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Irving, Texas
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Tube Pass

Just bought a 3 day off-peak tube pass to use over the weekend of Aug 20-22. It is valid for travel during the weekend and zone 1-6.

I will be arriving into Gatwick and I know the tube doesn't go that far out. The tube website did say that the 3-day card is valid on National Rail. I also saw that Thameslink offers service from Gatwick to Kings Cross. Will this card allow me to ride the Thameslink into Kings Cross or do I need to pay 10 pounds for the trip into London and then hop onto the tube? Trying to save some $$ on transportation.

I will be flying out of Heaqthrow so I can just take the Piccadilly line out to Heathrow on Monday.

Thanks for all the help...........this website is awesome!

Ottawa, ON
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1. Re: Tube Pass

You can save money by buying a Thameslink ticket to a station in zone 6 (Croydon?), using your travelcard for the remainder of the journey.

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2. Re: Tube Pass

A single ticket bought at Gatwick to East Croydon (Zone 5 but the Thameslink train stops there) will cost £6.80 and is your best bet. If you have some change use the ticket machine to save standing in line for some time.