Buy an Oyster card to save on transportation in London

Posted by Fodor's Editors on July 28, 2011 at 1:00:00 AM EDT | Post a Comment
Purchase an electronic Oyster card at a Tube station for £5, charge it with a cash value, and use it on the Tube or on buses around the city. You reload it with money as needed. Another option is a Travelcard, sold for a specific number of days (even one day) of travel and good for buses and for specific zones in the Tube system. Buses are a good way to see the town, particularly if you plan to hop on and off to cover many sights—but don't take a bus if you are in a hurry. See more travel tips in our London Travel Guide.

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  • Cate_W Fodor's editor on Jul 28, 11 at 01:56 PM

    Hi ron, thanks for noting this correction.

  • ron on Jul 28, 11 at 12:08 PM

    I know it is hard to keep up to date, but the deposit for an Ovster card increased to £5 as of Jan 2, 2011.