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London Underground train fares – Tube Ticket Prices 2024

TFL train fares in London 2024
Fare zone Cash Oyster & Contactless cards Travelcard (Train, Bus & Tram)
Single fare Single fare Daily cap Weekly cap One day travelcard Week travel­card Month travel­card Year travel­card
Peak Off-peak Peak Off-peak Anytime Off-peak
Zone 1 fare £6.70 £2.80 £2.70 £8.50 £8.50 £42.70 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Zone 1-2 fare £6.70 £3.40 £2.80 £8.50 £8.50 £42.70 n/a n/a £42.70 £164 £1708
Zone 1-3 fare £6.70 £3.70 £3 £10 £10 £50.20 n/a n/a £50.20 £192.80 £2008
Zone 1-4 fare £6.70 £4.40 £3.20 £12.30 £12.30 £61.40 £15.90 n/a £61.40 £235.80 £2456
Zone 1-5 fare £6.70 £5.10 £3.50 £14.60 £14.60 £73 n/a n/a £73 £280.40 £2920
Zone 1-6 fare £6.70 £5.60* £3.60* £15.60 £15.60 £78 £22.60 £15.90 £78 £299 £3120
Zone 1-7 fare £8.30 £6.40 £4.70 £17 £15.60 £85 n/a n/a £85 £326.40 £3400
Zone 1-8 fare £9.50 £7.80 £4.70 £20.10 £15.60 £100.30 n/a n/a £100.30 £385.20 £4012
Zone 1-9 fare £9.80 £7.90 £4.80 £22.30 £15.60 £111.30 £28.50 £17 £111.30 £427.40 £4452
Zone 2 fare £6.70 £1.90 £1.80 £8.50 £8.50 £32 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Zone 2-3 fare £6.70 £2.10 £1.90 £10 £10 £32 n/a n/a £32 £122.90 £1280
Zone 2-4 fare £6.70 £2.80 £1.90 £12.30 £12.30 £35.50 n/a n/a £35.50 £136.40 £1420
Zone 2-5 fare £6.70 £3 £2 £14.60 £14.60 £42.50 n/a n/a £42.50 £163.20 £1700
Zone 2-6 fare £6.70 £3.40 £2.10 £15.60 £15.60 £53.40 n/a n/a £53.40 £205.10 £2136
Zone 2-7 fare £6.70 £4.70 £3.30 £17 £15.60 £55.40 n/a n/a £55.40 £212.80 £2216
Zone 2-8 fare £8.20 £5.40 £3.40 £20.10 £15.60 £75.40 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Zone 2-9 fare £8.20 £7.90 £4.80 £22.30 £15.60 £75.40 n/a n/a £75.40 £289.60 £3016
Zone 3 fare £6.70 £1.90 £1.80 £10 £10 £32 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Zone 3-4 fare £6.70 £2.10 £1.90 £12.30 £12.30 £32 n/a n/a £32 £122.90 £1280
Zone 3-5 fare £6.70 £2.80 £1.90 £14.60 £14.60 £35.50 n/a n/a £35.50 £136.40 £1420
Zone 3-6 fare £6.70 £3 £2 £15.60 £15.60 £42.50 n/a n/a £42.50 £163.20 £1700
Zone 3-7 fare £6.70 £3.80 £2.20 £17 £15.60 £55.40 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Zone 3-8 fare £6.70 £4.60 £2.20 £20.10 £15.60 £75.40 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Zone 3-9 fare £6.70 £7.90 £4.80 £22.30 £15.60 £75.40 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Zone 4 fare £6.70 £1.90 £1.80 £12.30 £12.30 £32 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Zone 4-5 fare £6.70 £2.10 £1.90 £14.60 £14.60 £32 n/a n/a £32 £122.90 £1280
Zone 4-6 fare £6.70 £2.80 £1.90 £15.60 £15.60 £35.50 n/a n/a £35.50 £136.40 £1420
Zone 4-7 fare £6.70 £3.10 £2.20 £17 £15.60 £40.10 n/a n/a £40.10 £154 £1604
Zone 4-8 fare £6.70 £3.80 £2.20 £20.10 £15.60 £67.60 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Zone 4-9 fare £6.70 £3.80 £2.20 £22.30 £15.60 £67.60 n/a n/a £67.60 £259.60 £2704
Zone 5 fare £6.70 £1.90 £1.80 £14.60 £14.60 £32 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Zone 5-6 fare £6.70 £2.10 £1.90 £15.60 £15.60 £32 n/a n/a £32 £122.90 £1280
Zone 5-7 fare £6.70 £2.80 £2.20 £17 £15.60 £40.10 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Zone 5-8 fare £6.70 £3.10 £2.20 £20.10 £15.60 £67.60 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Zone 5-9 fare £6.70 £3.30 £2.20 £22.30 £15.60 £67.60 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Zone 6 fare £6.70 £1.90 £1.80 £15.60 £15.60 £32 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Zone 6-7 fare £6.70 £2.10 £1.90 £17 £15.60 £40.10 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Zone 6-8 fare £6.70 £2.80 £2.10 £20.10 £15.60 £67.60 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Zone 6-9 fare £6.70 £2.90 £2.20 £22.30 £15.60 £67.60 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Zone 7 fare £6.70 £1.90 £1.80 £17 £15.60 £40.10 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Zone 7-8 fare £6.70 £2.10 £1.90 £20.10 £15.60 £67.60 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Zone 7-9 fare £6.70 £2.20 £2 £22.30 £15.60 £67.60 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Zone 8 fare £6.70 £1.90 £1.80 £20.10 £15.60 £67.60 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Zone 8-9 fare £6.70 £2.10 £1.90 £22.30 £15.60 £67.60 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
* Tube journeys between zone 1 and Heathrow are always charged at the peak rate. Elizabeth line journeys between zone 1 and Heathrow are £10.20 during off-peak hours and £12.80 during peak hours
Other prices can be found on our senior citizen tube fares and child tube fares pages
Note: Ticket prices are correct as of
British notes and coins

