We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Oyster Card to Brighton?

Fenton, Michigan
Level Contributor
15 posts
9 reviews
Save Topic
Oyster Card to Brighton?

Can you use an oyster card to pay for travel from East Croydon to Brighton and back??

Thanks in advance for your responses!

Likely To Sell Out
Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and Bath...
5,260 reviews
from US$126.90*
Likely To Sell Out
Making of Harry Potter Round-Trip...
457 reviews
from US$105.50*
Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, Bath...
2,086 reviews
from US$149.70*
Special Offer
Luxury Paris Day Trip with Champagne...
464 reviews
from US$301.60*
US$335.10
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
11,123 posts
Save Reply
1. Re: Oyster Card to Brighton?

No, you can't. Brighton is by no stretch of the imagination part of London.

Hove, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
2,973 posts
45 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: Oyster Card to Brighton?

Unfortunately not, Oyster only covers transport within London.

London
Destination Expert
for London
Level Contributor
22,644 posts
77 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: Oyster Card to Brighton?

Check Southern (the train operator for the route) for timetables and fares:

southernrailway.com/

Fenton, Michigan
Level Contributor
15 posts
9 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: Oyster Card to Brighton?

Thanks!

London
Level Contributor
10,771 posts
64 reviews
Save Reply
5. Re: Oyster Card to Brighton?

FCC also operate this route. Both Southern and FCC offer fares valid on their own train, or you can buy tickets valid on any train.

London, England
Destination Expert
for Solo Travel
Level Contributor
10,341 posts
25 reviews
Save Reply
6. Re: Oyster Card to Brighton?

East Croydon is in fact the southern limit of the area in which you can use an Oyster card.

London, United...
Level Contributor
7,685 posts
21 reviews
Save Reply
7. Re: Oyster Card to Brighton?

East Croydon is in zone 5 so there are stations after that in the oyster area albeit they have fewer trains stopping there compared with EC. Coulsdon South is the last on the line to Gatwick.

London, England...
2 posts
Save Reply
8. Re: Oyster Card to Brighton?

I am planning on taking some overseas visitors to London on 2 separate days. Our daily journey will start and end in Brighton. Not sure what they want to see in London yet but expect to be using London transport to make the journeys from one sightseeing area to another. Is it best to buy a one day off peak travel card or purchase an off peak travel card from Brighton to East Croydon and use an Oyster card for the rest of the journey. Also, if the second option is possible and cheapest would we have to break the journey at East Croydon to swipe the Oyster card? Please advise, many thanks.

Cotswolds
Level Contributor
11,386 posts
Save Reply
9. Re: Oyster Card to Brighton?

Buy a one day travelcard from Brighton

If you used a PAYG Oyster card you'd have to get off at East Croydon to swipe it

And you will probably want to use at least some of the 2 for 1 offers you get with the travelcard from Brighton

Cotswolds
Level Contributor
11,386 posts
Save Reply
10. Re: Oyster Card to Brighton?

<< purchase an off peak travel card from Brighton to East Croydon>>

No such thing really - if you do buy it it will be to zones 1-6 - ie the same price as to London so a complete waste of time and money swapping to Oyster at East Croydon