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Title: London "ranger" tickets
Post by: GWR 158 on February 05, 2022, 04:19:58 pm
Hi Everyone

I'm planning a day trip to London to ride the tube and see the sights. I was wondering if there is a ticket similar to a day ranger that will allow me to travel on the tube all day and include the journey from BSK-WAT.
Thanks for your help!


Title: Re: London "ranger" tickets
Post by: paul7575 on February 05, 2022, 04:32:25 pm
You just need to buy an inclusive day travelcard from Basingstoke.  Also known as an “outboundary travelcard”,

That will include buses and rail/tube/DLR in zones 1-6.  Sticking with paper is better than using the Oyster or contactless alternatives as they can be confused if you spend all day travelling around and accidentally exceed certain journey time limits.

(It’s a bit more complicated if you want to go outside zone 6 though…)


Title: Re: London "ranger" tickets
Post by: Surrey 455 on February 05, 2022, 07:34:19 pm
You just need to buy an inclusive day travelcard from Basingstoke.  Also known as an “outboundary travelcard”,

If you buy from the GWR website, it will be shown in the ticket types as London travelcard zones 1-6. Prices vary according to date and time of travel. There's a Sunday Out travelcard for £27. Weekdays seems to range from £31.90 after morning peak to £61 during morning peak.

That will include buses and rail/tube/DLR in zones 1-6.  Sticking with paper is better than using the Oyster or contactless alternatives as they can be confused if you spend all day travelling around and accidentally exceed certain journey time limits.

(It’s a bit more complicated if you want to go outside zone 6 though…)

I'm not sure the journey time limits apply for travelcards. I thought that was just for Pay As You Go. Paul is correct in saying that you won't be able to load a ticket to Basingstoke on an Oyster card nor use contactless to that station. If you have a GWR or SWR touch card you may be able to load the combined Basingstoke and travelcard to that. The ITSO symbol is showing next to that ticket type.


Title: Re: London "ranger" tickets
Post by: paul7575 on February 05, 2022, 09:10:34 pm
What I’m getting at is that if you were to use the alternative options (of PAYG or contactless) within the London zonal area you would run the risk of maximum journey times being exceeded, ie a paper travelcard is preferred because it removes that risk.



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