Public transportation in London

Public transport in London is the most common way to get around the city. And the local subway is the oldest in the world.

First of all, there is the Underground, or "The Tube" (as Londoners call it), buses (including the double-decker Routemaster), the Docklands Light Railway, 3 streetcar routes, river streetcars and cabs.

There are different ways to pay for London's public transport: single tickets, the reusable Oyster Card or the cardboard Universal Transport Card (Travelcard). The price of transport in London depends on its type, zone, time of use (rush hour) and others.

Travel Tips

  • Children under the age of 5 ride for free.
  • The price of London transport depends on the payment method you choose. It is more profitable to buy an Oyster card for 5 GBP and deposit fare money on it, which will be withdrawn at each trip by a special terminal (a seven-day pass for zones 1 and 2 costs about 30 GBP).
  • Zones, fares, routes and other information can be found on the London City Transport website.
  • To use buses and streetcars exclusively, it is better to buy a seven-day Bus pass for 20 GBP.

The ins and outs of traveling on public transport in London in video tips from Andrei Burenok

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