Train fares in London – 2017

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Adult fares on the train

Adult fares inside zone 1 only
Cash £4.90 single fare
Oyster £2.40 single fare
£6.60 daily cap
Contactless £2.40 single fare
£6.60 daily cap
£33 weekly cap
1-day travelcard (z1-4) £12.30
Weekly travelcard (z1-2) £33
Monthly travelcard (z1-2) £124.50
Adult fares between zones 1 and 2
Cash £4.90 single fare
Oyster (peak) £2.90 single fare
£6.60 daily cap
Oyster (off-peak) £2.40 single fare
£6.60 daily cap
Contactless (peak) £2.90 single fare
£6.60 daily cap
£33 weekly cap
Contactless (off-peak) £2.40 single fare
£6.60 daily cap
£33 weekly cap
1-day travelcard (z1-4) £12.30
Weekly travelcard (z1-2) £33
Monthly travelcard (z1-2) £124.50
Adult fares between zones 1 and 3
Cash £4.90 single fare
Oyster (peak) £3.30 single fare
£7.70 daily cap
Oyster (off-peak) £2.80 single fare
£7.70 daily cap
Contactless (peak) £3.30 single fare
£7.70 daily cap
£38.70 weekly cap
Contactless (off-peak) £2.80 single fare
£7.70 daily cap
£38.70 weekly cap
1-day travelcard (z1-4) £12.30
Weekly travelcard (z1-3) £38.70
Monthly travelcard (z1-3) £146
Adult fares between zones 1 and 4
Cash £5.80 single fare
Oyster (peak) £3.90 single fare
£9.50 daily cap
Oyster (off-peak) £2.80 single fare
£9.50 daily cap
Contactless (peak) £3.90 single fare
£9.50 daily cap
£47.30 weekly cap
Contactless (off-peak) £2.80 single fare
£9.50 daily cap
£47.30 weekly cap
1-day travelcard (z1-4) £12.30
Weekly travelcard (z1-4) £47.30
Monthly travelcard (z1-4) £181.70
Adult fares between zones 1 and 5
Cash £5.80 single fare
Oyster (peak) £4.70 single fare
£11.20 daily cap
Oyster (off-peak) £3.10 single fare
£11.20 daily cap
Contactless (peak) £4.70 single fare
£11.20 daily cap
£56.20 weekly cap
Contactless (off-peak) £3.10 single fare
£11.20 daily cap
£56.20 weekly cap
1-day travelcard (z1-6, any time)£17.50
1-day travelcard (z1-6, off-peak)£12.30
Weekly travelcard (z1-5) £56.20
Monthly travelcard (z1-5) £215.90
Adult fares between zones 1 and 6
Cash £6 single fare
Oyster (peak) £5.10 single fare
£12 daily cap
Oyster (off-peak) £3.10 single fare
£12 daily cap
Contactless (peak) £5.10 single fare
£12 daily cap
£60.20 weekly cap
Contactless (off-peak) £3.10 single fare
£12 daily cap
£60.20 weekly cap
1-day travelcard (z1-6, any time)£17.50
1-day travelcard (z1-6, off-peak)£12.30
Weekly travelcard (z1-6) £60.20
Monthly travelcard (z1-6) £227
Adult fares inside zone 2 only
Cash £4.90 single fare
Oyster (peak) £1.70 single fare
£6.60 daily cap
Oyster (off-peak) £1.50 single fare
£6.60 daily cap
Contactless (peak) £1.70 single fare
£6.60 daily cap
£24.70 weekly cap
Contactless (off-peak) £1.50 single fare
£6.60 daily cap
£24.70 weekly cap
1-day travelcard (z1-4) £12.30
Weekly travelcard (z2) £24.70
Monthly travelcard (z2) £93.40
Adult fares between zones 2 and 3
Cash £4.90 single fare
Oyster (peak) £1.70 single fare
£6.60 daily cap
Oyster (off-peak) £1.50 single fare
£6.60 daily cap
Contactless (peak) £1.70 single fare
£6.60 daily cap
£24.70 weekly cap
Contactless (off-peak) £1.50 single fare
£6.60 daily cap
£24.70 weekly cap
1-day travelcard (z1-4) £12.30
Weekly travelcard (z2-3) £24.70
Monthly travelcard (z2-3) £93.40

See here for the child train fares

How to buy a train ticket

There are four ways to pay for a train ticket: with cash, an Oyster card, a travelcard, or a contactless payment card.

