Is it cheaper to buy a Travelcard or use contactless?

Is it cheaper to buy a Travelcard or use contactless?

As a general rule a Travelcard is more expensive than an Oyster card or Contactless payment card. The exception is if you make 3 or more journeys for 6 days or more within a 7 day period. Otherwise an Oyster on a Pay As You Go basis or a Contactless payment card is cheaper.

Is it cheaper to use an Oyster card?

The Oyster Card is a magnetic rechargeable plastic card valid for all of London’s public transport. It not only simplifies the payment system, but it is also cheaper than paying for a single journey ticket every time you ride the Underground, bus, DLR or Overground.

Can I buy Underground tickets online?

You can buy tickets and Oyster cards online and from places across London. Many Tube and DLR stations don’t accept cash and only accept card payments at ticket machines to top up or buy tickets.

Can I use the underground with my train ticket?

If you are making one single or return journey and your destination is a London Underground (the Tube) or DLR station you are recommended to purchase a ‘through’ ticket from your starting station. This will allow you to use the same ticket to continue your journey by Tube and/or DLR once you have arrived in London.

How much is contactless on tube?

Underground. For central London (zone 1) it costs £2.40 per journey with a contactless debit or credit card.

How much does the underground cost?

An adult cash fare on the London metro for a single journey in zone 1 is £5.50. The same Tube fare with Visitor Oyster card, Oyster card or contactless payment card is £2.40. For more details about London Tube prices, see the Transport for London website.

What age do you pay for a child on the London Underground?

Children 5-10 years old Up to 4 children under 11 years old accompanied by a paying adult travel free on the London Underground. Unaccompanied children between 5 and 10 must have a valid 5-10 Zip Oyster Photocard for free travel. (Ah yes, the Photocard we’ll come back to these further down the page).

Is London Underground running?

Yes, the London Undergound is still running, but with a restricted service. Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, said the transport network is being kept open primarily for key workers to travel to work. Let me be clear: Londoners must stop all non-essential use of public transport now.

What is the busiest station on the London Underground?

King’s Cross St. Pancras

What is the least used tube station?

Roding Valley

What is the most used underground station?


What is the most popular tube line?

Here we go:

  • Victoria, 15.1m per mile.
  • Waterloo & City, 10.6m per mile.
  • Jubilee, 9.5m per mile.
  • Bakerloo, 7.7m per mile.
  • Northern, 7.0m per mile.
  • Central, 5.7m per mile.
  • District, 5.2m per mile.
  • Piccadilly, 4.7m per mile.

Which Tube stations are closest together?

A: On the Piccadilly Line, Leicester Square and Covent Garden are the two closest stations together on the network with an average journey time of just 37 seconds.

What are the 11 tube lines?

The system comprises eleven lines – Bakerloo, Central, Circle, District, Hammersmith & City, Jubilee, Metropolitan, Northern, Piccadilly, Victoria, Waterloo & City – serving 270 stations. It is operated by Transport for London (TfL).

Who has the largest transit system in the world?


Is London Underground the biggest in the world?

The London Underground first opened as an “underground railway” in 1863 and its first electrified underground line opened in 1890, making it the world’s oldest metro system. The New York City Subway has the greatest number of stations.

What is the oldest underground in the world?

London Underground

Are there really abandoned subway tunnels in New York?

The remaining closed stations and portions of stations are intact and are abandoned. The exception is the Court Street station: it is the site of the New York Transit Museum, a museum that documents the history of public transportation in New York City.

Are there secret tunnels under Central Park?

Archival maps of the New York subway system have included this “ghost tunnel” twice: Once, in the summer of 1995, and a second time during the winter of 1998. In both instances, the tunnel was used to temporarily reroute the Q train during construction.