Paying with cash

Good for one-off journeys if you don’t have a contactless card
They’re easy for tourists to understand, because they’re probably very similar to their metro or subway tickets back home. You just go up to a self-service machine and buy a ticket for your destination
Cash fares are the most expensive tickets for single journeys (double the cost of contactless and Oyster!)
There are no off-peak tube fares
Unlike Oyster cards and travelcards, you can’t buy them online in advance
Oyster card and Visitor Oyster card

Paying with Oyster

Joint cheapest fares for single journeys
Its daily cap is always cheaper than a one day travelcard
Its weekly cap is the same price as a weekly travelcard, but unlike travel­cards, its pay-as-you-go-credit can be used in all the zones
It has an ‘auto top-up’ feature so you don’t have to keep adding credit
Your unused credit never expires
You can refund unused credit at the end of your holiday
You can’t pay two fares with one Oyster card, so each person needs their own
You have to pay a £7 deposit when you buy a new card
Contactless bank cards

Paying with contactless

It’s just your normal bank card, so you should already have one
Joint cheapest fares for single journeys
Its daily cap is always cheaper than a 1-day travelcard
Unlike travel­cards, they can be used in every zone
Unlike Oyster, there’s no need to top it up
You can’t pay two contactless fares with one card, so each person needs their own
Unlike the dates on weekly travelcards, the weekly cap has to run from Monday to Sunday
Foreign cards might have a transaction fee added every time you buy a ticket

Paying with a travelcard

You can make unlimited journeys between the dates
A weekly travel­card might be cheaper than Oyster’s weekly cap
Unlike Oyster, you don’t have to pay a £7 deposit
You can take advantage of National Rail’s 2-for-1 offer
You can’t share a travelcard between two people
1-day travelcards always cost more than the Oyster daily cap
It’s either 1 day or 1 week, you can’t buy one for 2-6 days
Unlike Oyster cards, you can only use them in the zones you buy them for

Can you buy a ticket on the train?

