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Oyster card

I plan to travel to London got around one week. Should I buy visitor Oyster card or ordinary Oyster card? What are their differences?

My itinerary will be mainly within zone 1

Moreover , can Oyster card be used to buy things in shop? Eg in supermarket etc

What's the minimum top up value if I want to recharge Oyster card?

Pls advise

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1. Re: Oyster card

Are you traveling alone, or in a group? (answers will depend on this)

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Hi

I think best for you to buy an weekly travel card for1 and 2 zone its cost you £30.40 instead to topup every day its cost you more.

Thanks😊

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<<Moreover , can Oyster card be used to buy things in shop? Eg in supermarket etc>>

No, it is a means of paying for public transport and nothing else.

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>>> Moreover , can Oyster card be used to buy things in shop? Eg in supermarket etc <<<

No, London's Oyster Card is not the equivalent of Hong Kong's Octopus Card. As per post 3 it is purely for transport.

And whatever you do, don't get Visitor Oyster as it is poor value compared to the regular Oyster Card.

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Simply get a regular Oyster Card from a ticket machine at any tube station.

Now, one single journey in zone 1 will cost you GBP 2.10, interchanges on the tube network counts as one journey. Thus, you will need to travel more than twice a day for seven days for the weekly card to make sense. If you are big on walking and intend to stay within zone 1, you might need the oyster card far less than this. On the other hand, if you will be jetting around the city from dawn to late night and want to hop on an off local busses and the tube, spending the 30 pounds on a weekly card can be great value.

If you top up with cash, the minimum value is a few pence. If you top up with credit/debit card, minimum value is 5 pounds.

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Thanks all for the useful info!!

I will be traveling with my husband only

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7. Re: Oyster card

Buy 2 x Weekly travelcards from a National Rail station, and take advantage of the 2 for 1 sightseeing offers here

http://www.daysoutguide.co.uk/2for1-london

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If you are traveling as a pair, the National Rail Travelcard will be your best bet, and save you a lot of money at London attractions. You will need passport size (but not passport quality) photos.

Read this article for step by step instructions.

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g186338-c195600/Londo…

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That's disappointing, I thought I was in the mix.

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Lord K, you are always in the mix.