast and free.

“Our vision is to design the ultimate path from A to B, individually tailored for each traveler. Our rating of 4.78 stars on Trusted Shops shows that our customers think we are on the right track.”

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David Buckley

Dave Buckley is a career journalist. “I once went painting girders for a week and discovered I didn’t like heights,” he says. “Apart from that it has always been journalism for me in one form or another.” Past publications worked for include the South-East London Mercury*, Kent Messenger, Daily Express, Today*, News of the World* and Hong Kong Star*. All those marked with an asterisk no longer exist (trend emerging?). He owned and edited a Thailand-based property magazine before returning to England and currently works as a production editor for an East Midlands-based publishing group.

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