No. You have to buy a paper ticket, travelcard or Oyster card before you board the train. It’s not possible to buy one onboard.

How much is a return fare on the London Underground?

There are no return fares on the London Underground.

It is possible to select a return journey at a self-service ticket machine, but you’ll just be paying the same price as two single journeys and end up receiving two single tickets.

What is the daily and weekly price cap?

Daily price capOyster tube fares and contactless tube fares have a daily price cap. This is the maximum daily charge that will be taken from your card each day – regardless of how many journeys you make. The computer keeps track of all the individual journeys you make throughout the day, totals them up, and as soon as the accumulated amount reaches the daily cap it will stop charging you.

The daily cap is always cheaper than buying a 1-day travelcard.

Note: You must remember to use the same card for every journey, otherwise the computer won’t recognise that they all came from you. Likewise, if you’re using contactless through your mobile phone or watch, then you must use the same device each time.

Weekly price cap – Oyster cards and contactless cards also have a weekly price cap. This works in exactly the same way as the daily cap, but will limit your seven day spend to the same price as a 7 day travelcard.

Important note: the weekly cap only works between Monday and Sunday, so if you’re travelling between any other stretch of seven days (like Friday to Thursday, for example) then the computer will charge you for seven individual days instead.

What time is Peak, Off-Peak and Anytime?

For Oyster and contactlessOyster fares and contactless fares are described as being Peak and Off-peak.

Peak time is between 6.30-9.30 AM and 4-7 PM (Monday to Friday). Anything else is off-peak, including public holidays. Note: Between the 8th March and 31st May 2024 TFL are running a trial called ‘Off-Peak Friday Fares’, where Fridays will be classed as off-peak all day.

For travelcardsTravelcards are slightly different because they’re described as being Anytime and Off-peak.

Anytime means that you can travel at any time of day, and up to 4.30 AM the following morning. Off-peak is any time after 9.30 AM (Monday to Friday), and up to 4.30 AM the following morning. Weekends and public holidays are always off-peak.

Note: Underground fares are worked out according to what time your journey begins. It doesn’t matter what time your tube journey finishes. So an Oyster journey between 6 AM and 7 AM on a Monday is off-peak. Between 9 AM and 10 AM it’s peak. For a travelcard both journeys are anytime.

What is the cheapest way to travel on the tube?

Oyster and contactless card

The cheapest way to travel on the tube is with contactless and Oyster – but contactless is usually the better option for UK visitors because you also have to pay a £7 deposit the first time you buy an Oyster card.

We don’t recommend contactless cards for foreign visitors because your bank might add on a transaction fee every time you use it overseas, which will bump up the price of your train ticket.

Try and avoid paying by cash on the London Underground as well, because that always has the highest charges.

Do children get cheap train fares?

Yes. Children under the age of 11 can travel for free on the tube if they’re accompanied by an adult, or they have a 5-10 Zip Oyster photocard. Children aged between 11-17 do have to pay, but they can benefit from cheaper fares if they’re carrying the right photocard, or they have the ‘Young Visitor Discount’ applied to their London Oyster card.

See our child tube fares page for more details.

Do seniors get cheap train fares?

Freedom Pass and 60+ London Oyster photocard

Senior citizens who live in a London borough are eligible for free or discounted travel on the London Underground. (Senior citizens who live outside London can use their OAP pass for free travel on London buses, but not the trains.)

Freedom Pass – If you’re old enough to receive a woman’s state pension (regardless of whether you’re a man or a woman), and your principal home is in London, then you can get hold of a Freedom Pass.

This entitles you to travel for free outside of the morning peak period (4.30 AM to 9 AM, Monday to Friday) on London buses, the London Underground, London Overground, TFL Rail and some National Rail trains within London.

Freedom Passes are supplied by your local council and you can apply online at

60+ London Oyster photocard – If you’re aged 60 or more and you live in a London borough then you can apply for a 60+ Oyster Card. This allows you to travel for free outside of the morning peak period (4.30 AM to 9 AM, Monday to Friday) on the buses, London Underground, London Overground, TFL Rail and some National Rail services within London.

