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What Area Does Oyster Cover?

Asked by: Kristofer Bahringer PhD
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An Oyster card is a smart card that you add money to, so you can pay as you go. You can pay as you go to travel on bus, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground, most TfL Rail, Emirates Air Line and Thames Clippers River Bus services. You can also travel on most National Rail services in London and some outside London.

Can you use your Oyster card on National Rail?

Oyster PAYG can be used for on all journeys on National Rail, London Underground, DLR, London Bus and London Trams services wholly within the London Fare Zones area, and PAYG can also be used on Southeastern’s HS1 service between St Pancras International and Stratford International, Gatwick Express and Southern …

Is St Albans in the oyster zone?

St Albans MP Anne Main was ‘delighted’ at the decision announced today to extend Transport for London’s Oyster card and Contactless system to St Albans. … ‘I am so pleased the government have finally confirmed the Oyster card network will be extended to St Albans.

What zone is Saint Albans?

Zipcode 11412 – Saint Albans New York is in Hardiness Zones 7b.

Is Oyster cheaper than contactless?

It’s publicised that if you use contactless to pay for travel in London, it’s the same price as using an Oyster card. … Of course, if you have a railcard discount (or similar) applied to your Oyster, that will always be cheaper than contactless. Discounts cannot be applied to contactless payment cards.

Can I use my debit card on the tube?

You no longer need a paper ticket or Oyster card to travel on the capital’s underground, trams, DLR and overground trains. As of today, you can board buses and tube trains in London by simply swiping your credit or debit card.

Is Chelmsford on Oyster card?

Pay as you go. If you are travelling from within the Oyster area to a station outside it (e.g. Chelmsford or Harlow Town), you cannot use your Oyster or contactless payment card to make a pay as you go journey. There are no Oyster readers at stations outside the Oyster area, so there is nowhere for you to touch out.

How much does it cost to get an Oyster card?

Buy a Visitor Oyster card before you visit London and get it delivered to your home address. A card costs £5 (non-refundable) plus postage. You can choose how much credit to add to your card. If you are visiting London for two days, we recommend you start with £20 credit.

Is Dartford in Oyster zone?

Dartford and Swanley fall within the London Fares Zones 1-9 so you can use Oyster PAYG and Travelcards at these stations.

Is Surbiton in Oyster zone?

Alternatively, Surbiton Station is 20 minutes to London Waterloo and a brisk 15 minute walk or 5 minute bus journey. Both stations are in Zone 6, so you can use an Oyster card or a 1 – 6 Zone Travel card.

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Is purfleet in Oyster zone?

Purfleet railway station is on the London, Tilbury and Southend line serving the town of Purfleet, Essex. … Although outside London fare zone 6, the station became part of the Oyster card pay-as-you-go network in 2010.

Is it cheaper to get a Travelcard or use contactless?

As a general rule a Travelcard is more expensive than an Oyster card or Contactless payment card. The exception is if you make 3 or more journeys for 6 days or more within a 7 day period. … Otherwise an Oyster on a Pay As You Go basis or a Contactless payment card is cheaper.

Can I use my debit card as an Oyster card?

Anyone with a contactless debit or credit card can use it to pay for travel in London. It’s ideal if you don’t have or want an Oyster card. … Your card is used the same way as an Oyster card – you tap in and out at the tube or train station ticket barriers or tap the yellow card reader when you get on a bus.

How much does a child Oyster card cost?

The child-rate single fare with an 11-15 Zip Oyster is 85p (peak) or 75p (off-peak) for zones 1-6. Like the ordinary adult Oyster card, there’s a daily cap – the maximum amount deducted from the card in one day. It’s £3.70 peak and £1.55 off-peak for zones 1-2. This is the cheapest deal for 11-15 year olds.

Is Apple pay more expensive than Oyster?

If you have an Apple watch with Apple Pay that would be another good choice. There is a very small financial advantage to using a contactless card if you’re in London for more than a week and travel extensively every single day (weekly capping) but otherwise it’s no cheaper than using an Oyster.

What is Oyster Off-peak?

When and where does off-peak apply? For Visitor Oyster Card users, off-peak hours are weekdays before 06:30, between 09:30 and 15:59, and after 19:00, plus all day at weekends and bank holidays. For Travelcard users, off-peak hours are weekdays from 09:30 onwards, plus all day at weekends and bank holidays.

Can I use Oyster to Hatfield?

Hatfield is just outside the TfL zones so unfortunately you will not be able to load an Oyster card with a Travelcard that can be used for the journey from Hatfield to KX and Green Park.

Is Shenfield in Oyster zone?

Commuters travelling from Brentwood or Shenfield can now use Oyster Cards at both the stations. Transport for London launched the scheme which has seen the installation of Oyster Card readers for Greater Anglia train services on Wednesday.

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