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Gatwick to London - Oyster more expensive than single/return ticket?!
edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Public Transport & Cycling
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I regularly commute from Gatwick train station to London Bridge around 3 times a week and have been using an oyster card which is £30.20 return (peak). I was looking at train fares on the national rail site and found buying a normal return ticket (peak) is £21.10 - almost 30% cheaper! I am so annoyed about this especially as Oyster/contactless is promoted as the cheapest option, even by the staff at Gatwick! Does anyone know why this is and whether there is a way to get Oyster at the same price as a ticket? It is so inconvenient queuing for a ticket machine at Gatwick at rush hour! Thanks