You can apply for a card online at​fares/​free-and-discounted-travel.

Senior Railcard

Senior Railcard – If you’re aged 60 or more and you’re travelling on the London Underground and a few National Rail trains then you might benefit from buying a Senior Railcard.

This entitles you to a ⅓-off train fares throughout Britain. You can also have the discount card loaded straight onto your Oyster card and get a ⅓-off pay-as-you-go fares and a ⅓-off the daily price cap (off-peak travel times only).

Make sure you read the terms and conditions carefully though, because it’s usually not valid during peak hours (the peak times will vary depending on which part of the country you’re travelling in) – but given how expensive train tickets are these days it might pay for itself after just three or four journeys.

What is a Two Together Railcard?

Two Together Railcard

A Two Together Railcard offers discounted train tickets if you’re travelling with your partner to other parts of the UK. But it has to be the same person each time because it will have your names and photos printed on the front (or inside the app, if you’re using contactless). If you want to make a journey on your own during that period then you’ll have to pay normal price.

Another downside when compared to other Railcards is that you can’t use it to get a discount on Oyster pay-as-you-go fares, or Oyster daily caps – but you can use it to get a discount on day travelcards when bought together with a ticket for a National Rail train coming into London.

Check out their website at

What is a Family & Friends Railcard?

Family & Friends Railcard

A Family & Friends Railcard offers cheap train tickets if your group size is up to 4 adults and up to 4 kids, but if the majority of your holiday is inside London then beware… because the only useful discount you’ll get is ⅓-off 1 day travelcards when bought together with a National Rail train ticket coming into London (subject to a minimum fare). And it doesn’t apply at peak-time either.

Check out their website at if you’re interested.

What is a Disabled Persons Railcard?

Disabled Persons Railcard

A Disabled Persons Railcard offers cheap train tickets if you have a disability that meets their eligibility criteria.

After you’ve linked the pass to your Oyster card you’ll get a ⅓-off pay-as-you-go fares and daily price caps. You can also get a travelling companion some money off the cost of a day travelcard if it’s bought in conjunction with a National Rail ticket coming into London.

Find out more at

How do you work out a London Underground fare?

In order to work out your London Underground fare you will need to know every fare zone that your journey passes through (not just the ones you start and finish at). You can use our train journey planner to do this.

For example, if you look at the tube ticket prices on our Heathrow to King’s Cross page then you’ll see that the journey passes through zones 1 to 6.

Just to make things a little bit more confusing, some of London’s underground stations are in two different zones at once. Earl’s Court station, for example, is in zones 1 and 2. The charge for these stations is based on your direction of travel. If your journey begins at Earl’s Court and heads towards zone 1 then Earl’s Court will count as zone 1. If you’re heading towards zone 2 then it will count as zone 2. And if your journey finishes at Earl’s Court then it will count as zone 1 if you came from zone 1. And it will count as zone 2 if you came from zone 2.

Do you have to pay twice if you change trains?

If you change trains during your journey then you only have to pay one fare – assuming you don’t exit any of the stations in-between.

For example, if you’re travelling between Waterloo and South Kensington then you’ll have to change trains at Westminster, but you’ll be able to walk between the platforms without passing through any ticket barriers. If you did pass through a barrier then that would be the end of your journey.

How do you use paper tickets on the London Underground?

Oyster reader at a train station
Insert paper tickets face-up into the bottom slot, and touch Oyster and contactless cards against the round yellow reader

Using paper tickets on the London Underground is easy. Just insert your single ticket or paper travelcard face-up into the slot at the front of the ticket barrier (underneath that big yellow Oyster reader). The same ticket will then pop out of the slot on the top. The gate won’t open until you remove your ticket from this slot (something that catches a lot of people out).

If your travelcard has been loaded onto a London Oyster card then it’s a little bit easier, because all you have to do is wave it in front of the yellow reader and the gate will open automatically.

How do you use Oyster and contactless cards on the tube?

