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    oyster cards/travel cards for london-whats the best and cheapest??

    read so many conflicting reports about this so PLEASE someone in london who uses these advise me. Flying to heathrow from glasgow 27th june to attend the springsteen gig at hyde park on the sunday. We therefore will need to do heathrow into city centre and back on the monday,covent garden to hyde park and back and covent garden to london eye and back over the weekend.

    am I best just to pay the fares as I go? or get a card and if so,which one?

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    Travelling in London used to be so easy and simple. You bought a one day travelcard, or a seven day travelcard, or a monthly travelcard. Oyster cards have made things so confusing I actually don't know which is the cheapest way to travel any more. I don't think Oyster cards can be used to travel on the overground.
    Here is the ]Transport for London site - I hope you can make some sense of it and work out which is the best and cheapest option.

    Enjoy the gig. :thumbsup:

    Edit: one thing - it is usually NOT cheaper to buy tickets as you go, some form of travelcard will be your cheapest option.

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    shibi din;5522094

    Travelling in London used to be so easy and simple. You bought a one day … Travelling in London used to be so easy and simple. You bought a one day travelcard, or a seven day travelcard, or a monthly travelcard. Oyster cards have made things so confusing I actually don't know which is the cheapest way to travel any more. I don't think Oyster cards can be used to travel on the overground.Here is the ]Transport for London site - I hope you can make some sense of it and work out which is the best and cheapest option.Enjoy the gig. :thumbsup:



    thank you-will check it out.

    Oyster does work out cheaper when using buses and the tube (underground trains), you would need to obtain one prior to travel and have it topped up (pre-pay) before able to use.

    Personally I would buy a daily travelcard in your case (from any train station); which would enable you unlimited bus, overground/underground trains and DLR travel too.

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    Nash;5522177

    Oyster does work out cheaper when using buses and the tube (underground … Oyster does work out cheaper when using buses and the tube (underground trains), you would need to obtain one prior to travel and have it topped up (pre-pay) before able to use.Personally I would buy a daily travelcard in your case (from any train station); which would enable you unlimited bus, overground/underground trains and DLR travel too.



    thank you

    OK, been having a look. Look at the document on ]this page called "Your Guide to Fares and Tickets within zones 1-6".
    Heathrow is in Zone 6. Covent Garden and around is Zone 1. If you are not going to be travelling during peak time on the Monday, then you may be best off with a 3-day off-peak travelcard for £21.60.
    Anyways, some ideas there.

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    shibi din;5522230

    OK, been having a look. Look at the document on ]this page called "Your … OK, been having a look. Look at the document on ]this page called "Your Guide to Fares and Tickets within zones 1-6".Heathrow is in Zone 6. Covent Garden and around is Zone 1. If you are not going to be travelling during peak time on the Monday, then you may be best off with a 3-day off-peak travelcard for £21.60.Anyways, some ideas there.



    thanks again-repped

    I live in and work in and breathe London - in all honesty for what you are using it for DON'T bother with an oyster card - it simply isn't worth it for your needs. Get yourself a one day travelcard from Heathrow to London - then the next day do it again! They are soooooo easy to buy and travel around everywhere on them... No problems - #as that Meercat would say "SIMPLES!"

    Honestly - Travelcard is the way forward - you can buy them from the automated Ticket Machines at the irport/Tube station - OR at the counter - but the automated ticket machines don't usually have a long queue.

    ENJOY DUDE!!!

    xxxxx

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    cloudthecat;5522558

    I live in and work in and breathe London - in all honesty for what you … I live in and work in and breathe London - in all honesty for what you are using it for DON'T bother with an oyster card - it simply isn't worth it for your needs. Get yourself a one day travelcard from Heathrow to London - then the next day do it again! They are soooooo easy to buy and travel around everywhere on them... No problems - #as that Meercat would say "SIMPLES!"Honestly - Travelcard is the way forward - you can buy them from the automated Ticket Machines at the irport/Tube station - OR at the counter - but the automated ticket machines don't usually have a long queue.ENJOY DUDE!!!xxxxx



    thanks for info
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