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Travel Suggestion From Heathrow to Waterloo with Travel Pass

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Travel Suggestion From Heathrow to Waterloo with Travel Pass

Hello,

We will be landing at Heathrow in terminal 3 around 9:30am and need to get to Waterloo Station.

I think we will be purchasing the 7 day travel card (as we will be there for 7 days - is this the best 'bang for our buck'?), so would one suggest going straight to the hotel to drop our bags off then make our way to a national rail stn to get the travel pass, or do it on the way to the hotel? What would be the closest national rail station to Waterloo tube? Finally, by having the travel pass do we just need to present it at the attractions that offer the 2 4 1 options (ie. Tower of London)?

Thanks

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1. Re: Travel Suggestion From Heathrow to Waterloo with Travel Pass

It's the wrong Travelcard for two reasons

1) it's not eligible for the 2-4-1 offers - for those the Travelcard has to be bought at a train station ticket office not a Tube station ticket office

2) a zone 1-6 Travelcard will be overkill as 99% of what you'll need with be in zones 1-2.

Pay the single Tube fare (£5) for Heathrow to Waterloo and buy your paper zone 1-2 Travelcard at Waterloo

nationalrail.co.uk/stations/…

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2. Re: Travel Suggestion From Heathrow to Waterloo with Travel Pass

Great thanks.

Regarding the 2-4-1 vouchers - where do you get those? Also at the national rail stations?

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3. Re: Travel Suggestion From Heathrow to Waterloo with Travel Pass

....just make sure you buy your travelcards at Waterloo at the *train* ticket office, which is on the street level concourse, and not the tube ticket office, one flight down.

To get the 2-for-1 offers you also need a voucher which you either print before you travel (you don't need the travelcards to do that) or from the leaflets you can pick up at the train station. If you are planning on any of the 2-for-1 theatre offers book those in advance.

www.daysoutguide.co.uk

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4. Re: Travel Suggestion From Heathrow to Waterloo with Travel Pass

You need to go to this site

http://www.daysoutguide.co.uk/2for1london

and print out the vouchers you want to use and take them with you. (We never found any brochures in London)

When we got to the train Station and finally found the right ticket counter we asked if they were the right tickets for the 2 for 1 deals. They knew what we were talking about and we were reassured that we had the right ones.

It was so nice to have the 7 day ticket and just swipe it through at the tube stations and not have to worry about peak or no peak times. Everyone was happy to honour the 2 for 1 deals so it was all very easy.

You will have to think about where you are going to use the train pass to work out whether it is better getting a zone 1-2 or zone 1-3 etc. We went to Kew Gardens and found it was worthwhile getting a zone 1-3 pass.

We bought an oyster card each at Heathrow and put 10 GBP on each card to get us to the train station and back. Then when we got to Heathrow as we were about to leave we cashed the oyster cards in (you get a refund of the cost of the card and all money left on it). This is the cheapest way to get to London from Heathrow and return and it is easy.

Edited: 02 October 2011, 00:17
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5. Re: Travel Suggestion From Heathrow to Waterloo with Travel Pass

SLC,

Waterloo has both a tube station and (one of London's largest) national rail station. To get the travel cards for 2-4-1 visit the ticket office on the rail station concourse opposite platforms 13-18.

nationalrail.co.uk/stations/sjp/WAT/objectva…

nationalrail.co.uk/stations/…

From Heathrow to Waterloo, take the underground's Piccadilly line to Green Park, and change to the Jubilee line. If you sit at the back of the train, you can make the change easily via the escalator up to the ticket hall and then back down to the Jubilee (that's an easier change than following the offical signposted route on the platform).

However, if your hotel is one of those at County Hall, it's actually easier to travel to Westminster tube station and walk across Westminster Bridge. In which case, take the Piccadilly line to Hammersmith and then make an easy cross platform change to the District line to Westminster, where the exit is step free. Either way, the tube cash fare is £5, or if you see any value in getting an Oyster card at Heathrow the fare on that after 9.30am is £2.70.

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