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Cost of rail travel in London

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1. Posted by sarah (First Time Poster 1 posts) 13y

This thread is marked as being about England

Just wondering how much a day pass for London is. What are the options. Thank you

2. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 13y

Hi Sarah,

There's a huge numebr of variants in available fares/options, so it depends what you want.

A standard off peak (i.e after 9.30) day travelcard valid in all 6 zones on all rail (except Heathrow Express)/buses/underground/DLR/Tramlink etc costs £5.40.

The full list of fares etc available can be seen at:

If you need any more help etc, just ask. I do allot of work for TfL and can help you decifer the options if you need.


3. Posted by iloveflyin (Full Member 159 posts) 13y

Riding the Tube in London is not bad. However, becareful that different trains use the same platform. Where as, in Tokyo, each platform for one destination. I learned it the hard way in London last February. Perhaps, the cold weather of February in London slowed down my thinking!:)

4. Posted by janeyee (Full Member 38 posts) 13y

London's tube is easy to use. I learnt to use it in less than an hour.
Get someone to explain to you how it works!

Recommended!! ;)


5. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

I got a map of Tube system in London but anyone there could advise the safety along this tube stations?

Besides, i got to know it's free to get TNT magazine in each station, right?


6. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4138 posts) 11y

The tube stations are quite safe, although a few (Kings Cross for example) can have a few dodgys hanging around.

The tube system is in zones from zone 1 to 6. Depending on which zone your destination(s) are in, it might be worth getting a day pass for your required zones.

7. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

Thanks. Anyway, do you mind if I send messages to you regarding London?

Happy Easter!

8. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y

Tube stations are only really unsafe if you've been drinking lots and then try and run down the escalators....

Pickpocketting does happen (as it does everywhere in the world) on the tube, especially in central London touristy areas which tend to be very busy and crowded so it's harder to realise you have been. But provided you don't leave your wallet in your back pocket for example, you should be fine.

9. Posted by Kingwindle (Respected Member 302 posts) 11y

Make sure if different lines run from one platform, you know the end destination of the line you are heading then it should say on the front of the train!
Its easy!