Using contactless cards and Oyster cards on the London Underground is easy. All you have to do is wave them in front of the big yellow reader by the gate. If the machine registers it correctly then the ticket barrier will open automatically for you to walk through.

If it doesn’t work then try taking your card out of your purse or wallet and touching it flush against the reader. If it still doesn’t work then look at the little LCD screen by the reader to see what it says (you’re probably out of credit).

If you’re travelling from a suburban station outside central London then you might find that it doesn’t have any gates, and the readers will either be at the foot of the platform stairs or on the platform itself.

When you leave the train at the end of your journey you will need to tap your card down again, so the computer can work out which fare zones you travelled through. You need to do this even if there’s no barrier, or when the barrier has been deliberately left open by the TFL staff (which they sometimes do to speed the flow of passengers during rush hour). If you forget to touch your card down then the system will whack you for a maximum fare (ouch!).

Which is best: cash, contactless, Oyster card or travelcard?

Contactless card, Oyster card and travelcard

Cash fares on the London Underground are considerably more expensive so they should be avoided unless it’s just a one-off journey.

Day travelcards are surprisingly expensive when compared to the contactless and Oyster daily cap, but lots of tourists like the simplicity of being able to buy a travelcard straight from a self-service machine. (You also have to pay a £7 deposit the first time you buy an Oyster card, which will wipe out any savings you make if you’re only staying in the city for one day.)

Contactless and Oyster have the joint cheapest fares on the tube, but contactless is more convenient for UK visitors because of that £7 deposit. We don’t recommend contactless for foreign visitors because your bank might add on a transaction fee every time you buy a train ticket overseas.

Note: If you’re staying in London for a week and you’re planning on making three or more tube journeys on six days, or two or more on seven days, then a weekly travelcard might work out cheaper – but only if you’re not staying from Monday to Sunday. (That’s because the weekly cap on Oyster and contactless only applies from Monday to Sunday, whereas a travelcard can start on any day you like.)

The verdict: Contactless is always the best option for UK visitors. A 1-day travelcard is the best option for foreign tourists staying for just one day. Oyster is the best option for foreign tourists staying for more than one day, and a weekly travelcard might be the cheapest option if you’re staying for 6-7 days, depending on how many journeys you make.

Your comments and questions

Daniel Hi everyone. I'm going to spend the whole of January in London for a course. I'll stay in West Hampstead and the course is in the Swiss Cottage area (walking distance). Since my course will be less than 3 hours daily from Monday to Friday, I'll have a lot of free time to visit the city. I'm planning on getting a one-month Oyster card, but I'm in doubt as to which zones should I get covered for tourism purposes. What do you suggest? Is coverage for zones 1 and 2 enough? Thanks! Daniel

Staff It will probably be enough, but of course it depends where you want to go. Most people do spend their entire holiday inside zones 1-2. You might be better off just using your contactless bank card because then you can go wherever you like and you won't be restricted to zones. But depending on how many trips you actually make a monthly travelcard might work out a bit cheaper - unfortunately the only way of knowing for sure is to total up all the journeys you'll be making

JPH Hi everyone, I have a question for you. I take the tube from the station Blackhorse (zone 3) and I change at Highbury&Islington (zone 2). From there I take the train to Whitechapel (zone2). My question is: why I have to pay for a ticket 2.40? When I have a one week travelcard zone 2&3 I still pay? Why? Can anyone tell me?

Staff Even though none of those stations are in zone 1, if you look at a tube map you'll see that the journey does actually pass through zone 1. Your travelcard already covers zones 2&3, so the computer just charges you the extra bit for zone 1 (I'm assuming that you've got your travelcard loaded on to an Oyster card)

JPH Thank you for your explanation.

Wendy Hi. I have a bus pass on my Oyster - can I use this on the tube? Thanks Wendy

Staff Hi. It depends what you've bought. It is possible to buy travelcards that only cover the bus (and tram). If you've got one of those then you won't be able to use that on the tube. But you can also buy ones that cover the buses, tubes and trams together. So that would be okay.

