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Oyster Card (London) : Reviews

2018
01
DEC
Sally (Kensington, VIC)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Buy Oyster Card in Australia before heading to London!"

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

Buying my Oyster Card here before my trip meant I could get off the plane at Heathrow and straight onto the Tube network. Made life so much easier. And buying from railplus was easy too. Only way to go.

2018
26
NOV
John (Auckland)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Best thing we did before leaving for London was purchasing an Oyster Card in NZ"

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

2018
07
NOV
Heather (Darwin, NT)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Oyster Card is very convenient and value for money"

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

2018
01
OCT
Ken (Lysterfield, VIC)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"The only way to get around in London"

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

Easy to use, easy to top up, easy to see your balance. Why would you want to travel around London any other way. The longest we had to wait for a train was 7 minutes (on a weekend) and the Oyster card was trouble free the whole time. Excellent value with daily caps on fees and balance notices on exit from the train station gates so you know how much you have on the card at any time.

2018
30
SEP
Elaine (Southport, QLD)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"If you plan to visit London and use the metro system this is a must pre trip purchase. "

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

2018
24
SEP
Mandy (Forbes, NSW)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Train chews through your credit, use the bus for most of your journeys if you can. Buy in London to avoid the expensive $15 postage fee"

Value for money: 3/5
Ease of use: 4/5
Suitability: 4/5

2018
22
SEP
Janet (Balwyn North, VIC)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Excellent system"

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

2018
08
SEP
James (Mt Evelyn, VIC)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Perfect in that allows you to easily get around the London ‘undergound’ system"

Value for money: 3/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

Purchase of the Oyster Card from railplus was simple, although it would be beneficial if they sent to a PO Box address; because they don’t, I had to travel into Melbourne CBD to collect. Essentially (for me) a petty concern. What a visitor who purchases an Oyster card most likely doesn’t know is the most efficient way to use it. This has nothing at all to do with railplus, but is a failing of TfL.

2018
04
SEP
Wendy (Bathurst, NSW)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Must purchase this if going to London"

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

2018
04
SEP
Anita (Parklands, QLD)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Handy to have ready to go upon arrival in London."

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

I found it really convenient and very good value due to a daily cap on travel costs for inner city zones. Easily add more credit as required and get a refund of unused credit before you leave. The card doesn't expire, good to keep if you'll be returning in future.

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