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    • Marvel1
    • By Marvel1 5th Aug 19, 6:56 PM
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    London underground, which ticket?
    • #1
    • 5th Aug 19, 6:56 PM
    London underground, which ticket? 5th Aug 19 at 6:56 PM
    To keep it simple, this is all in one day.

    Paddington to Baker Street

    Baker Street to Paddington

    This is all on the same line - Bakerloo line - both stations in zone 1.

    1 adult and 1 child (12), the tricky part - tickets.

    I tried looking and baffled, an example use con-tactless card:
    https://tfl.gov.uk/fares/how-to-pay-and-where-to-buy-tickets-and-oyster/pay-as-you-go/contactless-and-mobile-pay-as-you-go?intcmp=55539

    Use a contactless card or mobile device for adult rate pay as you go travel on all our transport services.
    Guess with a child it's not possible.


    Oyster Card:
    https://tfl.gov.uk/fares/how-to-pay-and-where-to-buy-tickets-and-oyster/buying-tickets-and-oyster

    You need to pay a £5 deposit for an Oyster card.
    If I worked out it out right, it will be £2.40 for myself and only 75p for the child:

    https://www.londontoolkit.com/briefing/underground.htm

    Wasting £6.80 left on the card.

    Any other ideas? Cheers
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    • rach_k
    • By rach_k 5th Aug 19, 7:08 PM
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    • #2
    • 5th Aug 19, 7:08 PM
    • #2
    • 5th Aug 19, 7:08 PM
    Use a contactless card for yourself and buy a child ticket at the station.

    You could also use a different contactless card for the child but that would be charged at the adult rate. Not the cheapest option but it's easy and cheaper than getting an Oyster card and leaving money on it if you won't use it (although you can get a refund on credit).
    • JezR
    • By JezR 5th Aug 19, 9:08 PM
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    • #3
    • 5th Aug 19, 9:08 PM
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    • 5th Aug 19, 9:08 PM
    A child cash fare is the same as an adult Oyster/Contactless fare in this case.

    Alternatively you could do this journey on the 27 bus.
    • daveyjp
    • By daveyjp 5th Aug 19, 9:18 PM
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    • #4
    • 5th Aug 19, 9:18 PM
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    • 5th Aug 19, 9:18 PM
    If you have two forms of contactless use the bus.

    £1.50 each per journey.
    • martindow
    • By martindow 6th Aug 19, 12:27 PM
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    • #5
    • 6th Aug 19, 12:27 PM
    • #5
    • 6th Aug 19, 12:27 PM
    Alternatively you could do this journey on the 27 bus.
    Originally posted by JezR
    Or the 205
    • wongataa
    • By wongataa 7th Aug 19, 10:10 AM
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    • 7th Aug 19, 10:10 AM
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    • 7th Aug 19, 10:10 AM

    Any other ideas? Cheers
    Originally posted by Marvel1
    Walk? It is about a mile between Paddington Station and Baker Street tube station.
    • Marvel1
    • By Marvel1 31st Aug 19, 4:03 PM
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    • 31st Aug 19, 4:03 PM
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    • 31st Aug 19, 4:03 PM
    Thank you all, it's best if I the pay as go using my bank card (cheaper than paper ticket) and buying a paper ticket for the child.

    Adult ticket alone is £9.80 (return), unsure what pay as you go is.

    Child ticket will be £4.80 (return)- cheaper than a visitor oyster card.
    • silvercar
    • By silvercar 31st Aug 19, 6:22 PM
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    • 31st Aug 19, 6:22 PM
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    • 31st Aug 19, 6:22 PM
    Adult fare is £2.40 with contactless, £4.90 with cash single.

    Child fare is £0.85 peak or £0.75 off peak with oyster, £2.40 cash. single.

    https://tfl.gov.uk/fares/find-fares/tube-and-rail-fares/single-fare-finder
    • Marvel1
    • By Marvel1 31st Aug 19, 10:40 PM
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    • 31st Aug 19, 10:40 PM
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    • 31st Aug 19, 10:40 PM
    Adult fare is £2.40 with contactless, £4.90 with cash single.

