Your tips and other advice

Here we will post any tips, advice or special offers that have come to our attention. 

John S has sent in the following tips:

'Cash and Oyster PAYG customers should consider whether cross-London journeys can be made more cheaply avoiding zone 1. The introduction of Oyster, out-of-station interchanges and development of the London Overground has increased the possibilities to do this. The savings can be significant.'

For example, Richmond to Upminster is far cheaper going via London Overground that through central London. 

Ms Virginia R has sent us the following wise advice via Twitter:

'Best money-saving travel tip: go on foot wherever possible!'

There are many occasions when you might be able to make the last mile of a journey on foot from a rail terminus to avoid paying for a Tube journey.

Eurig tells us: 'The Santander Contactless 123 Credit Card offers 3% cashback on all TfL journeys, for up to £100 per month. For me that's approximately 75% of my monthly commute so it's good to know that for 75% of the time I'm getting a 3% discount.'

The Money Advice Service, a not for profit government organisation created solely to help people with their finances also has advice on how you can save money with travel costs.

The Oyster Rail website is an independent guide to Oyster which has some useful tips, including about when not to use Oyster.

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The information provided on this page does not constitute legal or financial advice. You should always do research to ensure any of these tips suit your particular needs.