Drew If I get on the train before peak time [4pm] but off the train in peak time, how will I be charged?

Staff Hi Drew, it goes by what time your journey starts. So if you board the train in off-peak, you will be charged off-peak. It doesn't matter what time your journey finishes.

Nads Can I buy the ticket for zone 1-2 in advance, online?

Staff Hi Nads. Not a single ticket, no. You can only buy those at the station on the day. You can buy a zone 1-2 travelcard online in advance, and have them post it to you, but they don't do 1-day travelcards for those zones, only weekly, monthly or annual ones.

MRyan Just a word of caution for everyone using Oyster/contactless payment cards. Make sure your Oyster card and contactless card are not in the same pouch or wallet when you tap in or out. You may find (as I did to my cost) that you are tapped in on one card and tapped in again on the other rather than tapped out on the original one. You will then be charged twice rather than just the fare for the journey you made. The good news is that can get a refund by e-mailling TFL with times and dates of the journeys made. I only realised when I got my bank statement that I had slipped up repeatedly during the previous month. Now the cards are kept completely separate!

Judy 2 seniors visiting London and staying in Chelsea. Family is also visiting London and lodging near the British Museum. I think I understand the Oyster card may be our most economical way of traveling around the city. I am assuming that we can access both tube and bus using the cards? Haven't figured out the zones, yet, but City center and Kensington Gardens are both on our list of places we will be going to. Any suggestions?

Staff Hi Judy. You can use an Oyster card on both the bus and tube... or you can just pay with your contactless card instead (your bank card), which is a bit easier. They have exactly the same fares as Oyster, and you don't have to pay the £7 deposit to set it up. Some people don't like the idea of using their bank card though (like me), so maybe you'll prefer paying with Oyster. All of the places you've mentioned are inside zone 1.

S MacDonald What discounts applied if you are over sixty?

Staff Hi. If you're a tourist from abroad then there aren't any. If you live in a London borough then you can travel for free on the trains if you get hold of a 60+ Oyster card. But they only work until you're old enough to apply for a Freedom Pass. More details here:​transport/​senior-train-fares.php

Gudjonsson If I hold my wallet to the card reader intending to pay with my Oyster card, could the computer debit my bank account for a contactless payment, if my debit card happened to be in the same wallet? In other words: do you need to be careful not to inadvertently present two or more cards to the reader at the same time?

Staff Hi Gudjonsson. It could do, yes. If it detects two cards then it will probably reject both cards and not let you through until you separate them, but it could register one card. If you then turn your wallet up the other way when leaving the train it might register the other, which will mess up the fare and daily cap. So it's best to keep them separate.

Jane Are the prices quoted single or return fares?

Staff Hi Jane. There's no such thing as return fares on the underground. You can buy return tickets at the machine, but you'll just be paying the same as two singles

Baxter Why is paying by cash more expensive than using a contactless card, it's double the price!

Staff Hi Baxter. Good question. I suppose they're trying to encourage people to use them, because then they won't need so many ticket windows and ticket machines - keeps their costs down

Russell If you get on a train at 15.55 off-peak and change trains and get off your destination an hour later at 16.55 is it still classed as off-peak? With an Oyster card. Regards.

Staff Hi Russell. That's right, yes. The only time that matters is when you board the train. If you board the train during off-peak hours then it will be charged as off-peak, even if you get off again during peak hours

Caroline Wah How much money should I top up on my Oyster card?

Staff Hi Caroline. It depends how many days you're staying, and where you want to travel to. The maximum amount you'll spend each day is the 'daily cap' for the zones you travel through (shown in the table above). Most tourists tend to spend their entire holiday inside zones 1 and 2. So just add enough to cover the daily cap each day

Rahmah Hi, we are Malaysians (3 paxs). Can we buy weekly ticket on senior citizen fares. We will be visiting London for 10 days. Thank you

Staff Hi Rahmah. Unfortunately not, no. Cheap fares for senior citizens are only available for UK citizens or people who actually live in London. An Oyster card will probably work out cheaper for you, rather than a weekly travelcard, but it all depends on how many journeys you're making in total. Bear in mind that a weekly travelcard has to be used over seven consecutive days. you can't spread the seven days over a stay of ten

Robin Is there a disabled price for zone 1 travel?

