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Travel Cards

Deine Eltern wollen mit dir ein Wochenende in London verbringen. Sie bitten dich, im Vorfeld wichtige Informationen über die Travelcard für die U-Bahn herauszufinden. Du findest eine entsprechende Seite im Internet. Notiere Stichpunkte auf Deutsch, damit du deine Eltern informieren kannst.


For travel on:

  • Tube
  • DLR
  • London Buses square.svg
    The entire London bus network including sections outside Greater London, on buses that display this sign:
  •  Tramlink, where your Travelcard includes Zone 2,4, 5 or 6.
  • National Rail (excluding Heathrow Connect)

Points to note:

  • The Travelcard you hold must be valid for all the zones you travel in. If you travel beyond the zone(s) covered by your Travelcard, you must pay an extension fare.
  • To work which zones you need, refer to page 50 and see the map at the end of this booklet.

Day Travelcards

Day Travelcards (Peak)

  • Can be used all day Mondays to Fridays (except public holidays), on the day of validity and for any journey that starts before 0430 the following day.

Day Travelcards (Off-Peak)

  • Can be used from 0930 Mondays to Fridays, (all day Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays), on the day of validity and for any journey that starts before 0430 on the following day.

Point to note:

If you are travelling as a group, a One Day Family Travelcard may be cheaper. [1]

Where to buy:

  • Tube station ticket offices, London Travel Information Centres and National Rail stations. Also available from Ticket Stops (see page 54) and self-service ticket machines.

Fare prices

  Peak Off-Peak
  Adult Child[2] Adult Child [2]
Zones 1-2 £6.00 £3.00 £4.70 ---
Zones 1-3 £7.00 £3.50 --- ---
Zones 1-4 £8.00 £4.00 £5.20 ---
Zones 1-5 £10.00 £5.00 --- ---
Zones 1-6 £12.00 £6.00 £6.00 £2.00
Zones 2-6 £7.00 £3.50 £4.00 ---
  1. The group must consist of one or two adults travelling with between one and four children.
  2. Child 5-15 years and 'New Deal' photocard holders.
    Children aged 14 or 15 years need an '11-15' or Chold Photocard, or 14/15 CitizenCard.

What happens if?

If your printed ticket is damaged or becomes illegible, ask at any Tube station where it will be replaced free of charge.

For any other questions call 020 7222 1234 (24hrs).

  1. Wie lange darf man eine Friday Travelcard am Samstag benutzen?
  2. Du hast dein Ticket beschädigt. Wie viel musst du bezahlen, um es ersetzt zu bekommen?
  3. Wie viel kostet ein Ticket für einen Erwachsenen am Samstag (4 Zonen)?
  4. Kannst du die Travelcard auch für den Heathrow Connect erwenden?
  5. Bis zu welchem Alter kannst Du ermäßigt fahren?

Oyster Card

History of the Underground


Watch the video.

  1. Describe how the "cut-and-cover"-method works.
  2. Why wanted the engineers find another way to build tunnels?
  3. What did they come up with?