Travel advice for students from TfL
Transport for London (TfL) is doing all it can to ensure a safe transport network for everyone in London. Please read their travel advice to help you move safely and sustainably around the Capital.
Consider walking or cycling:
- Find out what resources Queen Mary has to support you walk, cycle or jog to university – such as bike racks, showers, and lockers
- Take our new online Cycle Skills course- aimed at both those cycling for the first time, or those wishing to refresh their skills
- Make the most of Streetspace for London– along with London's boroughs and the City of London, we are creating more space for people to safely walk or cycle, including temporary cycle lanes and wider pavements
- Plan journeys on public transport in advanceand, where possible, travel when it is quiet (between 8.15am and 4pm and after 5.30pm)
- If travelling outside the quiet times check the busiest stations, stops and routes on our network.
- Use our new travel app, TfL Go. Customers can check the busiest times at every station, enabling them to travel at quiet times.
Travel safely. When travelling by public transport:
- Wear a face coveringover your nose and mouth, unless you are exempt for age, health or accessibility reasons.
- Face coverings are now mandatory in taxis and minicabs
- Maintain social distancingwhere possible
- Follow signs, listen to announcements and pay attention to our staff
- Wash your hands before and after your journey
- Carry hand sanitiser or use sanitiser points at stations
- Use contactless or Oyster to pay for your travel (if you're 18 or over, a student and living in a London borough, you can get discounted travel with an Oyster photocard)
Find out more:
- If you are new to the city, visit our Welcome to London webpage to find out everything you need to know to get started exploring your new neighbourhood
- Follow government advice for safer traveland check the safer travel information sheet
- Check the Office for Students’ guide to coronavirus for more information