Common questions

Is it cheaper to use an Oyster card on National Rail?

Is it cheaper to use an Oyster card on National Rail?

Oyster fares on National Rail With Oyster PAYG you get the cheapest appropriate single fare on National Rail services in London which means you pay less than the cash fare. You can also register your Oyster card for Railcard discounts.

How much is an annual Travelcard?

Daily Caps and Travelcards (2019)

Zones Weekly Annual
1-7 £69.80 £2,792
1-8 £82.50 £3,300
1-9 £91.50 £3,660

Is pay as you go cheaper than Travelcard?

As a general rule a Travelcard is more expensive than an Oyster card or Contactless payment card. Otherwise an Oyster on a Pay As You Go basis or a Contactless payment card is cheaper. If you are a resident or long-term visitor there are monthly and annual Travelcards.

How much should you put on an Oyster card?

Buy a Visitor Oyster card before you visit London and get it delivered to your home address. A card costs £5 (non-refundable) plus postage. You can choose how much credit to add to your card. If you are visiting London for two days, we recommend you start with £20 credit.

What can you do with a travel card in London?

A Travelcard gives you unlimited travel at any time on bus, Tube, Tram, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail and National Rail services in London.

When do you need a national rail travel card?

They can be issued for travel on any one day, seven consecutive days or for regular commuters, any period between one month and a year. Travelcards are available for travel from stations throughout London and the home counties, the south and south east and further afield on some routes.

When to use National Rail off peak Day Travelcard?

Valid up to the early hours of the following day, and within the London Fare Zones area you may use the Travelcard until 04:29 and all travel, including beyond the London Fare Zones must be completed by that time. Railcard holders may purchase certain Off-Peak Day Travelcards at a discount.

How many people in Great Britain have Railcards?

Over 20 million people in Great Britain can save with one of our Railcards. Which one will you get? For those aged 16-25, save a 1/3 off rail fares for days out, seeing family and friends and even festivals!

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