The Oyster is the One, also it gets you reduced price admission to some of the sights and wonders of London. i havent been to london for over 12 months but still have one in my wallet
enjoy your trip over 6 years agoAnswered by WFTristan via Travellr.com
- London's transport map is divided into 6 zones. All major sights (Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Parliament, Tower etc.) are within zone 1. Only Greenwich with Cutty Shark and Royal Observatory is in zone 2.
- In London either Travelcard or Oyster card is used when travelling in tube, buses and other transport services. Travelcard is a normal paper ticket, Oyster card is an electronic smartcard ticket.
- Oyster cards and Travelcards can be purchased at any tube station.
- If you are coming to London for a weekend break, we recommend you to buy either One-day Travelcard (it costs £7 and can be used on all buses and tube within zone 1 and 2) or Oyster card (electronic smartcard ticket. You will have to prepay your Oyster card with a £5 credit minimum. You then simply touch your card the yellow reader situated at the tube gates and in all buses and that's how you are charged). If you believe you will spend less than £7 a day on public transport then Oyster card is what you need.
- If you are coming to London for a week we recommend you to buy 7 Day Travelcard for £29.20 (it can be used on all buses and tube within zone 1 and 2). You can also add 7 Day Travelcard on your Oyster card.
- Price cap: you will never pay more than £7 a day (during the weekend) when travelling in zone 1 and 2 and £8.40 a day during the week.
- Fares in zone 1: tube - single journey paid in cash: £4.30. Paid by Oyster card: £2.00 / bus - single journey paid in cash: £2.30. Paid by Oyster card: £1.35
- From Monday to Saturday trains generally run between 5am and midnight. Operating hours are reduced on Sunday.
- Try to avoid morning (from 8am to 9am) and evening (from 5pm to 7pm) rush hours.
Find more info about London public transport here http://www.mintytrips.co.uk/getting_around_london_using_public_transport.html.
London over 5 years ago