The major airports outside London are:
Manchester Airport in the North of England is the UK's largest airport outside London, serving many European and a reasonable number of long-haul destinations.
Birmingham International is the UK's seventh largest airport outside of London. The airport has good European services and some long haul services to far flung places. The airport is served by the major European flag carriers providing global hub connections, as well as LCC's such as Ryanair and Easyjet.
Liverpool John Lennon Airport, in North West England, is the UK's fastest-growing airport and is taking on more and more flights. Blackpool has an international airport nearby offering a lot of package-holiday flights.
Newcastle International Airport is the only airport in the North East of England offering a daily service to and from Dubai, with connecting flights into Australia and the far east, it is also a hub for easyjet, Thomson, Thomas Cook and Jet2, with flights available to over 100 destinations.
Edinburgh, Glasgow International, Glasgow Prestwick, Aberdeen, Inverness, Orkney and Shetland Isles' airports have links to London and abroad in Scotland.
Cardiff International, the only international airport in Wales, is a major hub of BA, Flybe and Thomas Cook, which has a few long-haul flights, such as Barbados. Anglesey Airport is the only other noteworthy airport of Wales, which has one flight a day to the Isle of Man and Cardiff.
In Northern Ireland, Belfast International Airport which has several North American long-haul flights, and George Best City Airport both serve the province's capital. City of Derry Airport serves the northwest with a limited number of international and domestic flights.
Some operators offer freighter travel. For example, Grimaldi Lines operates services from Italy, Cyprus, Israel, and Uruguay that allow up to 12 passengers to travel with their vehicles, in addition to a service from Nigeria, Benin and Côte d'Ivoire that carries 12 foot passengers only.
In Northern Ireland there is a state-owned system called Northern Ireland Railways (NIR) which is separate and uses a different track gauge (the Irish gauge). For more details on rail travel in Northern Ireland, see Rail travel in Ireland; the remainder of this section will focus on rail travel in England, Scotland and Wales (i. e. the island of Great Britain).
Two classes operate: standard class and 1st class. Commuter trains and some local services offer standard class only. Six scheduled overnight sleeper trains operate every night of the week and reservations are compulsory on sleeper trains.
There are three types of ticket, which allow you to choose between flexibility and value. Advance tickets can be bought in advance, and travel only on a specific train at a specific day and time . Off-Peak can be bought any time, and travel 'off-peak' (usually 09. 30-16:00 and after 19:00, and all day at weekends) . And Anytime tickets mean you can Buy any time and travel any time.