Hopefully this is the place to ask/discuss this kinda thing, if not, sorry!
This is basically a question to the fine people who either live in or around London or know more than me on Oyster Cards!
So I will be going to London for a few times for sure soon, I'll also be leaving again too!
I will be arriving and leaving from Paddington, which I know is in Zone 1 and will more often than not be based in or around Zone 4.
I am mainly going to gigs/shows in Central London, so Zones 1 and 2.
So I currently get an off peak Day Travelcard for Zones 1 to 4 when I arrive which is £5.90 and the same again the next day which is £9.40. A total of £15.30 a time.
So I have been looking at trying to get that cheaper! Typical me!
So, I looked on http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tube
and looked at the Fares and Tickets Guide which from my understanding is:
If I travel from London Paddington to my destination in Zones 1 or 2 before 7pm, that will cost me £4 in a cash fare, but £2 as an Oyster Card single, and then on the way "home", the single from Zone 1 or 2 to Zone 4 will be £2, meaning that will be a saving of £1.90
As for the trip to Paddington from Zone 4, that will cost me £2.50 which is a HUGE saving!
However, here is my question!
Have I understood all that right?
Because I may need to make more than one journey, such as changing a line to get to my destination., so would my trip from Station A to Station B be £X and Station B to Station C be a further £X?
And kinda linked to the question above, obviously, if I make a mistake by going too far on the tube, or fancy going somewhere else before or after or any permitation as for not going straight to my destination WHILST USING A TRAVELCARD, then that's not a problem. However, if I used my Oyster Card, would it take those mistakes as actual journeys?
Very many thanks in advance for any help on this!
Hope it all makes sense too! I think it does to me! :)