Are London Travelcards still available?

The Travelcards, which offer unlimited journeys on the Tube and buses, are being withdrawn by Mayor Sadiq Khan from January in a bid to raise an extra £40m a year for Transport for London.

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Can I buy a 7 day Travelcard in London?

You can buy a 7 Day, Monthly and Annual Travelcard, or one with start and end dates you choose (any length between 1½ and 10½ months).

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Is the London Travelcard being canceled?

The consultation on scrapping the Day Travelcard ran earlier this year, and the Mayor of London has now issued an order to TfL to stop selling them, giving TfL six months notice to stop sales — so it comes into effect in January 2024.

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Are they getting rid of Travelcards?

This would mean from a date in January 2024 before 21 January 2024, Day Travelcards will no longer be sold or accepted by TfL for travel on the TfL network.

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Why are travel cards being phased out?

TfL has struck a deal with train firms to retain the ticket, which is used more than 14 million times a year by people visiting the capital, and was due to be scrapped because of funding issues.

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Is it worth buying a Travelcard in London?

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. In this case a 7 day Travelcard works out cheaper than an Oyster or Contactless payment card.

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Are weekly travel cards discontinued in London?

Why are Travelcards being phased out?

TfL has struck a deal with train firms to retain the ticket, which is used more than 14 million times a year by people visiting the capital, and was due to be scrapped because of funding issues.

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Are Oyster cards going to be phased out?

No plans for Oyster to be phased out.

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What are the disadvantages of prepaid travel cards?

There are only a few downsides to using prepaid cards, but they are significant. Prepaid cards come with fees. Cardholders may have a lot of fees, including activation fees, transaction fees, ATM withdrawal fees, reloading fees, monthly fees, or inactivity fees.

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How much is a weekly Travelcard to London?

Travelcards

Zone(s) One Day Anytime 7 Day
Zone 1, 2 and 3 £15.20 £47.90
Zone 1, 2, 3 and 4 £15.20 £58.50
Zone 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 £21.50 £69.60
Zone 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 £21.50 £74.40
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How much is a weekly Travelcard?

Weekly Travel Card Prices

Type 7 Day Price
Adult Zones 1-2 £40.70
Adult Zones 1-3 £47.90
Adult Zones 1-4 £58.50
Adult Zones 1-5 £69.60
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Does anyone use Oyster cards anymore?

Fast-forward to 2021 and there are now three times as many contactless pay-as-you-go bank card users than there are Oyster loyalists.

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Why do you want to avoid prepaid cards?

Prepaid debit cards do make sense in some situations, but many people will find them to be inconvenient and full of fees. The best way to avoid these fees is to educate yourself about them, ditch the card as quickly as possible, or avoid prepaid debit cards altogether.

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