倫敦通勤城鎮 London Commuter Towns

What are commuter towns?

什麼是通勤城鎮?


Commuter towns are populated primarily residential area. People living in commuter towns usually commute into the city for work by public transports.


Living in a commuter town tends to be cheaper than living in the city (e.g. London). The house price is lower with better living environment.


Home counties are counties of England which surrounds London where the commuter towns are based.


在外國,通勤城鎮是非常普遍因為外國地方好大。 在大城市工作的人,好多時都是住 在通勤城鎮。他們每日會乘搭公共交通工具入城市裡返工。


住在通勤城鎮比起住在城市裡 (e.g. London)更加便宜,樓價低一節,環境更美好。 通勤城鎮主要是住宅區。


Home Counties 就是圍繞倫敦的外圍的郡。大多數的通勤 城鎮都是在 Home Counties。


Reference: https://homecountyshutters.co.uk/home/home-counties-map/



Commuter Hotspots: https://www.totallymoney.com/commuter-hotspots/tool/

可以用這個網站找 London 附近的通勤城鎮








Some recommended commuter towns for London

可以考慮的通勤城鎮 (去倫敦返工)


Berkshire (伯克郡): Slough, Reading

Hertfordshire (赫福郡): Cheshunt, Hemel Hempstead

Kent (肯特郡): Ebbsfleet, Rochester, Chatham, Tonbridge

Surrey (薩里郡): Redhill, Woking

Buckinghamshire (白金漢郡): Milton Keynes *


A potential town to move to with job opportunities and still possible to commute into London

可以考慮的居住城鎮 (有不同的工種),係可以每日坐火車入倫敦返工



 

Kent (South East of London)

肯特郡(倫敦東南面)



Reference: https://www.cps.gov.uk/south-east




Rochester, Kent


Reference: https://www.britishservices.co.uk/kent.htm



Transportations 交通:


Train 火車

  • Rochester to London




Rochester – London St Pancras International

  • Southeastern: 38 minutes (fast train)

  • Thameslink: 1 hour 31 minutes (slow train)


Rochester – London Victoria

  • Southeastern: 38 – 46 minutes (fast train)

  • Thameslink: 1 hour 8 minutes (slow train)


Rochester – London Bridge

  • Thameslink: 1 hour 15 minutes


Rochester – London Blackfriars

  • Thameslink: 1 hour 22 minutes


Rochester – City Thameslink

  • Thameslink: 1 hour 24 minutes


Rochester – Farringdon

  • Thameslink: 1 hour 26 minutes




Car 揸車


Driving to Central London:

  • 50 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes via A2 road (depends on traffic)

Refer to the document: Rochester for further details on education, house prices, councils.

請參閱文檔: 羅徹斯特 有關教育,房價,地方議會的更多詳細信息。





Chatham, Kent


Reference: https://www.britishservices.co.uk/kent.htm



Transportations 交通:


Train 火車

o Chatham to London



Chatham – London St Pancras International

  • Southeastern: 41 minutes (fast train)

  • Thameslink: 1 hour 35 minutes (slow train)


Chatham – London Victoria

  • Southeastern: 46 – 49 minutes (fast train), 1 hour 12 minutes (slow train)




Car 揸車


Driving to Central London:

  • 55 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes via A2 road (depends on traffic)



Refer to the document: Chatham for further details on education, house prices, councils.

請參閱文檔: 漆咸 有關教育,房價,地方議會的更多詳細信息。





Ebbsfleet, Kent


Reference: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/mar/16/george-osbornegarden-city-ebbsfleet-budget




Transportations 交通:


Train 火車


Ebbsfleet International – London St Pancras International

  • Southeastern: 19-20 minutes


Ebbsfleet International – Paris

  • Eurostar: 2 hours 5 minutes

https://www.eurostar.com/uk-en/train/france/ebbsfleet-to-paris




Car 揸車


Driving to Central London:

  • 45 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes via A2 road (depends on traffic)

Refer to the document: Ebbsfleet for further details on education, house prices, councils.

請參閱文檔: 埃布斯弗利特 有關教育,房價,地方議會的更多詳細信息。





Tonbridge, Kent


Reference: https://www.britishservices.co.uk/kent.htm




Transportations 交通:


Train 火車


Tonbridge to London


Tonbridge – London Bridge

  • Southeastern: 36 minutes


Tonbridge – London Waterloo East

  • Southeastern: 42 minutes


Tonbridge – London Charring Cross

  • Southeastern: 43 minutes




Car 揸車


Driving to Central London:

  • 55 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes via M25 road (depends on traffic)

Refer to the document: Tonbridge for further details on education, house prices, councils.

請參閱文檔: 湯布里奇 有關教育,房價,地方議會的更多詳細信息。



 

Surrey – (South and South West of London)

薩里郡 –(倫敦南面和西南面)



Reference: https://www.cps.gov.uk/south-east





Redhill, Surrey


Reference: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/313281717803522800/




Transportations 交通:


Train 火車


Redhill – London

(Can use oyster to travel on the train to London)

(可以用 Oyster 八達通搭火車去倫敦)





Redhill – London St Pancras International

  • Thameslink: 46 minutes


Redhill – London Victoria

  • Southern: 38 minutes


Redhill – London Bridge

  • Thameslink: 31 minutes


Redhill – London Blackfriars

  • Thameslink: 37 minutes


Redhill – City Thameslink

  • Thameslink: 39 minutes


Redhill – Farringdon

  • Thameslink: 42 minutes



o Redhill – Guildford (in Surrey)

  • Great Western Railway: 35 minutes




o Redhill – Gatwick Airport

  • Thameslink: 9 minutes

(Can use oyster/ buy a train ticket to travel on the train from Gatwick Airport to Redhill)

(可以用 Oyster 八達通或買火車飛)




Car 揸車


Driving to Central London:

  • 1 hour to 1 hour 50 minutes via A3 road (depends on traffic)


Refer to the document: Redhill for further details on education, house prices, councils.

請參閱文檔: 紅山 有關教育,房價,地方議會的更多詳細信息。




Woking, Surrey


Reference: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/313281717803522800/




Transportations 交通:


Coach 旅遊巴士


Woking – Heathrow Airport

  • Coach stop: Woking (Train Station), Heathrow Airport (Central Bus Station)

  • National Express: 45 minutes – 1 hour


Train 火車


Woking – London Waterloo

  • South Western Railway:

  • 28 minutes (fast train),

  • 35 minutes (medium-fast train),

  • 50 minutes (slow train)



Car 揸車


Driving to Central London:

  • 50 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes via M25 and M4 road (depends on traffic)





 

Berkshire (West of London)

伯克郡(倫敦西面)



Reference: https://www.cps.gov.uk/thames-and-chiltern





Reading, Berkshire


Reference: https://www.elclondonstreet.co.uk/travel-and-transportation/map/



Transportations 交通:


Train 火車


Reading – London Paddington

  • Great Western Railway: 25 – 27 minutes (Fast Train)

  • South Western Railway: 1 hour 22 minutes (Slow Train)



Reading – Gatwick Airport

  • Great Western Railway + Thameslink: Go via Redhill – about 2 hours



Elizabeth Line (TFL)


Reading to London Paddington: 57 minutes

https://tfl.gov.uk/travel-information/improvements-and-projects/elizabeth-line