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Visitor Oyster Cards - Kings Cross

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Visitor Oyster Cards - Kings Cross

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Will we be able to pick up a visitor oyster card at Kings Cross? We will be using the tubes over 4 days, is this the most cost effective way to get around? One day we will only be doing one return journey, but the other days we may use it more than once?

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1. Re: Visitor Oyster Cards - Kings Cross

Or should we just get a regular Oyster Card??

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2. Re: Visitor Oyster Cards - Kings Cross

You'll be able to pick up a regular oystercard. You don't need a visitor oystercard.

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Thanks

Is this better than using the day travel cards?

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You don't want a visitor Oyster you want a normal one - £5 refundable deposit as against £3 non refundable fee for the visitor one

Buy it in the underground station

As far as travel is concerned, yes it's the cheapest way

Should you need the 2 for 1 offers at all then your tickets from/to Leeds should take care of them

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5. Re: Visitor Oyster Cards - Kings Cross

"is this the most cost effective way to get around?"

No, Visitor Oyster = £3 non-refundable charge, normal Oyster = £5 refundable deposit, also you can't load travelcards onto a Visitor Oyster card. If there's 2 of you (or more) a paper travel card bought at a railway station would save you money on attraction fees via the 2 for 1 offers:

tripadvisor.co.uk/Travel-g186338-c195600/Lon…

Or as Dzug1 says above.

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6. Re: Visitor Oyster Cards - Kings Cross

Thanks!

I don't think we will need any vouchers for attractions, so I think the normal oyster will be the best option!

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7. Re: Visitor Oyster Cards - Kings Cross

"I don't think we will need any vouchers for attractions, so I think the normal oyster will be the best option! "

As Dzug says your return train tickets to/from London would count for the 2 for 1 offers if you do wish to visit any attractions on the days out list.

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8. Re: Visitor Oyster Cards - Kings Cross

That's helpful to know, thank you :-)

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<< your return train tickets to/from London would count for the 2 for 1 offers >>

Provided, if they are Advance or other single tickets, you keep both the outward (used0 and return (unused) tickets, to establish the intermediate period of validity. I.e. do *not* put your ticket through the automatic barrier on arrival in London but keep it.

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