Underground pass london - help!!

Hi folks,

I am new to this so bear with me!

There are 2 of us travelling to London 21st-23rd December (weekend)
We are looking for the cheapest form of underground pass possible..
We will only be in Zones 1-3..
Mostly Zones 1-2 but will have to use Zone on the Saturday for a return journey.

Does anyone have any idea on what the best pass to buy is?? Iv had a look but i find it all very confusing!

Any help would be much appreciate!

Thanks in advance!


  • liz545
    liz545 Posts: 1,726 Forumite
    The cheapest way to travel is to get an Oyster card - you can get one online or from any tube station. The Oyster single fare is £2 on the tube, £1.35 on the bus. You can't buy return tickets. The Oyster card is a plastic swipe card that you touch in on the tube barriers to get into the station, you can also use it on buses, the DLR and overground trains.

    A daily travelcard from zone 1 to zone 3 is £10.60 peak (£7.70 off peak), so your best bet is to buy an Oyster card with £30 credit, and that should be enough to last you for your trip - you'll both need your own cards. Oyster cards cost £3, and you can get any money left on the card and your deposit refunded at the end of your trip at any manned tube or train station.

    Hope this helps!
    2015 comp wins - £370.25
    Recent wins: gym class, baby stuff
    Thanks to everyone who posts freebies and comps! :j
  • dzug1
    dzug1 Posts: 13,535 Forumite
    First Post Combo Breaker
    Visitor Oyster cards can cost £3 - yes. But they rip off visitors.

    But normal ones are free, subject to a £5 refundable deposit. Visitors can buy them. No contest
  • alanrowell
    alanrowell Posts: 5,365 Forumite
    First Post First Anniversary Combo Breaker
    If you are travelling by train then look at the offers on daysoutguide.com - you must have tickets to & from London to claim the London offers.

    If you aren't travelling by train then you can buy 1 day Travelcards at National Rail ticket offices which also allow you to use the offers. You could buy all the Travelcards in one transaction, just ensure that are correctly dated
This discussion has been closed.
Meet your Ambassadors


  • All Categories
  • 343K Banking & Borrowing
  • 250K Reduce Debt & Boost Income
  • 449.6K Spending & Discounts
  • 235.1K Work, Benefits & Business
  • 607.7K Mortgages, Homes & Bills
  • 173K Life & Family
  • 247.7K Travel & Transport
  • 1.5M Hobbies & Leisure
  • 15.9K Discuss & Feedback
  • 15.1K Coronavirus Support Boards