For the visitor to London, the question of which travel pass to purchase can be confusing.
Those living and working in London will almost always have an Oyster Card in their wallet and, as a general rule of thumb, the Oyster Card is the benchmark to be beaten, although people are fast migrating to contactless payment cards.
There are few places outside London you can purchase them.
Note at Underground and DLR stations there are no manned ticket desks, just ticket machines.
Standard zonal fares will continue to apply for journeys between Paddington and Hayes & Harlington, with special single fares applying for journeys to and from Heathrow Airport.Owner description: London Underground, better known as the Tube, has 11 lines covering 402km and serving 270 stations.Opened in 1863, it is the world's oldest underground railway network, and one of the largest.For short-term visitors, contactless payment cards and Travelcards are the only travel passes where you do not incur the deposit/admin charges of Oyster purchase. If you buy in London you get the standard Oyster card.If you buy outside London, including airport trains and National Express coaches, overseas agents and online you will get a Visitors Oyster card.