London has one of the world’s most famous public transport systems. From its distinctive red buses to the world’s first underground railway, there are many ways to travel around our fantastic city.
When you join Excel English we will help you to buy your first Oyster card for travel on the buses, tubes and trains of London. But in the meantime here is some information about using public transport while you are in London to study at Excel English.
When you buy your Oyster card you will pay a deposit (normally £5) in addition to the credit that you add to your card.
If you use your card for ‘Pay As You Go’ there is a maximum amount you will pay each day that you travel with it. This maximum price depends on whether you travel to the centre of London, and which kind of transport you use (bus or tube).
If you will travel into the centre of London at least 5 times per week, it will be cheaper to buy a weekly or monthly travelcard for your Oyster card instead of ‘Pay As You Go’ credit.
If you will use your card for travelling to school each day, plus travel to the centre of London 1-3 times per week, it may be cheaper to use ‘Pay As You Go’ credit on your Oyster card.
For full details of Oyster prices, please visit the Transport for London website.
For more information about Oyster cards and the fares for your journey, please see the Oyster information page on the Transport for London website.