Stupid question regarding London buses

Old Apr 18th, 2002, 08:39 AM
  #1  
Tina
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Stupid question regarding London buses

I'm going to London for 3 days in June. When catching the bus, do you have to have exact change? I'm from a pretty small town where we don't have mass transportation so all this is new to me. Thanks.
 
Old Apr 18th, 2002, 08:59 AM
  #2  
egg
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
No you don't but you need to have smallish change with you. Offering a 20 pound note for a 50 pence fare would not make you popular.
Why not get a series of one day travel cards. You can get them for bus and tube or for bus only.
Have a look at http://www.londontransport.co.uk/ftt_oneday.shtml for prices and where you buy them.
The main site http://www.londontransport.co.uk/ is a good source of information about London Transport, fares etc.
 
Old Apr 18th, 2002, 09:04 AM
  #3  
diane
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Buy a pass for the bus and underground (tube) (in U.S., subway). You can buy passes for one day, three days (I think), and a week. You just show your pass when you get on the bus, Use the underground for longer distances, such as going to the Tower of London from a hotel in the Bayswater or Kensington areas. It would take forever to cross the city by bus.

A pass may be purchased in advance over the internet, but you can go to any underground station and buy a pass when you get there. We had to have a picture to get a week's pass, so we took an extra passport picture. I'm not sure if you need a picture for shorter periods. Don't buy more than you need--a zone one pass will be plenty (inner city area).
 
Old Apr 18th, 2002, 10:35 AM
  #4  
jpm
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Yea! Do What Diane Says! She is spot on.

Have a great time.

jpm
 
Old Apr 18th, 2002, 11:13 AM
  #5  
kate
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I never take buses in the US but found with a travel card the buses in London are sooo easy! and the Tube also!
Have a lovely time~
 
Old Apr 18th, 2002, 11:56 AM
  #6  
Tina
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Thanks everyone for their advice! I'm looking forward to my trip!
 
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Anonymous123
Europe
5
Apr 16th, 2008 03:13 AM
scrb
Europe
36
Jun 26th, 2006 12:16 PM
UCSB
Europe
41
May 17th, 2006 03:59 PM
going_places
Europe
9
Dec 27th, 2005 12:45 PM
Jerry
Europe
5
Aug 11th, 2002 03:02 PM

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


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:10 PM.