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"Oyster Cards" Greater London Transportation Tip by stevin

Greater London Transportation: 29 reviews and 23 photos

They have a new type of travel card in London called the Oyster Card. It's one of those tap and go cards which are pretty cool and efficient. Unfortunately, they have 2 levels. One is a pay and go feature which is helpful if your only there for a few days, but it isn't available for use on all the lines as a weekly card. It WILL however be good if you're only traveling on the major tube lines within say zones 1-2.

If you're staying at least 5 days, get the weekly version. It'll pay for itself. If your there even longer, get a monthly.

You need to fill out a form, available at most tube stations. and pay 3 pounds, but then you just top it up each time you go.

You can alternatively, still get a weekly (non-Oyster) card, which is free.

Mode: AROUND
Type: Train

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  • Written Jul 21, 2006
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