Oyster Cards?

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Found 7th Dec 2008
I am looking at getting Oyster card but need to know some answers first lol

Can i pay for 2 peoples tickets off an Oyster card or only my own?
Also is it for students only or anyone?

Thanks in advance

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Question 1 - Not sure, sorry
Question 2 - No, not only students, anyone above 11 I think

You can only use it for one person and it's for everyone

No you can only buy one ticket although there is nothing stopping you buying two oyster cards

Anyone can have an Oyster card, you can pick them up from most train stations in London and newsagents too I think

Original Poster

Oh brill ty ever so much for your answers, just wanting to take my friend to London next mth and trying to work out whats best way and how much she will need money wise.

ps uner 16s travel free and students get discounts so they need a photo Oyster card

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amcol;3693293

Oh brill ty ever so much for your answers, just wanting to take my friend … Oh brill ty ever so much for your answers, just wanting to take my friend to London next mth and trying to work out whats best way and how much she will need money wise.



Oyester is definitely the best way to travel for example a bus costs £2 with an Oyster it's only £1

If you're only making a short trip instead of buying an Oyster card I can post one to you (to save registering for one and paying for it) on the condition you post it back when you're finished

amcol;3693293

Oh brill ty ever so much for your answers, just wanting to take my friend … Oh brill ty ever so much for your answers, just wanting to take my friend to London next mth and trying to work out whats best way and how much she will need money wise.



got my card online and you have to pay £3 for the card, you can also top it up online but it does work out a lot cheaper, £1.50 single compared to a £4 single when buying a zone 1 and 2 travel card :thumbsup:

Original Poster

Yeah im looking travelling Jan 16th with it and 17th but its hard atm as my friend knows nothing about it all, suprise for her xmas of taking her to Mamma Mia and a stay over night in Earls Court area, she may decide she wants to drive down and round the place but she might want to train down to London and round London, rather we caught the train she scares me when driving lmao

i bought a day saver ticket adults 5.30 can be used buses and trains and underground but only zone 1 childs ticket 1 pound .i never got an oyster as i was scared of getting loads of 4 pound fines as there is no limit on how many fines they give you.we stayed at earls court at the sara hotel

linw;3693460

i bought a day saver ticket adults 5.30 can be used buses and trains and … i bought a day saver ticket adults 5.30 can be used buses and trains and underground but only zone 1 childs ticket 1 pound .i never got an oyster as i was scared of getting loads of 4 pound fines as there is no limit on how many fines they give you.we stayed at earls court at the sara hotel



you just need to make sure you scan it at both ends of the journey, I've never had any probs

Original Poster

how do you get these day tickets as we will only be in zone 1?

at the underground ticket sales and ask for a day saver ticket 5.30 we just got back a couple of hours ago. the tickets we bought at earls court station as well on the next morning but can buy them at any station

Original Poster

Oh brill tyvm Linw for your help, that might make it easier for us just a day ticket. As i only need Leicester Square - Earls Court and back

choc1969;3693477

you just need to make sure you scan it at both ends of the journey, I've … you just need to make sure you scan it at both ends of the journey, I've never had any probs



That's a good tip because it's not very obvious when you're on the move. :thumbsup:

chesso;3693625

That's a good tip because it's not very obvious when you're on the move. … That's a good tip because it's not very obvious when you're on the move. :thumbsup:



towards midnight the barriers are always open because incase they get stuck there's not many people around to help you out. my friend who doesn't use the tube didn't know you had to touch out even though the barriers were open, thank god i reminded her.

The Oyster cards are £3 and from what I remember, you can get an instant refund once you return the card. :thumbsup:

I'm staying near the Earls Court area very soon too, have you already booked a hotel, as I know of a lot of offers around there, as the hotel we booked ended up being 2 nights for the price of 1 because of a special membership I had set up.

Hope you two have a great time. :thumbsup:

pikachu12;3693659

towards midnight the barriers are always open because incase they get … towards midnight the barriers are always open because incase they get stuck there's not many people around to help you out. my friend who doesn't use the tube didn't know you had to touch out even though the barriers were open, thank god i reminded her.



Yes, that's a good tip as well.:thumbsup:
I didn't know anything about it - luickily my hubby had read up on it all.:oops:

I believe if you have a Young Persons Railcard you can get a discount of 33% on the capped price of the day tickets when you link it to your Oyster card.

The PAYG Oyster Card is worth getting. I picked one up a while ago when I was in London, & top up via the internet (don't forget to ask for the internet registration form at the same time that you get your card though, as TfL won't send them out in the post & they can't be downloaded).

Cheap travel any time one of the family goes to London, although it can only be used for one person at a time.

oyster cards also cap at 50p below the one day travelcard, so they are always the cheapest option.
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