♥ Ru on Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Oyster Card for London

There's 2 main type of transport card / pass that we can purchase for use in London:
  1. London Pass
  2. Oyster Card
I did some computation on the overall price involved and as a tourist that isn't quite keen on museum visits, we chose to get the Oyster card which we topped up to get to various places of interest around London.

In fact, even with the purchase of Oyster Card, there's a cap on the total amount that you need to pay on a per day basis for all your trips within the same day. I'd say that public holidays and weekends are more value for money in terms of travelling around as the daily cap is much lower, because almost the entire day is considered to be off peak. The computation is kind of complicated and you might want to just check out this site for all the cap related details if you decided to get an Oyster Card (http://www.tfl.gov.uk/travel-information/visiting-london/visitor-oyster-card)

Tips: I'd suggest that you time the start and end of each of your trip, especially if you are taking the Underground / Tube:
Avoid travelling at these timings to ensure that you don't get charged the peak cap (as a visitor, you probably can wait long enough to make use of the off peak cap most of the time):
Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) from 06:30 to 09:29 and 16:00 to 18:59