I will be in London (staying in St. Albans) for 4 days in mid Jan and will make the following journeys:
- St. Albans-St.Pancras-St. Albans (x 2 days) dep. after 9am and return will be after 9pm so off-peak
- Travelling for the 2 days all around London within Zone 1
- St. Albans-Heathrow
What is the best option in terms of train tickets?
At first I thought I should get an Oyster card for cheaper fares Z1-Z6, then just buy single or return fares for the other segments.
However, I also heard that if I buy a St. Albans-London return fare on a Travelcard I am eligible to travel within Z1 unlimited for that day for free?
As I checked the off-peak travelcard between St. Albans-St. Pancras is GBP13 and the return fare is GBP9, so I am guessing a travelcard be cheaper than just a return fare and then using Oyster card around London with the daily cap?