Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > Europe
Reload this Page > Buy travel card in London or part of package

Buy travel card in London or part of package

Reply

Aug 29th, 2003, 12:09 PM
  #1
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 17
Buy travel card in London or part of package

I plan to be in London in January for 6 nights, and book thru Virgin vacation. Should I buy travel card (tubes/buses) as part of vacation package or wait until arriving in London to buy? Which way is cheaper? How many zone do I need, 2 or 6, and how many days?
hpfish10 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Aug 29th, 2003, 12:47 PM
  #2
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 9,049
Most tourist attractions are in Zone 1, a few (zoo and Greenwich) are in Zone 2. Your most economical approach will be to wait and buy a 7-day pass for zone 1 for £16 after you arrive; if you're going to need zone 1 &2, the pass will cost £19.
Anonymous is offline  
Reply With Quote
Aug 29th, 2003, 12:51 PM
  #3
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 6,873
I was just about to post when Anonymous beat me to it. It is almost never a good deal to pre-purchase a travel pass as part of a package.

It is so easy and inexpensive - just get a zone 1 pass when you get to London. If you plan on taking the tube in from LHR which is in zone 6, still only get a zone 1 pass and pay the small supplement for the trip.
janis is offline  
Reply With Quote
Aug 30th, 2003, 05:35 AM
  #4
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 5,579
It is not always cheaper to wait to make the purchase in London. Sometimes the airlines have established a brochure price that they honor even though the pound price may have increased and the pound appreciated in value. We found that with BA when we traveled in March. The brochure was dated April 1, 2002 to Mar 31, 2003 and priced in dollars.
jsmith is offline  
Reply With Quote
 



Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:10 AM.