The London Travel Card gives you a choice of unlimited travel throughout all 6 (or just the 2 central) zones of London’s buses and subways. Available through Rail Europe, it lets you hop on-and-off the Tube or bus whenever you like, without searching for tickets or fumbling for change. Nothing makes London travel easier. Even if you had a horse-drawn carriage and a castle to call your own, you’d still be subjected to the whims of traffic at rush hour when the Tube would be preferred. And the bus is perfect for a more leisurely pace through celebrated streets at perfect sightseeing level. With the Tubes and buses the day is your own, free of the usual transportation pressures or dollars to pounds conversion confusion. At Rail Europe, we’re always working to make your vacation as stress-free as it is memorable. And besides, doesn’t every visitor to London deserve to be treated like royalty ?
London Travel Card
- Children under 4 travel for free.
Even the Queen couldn’t get around London any easier.
Here’s what’s included :
- Choose unlimited travel throughout all 6 zones or the 2 central zones on London’s buses and Tube (subway).
- 7-day travel card available for the Central Zone (zones 1 & 2).
- All Travel Cards can be used all day including weekends.
- Groups of 10 or more get a 5% discount on London Travel Card.
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Common Questions, Simple Answers
Q. Which countries are covered by the Eurail Global Pass ?
A. The following countries in Europe are covered by the Eurail Global Pass : Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.
Q. What is the definition of a travel day ?
A. A travel day is defined as the period of time starting from 12 am to 12 am of the next day. It is a complete 24h period. With the Swiss Pass, you can take as many trains and public transport as you want during a travel day.
Q. What is the main difference between the types of sleeping accommodations on trains ?
A. - Single Sleeper has one bed, a water sink and towels. This compartment has a secure door, an electrical outlet and a luggage storage area. Note : Deluxe single accommodations come with a private restroom. They are offered on Talgo (France to Spain/Spain to Switzerland/Spain to Italy) overnight trains and Paris-Germany night trains.
- Double Sleeper has 2 beds, a water sink and towels. This compartment has a secure, an electrical outlet and a luggage storage area. Couples, families and travellers of the same sex can share a sleeper (sleeper must be full). Note : Deluxe double accommodations include a private restroom.
- T2 is a Second Class compartment with two beds.
- T3 compartment has 3 beds, a water sink and towels. This compartment has a secure door, an electrical outlet and a luggage storage area. Couples, families and travellers of the same sex can share a sleeper (all beds must be booked).
- T4 compartment has 4 beds, a water sink and towels. This compartment has a secure door, an electrical outlet and a luggage storage area. If cabins are gender specific, couples and families can only share a sleeper is all beds are booked.
- T6 (couchettes) is the most basic compartment on an overnight train. Couchettes have 6 beds and washrooms are at the end of each train car. These compartments are available in second-class only.
Q. How to get a refund ?
A. -For any refund, you will have to send your unused and unvalidated train tickets or rail pass to your travel agent or to our local offices. Click here to contact us via the contact us form.
- Most tickets must be returned at least 3 working days as per the postmark before the travel date. Tickets which have been stamped "NOT USED" at a train station in Europe are also eligible for a refund. Tickets should be accompanied by a letter and the orginal booking number. The documents must be sent by registered post.
Q. I understand that some of the train stations in Italy now have gates. How do I get to my train ?
A. Some of the high traffic train stations in Italy, such as Milan Centrale, Rome Termini, and Florence Santa Maria Novella stations now have entry/exit gates. Access through these gates is exclusively reserved for ticket holders. It is suggested that you have your print at home or print at the station ticket ready to present upon arriving at these security gates.
Q. Must I book a reservation for the TGV Lyria train ?
A. Yes. A reservation is required to board a high speed TGV Lyria . If you have an Eurail Pass which includes France or Switzerland, then you are entitled to a Pass Holder fare which usually includes a discount. Those who have a Swiss Pass or a France Rail Pass can also have a Pass Holder fare.
Q. What does the “Login with Facebook” button do ?
A. The “Login with Facebook” button allows you to log in to the Rail Europe website with your Facebook login credentials, even if you have never registered to the Rail Europe website before.
Q. What is the main difference between First class and Second class on the Eurostar between London and Paris or Brussels ?
A. Eurostar offers two types of First class (Business Premier and Standard Premier) and one type of Second class (Standard class).
- Eurostar Business Premier includes priority express check-in at a dedicated ticket desk, access to the Eurostar Executive lounges, comfortable reclining seats, spacious legroom, Wi-Fi Internet access at the terminals, a dedicated coach for business travellers, newspapers and a 3-course meal with refreshments served at your seat.
- Eurostar Standard Premier includes comfortable reclining seats, spacious legroom, newspapers and a 3-course meal with refreshments served at your seat.
- Eurostar Standard class includes spacious legroom and food and beverages available at the bar-buffet car.
Q. How much time in advance, can I book tickets for ICE trains ?
A. You can book your ticket to travel on board the ICE train up to 3 months in advance. That’s 90 days early, during which time you can plan your trip to Germany thoroughly.
Q. What is the policy for child accommodation on overnight trains ?
A. -Children aged from 0 to 4 years old included are not required to have a sleeper reservation or ticket if they share a bed with another person.
- A special child’s fare applies if a child aged between 4 and 11 years or below 4 years old requires a separate bed.