    Child fare is £0.85 peak or £0.75 off peak with oyster, £2.40 cash. single.

    https://tfl.gov.uk/fares/find-fares/tube-and-rail-fares/single-fare-finder
    Originally posted by silvercar
    I would have gone oyster for the child but they charge £5, so not saving
    • Gravedigger
    • By Gravedigger 1st Sep 19, 12:20 PM
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    You get the £5 deposit back when you remit the Oyster, either at the ticket office or machine. Tap the Oyster and select refund. Plus any credit remaining. Good to know for next time
    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 1st Sep 19, 3:36 PM
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    Thank you all, it's best if I the pay as go using my bank card (cheaper than paper ticket) and buying a paper ticket for the child.

    Adult ticket alone is £9.80 (return), unsure what pay as you go is.

    Child ticket will be £4.80 (return)- cheaper than a visitor oyster card.
    Originally posted by Marvel1
    Isn't contactless capped at £7 per day for an adult?

    We went to London in July for a day trip and used contactless for the tube and DLR, and we didn't pay any more than £7 each.
    Always ask yourself one question: What would Gibbs do?

    I live in the UK City of Culture 2021
    • lisyloo
    • By lisyloo 2nd Sep 19, 5:40 AM
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    Yes contactless is capped.
    • Chino
    • By Chino 2nd Sep 19, 8:10 AM
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    Isn't contactless capped at £7 per day for an adult?
    Originally posted by MothballsWallet
    The cap depends upon when and which zones you travel in:
    http://content.tfl.gov.uk/adult-fares-2019.pdf
    • lisyloo
    • By lisyloo 2nd Sep 19, 9:11 AM
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    The cap depends upon when and which zones you travel in:
    http://content.tfl.gov.uk/adult-fares-2019.pdf
    Originally posted by Chino
    Yes but if you read post 1 itís Paddington to Baker Street which is zone 1 and £7.
    • martindow
    • By martindow 2nd Sep 19, 11:08 AM
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    For such a short journey I think I'd go for the bus as it's a direct journey. £1.50 a head each way with contactless cards and I think the child would travel free.
    • lisyloo
    • By lisyloo 2nd Sep 19, 12:39 PM
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    For such a short journey I think I'd go for the bus as it's a direct journey. £1.50 a head each way with contactless cards and I think the child would travel free.
    Originally posted by martindow
    I used to do the journey quite frequently on the 205 and the return journey used to take ages around Marylebone station.
    The traffic lights from the back road at Marylebone onto the main road towards Paddington only let out about one vehicle every few minutes at busy times.
    6 minutes by tube.

    I love the buses but I donít get them if its Time critical.
    • martindow
    • By martindow 3rd Sep 19, 11:40 AM
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    I used to do the journey quite frequently on the 205 and the return journey used to take ages around Marylebone station.
    The traffic lights from the back road at Marylebone onto the main road towards Paddington only let out about one vehicle every few minutes at busy times.
    6 minutes by tube.

    I love the buses but I donít get them if its Time critical.
    Originally posted by lisyloo
    It changed fairly recently and westbound buses no longer loop into Marylebone station so it is much improved. I agree it used to cause a lot of hold-ups. Eastbound buses still serve the station but it's a much simpler manoeuvre.
    • t0rt0ise
    • By t0rt0ise 3rd Sep 19, 7:05 PM
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    Some of the children's prices being quoted here are for when the child has a zip card. If using an oyster with child added by staff, the price of a journey is half the adult price.
    • surreysaver
    • By surreysaver 4th Sep 19, 5:52 PM
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    Why not walk? By the time you've navigated to the Bakerloo Line, waited for the train and navigated your way back out the station, you'll probably have been able to walk there.
    Depends how close to the station you're trying to get to as well
    I consider myself to be a male feminist. Is that allowed?
    • martindow
    • By martindow 5th Sep 19, 9:12 AM
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    Why not walk? By the time you've navigated to the Bakerloo Line, waited for the train and navigated your way back out the station, you'll probably have been able to walk there.
    Depends how close to the station you're trying to get to as well
    Originally posted by surreysaver
    I don't think I would for this journey as it is 25 minutes or so along busy roads. On a nice day lots of other journeys in London make for very pleasant walks if you can go along quiet streets or through parks but I don't think this is one of them.
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