In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel

About Words - Cambridge Dictionaries Online blog

by Liz Walter​
Several readers have asked for information on prepositions, so I will start with a blog post that looks at an area where they are really important: travel.

The first thing to remember is that we use to(and not ‘in’) after the verb go:

We are going to London.

I went to the supermarket.

With the verb arrive, it’s a bit more complicated. We arrive in a village, town, city, country or continent, but we arrive at a building or other specific place:

They arrived in Paris this morning.

Call me when you arrive at the airport.

Do not use ‘to’ after ‘arrive’. However, we do use get to with the same meaning as ‘arrive in/at’:

We got to Germany that day.

When you get to the church, turn left.

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