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Travel to Hampton Court Palace

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When we visit London in June, we will have both PAYG oyster cards (with a senior rail pass linked to one) and 7-day paper travel cards for zones 1-2. We will be staying near the Gloucester Road tube station. Regarding travel to and from Hampton Court Palace:
The TFL Journey Planner recommends getting to Hampton Court by taking the tube from Gloucester Road to Wimbledon, and then taking the train from there to Hampton Court. For this option National Rail lists return fares of £6.50 (£4.30 for senior) Anytime Day Return, or £8.50 with Off-peak Day Travel Card (£6.50 senior). There is also wording that says “Travel with Oyster Card from £4.20” but doesn’t give an exact amount.
To further confuse me, the Hampton Court website gives train directions from Waterloo. According to the National Rail web page, this route would cost £8.50 return fare with an Off-peak Day Travel Card (£5.60 for the senior), and £11.90 Anytime Day Return (£7.85 with the senior rail card.) Or “use an oyster card from £6.80.”
Since my Travel Card is only for zones 1-2, I would have to pay extra to travel through Wimbledon in zone 3, but not from Waterloo. Is one route faster or more preferable than the other? Since the South West trains accept oyster cards, it seems like it would be easier if I just used them instead of the paper travel cards. Then I wouldn’t even have to take the time to purchase train tickets would I? Just tap in and out with the oysters?
In the long run, I realize it’s not a huge price difference whichever route we take, but I’d like to get a better understanding of the system. Thanks for any advice and tips you can provide.

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