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Oyster Cards

If you intend to be a regular traveller on London Transport, We suggest you obtain an Oyster card, this is cheaper and easier to use, visit for more details. I've even arranged for my card to be topped up automatically when the balance falls below a set level, so you don't even have to worry about how much money you have in it!

There are card readers in each Underground station and on the buses. These are a round attachment to the automatic and manual gates - you simply place the card (in its wallet) over the reader and hear a suitable beep whilst the gate opens for you. You must, however, remember to "swipe" your card at your destination as well, otherwise you'll be charged the maximum fare.

Buying Your Ticket

Whilst there are normally two kinds of ticket machines - fast ticket and ordinary self service - these are inaccessible to blind/vision impaired people, so we suggest you go to the sales windows. Here, you could not only buy a ticket for your journey, but could get an Oyster card, as mentioned above!

Ticket Sales Windows

There are two ticket sales windows at the north end of the Circle Line concourse, on the near wall, to your right as you enter from the Victoria Street entrance.

There are currently no ticket sales windows in the Victoria Line concourse, as this is being redeveloped. There's a temporary ticket hall at street level, between the Victoria Mainline and Victoria Coach Station entrances. You enter this via a ramp adjacent to the entrance towards the Coach station and progress through the building, leaving via steps at the opposite (east) side, near the entrance marked Victoria Mainline Station.

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