Frequent question: Can I buy a London travel card from my local station?

Is it cheaper to buy a Travelcard or use contactless?

As a general rule a Travelcard is more expensive than an Oyster card or Contactless payment card. The exception is if you make 3 or more journeys for 6 days or more within a 7 day period. … Otherwise an Oyster on a Pay As You Go basis or a Contactless payment card is cheaper.

Where can you get an Oyster card?

You can get an Oyster card:

  • Online with a contactless and Oyster account, if you live in the UK.
  • At Oyster ticket stops in many newsagents in London.
  • At all Tube, London Overground and most TfL Rail stations.
  • Some DLR stations.
  • At Visitor Centres.
  • At the Tramlink Shop in Croydon.

What is the cheapest way to get around London?

The cheapest way to travel is with an Oyster card. An Oyster card allows you to travel between all parts of London on the Underground, Trams (DLR), Overground, some river boats, Emirates Air Line, and the iconic red London buses.

Can I buy an Oyster card at Heathrow?

Heathrow London Airport – exit the airport and follow the signs for the Underground. You can buy an Oyster card at the airport Tube station cashier window. … You can buy an Oyster card at the airport DLR station cashier window.

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How much is a day Oyster card?

Day Travelcard (paper ticket) daily cost for unlimited journeys for adults, after 9:30am Monday to Friday: Zones 1 to 4 – £13.90. Zones 1 to 6 – £19.60.

Can I get Oyster card from post office?

Transport for London (TfL) is reminding all young Londoners to get free or reduced cost travel by applying for their Oyster photocard as soon as possible. … Since this summer, applications for the 11-15 Zip card can now be made online by London residents at as well as via the Post Office.

Is Oyster card cheaper than contactless?

It’s publicised that if you use contactless to pay for travel in London, it’s the same price as using an Oyster card. … Of course, if you have a railcard discount (or similar) applied to your Oyster, that will always be cheaper than contactless. Discounts cannot be applied to contactless payment cards.

Can you get around London without using the tube?

For parts of London that aren’t served by the Underground, DLR or Overground services, then the bus is the next most convenient option. There are services all over the city, often running through the night. If you don’t mind a bit of exercising, then either cycling or walking are both great ways to get around.

Can I use any contactless card on tube?

As of today, you can board buses and tube trains in London by simply swiping your credit or debit card. … All American Express, MasterCard or Visa credit, debit and pre-paid cards issued in the UK will be accepted for contactless payments.

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