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    (Original post by Trapz99)
    There are top-up Oyster cards as well which have the adult price which you top up at the shop. The oyster zip cards (the ones for teenagers) you need to order from the Internet.
    So I could go to a shop and pay for an Oyster card with lets £10 topped up and get it straight away?

    Also roughly how much are day travel cards? And how much is one bus journey
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    (Original post by Trapz99)
    There are top-up Oyster cards as well which have the adult price which you top up at the shop. The oyster zip cards (the ones for teenagers) you need to order from the Internet.
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    Almost all of the corner shops sell Oystercards or atleast let you top up.
    Oh right, learn something new everyday.

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    Listen to them. The cost of applying for a 16+ oyster will not save you any money; just get the adult ones from the stations.
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    You pay 20p per 1/2 mile and they only accept 5p and 10p coins. If you go over your half mile the driver issues you with a £15 penalty. GPS and facial recognition ensures you are issued with the fine. There's a 50p extra fee for crossing a bridge built pre-1900, 40p post-1900. You can get an all day saver ticket for £60, but this expires at midday if you first stamp it before 10am. If you stamp it after 10am but before 10:15, the ticket lasts until 13:30. If you stop at a rail station on the district line there's a 30p surcharge because of a Victorian law dating back from 1846. You can claim this back by writing to the Mayor of London's office because of a loophole in this law. The letter must be written in blue ink and posted with a second class stamp due to another Victorian law passed in 1848.

    It's quite a simple system really.
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    Hop on and give the driver Jedi mind tricks. 60% of the time it works, every time
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    (Original post by Awesome-o)
    You pay 20p per 1/2 mile and they only accept 5p and 10p coins. If you go over your half mile the driver issues you with a £15 penalty. GPS and facial recognition ensures you are issued with the fine. There's a 50p extra fee for crossing a bridge built pre-1900, 40p post-1900. You can get an all day saver ticket for £60, but this expires at midday if you first stamp it before 10am. If you stamp it after 10am but before 10:15, the ticket lasts until 13:30. If you stop at a rail station on the district line there's a 30p surcharge because of a Victorian law dating back from 1846. You can claim this back by writing to the Mayor of London's office because of a loophole in this law. The letter must be written in blue ink and posted with a second class stamp due to another Victorian law passed in 1848.

    It's quite a simple system really.
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    Buy a Visitor Oyster card
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    Best thing to do in London is get an oyster card - http://www.kennedypearce.com/wp-cont.../08/oyster.jpg - from a shop

    Then you just top it up, either at the shop or at a train station where you see an Oyster sign - http://williamleeks.com/blog/content...ard-reader.jpg

    Then you can use it on buses, trains, trams etc you just beep it on the sign. but it works like a phone. use it too many times and you'll need to keep topping up (only if you get pay as you go) it really does make travelling so much better and easier.
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    (Original post by Allie4)
    Best thing to do in London is get an oyster card - http://www.kennedypearce.com/wp-cont.../08/oyster.jpg - from a shop

    Then you just top it up, either at the shop or at a train station where you see an Oyster sign - http://williamleeks.com/blog/content...ard-reader.jpg

    Then you can use it on buses, trains, trams etc you just beep it on the sign. but it works like a phone. use it too many times and you'll need to keep topping up (only if you get pay as you go) it really does make travelling so much better and easier.
    Like how much would you recommend topping up if I'll just be using it a few times?
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    (Original post by teenhorrorstory)
    Like how much would you recommend topping up if I'll just be using it a few times?
    hmm I'd say £20 to be safe but thats just me. I always prefer to top up extra, better to have more than less. also if you have the Oyster you can go to Victoria via train, depends where you are going from but sometimes the train will be faster to get there
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    (Original post by Napp)
    1] Find the right bus
    2] Get on
    3] Touch your Oyster card/contactless card on the reader
    4] Try your best not to make awkward eye contact
    5] Hold your nose
    6] Ring the bell before your stop
    7] Get off
    Do Oyster cards know what type of ticket you're buying? I.e. child return, adult return etc or how does it work?
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    (Original post by teenhorrorstory)
    I'm going to a summer school at KCL in two weeks time. I'm planning on getting a bus from Victoria coach station to where I'm going. Do I pay the fare on the bus or do i need to get a special ticket beforehand??
    What do you look like? I'm going there too so thought I'd stalk you.
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    (Original post by champ_mc99)
    What do you look like? I'm going there too so thought I'd stalk you.
    What week are you on?
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    (Original post by teenhorrorstory)
    What week are you on?
    The one in two weeks.
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    (Original post by Marshall Taylor)
    Do Oyster cards know what type of ticket you're buying? I.e. child return, adult return etc or how does it work?
    To a point; ifyou have a railcard/a child/senior etc. you get special oyster cards to reflect this or you can add cards to it online. As for journey type its a lump sum of about £1.40 unless its changed although it'll cost more during peak time [usully]
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    (Original post by champ_mc99)
    The one in two weeks.
    Oh okay. What course?

    Also do you know if we'll have any free time or opportunity to meet people on other courses?
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    (Original post by teenhorrorstory)
    Oh okay. What course?

    Also do you know if we'll have any free time or opportunity to meet people on other courses?
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    I have nooo idea..
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    (Original post by Marshall Taylor)
    Do Oyster cards know what type of ticket you're buying? I.e. child return, adult return etc or how does it work?
    Oyster cards have a set fair, you can find it on the tfl website I think it's a couple quid for a bus journey. You can get 11-15 oyster zip cards and 16+ oyster zip cards and a student oyster, but they cost money upfront and can take up to a week to arrive and you need your place of education to stamp the form to prove you do study there.

    Easiest thing to do is ust pick up a normal/adult oyster from a shop, the only kind that are sold in shops, and I would say stick £10 on there if you are just taking a few bus rides, there are places to top up pretty much everywhere so you should be safe if you need to top up with more money later
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    You'd do well to remember that there's no need to press the bell if the "Bus Stopping" sign is already illuminated.
 
 
 
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