Originally Posted by errant
Off to London tomorrow for a few days. Trying to make heads & tails of the London Transport website explaining oyster cards… are they the cheapest & simplest way to get round London? And if I read it correct I can pick one up from kings cross tomorrow morning?
Yes. Basically it's a pay as you go card, and per journey it's loads cheaper than using paper tickets.
You pay a £3 deposit which you can either get back, or just keep the card till you come to London again. The queues at KX can be a bit daft, but there’s a machine on the wall which will dispense a card with £2 credit if you have 5 x £1 coins.
You can use them on buses too.