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Traveling with Oyster

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
If your traveling within London on a Day Ticket is there any point in using a Oyster card ?

A day ticket is about £5 / £6, but you can use it all day and as much as you want. However with an Oyster your paying £2/£3 per journey. In that case if you plan to use public transport more than 2 times in the day is it better to stick with a Day Ticket? ?

Im confused :confused:

Comments

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    If you're using pre-pay with an Oyster, once you have gone beyond a certain amount (I think £6.10) you don't pay anymore.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Nice one, thanks for that
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yeah if you use an oyster it caps it at 30p less than the price fo buying a one day travelcard. Although that doesn't apply for trains as most train journeys you can't use oyster on.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Oyster is £1.50 per journey.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Oyster is £1.50 per journey.

    Only if you are in the centre or making a short journey, if you're going out further, like say zone 1- zone 4 then it's £2.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Whatever the per journey price is the total for a day should be less then buying a paper ticket. What I like about oyster is that in the past if I wanted to buy a one day travel card I had to either walk to the local train station for or pay for the bus ride to get there - now with oyster that bus journey is included.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The other advantage of Oyster is that you don't need to work out whether singles or day travelcard would be better at the start of the day so if you aren't sure how many journeys you'll be making it doesn't matter.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Oyster has a cap on it so you never pay more than the equivalent Travelcard price, and it has the advantage of not having to queue to buy the ticket in the first place.

    Not valid on most train services though, so if you're using the train network in London, you'll need the paper ticket.
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