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    Travelling around London. Cheapest ticket for underground

    Going to London at the end of June (Saturday and Sunday) going to Wembley stadium from central London on Saturday and on Sunday intend to do a bit of sight seeing. What's the cheapest underground ticket to get.
    "The socialism I believe in is everybody working for the same goal and everybody having a share in the rewards. That's how I see football, that's how I see life."

    #2
    https://tfl.gov.uk/fares-and-payment.../price-capping

    You can also be clever:

    Sign up to Uber with my or a mates referral link for a free ride:

    https://www.uber.com/invite/seanr7320ue

    and use promo code:

    VCUK15
    for £15 of credit (if code doesn't work, google uber codes, there are loads of new user codes).

    Then use your new refferal link for your mate(s) /family etc to join and get them to use the code for £15 worth of credit.


    Also do the same with GETT (black cabs).

    https://gett.com/uk/ Referral code: GTNVVKO

    GETT30
    FRINGE25

    Again if those don't work, google for GETT new user codes.

    Between 4 of us, we set up new user accounts, referred each other and using new user codes and from Friday to Sunday we never paid for an Uber or a black taxi - we took them everywhere!

    Sounds a bit of hassle, but it was easy and well worth it.
    Last edited by Dan_Brown; 04-05-2017, 20:18.

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      #3
      Originally posted by Dan_Brown View Post
      https://tfl.gov.uk/fares-and-payment.../price-capping You can also be clever: Sign up to Uber with my or a mates referral link for a free ride: https://www.uber.com/invite/seanr7320ue and use promo code: VCUK15 for £15 of credit (if code doesn't work, google uber codes, there are loads of new user codes). Then use your new refferal link for your mate(s) /family etc to join and get them to use the code for £15 worth of credit. Also do the same with GETT (black cabs). https://gett.com/uk/ Referral code: GTNVVKO GETT30 FRINGE25 Again if those don't work, google for GETT new user codes. Between 4 of us, we set up new user accounts, referred each other and using new user codes and from Friday to Sunday we never paid for an Uber or a black taxi - we took them everywhere! Sounds a bit of hassle, but it was easy and well worth it.
      I went on the TFL website but couldn't make head or tails about the pricing
      "The socialism I believe in is everybody working for the same goal and everybody having a share in the rewards. That's how I see football, that's how I see life."

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        #4
        I don't think that you can beat the tube for London travel. Use your contacted just like an oyster card and you only pay oyster card rates. On top of this it is capped at £7.60 per day so you can basically travel anywhere in London all day for this maximum value.

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          #5
          Make that contactless

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            #6
            Originally posted by Lcfcfox1 View Post
            I don't think that you can beat the tube for London travel. Use your contacted just like an oyster card and you only pay oyster card rates. On top of this it is capped at £7.60 per day so you can basically travel anywhere in London all day for this maximum value.
            is it automatically capped.
            "The socialism I believe in is everybody working for the same goal and everybody having a share in the rewards. That's how I see football, that's how I see life."

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              #7
              Capped - yes. £6.60 within zones 1 - 2 per day.

              All of London's on rails transport (such as the Tube) is divided into a number of Zones, organised into a series of concentric circles emanating out from the centre. The Zones are indicated on this map.

              • Zone 1 covers the very centre of town is home to the majority of significant tourist sites and familiar landmarks. It stretches from Notting Hill in the West to Aldgate East in the East and from Vauxhall/Elephant & Castle in the South to Kings Cross/Euston in the North.
              • Zones 2-6 stretch out way into the suburbs which make up Greater London. As a general rule, tourists rarely venture outside Zone 2 unless visiting a specific destination.
              Last edited by Dan_Brown; 05-05-2017, 06:11.

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                #8
                I was sat in a car a couple of days ago with someone who's significant other runs this feature of TFL software wise. I used it a couple of weeks ago and it really does work in your favour. Just use your contactless and it'll charge the least it can by working out your best deal. If it gets it wrong they run a monthly audit process and they will give you the money back that you over paid.

                For once its a system that works for you....
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Vim_Fuego View Post
                  I was sat in a car a couple of days ago with someone who's significant other runs this feature of TFL software wise. I used it a couple of weeks ago and it really does work in your favour. Just use your contactless and it'll charge the least it can by working out your best deal. If it gets it wrong they run a monthly audit process and they will give you the money back that you over paid.

                  For once its a system that works for you....
                  Nice one. The last time I was in the smoke I bought an all zone's paper ticket. I like the idea of the contactless card. Don't suppose you can use it for 2 people.

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                  "The socialism I believe in is everybody working for the same goal and everybody having a share in the rewards. That's how I see football, that's how I see life."

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by justintime129 View Post
                    Nice one. The last time I was in the smoke I bought an all zone's paper ticket. I like the idea of the contactless card. Don't suppose you can use it for 2 people.

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                    I think you can but I didn't need to exercise that feature. Give TFL a bell...they are usually really helpful!(0343 222 1234)
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                      #11
                      I was in London last weekend for 4 days, purchased an Oyster card, cost £5 and put £20 credit on it.

                      Like others have said, it's capped to £6.60 per day (I was in zone 1), once that was spent, all other travel was free.

                      You can register the card on the TFL website and it shows your history and the cost.

                      If you have credit remaining at the end of your visit, you can get a refund, or just leave it on till the next time.
                      Quick job before you go lads............









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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Vim_Fuego View Post
                        I think you can but I didn't need to exercise that feature. Give TFL a bell...they are usually really helpful!(0343 222 1234)
                        http://content.tfl.gov.uk/contactles...ons-of-use.pdf

                        2.6 Only one person at a time can use a contactless payment card for travel. You
                        may pay another personís pay as you go fare with a contactless payment card only if
                        they are travelling with you and you have paid your fare by another means.

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                          #13
                          Travel for free

                          Reach the age of 60, purchase a house in a London Borough (even Cheam) and then travel for free including the underground on your council travel card.
                          Definition of a Pessimist = an Optimist with experience!

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Shiny10 View Post
                            Reach the age of 60, purchase a house in a London Borough (even Cheam) and then travel for free including the underground on your council travel card.
                            Or live somewhere else outside London and the money you save from not buying a house in the smoke, travel everywhere in a limo and cruise first class around the world.

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                            "The socialism I believe in is everybody working for the same goal and everybody having a share in the rewards. That's how I see football, that's how I see life."

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by justintime129 View Post
                              Nice one. The last time I was in the smoke I bought an all zone's paper ticket. I like the idea of the contactless card. Don't suppose you can use it for 2 people.

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                              No you can't use it for 2 people

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