how does the student oyster card work. HELPWatch
would i still have to buy my fares or would the card have money in
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So for a zone 2 - 4 travel card for a week it usually costs £26, but with the student oyster it goes down to £18.
Zone 1 - 4 is £45 but with the oyster it goes to £32.
It's also cheaper if you buy monthly (depending on how many days you travel etc) also with the travel card, it counts for buses too!
As for payment, any travel cards are prepaid. Any other travel is charged based on distance traveled and peak/off-peak times. I think for students the daily cap off rate is around £5, which means that the maximum you can get charged in a day is £5 no matter how much you use the tube. You will need to have enough money on your card before you travel, so either top it up at the machines at tube stations, or set up auto topup online.