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    I am currently trying to forecast my finances, expenditure etc.

    So if anyone could answer the following questions it would be extremely helpful and much appreciated:

    1) How much does one return ticket via the bus from Kings college halls to the strand campus cost (peak time)?
    2)How much does one return ticket via the tube from Kings college halls (i.e. whatever station is closest) to the strand campus cost (peak time)?

    3) How much does one return ticket via the bus from hampstead halls to the strand campus cost (peak time)?
    4)How much does one return ticket via the tube from hampstead halls (i.e. whatever station is closest) to the strand campus cost (peak time)?

    5) How much does it cost for one of those oyster cards, or the equivalent that will let you have unlimited travel within centrle london for a set period of time. In my case preferably for 3 months.
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    tfl.gov.uk

    I can tell you, however, that the closest tube station to KCH is a 20 minute bus ride away.
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    http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/tickets/fa...07/farefinder/

    That'll show you the single fares.

    An Oyster Card will cost a fiver I think and then you can load up a monthly travelcard which costs about 60 pounds for Zones 1-2 with a student Oyster Card. I doubt you'll need to or want to buy for any other zones so this should do you fine and presents quite good value as you're unlimited with travels within Zones 1 and 2.

    3 months of travel card (supposing you get a student oyster card available from September 1st) should cost 185 pounds. With a normal Oyster card it will cost 270...

    Hope that answers your questions.
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    (Original post by Ibrahim.Salha)
    http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/tickets/fa...07/farefinder/

    That'll show you the single fares.

    An Oyster Card will cost a fiver I think and then you can load up a monthly travelcard which costs about 60 pounds for Zones 1-2 with a student Oyster Card. I doubt you'll need to or want to buy for any other zones so this should do you fine and presents quite good value as you're unlimited with travels within Zones 1 and 2.

    3 months of travel card (supposing you get a student oyster card available from September 1st) should cost 185 pounds. With a normal Oyster card it will cost 270...

    Hope that answers your questions.
    Thanks for the reply guys,

    I checked out the website that more adventurous provided, and there is the PDF and on page 17 it says that bus season tickets for students with an oyster card is 37.30 for all of london. so why do you say 60?
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    Ah I think I understanf what you mean now iIbrahim.

    After taking a second look at the link I realsied that the 62 GDP is reference to a travel card whereas the 32.70 is in reference to only a bus card.

    But surely if the bus card is for all routes then that is more convienent and cheaper than the more expensive and only zone 1-2 travel card. If I can get from A-B via the buses cheaper than the train then why would I choose the train. Other than the traffic in london I dont think I would have a need for the train. Or am I missing somthing?
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    (Original post by Slick 'n' Shady)
    If I can get from A-B via the buses cheaper than the train then why would I choose the train. Other than the traffic in london I dont think I would have a need for the train. Or am I missing somthing?
    The train is a lot faster.
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    :rofl: and i would hardly call buses "convenient"...the tube is more convenient-quicker...although a ***** when crowded
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    (Original post by Dark and Lovely)
    :rofl: and i would hardly call buses "convenient"...the tube is more convenient-quicker...although a ***** when crowded
    Whenever I have been to London and used the buses they were fine. And like you said the tube is a joke when its packed so much that you can smell different scents of BO of the people surrounding you

    Using the journey planer on the foresaid website, using the bus seems to only be under half an hour from KCH to strand (door to dorr) and I dont think there is much different between train and bus for short distances (i.e. 2-4 miles). 10 miles+ is a different matter...
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    The tube is a lot quicker and more regular than buses (except for the East London line which I doubt you'll be using) but if you're going to go around central london only then a bus pass will suffice I think. You see a lot more and it's cheaper, but it will take longer to get to places and is a bit more difficult than the tube.

    Maybe try a one week bus pass first and see how that works out then a travelcard for a week and see which one you enjoy more and find easier to use.
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    Rather than using the tube from KCH, you'll want to use the mainline service - Denmark Hill to Blackfriars. Should take just under 10 minutes. From there the Strand campus is a 10 minute walk, or a 5 minute tube ride to Temple. The train from Denmark Hill to Blackfriars always used to be free when I was there... no barriers or ticket inspectors. Probably changed now though.

    Paying for the bus using an Oyster card is £1 per journey. Takes 30-40 minutes, but drops you off right outside the Strand campus. A weekly student bus pass for zones 1-2 is about £8 a week I think.
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    Please inform Freshers of the logistics of obtaining a Student Oyster card,as I need to get it ASAP
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    You'll have to wait until you've enrolled before you can apply for a student oyster.

    In the meantime you can use a normal oyster though.
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    Dazman the price of a bus journey is now 90p with Oyster
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    (Original post by Ibrahim.Salha)
    The tube is a lot quicker and more regular than buses (except for the East London line which I doubt you'll be using) but if you're going to go around central london only then a bus pass will suffice I think. You see a lot more and it's cheaper, but it will take longer to get to places and is a bit more difficult than the tube.

    Maybe try a one week bus pass first and see how that works out then a travelcard for a week and see which one you enjoy more and find easier to use.


    That actually sounds like a really good idea. Will do. Thanks.
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    (Original post by dazmanultra)
    You'll have to wait until you've enrolled before you can apply for a student oyster.

    In the meantime you can use a normal oyster though.

    What happens if you turn 18 few days after enrollment day?Do you still qualify for tree travel for the academic year?
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    (Original post by hero-shimmer)
    Please inform Freshers of the logistics of obtaining a Student Oyster card,as I need to get it ASAP
    Student Oyster will only get you discounts on season tickets/weekly passes etc. PAYG will probably work out cheaper for most.

    Other useful information: Buses price cap at £3.00 - if you take more than 3 bus journeys in a day the rest will be free.
 
 
 
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