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London Question-

  • 29-09-2019 2:18pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 564 ✭✭✭ thenightman


    Have to go to London for work next week. Flying into Gatwick and have to go to near the US Embassy in Vauxhall. I've checked Rome2Rio and seen the various options. Best/quickest seems to be Southern from Gatwick to Vauxhall station. It gives the online fare of £33 return but also says the same journey would be £17 with Oyster or contactless.


    Just wondering is this £17 Oyster/contactless fare simply tap and go like Dart etc here, or do I have to select a specific ticket?


    Apologies if this is the wrong forum!


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,107 gwalk


    Have to go to London for work next week. Flying into Gatwick and have to go to near the US Embassy in Vauxhall. I've checked Rome2Rio and seen the various options. Best/quickest seems to be Southern from Gatwick to Vauxhall station. It gives the online fare of £33 return but also says the same journey would be £17 with Oyster or contactless.


    Just wondering is this £17 Oyster/contactless fare simply tap and go like Dart etc here, or do I have to select a specific ticket?


    Apologies if this is the wrong forum!

    Just tap your card as if you were doing it on the Luas here, dont forget to tap off also

    And make sure you use the same card for both and ot like the physical card to tap on and google pay to tap off


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,103 ✭✭✭ Chris_5339762


    Dont use the Gatwick Express! Much more expensive and of basically no benefit. Get a Southern in the direction of London Victoria, get out at Clapham Junction and get a train in the direction of London Waterloo to Vauxhall.

    Clapham Junction is massive but there are piles of trains in that direction so just find one.


  • Registered Users Posts: 244 ✭✭ hasdanta


    Download citymapper, its a great app for getting around London and into/from London


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