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    I thought all students in London got free travel? I also believe The Royal Holloway is a London Uni, so why don't you guys get free travel? Hmmm?
    Just curious, thanks, x
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    (Original post by grape:))
    I thought all students in London got free travel? I also believe The Royal Holloway is a London Uni, so why don't you guys get free travel? Hmmm?
    Just curious, thanks, x
    Nope, it's definitely not free travel. Students can get one of these: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tickets/faresandtickets/1014.aspx

    Which means you save 30% on travel costs; according to this though, RHUL does count: https://photocard.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/got...F98A3DA3CADEBC

    What I will say is that Oyster cards are actually quite expensive for what they are especially if you're only going in once or twice a week. It IS easier and cheaper just to get the 6 zone travelcard on your normal train ticket from the station.

    Minimum spend on the Oyster card per day is around £2 so that counts even for one journey one way I think. The travelcard on your train ticket is £2 for all 6 zones buses and trains for however many journeys you want to have.


    If you have classes in London, you'll be able to claim back some money at the end of each term but it is only for classes run by RHUL in London, nothing else.
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    Nope, it's definitely not free travel. Students can get one of these: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tickets/faresandtickets/1014.aspx

    Which means you save 30% on travel costs; according to this though, RHUL does count: https://photocard.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/got...F98A3DA3CADEBC

    What I will say is that Oyster cards are actually quite expensive for what they are especially if you're only going in once or twice a week. It IS easier and cheaper just to get the 6 zone travelcard on your normal train ticket from the station.

    Minimum spend on the Oyster card per day is around £2 so that counts even for one journey one way I think. The travelcard on your train ticket is £2 for all 6 zones buses and trains for however many journeys you want to have.


    If you have classes in London, you'll be able to claim back some money at the end of each term but it is only for classes run by RHUL in London, nothing else.
    Thanks very much x
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    (Original post by grape:))
    I thought all students in London got free travel? I also believe The Royal Holloway is a London Uni, so why don't you guys get free travel? Hmmm?
    Just curious, thanks, x
    students as in sixth form students
    you can get a student oyster but as you wont be in london a lot its pointless
    just get a normal 16-25 railcard
 
 
 
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