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Student oyster vs 16-25 railcard

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    Hi,

    I'm going to be studying in London, using the tube regularly, and I'm not sure whether it would be better to get a student oyster card or combine my current 16-25 railcard with a regular oyster card.

    Any advice?

    Thanks,
    Jorge
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    Depends on whether you plan on buying a weekly/monthly/yearly ticket or using pay-as-you-go.

    If the former, use the student oyster as you get a decent reduction on the price of season tickets. If the latter, combine the railcard with a regular oyster card as there's a lower daily cap on fares than without the railcard.
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    It's not really a question as you can use your 16-25 railcard on your student Oyster anyway... It just depends as above whether you want to get a weekly/monthly pass...
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    Ok, I didn´t realise that once you had the student Oyster card, you could then put the railcard on it.
    Cheers
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    (Original post by Ewan)
    It's not really a question as you can use your 16-25 railcard on your student Oyster anyway... It just depends as above whether you want to get a weekly/monthly pass...
    Really?!

    I have a student oyster that I load with a travel card each week (usually bus and tube) so with the student oyster it's something like £17 a week. You're telling me I can put my 16-25 railcard on the student oyster as well and get a further 1/3 discount?!

    Would I have to be travelling on London overground services or does it apply to tube journeys?

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