Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Single mom w/ 8 mo baby traveling to Paris and London
  2. 2 Trip Report Our (Somewhat) Laid Back Tour of Old Fave Stops in Italy
  3. 3 스위피릴게임 ▼ 접속 :≫sst39.com≪
  4. 4 Warsaw Pollution Reaches Record Highs...
  5. 5 Luggage for train travel in Europe
  6. 6 Cutback on Spain trip
  7. 7 Trip Report May/June 2016 - Switzerland, Germany, and Austria - Hiking Included
  8. 8 where to stay in London?
  9. 9 Railpass or point-to-point tickets
  10. 10 Paris getaway with my daughter hotel ideas
  11. 11 Credit or debit card or cash in Europe
  12. 12 Please help me with the name of this town in Spain
  13. 13 Initial itinerary - 1 month in Greece
  14. 14 Advice on use of Toll roads in Portugal
  15. 15 Greece...so many options! (11 days)
  16. 16 Paris/Loire Valley than ?
  17. 17 Croatia transportation question.
  18. 18 Pre-Booking Athens / Cell Phone
  19. 19 Help Planning Seot 2017 Trip to Andalusia
  20. 20 When to buy airline? & booking seats
  21. 21 Need hotel recommendations for Madrid, Toledo & Andalucia
  22. 22 Surprise trip to Greece!
  23. 23 Ireland and Scotland in July
  24. 24 Itinerary? Mystras? Stay over or stay in Nafplion
  25. 25 Itinerary help--Loire Valley and Brittany
View next 25 » Back to the top

London 2-for-1: Using an "unused" Train Ticket

Jump to last reply

Hi all...

I realize that my question may have an ethical component...but please bear with me and answer anyway.

Background: In earlier trips we had flown into Gatwick (from Philadelphia). A paper return train ticket on Southern Railway did the trick for 2-for-1 qualifications.

Our last trip (and our upcoming trip) deposits us at LHR -- USAir no longer flies PHL-LGW -- so we have a problem. (Train tickets from LHR do not qualify).

Last trip we bought a paper travel card at the train station. However, I prefer the convenience of our Oyster cards for our 7-day travel card and some pay-as-you-go cash loaded.

The Plan: Buy a couple of paper return tickets to Victoria from a close station (such as Clapham Junction @ 6.40 GBP each) and not use them to travel -- only as "documentation" for 2-for-1. It's a small price for the convenience of using our Oyster cards the entire visit.

My Questions:

Would a return ticket from such a close station still qualify for 2-for-1?

Do the tickets have to be actually used -- i.e., will tickets that are unused (I naturally assume one can tell by looking at the ticket) cause our 2-for-1 coupons to be rejected?

Thanks.
SS

17 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement