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Oyster’s are natural in London

27 November

The Oyster card makes travelling on the Tube easy

Underground London

If you are staying in London for more than a day, it is certainly worth investing the refundable £5 to get yourself a Visiter’s Oyster Card. They make taking public transport a breeze.

This smartcard takes all of the hassel out of travelling on bus, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground and most National Rail services in London.

Just Oyster Card Reader yellowbeep your card on the yellow reader on the way in and out (only in on buses and trams), the gates will open and you are away. No lining up for tickets required.

Oyster Card Reader pink

If you see a pink reader, make sure you touch it as you may get a cheaper fare.

The best part is you can refill almost anywhere, from the ticket kiosks to the corner shop.

Pay as you go or Travelcards & passes

You can use the easy pay as you go option and top up as required or create an online account and use the Auto top-up function so you will never be out of credit.

If you are staying a little longer you can add Travelcards or Bus and Tram passes for  7 days or a month. You can’t add a Day Pass, but you won’t be charged more than the equivalent on any given day.

Finally, it doesn’t expire, so stash it with you UK coins and pull it out on your return. Check out the Oyster website for more info.

Oyster Card London

Have you used the Oyster card in London? How did you find it?



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2 Responses to “Oyster’s are natural in London”

  1. Laura November 27, 2012 at 04:42 #

    I wish more major cities did this. Washington DC has a similar program but I think it only works for the metro. Five pounds is a great deal, too. London seems like an expensive place to travel and saving a few quid on transport would be welcome.

    • Kylie November 27, 2012 at 17:38 #

      Yes Laura, it really is worthwhile. I love that it doesn’t expire so you can just bring it with you on your next trip.

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