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Hello,

I need some advice I live in London, and will be studying there. What is the difference between a Oyster card 18+ And the 16-25 railcard. I understand they both have discounts etc, but do you get both or one or the other… 🤦*♀️ I’ve seen people saying about attaching the railcard to the oyster? Please help

What is everyone’s opinions on these two.
Thanks in advance
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You must have an oyster card if you plan on using any TFL transport in London which includes the Underground, Bus and Tram services, Overground and some rail services within London.
If you are studying in London I would highly recommend getting a railcard if you plan to use any public transport.

A railcard will allow you to get discounts on certain train fares and as you said you can "attach" the railcard to your 18+ Oyster to get certain discounts on travel when you use the tube.
It's not essential to travel unlike an oyster card however, it just makes you eligible for discounts.

There's more information about the railcard here if you are interested:
https://www.16-25railcard.co.uk/student-travel-card/
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Thank you so much, you’ve been a massive help! 😊
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Thank you so much, you’ve been a massive help! 😊
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