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rfbk50 May 9th, 2014 04:55 AM

Two for One vouchers - I know, I know, I know
 
Just to get this straight in my mind - If I get a paper travel card from the rail station at Victoria station (not the underground station) will this card allow me to use the underground as well as the bus system and the light rail system? I need one for 5 days and I would like to take advatage of the two for one vouchers that I will print out before I leave home.

I will print out the answers and keep them by my bedside to memorize! Thanks

flanneruk May 9th, 2014 05:09 AM

With a Travelcard you may use all TfL, and virtually all National Rail services, within the London area zones you've bought the card for.

The most common version tourists buy (Zones 1/2) has few railway services, and the majority of the DLR network is outside Z1/2

A full map of the tube, railway and DLR networks, and the zones their stations are in, is at http://www.tfl.gov.uk/cdn/static/cms...rvices-map.pdf

chelseaboy May 9th, 2014 05:09 AM

Travel Cards from Transport for London (TfL) are for one or seven days

The 7 day version costs £57.20 and covers all underground, bus, train and docklands light railway travel in Zones 1 to 6 of the TfL system (takes you out to the end of most tube lines and includes Heathrow)

For 5 days thats £11.44 per day. £5.72 if you get 2 for 1. That is good value compared to buying daily tickets if you are going to make several journeys per day around London

29FEB May 9th, 2014 05:29 AM

^^"For 5 days thats £11.44 per day. £5.72 if you get 2 for 1."

There's no 2 for 1 on the travel card itself. (Is there?)

chelseaboy May 9th, 2014 05:41 AM

Sorry thought the 2 for 1 vouchers were for the Travel Cards. My mistake

BigRuss May 9th, 2014 09:38 AM

<<The 7 day version costs £57.20 and covers all underground, bus, train and docklands light railway travel in Zones 1 to 6 of the TfL system (takes you out to the end of most tube lines and includes Heathrow)>>

What are you on about? A traveler to London usually needs only the Zone 1-2 Travelcard, not a 1-6, and the 1-2 costs 31.40. Even with the extra fare to Heathrow, the 1-2 travelcard is the far better value.

Good gosh.

To the OP: ignore chelseaboy.

PatrickLondon May 9th, 2014 12:54 PM

If all that wasn't clear, rfbk50, the answer to your question is "Yes".

PalenQ May 9th, 2014 02:29 PM

for folks who don't like descending down into the Tube - claustrophobes consider riding buses - if your journey is not too long that is - instead of clamboring down into the Tube for a two station journey take the bus and if you buy a bus pass per day or week I think it is a whole lot cheaper.

Even from one end of London to the other I often find riding up top above the driver fun and relaxing from the rigors of sightseeing even if the journey takes much longer than the Tube.

The Docklands Railway also lets you simulate driver the conraption as these driverless vehicles have seats up front right where the driver would normally sit.

To me the DLR is one thing in London not to be missed - a whole different London - new and old but mainly brashly new.

https://www.google.com/search?q=Dock...=1600&bih=1075

Seamus May 9th, 2014 06:03 PM

Oh, Patrick, I love it when you speak clarity. :p

rfbk50 May 9th, 2014 07:05 PM

Thank you, thank you, Patrick. That's the answer I was looking for. I was actually explaining this to a friend who will be going to London and I started second guessing myself. She will mainly stay in London but will go to Oxford and Windsor on the train. Another day she will go to Hampton Court Palace. The 2 for 1 vouchers will be useful for the other sites she will be visiting.

Now I know what TFL and DLR stands for. Thanks for the help. (And if there is another type of transportation card where she can save one or two pounds, don't tell us - it's too confusing. Keep the money and buy something for Kate and William's new baby)

chelseaboy May 10th, 2014 01:50 AM

There really are some absolute idiots on this forum. Where did rfbk50 say they wanted only to go to Zones 1 and 2? Is it all about saving £20 with you lot or do you want to see all that London can provide?

janisj May 10th, 2014 08:23 AM

Chelseaboy - you snapped at me on an earlier thread and now you are calling others idiots. Perhaps you need to chill a bit (and learn a bit more about your own city) before lashing out. You have given some duff advice.


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