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    So I live in London and am starting university in London next month and would have to take the tube. In terms of cost, would the Santander railcard that they give with student accounts be better or an 18+ oyster? Thanks.


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    18+ oyster, a zone 2-5 monthly travelcard will set you back £85 (£4 a day compared to £4.70 per journey on single fare), not sure if you can pass through central london with it

    Edit: if you still get a deduction from your PAYG after paying for the travelcard then the Oyster card "knows" you are passing through Zone 1 to get to your destination, therefore stick with £4.70 per journey reduced to £3.10 on off-peak. You're going to Queen Mary, right? I've been able to bypass Zone 1 and pay less for my commute, not sure about you though
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    (Original post by shawn_o1)
    18+ oyster, a zone 2-5 monthly travelcard will set you back £85 (£4 a day compared to £4.70 per journey on single fare), not sure if you can pass through central london with it

    Edit: if you still get a deduction from your PAYG after paying for the travelcard then the Oyster card "knows" you are passing through Zone 1 to get to your destination, therefore stick with £4.70 per journey reduced to £3.10 on off-peak. You're going to Queen Mary, right? I've been able to bypass Zone 1 and pay less for my commute, not sure about you though
    No I'll be going to city instead (got in through adjustment) and I'll be getting off in zone 1 I think at Holborn so I don't think I'll be able to bypas it.


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    Im going city. Going to get a Zone 1-4 travelcard on 18+ oyster
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    Help!!

    Okay so next month ill be going to St Marys University In twickham i will be commuting from home (Eltham) what zones will i be using and how much would it be if i have a freedom pass and a pay as you go osyter and a 1/3 disabled railcard?? 😨
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    You can link your oyster and railcard and get a discount apparently.

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    https://tfl.gov.uk/cdn/static/cms/do...dent-fares.pdf

    Prices for 18+ oyster. I live in Eltham too. Eltham is in Zone 4. Strawberry Hill the nearest station to your uni is in zone 5. So you will need a zone 4-5 card. Im not too sure on that or railcard and freedom pass stuff.
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    (Original post by Remz00)
    Help!!

    Okay so next month ill be going to St Marys University In twickham i will be commuting from home (Eltham) what zones will i be using and how much would it be if i have a freedom pass and a pay as you go osyter and a 1/3 disabled railcard?? 😨
    There is a way to do this journey without using Zone 1 (if you're willing to reserve a lot of time on your commute) - change trains at Lewisham, Peckham Rye and Clapham Junction.
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    Thanks adbul 😊 im **** at all this train business lol

    So shawn how many times will i take in total? And what zones are that? And how much will that be a month?
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    Cant one of you drive me to uni and back loool i need a driver 😂😂😂 any offers? Im joking 😂😂😂
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    (Original post by abdulrapidz)
    Im going city. Going to get a Zone 1-4 travelcard on 18+ oyster
    I just checked the tube map and I'll need zone 1-5 travelcard. I know you get the 18+ oyster online but do you get the travelcard from the ticket office or them machines?


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    (Original post by Moonstruck16)
    You can link your oyster and railcard and get a discount apparently.

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    Yeh I read about that, do you have to do that at the ticket office?


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    What's a railcard?:bawling:
    Is it like an oyster card but only for trains?
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    (Original post by Londoner.)
    What's a railcard?:bawling:
    Is it like an oyster card but only for trains?
    It's a £30 card that gives you 33% discount on train fares. 18+ oyster gives you 33% discount on journeys anywhere in London including train/tube/bus
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    (Original post by Moonstruck16)
    You can link your oyster and railcard and get a discount apparently.

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    How?
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    (Original post by shawn_o1)
    It's a £30 card that gives you 33% discount on train fares. 18+ oyster gives you 33% discount on journeys anywhere in London including train/tube/bus
    Oh okay, I'll stick to oyster cards as I need the tube and bus.Thanks for explaining but why would anyone want the railcard if it gives 33% discount only for trains whereas the oyster card gives a discount for all three?
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    (Original post by Londoner.)
    Oh okay, I'll stick to oyster cards as I need the tube and bus.Thanks for explaining but why would anyone want the railcard if it gives 33% discount only for trains whereas the oyster card gives a discount for all three?
    Railcard's 33% discount applies to trains out of London as well
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    (Original post by shawn_o1)
    Railcard's 33% discount applies to trains out of London as well
    Oh that makes sense haha thanks
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    (Original post by shawn_o1)
    Railcard's 33% discount applies to trains out of London as well
    So if you're travelling in London then you don't really need a railcard?


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    (Original post by r-t)
    So if you're travelling in London then you don't really need a railcard?


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    Nope if you need to frequently travel out of London and don't use the tube much, then a railcard is the better option.
 
 
 

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