How To Travel Around London and Buy an Oyster Card – Important Tips!

How To Travel Around London and Buy an Oyster Card – Important Tips!

Recently a friend of mine was in London and didn’t know which Tube ticket to buy or whatever it is that you use to travel on the buses and tubes in London now if you’re from the uk you can just use your contactless credit card about which more later, but if you’re from abroad, you just arrived And you don’t know where you live, what your name is, or where you’re going; you probably don’t want to pay all those foreign bank fees on your transactions So it’s probably easier to get an oyster card now don’t be that person who hangs around for ages and gets in everybody’s way First thing you want to do is come over here and hit get new card You can decide here how many cards you want, but there’s only one of me So I want one new oyster card hit confirm You then have to decide how much money you want to put onto your oyster card It’s pay as you go so it depends on how many journeys you do per day and Then it’ll cap it as a day travelcard Now a lot of people panic when they first arrive in London at Heathrow for example and say look, do I buy a weekly pass, or do I buy a pay-as-You-go top up now, so I think the best thing to do is when you arrive just stick 15 pounds credit on to an oyster card and then that buys you some time to decide what kind of the journeys you’re going to be making after that, So start with 15 pounds. the oyster part is a five-pound depo sit, which you pay and the pay as you go Cedit is 15 pounds so altogether it’s 20 pounds now don’t worry, you’ll get your deposit back when you return your card plus any unused credit as long as it’s under 10 pounds and VOILA! why nice fresh oyster card ready for use Now the left side of the escalator is for people who are much busier than you So as far as londoners are concerned if you’re standing on the wrong side you basically have no human rights And you will be ploughed out the way by people like me Excuse me get out of the bloody way please! Your’re on the wrong side of the escalator. Did you honestly not notice that everyone was… alright! Pretty obvious isn’t it? I didn’t see the signs On no account must you speak to anybody make sure that you keep your head phones in… You’re not allowed to speak to me We’re in London Oh, you’re not a Londoner I keep meeting northerners, what’s going on They actually speak to you on the tube. you really are amateur, you haven’t even got your headphones in amateur Excuse me. I’m going to stare at my phone now So if you’re in a real hurry, you can just swipe your credit card or your debit card as long as it’s got this Contactless symbol on it now that will work in exactly the same way as a pay-as-You-go credits on an oyster card but you don’t have to top this up at the machine or anything . you just take it and you just scan it straight onto the machine and don’t be one of those people who gets in the way and stands in front of the ticket Gate. Sorry Remember you can’t use cash on the bus so you’ve got to use your card The thing about the oyster card it that you can use it again and again and again and if you use its a 50 times in one day it won’t go above a certain amount so you can just continue using it all day long. They call it a “capping” I think it’s mout sort of six or seven quid or something I Particularly like the number 15 bus because you can get one of these old routemasters, and they’re really good They follow a route all the way from trafalgar square past the royal courts of justice The monument Sweeney Todd’s [Barbershop] and it finishes up by the tower of [London]. There’s so much more space on these as well I just feels so much more comfortable and you can even open the window here look at that I hate those horrible new ones this seat over here in the corner ….my friend used to call it the molesters seat weirdos and pervs used to sit in this one. I rather like it You can sit at the back of the bus [and] just sort of observe everybody gets on from over here thank you. You can even use it on the boat, but it does cost a little bit more But you really have to remember to swipe out It’s very important otherwise you get charged extra Sometimes the gates are already open and a lot of people think I know I won’t get charged if I just walk straight through But that’s not the case you’ll get charged eight pounds! some stations Don’t even have ticket gates so make absolutely sure that you touch in and out properly otherwise you can get absolutely skinned on the fare be careful You can even use it on the emirates airlines Excellent it cost’s £3.40 for an adult and £1.70 for a child if you have an oyster cost In many ways there’s no need to pay for one of those expensive guided tour buses with so many joolz guides online You can just access them on your phone and with an oyster card you can get around London for a reasonable price If you enjoy my films do please subscribe to the channel Bon voyage!!

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  2. Hello everyone! If interested in London, come and watch this latest video about Angel in London 🙂

  3. Using the Oyster Card from the airport isn't always the the best way to go. This is how it works.
    Heathrow – the tube goes right into the airport so buy a card from the machine and off you go. 50 pounds will be about right for a week.
    Stansted – no Oyster available so all you can do is take the express to Liverpool Street and use the Oyster from there. It's a pretty decent ride of almost an hour. Tickets are cheaper if you buy online in advance.
    Gatwick – this system was designed by a civil servant so of course it's confusing. You can use an Oyster to get in to London but if you do you will pay full price. You are better off buying in advance online and then using the Oyster once you arrive at Victoria or St Pancras.

  4. Of course if you think the oyster cards are a bit too complicated you can still get an old fashioned paper travel card which are about the same price and do the same job.

