Driving on the left-hand side of the road is only one thing expats need to adjust to when driving in the UK. Insurance, taxes, getting a driver’s license, and lots of other red tape do not make driving in the UK easy. Luckily, you can always fall back on planes, trains, and coaches in the UK.
If you wish to import your car into the UK or exchange your driver’s license for a local one, you will soon learn that there is a whole new set of laws and rules to deal with. Add to this the stress of having to learn to drive on the left-hand side of the road (as is the case for most expats) and you will find that things might get more complicated than you have expected. If you don’t want to drive yourself, there are a lot of ways to get to the UK and around by plane, train, coach, and ferry.