Aug 1st, 2003, 07:17 AM
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hi, i will be visiting london in septemeber and i have heard that a certain BRITRAIL pass can only be bought in the US and canada. i will be staying for abt 6 days and will need a train pass that lets me travel to oxford, and of course, basically get me everywhere in london! i went on the BRITRAIL pass, but was very lost..please help me!
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Aug 1st, 2003, 07:29 AM
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If you are only taking one train trip in Britain, you don't need a pass. Just go to Paddington station the day you want to go and buy a return (round-trip) ticket to Oxford. Since it's only an hour trip, it can't cost too much.

For tube/bus travel, buy a 7-day travelcard when you are there (about £16 for Zone 1, £19+ for Zones 1+2). Almost everything you would want to see is in Zone 1 except the zoo and Greenwich.
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Aug 1st, 2003, 07:37 AM
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isnt there a britrail pass to buy? i was suggested this by my travel agent but havent been able to contact her.
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Aug 1st, 2003, 08:11 AM
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Hi fuchchi,

There is a Britrail pass, but it is only useful if you will be doing a lot of train travel.

Go to to see if you will save money with one.
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Aug 1st, 2003, 03:29 PM
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fuchchi: Your travel agent really doesn't know what she is talking about. Maybe she just wants the small commission earned by selling you a BritRail Pass.

A day return (round trip) ticket London to Oxford will only cost a few £. And a 7-day London transport pass (bought in any tube station in London) for zone 1 is about £16. There is no Britrail Pass that would give you any benefit for the places you want to travel.
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