Take A Look At Revised 2014 Travelcard Prices

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 55 months ago
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You'll only be able to get a zone 1-6 off peak travelcard costing £8.90, as all other zones are being withdrawn.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

Photo by Nigel Bewley from the Londonist Flickr pool

Last Updated 01 January 2014