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I am moving to London for work and need to travel daily from Brent cross tube station to Welwyn Garden City. I have both an oyster card and a 16-25 young persons railcard. Can anybody please tell me the cheapest way to do this as everything I have found so far is extremely expensive.

Thank you!

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1. Re: London transport

If working up there, might be best to change address.

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Welwyn Garden City is outside the TfL zones, so an Oyster card will be of use for travel here: tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloads/london-rail-and-…

Brent X to WGS will be a pain in the neck too, as you will have to go to King's Cross for a First Capital Connect train and (without having checked www.nationalrail.co.uk ) very likely change at Finsbury Park.

If you can make your way to Gospel Oak and take the Overground to Highbury & Islington and change there to a FCC train it might be less painful, but ultimately it's going to be a slog and a half.

Check the FCC website for season ticket prices.

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This is one of those cases where an almost completely effortless car journey is close to a nightmare by public transport.

Your best bet really is to drive if you possibly can (it's a straight dash down the A1). Otherwise, you want a train to New Southgate, then a 232 bus to Golders Green, then walk. Discuss with the ticket seller at WGC station the best way of doing this.

If all you want is a daily return ticket to Brent Cross, then a specific season ticket from WGC station will probably be cheapest. You'd then use your Oyster to pay for weekend trains into London (with a railway season ticket, you would need to put only New Southgate-KX on the Oyster) .

But, unless you're living next door to WGC railway station, you'll probably really want a different route: you may even be near a direct bus into London from somewhere in the area, which would stop near Brent Cross.

Input your postcode into www.transportdirect.info and see what it comes up with. But lordkimmage is probably right: central WGC-Brent Cross is a journey public transport wasn't designed for.

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Toni said 'travel from Brent Cross tube station daily to Welwyn Garden City'.

The 232 to New Southgate from Brent Cross station then the 26 minute journey to WGS will include the potentially (but more like as not) slow and painful slog along the North Circular Road. tfl.gov.uk/tfl/…brentcross-2032.pdf

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"Toni said 'travel from Brent Cross tube station daily to Welwyn Garden City'."

Well spotted. Sameish principle, though.

Doddle to drive.

By bus or train: might well be easier to fiddle about with transportdirect.info to see whether a train from Cricklewood or Hendon to St Albans, then bus (if there is one), works better.

Also POSSIBLY, North London Overground from Cricklewood to Highbury, then direct (or sometimes change at Finsbury Park) to WGC

Whichever: sort out the route, then ask the ticket seller's advice about tickets. Ask his advice outside weekday rush hours. But, unless you can drive, move somewhere else as fast as you can.

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