5 top tips for travelling around London

We’ve compiled a list of tips to help you get around London, whether you’re a new student at QMUL or just looking for a new way to get around, these tips should make your route easier, quicker and cheaper.

  1. The 18+ Oyster student card

If you’re using the tube every day you can get 30% off the price of adult-rate Travelcards, bus and tram season tickets. All you need to do is apply online – make sure you have a digital photo to upload, your student ID, course start and end dates, an email address and a credit or debit card to pay the £20 fee.

  1. Register your railcard

You can get 1/3 off off-peak travel if you register your railcard on your 18+ Oyster student card or standard adult Oyster card so, even if you don’t travel on the tube everyday to get into Uni, you can still save money on off-peak journeys. To do this just go to a London Underground station ticket office.

  1. Plan a new walking route

Planning a different route can be a great way to see different parts of the area that you would otherwise miss. If you use a website like walkit.com, you can find alternative walking routes that are more direct, less busy or less polluted. You can also see how much CO2 you would be saving in comparison to taking the tube, bus or car.

  1. Plan a cycle route

CycleStreets is a useful site that plans your cycle route for you. You can chose whether you want the fastest, most balanced or quietest route and it tells you if there are any busy sections on the route as well as the number of crossing delays you will encounter. If you’ve been thinking about getting on your bike for a while, planning a route using a website like this could be a good starting point.

  1. Check the distance between tube stations

If you haven’t been in London long, you might be surprised at how close some tube stations are. This walking tube map shows how long it takes to walk between different tube stations and could save you some precious time!

Walking tube map

Source: http://www.aryjoecreatives.com/WalkLondon

Do you have any top travel tips for getting around London? Share them in the comments section below, we’d love to hear from you.

Don’t forget to follow our Sustainable Travel Twitter for the latest travel info and events around campus. You can also get in touch via our sustainable travel email sustainabletravel@qmul.ac.uk.

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