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Travel Card or Oyster Card

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Travel Card or Oyster Card

What is a better option? Travel Card or Oyster Card?

Is a London Pass good value for money? Does a 11 year old travel free or is it under 11?

Thanks

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1. Re: Travel Card or Oyster Card

Travelling with children: https:/…

The answers to your other questions are pretty much 'it depends'.

Although travelcard and oystercard aren't alternatives - you can have a travelcard loaded onto an oystercard.

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2. Re: Travel Card or Oyster Card

A travel card is a set price for the day (in this example) and an Oyster card is topped up prior to travel and credit will reduce as you travel on the underground.

The benefit of an Oyster card is that it will cap your daily spend at the same amount as a day travelcard would cost.

This is handy as you'll either spend less than the travelcard cost if you don't make as many trips or you'll spend the equivalent once you reach the number of trips equal in cost to a travelcard.

Edited: 20 October 2017, 23:25
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3. Re: Travel Card or Oyster Card

Under 11 under certain conditions.

“Under 11s

Free travel on Tube, DLR, London Overground and TfL Rail services

If your child is under 11, they can travel free if:

They have a 5-10 Zip Oyster photocard, or

Travelling with an adult who is using pay as you go, or has a valid ticket (excluding Group Day Travelcards), a Freedom Pass or an Oyster photocard (up to four children per adult)”

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4. Re: Travel Card or Oyster Card

"What is a better option? Travel Card or Oyster Card?"

Depends where you're going and for how long.

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5. Re: Travel Card or Oyster Card

Hi we will be in the UK for 7 days

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6. Re: Travel Card or Oyster Card

A travelcard (which can be loaded on oyster - they’re not alternatives) will save money if you’ll be travelling extensively within the paid zones for more than five days in a selected seven day period.

Tell us more about your travel plan in your seven days (including arrival/departure details) and we can fine tune the suggestions.

Edited: 21 October 2017, 07:53
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7. Re: Travel Card or Oyster Card

Apparently there are 5 of you and you are staying in Camberwell area, go many adults and children (ages) are in your group? Where in Camberwell is your accommodation- street name?

You are looking to go the Manchester one day, is that a day trip or longer?

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8. Re: Travel Card or Oyster Card

<> Does a 11 year old travel free or is it under 11?<>

It is Under 11, although there are some conditions

Under 11s

Free travel on Tube, DLR, London Overground and TfL Rail services

"If your child is under 11, they can travel free if: Travelling with an adult who is using pay as you go, or has a valid ticket (excluding Group Day Travelcards), a Freedom Pass or an Oyster photocard (up to four children per adult)"

Buses:

Under 11s can travel free on London buses and trams at any time without an adult.

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