  5. London fares are a RIP OFF, with 9 ZONES alone on the underground WHY ?? , oyster card > £5 / Los angeles NO ZONES, Tap card $1 ( 70p ) dash bus service 50c ( 30p ) bus and subway $1.75c fare / London tube £42 weekly zone 1 – 3 that's only half of london city, LA is massive !

    Los angeles subway £18 weekly all around the city no ****ing zones ! Dayhopper introduced to london buses use you oyster card again within an hour and it's a free ride 2016? san francisco buses offer 2 HOURS 1998 !!!!!!!!! ? LONDON IS A SHITHOLE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ?? When it comes to transportation the uk is WAY BEHIND the rest of the world ! ***ing crossrail bollocks !

  6. excellent, so long as you know where you are, and want to go to. Only been to LUNUN once, got on the underground, and arrived in Cornwall.

  7. Just came across your video – fantastic! thanks. Will be in the UK for the last week in October – first stop Oyster card vending machine, second stop No15 bus. Fabulous thanks again. Pity the stand on the right rule is not so effectively enforced here in Aus. (Nice to keep the Ashes as well :-))

  8. Last year we went to London and got oyster cards. When we went home, we did not return the cards and still have remaining credits. We are going back in October 2019. Will the oyster cards still work?

  9. When I was a teenager a group of bought Red Rover Tickets and a Saturday jumping on and off buses to see how many different routes we could ride. The minimum ride was one stop, did we make a record well no someone!!!!! dropped the note book.

  10. Great! I've been riding bus number 15 but didnt know the old one are in service also! and all those Oyster card tips with a boat and air line! cheers

  11. Hi a good guide to Oyster cards but how do you get your £5 deposit back when you are finished with it and go back home?

  12. I love love loveee the old number 15 and recommend it to everybody I'm taking sightseeing or who I know just recently moved there because it's just such a cool lil piece of history❤ (for anybody who wants to take it, they're in service saturday/sunday)

  13. THANK YOU ! I did enjoy that, we are planning a trip from the United States and I can't wait !!! (I did sub you, because I like your sense of humor !)

  14. I can't believe there are no comments from Brazilians pointing out the "Silvio Santos song" at the end!

  15. WE LOVE LONDON…After we exit the airplane, we charge our Oyster Cards, jump on the "Tube" and head for Victoria Embankment!!!

  16. I wish I had seen these 10 years ago when I first started traveling to the UK regularly. It took me and my daughter quite a while to figure all of the things you covered.

  17. Waste of money guys…you can travel by free with train or underground, some train stations dont have security barriers so you can pass easly..the ones with barries you should wait for someone who paid and cross fast behind him . If the control staff will stop you, act like you dont speek english. Taxi and uber are fucking expensive so its better to use zipcar(rental cheap app where you can find a lot of cars parked arround london easly). Or if you really want to waste your money do like this wierd guy.

  18. Hi, Joolz. First time I went to London, I got an Oyster. Now, I’ll be back with my wife and son and think it better to buy three one week travelcards so we can also have 2×1 in the attractions.

  19. the ad was about electrical cars were bad or better for the climate, yes they are bad for the climate as electricity is produced by power plants and why don't people relise this are they thick or what? sorry for the creator!! but your adverts are having more effect than your video!!

  20. Thanks for the oyster card tips. I travel to london every now & then & just get an underground card for the day. Never knew the oyster was so convenient. ???

  21. Hi man, I'm going to be visiting london this year as i used to live there in the 80's and 90's, and i want to visit all the places i used to live and go. I'll need to be going to Woolwich, Eltham, and them Hammersmith and Fulham. Do you know how much I'll need to put on the Oyster Card for that, I'll be on a few trains and a few buses? Thanks!

  22. Do you have ti scan it when you get off the bus again? How does it know where you got off? I'm from northern England, the london underground and oyster card is enough to give me a nervous breakdown ?

  23. Weird, I talked to people all the time on the tube and likewise people talked to me?……I reckon the no talking is just a myth.

  24. I seen my bro paying with the card, I tried with mine & didn’t work because it’s from another country, but will it work if I try same card with apple pay & does the bus works with apple pay or is there a digital app for oister?

  25. I don't care about what is my fellow in Hong Kong to think about. I 've my reason to leave my hometown. I love this country so much, and then Canada. I will visit the commonwealth country soon. (1): Canada, (2) The UK and (3) New Zealand.

  26. Keeping my Card when I Come Back to the States ,Why I Am A Tourist ,Its A Keepsake for Memories sake ,,Yes I Know American Tourist but I am So Looking Forward to Trip Next year Sept 2020 Finslly Getting To See As Well As Be In My Familys first home I have Dreamed of this since a Kid ,,Remember ,There Will Always Be An England ,, ALWAYS

  27. On the tube, your Oyster card or contactless card is debited with the maximum fare when you tap in at the start of your journey. Tapping out at the end calculates the actual fare. Always tap out!

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