Public transport in London is quite expensive and visitors will notice a great difference between this city and other European capitals. For example, a Zone 1 single-journey ticket costs £4,90 compared to Madrid, where a single ticket costs 1,50 €.
London’s taxis, best known as black cabs are spacious, comfortable and elegant, and different to any other taxi in Europe. Nevertheless, they are one of the most expensive in Europe.
In London there is no doubt about it, a travel pass will always be the cheapest option. It is more economical to buy a day travel pass than two single journey tickets.
There are two different types of travel passes available in London:
Although you’ll see tourists with Visitor Oyster cards, we recommend getting a normal Oyster card if you decide that it’s the best option for you. Unlike a normal Oyster Card, travelers won’t be given the option of getting their deposit back with a Visitor Oyster card nor will they get their money back when giving back the card at the end of their stay.