Staff Hi Robin, not if you just turn up on the day, but you can get discounted travel if you apply for a disabled persons railcard or freedom pass before you travel -​services/​freedom-pass/disabled-persons-freedom-pass. It's different on the buses because people in wheelchairs can travel for free without needing any kind of pass

Tony Hi. Are the contactless prices including the return journey so there and back? Or just one way?

Staff Hi Tony. It's just one way. There are no return prices on the underground - you just pay the same as two singles

Shanzey We are British citizen. Want to travel to london from 10th to 17th of August (Thursday to Wednesday). We want to go to see lonfin Eye, green street, South Hall, Emirates cable cars ,museum, famous parks etc. Two of my kids are 15 and 13th of age. We are traveling by train from oxford to southwoodford area. I am not sure which option would be cheapest for us. I have rail card as well. Many thanks

Staff Hi Shanzey. Your 13 year old should get an Oyster card with the 'Young Visitor Discount' applied to it - as explained here​transport/​child-train-fares.php. The others might be better off with a travelcard, which can work out cheaper if you make at least 2 journeys on each of the seven days, but maybe it will be simpler just to get Oyster cards for everyone. Not sure what you mean by Green Street and South Hall, but zones 1-2 will cover the other places

Terri What is the cost from bow church dlr to Lewisham dlr

Staff Hi Terri. It depends on how you're paying. All the prices are here -​transport/​train-journey.php?from=bow-church&to=lewisham

Michael Living in Mile End and will be travelling from Mile end underground to Farringdon 5x a week there. And will be getting a bus from Holborn circus to regents canal 5x a week back. This will be weekly for next 2 years. I am eligible for 16-25 railcard and would like to know whether it will be cheaper to do contactless or oyster, Thanks

Staff Hi Michael. Oyster and contactess are exactly the same price (apart from the £7 deposit you have to pay the first time you buy the oyster card). It's not possible to load the railcard onto a contactless card, though. So you should probably get an oyster card. But check the railcard rules apply to your train times -​help/​faqs/

Will Bolt Hi, why was I charged £6.40 for travel in zone 1 when it should have been £2.70. I touched in at Waterloo and out at Liverpool Street

Staff Hi Will. TFL don't charge you straight away for each individual journey. Their system usually totals up all the journeys you've made during the day and then charges you in one lump sum at the end. Our guess would be that £6.40 is for a couple of different journeys. If its a contactless card you can get a 7-day journey history, even if you havent registered, and see whats going on -

Colin Do service veterans get discount prices when attending the Cenotaph Remembrance Parade

Staff Hi Colin. You might be able to apply for a Veterans Oyster card for free or discounted travel on the buses, London underground and some National Rail trains. More info here --​fares/​free-and-discounted-travel/veterans-oyster-photocard

Syl What's the difference between a UK visitor and a foreign visitor when you say you do not recommend contactless for foreign visitors. I am a senior from New Zealand and have a Wise multi currency card. I will be traveling by train to Scotland and plan to stay in London for 6-7 days.What is the best card to get and can I get it from New Zealand before I start mu travel.

Staff Hi Syl. The reason we say that, is because if you have a bank card issued overseas then your bank might add on a transaction fee every time you buy a bus or train ticket, because it's in a different currency. And that will make them a lot more expensive compared with using an Oyster card, for example. So you might want to check with your bank first. Otherwise we would suggest getting a Visitor Oyster card, which can be posted overseas before you go -​transport/​visitor-oyster-cards.php

Ann Hi If i get a senior rail card for two together will I only be charged one £30, & can either persona use it if travelling alone.

Staff Hi Ann. If you both want a senior rail card then you'll have to buy one each, and they're tied with your name, so you wouldn't be able to share one senior rail card between two

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