How to work out the fare

In order to work out your fare, you will need to know which ‘fare zone’ your train (or trains) pass through. The more zones you pass through, the higher the fare.

Most underground maps will show the zones as a series of concentric grey/white rings, with the smallest ring at the centre of London. That is zone 1 (the touristy bit).

Just to confuse things, sometimes a station might be in two different zones at the same time. For example, Earl’s Court is in zone 1 and zone 2. If you disembark at one of those stations then the fare will be based on your direction of travel. It will count as zone 1 if you came from the direction of zone 1, and it will count as zone 2 if you came from the direction of zone 2.

If you use our journey planner then we will tell you which zones you pass through. For example, if you look at the journey between Heathrow airport and Waterloo, then you will see that it passes through zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. You can then look up the fare for zones 1-6 on this page.

When is peak-time?

Fares are usually more expensive during peak time (but not always). It runs from 6.30 AM to 9.30 AM, and 4 PM to 7 PM, Monday to Friday.

Weekends and public holidays are always classed as off-peak.

Train journeys further afield

We have only provided the fares for the centre of London, because that’s what 99.99% of tourist will use.

If you need to check the fares all the way up to zone 9 then you can find them at the TFL website.

Got any questions?

If you’ve got any questions about London underground ticket fares, or Oyster travelcard prices, then we are happy to try and answer them in our London chat forum:

> Talk about London train fares 

  •  Guest – “I will be travelling to holborn from chafford hundred station for the next five days Monday 24th April to Friday 28th April 2017. What is the cheapest and best way to travel?”
  • Admin – “It's outside the zones so you can't benefit from the daily and weekly caps, but you can still use an Oyster card or contactless card from chafford hundred. It's £8 quid peak and £7 quid off-peak to holborn. National rail do a 7-day travelcard for £86.10, but that will only get you to a mainline station like cannon street. You'd then have to get a tube ticket on top of that.”
  •  Guest – “Hi. I’ll be travelling from liverpool to greenwich on Saturday 22nd April. Get there about 15:09. - I need to be at prince regent then by 16:30. - I then need to be back at greenwich by 18.00. On Sunday 23rd April I will be running the marathon which finishes at ''the mall'' near buckingham palace. When I finish I will need to get from there back to greenwich. Can you please tell me the cheapest and easiest way for me? As prince regent doesn't show up on a lot of train ticket websites. I don't have an Oystercard, but I do have a contactless debit card. Thank you.”
  • Admin – “When you get to greenwich you'll be better off going from cutty sark station, rather than greenwich station. Cutty sark and prince regent are both on the docklands light railway (dlr) londondrum.com/transport/train-journey.. Nce-regent. After the marathon I would go from westminster station to cutty sark, changing onto the dlr at canary wharf. londondrum.com/transport/train-journey.. Cutty-sark (st. James's park station is closer to buckingham palace, but the route isn't quite as easy from there). If you follow those links above you'll see which zones you're travelling through, and there are links to the fares page. You'll see that the cheapest fares are with a contactless card. Be aware that those stations will be extremely busy because of the marathon -- they are even giving warnings about how busy they will be on the TFL website (TFL.gov.uk/status-updates/major-works-a ... n-marathon). Good luck with the marathon (rather you than me -- I haven't done any exercise for about ten years!)”
  •  Guest – “I've literally just found out that marathon runners get free travel through c2c trains on the 23rd providing they show their running number. I have no idea which train lines are c2c though!. I’ll check out the links you sent. In the meantime, do you know if I can get from the mall to greenwich using the c2c services?”
  • Admin – “C2c is a train operator, but I don't think their routes will help you much. They don't go to greenwich, and they're nowhere near buckingham palace .c2c-online.co.uk/our-route/”
  •  Guest – “Travelling in London 1 June leaving Heathrow 7 June.Travelling to ingatestone return daily from Liverpool St station for 4 days ,then last day to Heathrow.What are best tickets to buy / thankyou”
  • Admin – “Ingatestone is too far away to use Oyster cards and travelcards so you'll have to get Seperate National Rail tickets for those. Either from the National Rail website, or a site like trainline. The cheapest fares for the London underground journeys are with a pay as you go Oyster card (or a contactless card if you have a UK bank card). Have a read of our Oyster card page because it explains how to get them and use them.”
  •  Guest – “Is it possible to get annual travel cards for the tube? I only need zone one.”
  • Admin – “You can, yes. It's quite pricey though. An annual travelcard for zone 1 only is £1,320 (it's the same price for zones 1-2, by the way -- so you may as well get that)”

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