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London 7 day (paper) Travel card

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London 7 day (paper) Travel card

Hi,

We will be traveling to the UK in summer. Arriving at Gatwick and taking train to Southampton for a cruise. On our return, we will be spending some days in London. Is it possible to buy the 7 day paper travel card in advance from Gatwick airport railway station? Does the validity of the travel card start when it is validated in the machine before boarding a bus or underground train or when purchased?

Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: London 7 day (paper) Travel card

The start of the card is decided when purchased - it doesn't need validating. On a bus you just show it to the driver

In theory you can buy it at Gatwick - pass on whether this is so in reality.

Edited: 08 May 2014, 20:28
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2. Re: London 7 day (paper) Travel card

I'm not sure you would be able to buy a seven-day travelcard so far in advance, especially from a ticket office outside the London area. Get it when you arrive in London (I presume Waterloo, so visit the ticket office in the main line station. Don't forget that each person needs to supply a passport-size photo).

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3. Re: London 7 day (paper) Travel card

In theory yes, in practice no.

When you get back to London from Southampton, buy it then at Waterloo mainline ticket office, and as WW says, provide yourselves with the necessary photos in advance.

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4. Re: London 7 day (paper) Travel card

Thanks to all for your replies. Coming back from Southampton we will be staying at Shepherds Bush. According to the Trip planner, we will have to change trains at Clapham Junction. So maybe we can get these travel cards at Clapham Junction. Yes we will take photos with us.

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