Known as "The Tube" to locals, the London Underground opened in 1863 and serves around 5 million people each day. Whether you're a local or simply coming for a visit, you'll want to read on to find out everything you need to know about the London Underground...
London Underground Guide
A quick guide
About The Underground
Tickets And Passes
1) FaresSingle fares for most destinations in London are £4.90 for adults. If you're traveling further out of the city, your fare may be higher depending on the zone you travel to. You should, however, consider buying an Oyster Card as fares are only half price when using the card.
2) Oyster CardAlmost everyone who uses the London Underground, tourists and locals alike, use an Oyster card. It's a permanent reusable electronic ticket that can be topped up whenever needed. Fares for most destinations in London are just £2.40 for adults when using the card.
Where To Buy Tickets
Euro Trip Kit
TIPAs with other major cities, pickpockets love working the metro. Overcrowded stations and train cars give them ample opportunity to work their craft. Just remember to be smart and protect yourself.
Navigating The Metro
1) At the stationOnce you've paid, simply tap your ticket or Oyster Card on the gate to enter the Underground.
2) Find your trainTo find your train line just follow the colored directional arrows and signs. As each line has trains going in two different directions, check the directional map on the wall to make sure you're heading the right way.
3) Exiting the stationOnce you've arrived at your final destination, find your desired exit, tap your Oyster Card or ticket at the exit gate to leave the station.
Most trips will involve transferring from one line to another. When you get off at your transfer station, follow the colored directional signage leading you to your next line. Again, make sure you're going in the right direction and off you go.
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