Top Tip: An Off-Peak One Day Travel card for zones 1 –6 costs £8.90 with a Railcard. It can start on any day of the week It’s valid for travel at anytime; there is no peak or off-peak rate.
Most places sell weekly Travel cards loaded onto a plastic Oyster card. There’s no deposit to worry about, but they need a passport-sized photo to make you a free photocard.
The busier stations in central London have staff to help you use the machines. Coronavirus/Covid-19: Most underground station ticket machines are only accepting debit or credit cards, so you cannot buy a Travel card with cash.
These are newsagents and local shops licensed to sell London transport tickets and Oyster cards. One day, weekly or monthly ‘paper’ Travel cards are available from all London train stations.
Weekly and monthly Travel cards from a train station need a photo card. If you buy a Travel card from a train station, toucan claim 2 for 1 discounts at London attractions.
If you buy a weekly or monthly Travel card from a London Overground station it is issued on an Oyster card. If you have a paper Travel card, insert the card into the slot on the front of the ticket barrier.
The barrier opens when you take the ticket from behind the yellow reader, on the top. If you have a paper Travel card, just show it to the driver when boarding the bus.
Top Tip: Do you want a cheaper way to travel around central London? A Travel card gives you unlimited travel at any time on bus, Tube, Tram, DLR, London Overground, TFL Rail and National Rail services in London.
Toucan travel from 09:30 (Monday to Friday), anytime on weekends or bank holidays for the date on the ticket and for journeys starting before 04:30 the next day. Annual Travel cards give you 12 months travel for the price of ten and a half.
Your Travel card season ticket can start on any day of the week and can be used at any time. If not, you need to add pay as you go credit to your Oyster card or buy an extension ticket.
We will arrive at Heathrow June 27 at about noon, and would want to take the Tube in to Earl's Court tube stop, which is close to our hotel. On July 1, we plan to join a London Walks day trip to Hampton Court, which involves getting to Richmond, which is in zone 4, though London Walks recommends getting a zone 6 travel cards.
On July 2, we will pick up a rental car at Heathrow, so that means leaving about 9 am from Earls Court to Heathrow, the fourth journey. We will be in Norfolk July 2-4, returning the car to Heathrow on the evening of the 4th, staying overnight near Heathrow, and flying out the 5th.
If it's the Oyster card, how do you get PAY money loaded on it? The Zone1 only Travel card season was withdrawn and the Zone1 Oyster pay as you go fare on the Tube was reduced from £1 .70 to £1 .50 Oyster bus fares were also frozen at £1 /80p. TfL believes that, for those previously using Zone1 travel cards, the choice now offered of Oyster prepay or a Zone1 and 2 travel card gives an appropriate range of tickets to reflect the wide range of frequency of travel within this particular group. Transport for London estimates that up to half of those who were Zone1Travelcard holders will pay little more or even less than in 2005 by switching to Oyster pay as you go.
A Travel card gives you unlimited travel within London zones 1 -4 or 1 -6 on the Underground, Overground, TFL Rail, Docklands Light Railway, buses, trams, and most National Rail services in London×. Use for the date from 09:30 (Monday to Friday), anytime on weekends or public holidays right up until 04:30 the next day.
Toucan add London Travel cards to your SWR touch smart card, making it easier for you to tap in and out across the capital. Many museums and galleries in London are free, but some ‘must see’ attractions charge an admission fee.
If you want to save some money, there’s an easy way to get 2 for the price of 1 discounts on London tourist attraction entrance fees. All museums, galleries and tourist attractions are temporarily closed.
UK train companies run a promotion called ‘Days Out’. This is a 2 for the price of 1 admission deal for attractions in London and the UK.
The Travel card is a transport pass giving you unlimited travel on the underground, overground, trains, DLR and buses in London. To qualify for the 2 for 1 deals, you need to buy a ‘paper’ Travel card from a train station in London.
If you travel to London by train (including from Luzon, Started and Gatwick Airport), your ticket will qualify for the deal as long as it has a National Rail logo. However, TFL Rail tickets (which replaced the Heathrow Connect service) are valid.
If you live in London or travel to London by coach or car and don’t want to buy a Travel card, toucan buy a cheap single train ticket. You don’t need to use it for travel, but you need a valid train ticket for each day you use a 2 for 1 voucher.
Please note that some attractions won’t accept this type of ticket for the 2 for 1. Show your ticket to a station staff member who will open the barrier for you.
Toucan buy a One Day or Weekly ‘paper’ Travel card from train stations in London. Not all train stations sell the ‘paper’ Travel cards valid for the offer.
The ticket office staff will make you one with a recent passport-sized photo of yourself. 2 for 1 vouchers are also available for temporary exhibitions at free museums and galleries, boat trips, tours and guided walks.
Here’s an example of the full standard adult and child entrance fees for some attractions taking part in the offer. Standard Entrance FeesAttractionAdultChildTower of London*££3019.50London Zoo*££29.7522Madame Tussaud’s££3529.50Hampton Court Palace*££2512.50St Paul’s Cathedral££188Kensington Palace*££19.309.60London Eye££24.9519.95London Dungeon££3024London Transport Museum£17.50FreeWestminster Abbey ££229Tower Bridge Exhibition££93.90SEA LIFE London Aquarium££19.5015.60Kew Gardens*££195HMS Belfast*££178.50Churchill War Rooms*££2311.50Shrek’s Adventure!££27.5022Any attraction with a line through it is closed.
Dates when the 2 for 1 offers are not valid are listed on each individual voucher page on the Days Out website. If you’ve already bought a ticket to London or a Travel card, check if toucan use it on the Day’s Out website.
Yes, everyone who wants to take part in the 2 for 1 discount needs a valid Travel card or train ticket. Toucan visit attractions up to and including the date on your departure single ticket.
This product is sold by Visit Britain and is provided by our supplier, Transport for London. Simply show your Travel card to bus drivers, and put it through the turnstiles at train stations.
Please note: You cannot buy a paper 7 Day Travel card once you get to London. If you buy a 7 Day Travel card in London, it will be loaded onto an Oyster card instead.
Most suburban areas of London, including Wembley Stadium and Wimbledon Tennis Club, are within Zones 1 -4. It is valid in all travel zones and automatically calculates the cheapest total fare for all the journeys you make in a single day.
Whether you should get the Travel card or Oyster card depends on how long you’re staying in London and how frequently you’ll be using public transport. If you plan to stay in London for a shorter time or want to travel to the outskirts of the city, the pay-as- you -go Oyster card cost might be cheaper.
For more detailed advice on which travel pass is right for you, please visit our read our guide to London transport tickets No, each person must have their own London Travel card, except under 11s who travel free with a paying adult.
Yes, so long as your Travel card is valid on the day of travel and covers zones 1 -6. Watford Junction is in Zone 9, so you’ll need a separate ticket, or you can buy a Visitor Oyster card from the Visit Britain Shop instead.
You can buy a return train ticket to Watford Junction from National Rail stations, such as Huston. Alternatively, you can buy a Travel card covering zone 9 to travel to Watford Junction.
A Zone 9 Travel card can be bought from tube station ticket offices in London. You can also travel with a Visitor Oyster card, which can be preloaded with credit to cover your journey to Watford Junction.
Visitor Oyster cards are available from the Visit Britain shop and will automatically calculate the correct fare for your journey. Yes, your Travel card can be used on any regular London bus operated by TFL, regardless of which zones you are travelling through.