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Sorry, another 2-4-1 question.

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Sorry, another 2-4-1 question.

Hello TALF contributors. I realise its been asked a lot lately and I have read all the responses to other travellers questions, including the great post by TexScott. I just want to clarify if my understanding is correct. I have an oyster card from a trip earlier this year. If in 2013 when my husband and I return to London do we both need to purchase the paper ticket in order to qualify for the 2-4-1 or is it possible for me to reload the oyster card leaving him with the paper 7 day travelcard thus allowing us both to benefit from the offer. Am I right in thinking that with the 7 day paper travelcard we would just need a daily card to get from Heathrow to our accommodation and would then buy the 7 day card from eg Waterloo station near where we are staying?

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1. Re: Sorry, another 2-4-1 question.

Both need the correct paper Travelcard. For Heathrow to Waterloo you could use your Oystercard or pay the single fare which will be less than a one day ticket

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2. Re: Sorry, another 2-4-1 question.

The 2 for 1 promotion is sponsored by the railways so you need a railway issued ticket to qualify for 2 for 1.

Therefore nothing held on an Oyster including Travelcard qualifies and nothing issued at Heathrow also qualifies for 2 for 1 even from the train stations.

If you are staying at Heathrow to get a zone 1-6 Travelcard valid for 2 for 1 you will need to get a bus to West Drayton, Hayes or Feltham and buy your Travelcard from the railway stations there or alternatively travel into London and get the Travelcard from a mainline train station in the centre.

You will also need a passport size photo for an id card from the railways, (unlike if you purchased a 7 Day Travelcard loaded onto Oyster that doesn't qualify for 2 for 1)

3. Re: Sorry, another 2-4-1 question.

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