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01 January 2014 | Transport | By: Rachel Holdsworth

Take A Look At Revised 2014 Travelcard Prices

11476696286_4121872dfb_zAfter much delay, confusion, announcements and retraction, 2014 fares come into effect on 19 January. Oyster Pay As You Go fares are the same as announced in early December (in general a freeze, unless you're travelling just in zone 1 or zone 1-2 off peak), but travelcards will be going up by less than initially planned.

This gets a bit complicated and we haven't got space to look at them all, so bear with us and we'll see what's happening with a few.

Day travelcard zone 1-2, peak
2013: £8.80
Original 2014: £9.20
Revised 2014: £9

Day travelcards, off peak
You'll only be able to get a zone 1-6 off peak travelcard costing £8.90, as all other zones are being withdrawn. Best use Oyster PAYG which has day capping of £7 if you're travelling between zones 1 and 2 off peak, £7.70 between zones 1 and 4 off peak, and £8.50 between zones 1 and 6 off peak.

7 day travelcard zones 1/1-2
2013: £30.40
Original 2014: £31.60
Revised 2014: £31.40

7 day travelcard zones 1-4
2013: £43.60
Original 2014: £45.40
Revised 2014: £45

Monthly travelcard zones 1-2
2013: £116.80
Original 2014: ?
Revised 2014: £120.60

Monthly travelcard zones 1-4
2013: £167.50
Original 2014: ?
Revised 2014: £172.80

Monthly travelcard zones 1-6
2013: £213.60
Original 2014: ?
Revised 2014: £219.70

The single PAYG fare on buses is still going up 5p to £1.45, but the 7 day bus and tram pass will rise to £20.20 instead of £20.40. National Rail-only PAYG fares are rising by about 10p per journey and through fares (National Rail and tube) by about 20p per journey, though daily price caps remain the same.

As you can see, in most instances the revised fares offer a 'saving' of far less than the rise over 2013 fares. Transport for London and the Mayor's office were branding 2014 fares as a freeze "in real terms", because overall the rises were the same as inflation – but that assumes we've all had pay rises of 3.1% over the last year to absorb the increase.

You can take a look at all the new fares on the Transport for London website — click on the mode of transport that you want. Tube and rail fares are still in PDF format, or you can use the Single Fare Finder. (Note: we updated this article in April 2014 to reflect new urls on TfL's updated website.)

See also: London Transport Fares 2000-2014

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plcd100 .

The original 2014 monthly prices for Travelcard would have been 3.84 times the weekly price (rounded). This is the standard multiplier to take a weekly price to a monthly. Original 2014 monthly prices below calculated using the weekly values on the original Mayor's Decision document (MD1243).
Z12 - £121.30
Z14 - £174.30
Z16 - £222.70

thalia

How much is a monthly zone 1-3 travelcard?

MIN

Why is it more expensive to get a monthly card rather than weekly?...makes no sense!!And it's pretty frustrating having to pay more when every weekend there is some sort of closure!!

karian

hi i am staying in croydon and need to get in and out of london city centre for 3 days in may,, is there a ticket i can get to use on rail and tube and is there a more cost effective way to but other than everyday ..thanks

Jon

Have not been to London for quite a while. I now find the tube fares disgustingly expensive...absolutely bloody ridiculous so I will not be coming to London now!!!

Felix

I'm sick of this annual fare increase in London. Have returned to London recently, after spending a couple of years in Los Angeles. Bus fares have have largely remained $1 for the last 10 years, and in the London, it's increasing at a faster rate than my annual salary.

markinsheen

There is nothing for part-time workers or those who work in an office part of the week only. We need a multi-ticket discount, three day travel cards and/or or a frequent users discount. The current system is anachronistic and hasn't kept pace with changes in working conditions. If you buy 9 cups of coffee you get one free - why not the same for fares?

The fare structure is still way behind Europe with its fixation on 24 hour slots. The bus fares don;t allow for transfers, and with routes being chopped up deliberately to force people to pay multiple fares for what was once a single route transfers are needed.