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Heathrow - Brentwood - London City Airport

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Heathrow - Brentwood - London City Airport

Dear Tripadvisors...

next month I'm going to Brentwood for the weekend and I'm looking for travel advice. I fly into Heathrow and leave from London City. On doing research I see rail/underground/DLR travel is the way forward for both journeys. But my query is should I use Oystercard on the day or purchase tickets now online?

Any advice greatly appreciated,

Many thanks

Alison C

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1. Re: Heathrow - Brentwood - London City Airport

Brentwood station is (just) inside the zone where Oyster cards can be used. In any case, it's on a commuter route where there is seldom any advantage to buying tickets in advance. If you have an Oyster Card, it's probably worth using that.

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2. Re: Heathrow - Brentwood - London City Airport

What days and times to you arrive and depart, as this will make a bid difference. Friday Evening - Monday Morning is very different to Saturday morning to Sunday evening.

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3. Re: Heathrow - Brentwood - London City Airport

Buy an Oyster card when you arrive, and put PAYG cash on it. Much simpler than any other option.

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4. Re: Heathrow - Brentwood - London City Airport

Thanks folks so far :-)

I'm arriving at 0830 Friday morning and departing Sunday evening. I already have an Oyster card so was going to top that up. Sorry to sound stupid but can I use the Oyster card on the actual train to Brentwood? So it's unlikely that it would be any cheaper buying tickets now??

Edited: 04 April 2014, 21:10
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5. Re: Heathrow - Brentwood - London City Airport

Ignore rbgs. You can use an Oyster card up to Shenfield which is the stop after Brentwood.

Use your Oyster with PAYG cash on it.

Where are staying, there are very few hotels there.

Edited: 04 April 2014, 21:14
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6. Re: Heathrow - Brentwood - London City Airport

Thanks :-) Premier Inn Brentwood

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7. Re: Heathrow - Brentwood - London City Airport

Ha! Just opposite Brentwood Station, so no luggage hauling problems.

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8. Re: Heathrow - Brentwood - London City Airport

Great stuff. Thank you very much all. So to recap no benefit to buying tickets before hand. Just use Oyster card Heathrow - Brentwood via underground. Thank you lovely trip advisors :-D

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9. Re: Heathrow - Brentwood - London City Airport

Put quite a bit of cash onto your Oyster as Brentwood is beyond the zones eg LHR to there 9.50 before 7pm, 7.50 thereafter

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10. Re: Heathrow - Brentwood - London City Airport

Have you got those fares correct ?

According to the National Rail site, Harold Wood to Brentwood is £2.30 Off Peak with an Oyster.

Zone 1-6 (which is what I think travelling right across London would be) is £3, so the total would be £5.30 off peak.