Public transport, Car sharing, and Car clubs
Public Transport options in Hounslow
Hounslow has good public transport links across the borough with a national rail service as well as a tube service and an extensive bus network.
The Hounslow-Public-Transport-Guide2.pdf provides extensive coverage of all the transport links in the borough as well links to surrounding boroughs including Heathrow and central London.
If you need to plan an accessible for all route, check the SCOPE = Equality for disabled people website. It holds a lot of resources for journey planning on all types of public transport.
To plan a journey use citymapper online which gives exact detail, on time and cost of your journey to any destination in Hounslow or across London.
South Western Railway is the operator in charge of national rail stations in Hounslow and serves stations at Chiswick, Kew Bridge, Brentford, Syon Lane, Isleworth, Hounslow and Feltham. All services travel into central London at London Waterloo.
For information regarding taking cycles on trains visit the SWR cycle policy.
Car-sharing is when two or more people share a car and travel together. You can still benefit from the car if you travel a long distance but reduce the cost as well as the number of cars on the road. Whether you’re seeking a lift or offering one, register with liftshare to find a lift you want to share.
The benefits of the scheme are considerable, and include:
- Reduced travel costs
- Meet new people
- Reduced congestion
- Reduced pollution
- Less pressure on the car park
Car clubs work by giving members access to car or short-term rentals and charge by the hour or day. Car clubs can provide a great alternative to car ownership as you get all the convenience of a car without the hassle. Car club cars on average emit 20% less CO2 than the average car. There are currently several car clubs available in Hounslow: