Most MSE way to pay for London travel?

I am due to go to London tomorrow and stay over returning Sunday.

I'll be travelling to Paddington then heading to Kings Cross/Camden. What is the most sensible way to get around, normally I just buy a travelcard which covers the whole journey, but I normally only go for the one day. Do I buy an open return to Paddington and just use contactless for the tube?



  • agrinnall
    agrinnall Posts: 23,344 Forumite
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    That's what I do - just make sure you use the same card for all journeys. I think the only time it might be best to do something different is if you have a railcard that would discount the cost of TfL travel (which I thinkk you can add to an Oyster card).
  • Nasqueron
    Nasqueron Posts: 8,752 Forumite
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    Contactless / oyster has a daily cap, even the PAYG without hitting the cap works out cheaper than buying tickets for the same journey.

    Paddington wise, MSE thing is to book in advance and look for cheap fares at odd times
  • daveyjp
    daveyjp Posts: 12,501 Forumite
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    If you won't be doing much travel and don't expect to reach the cap catch buses instead of using tube services.
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