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Default HELP: NEED A TRAVEL CARD

hi!
got an urgent problem:

i need a london transport travelcard, from 6th to 8th of may.
unfortunately they are only able to send me a card for 14th of may soonest.
so I got no way to get a card!

has anybody got a card somewhere around?
or does anybode know, how I could get out cheap with travelling for 3 days
in London ? I need zones 1, 2, 3 and probably 4.

help! :-)

i would be happy if anybody would drop me a line about this, or probably
with a hint where to go in london for some kind of sightseeing.

thanks very very much.

roman



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Your best option are One Day Travelcards.

You can use them from 09:30 Monday to Friday and any time weekends.

They come as zones 1-2, 1-4, 1-6. best for you is 1-4 costing £4.70.

If you are arriving and departing from London Heathrow, get a 1-6 zone card
£5.40 (unless you are only doing one journey).

"Roman Mittermayr" roman.mittermayr at reflex.at wrote in message
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hi!
got an urgent problem:

i need a london transport travelcard, from 6th to 8th of may.
unfortunately they are only able to send me a card for 14th of may

soonest.
so I got no way to get a card!

has anybody got a card somewhere around?
or does anybode know, how I could get out cheap with travelling for 3 days
in London ? I need zones 1, 2, 3 and probably 4.

help! :-)

i would be happy if anybody would drop me a line about this, or probably
with a hint where to go in london for some kind of sightseeing.

thanks very very much.

roman




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Groundline GmbH
Landstraßer Hauptstaße 71/1/331
A-1030 Vienna
Telephone (+43) 1 713 4550
Facsimile (+43) 1 713 4550-50
Email:


"Roman Mittermayr" roman.mittermayr at reflex.at wrote in message
...
hi!
got an urgent problem:

i need a london transport travelcard, from 6th to 8th of may.
unfortunately they are only able to send me a card for 14th of may

soonest.
so I got no way to get a card!


You don't say who you have contacted already.

Have you tried:

Groundline GmbH
Landstraßer Hauptstaße 71/1/331
A-1030 Vienna
Telephone (+43) 1 713 4550
Facsimile (+43) 1 713 4550-50
Email:


They can issue Visitor Travelcards for zones 1- 6 from 2 - 7 days.

http://www.londontransport.co.uk/tfl...avelcard.shtml

If this doesn't work, there is no problem buying Travelcards when you get to
London (but you can't buy Visitor Travelcards when you get here!). You will
need One day Travelcards (much cheaper than a 7 day card for your stay).

You can buy them from Tube station ticket offices, most Ticket Stops*,
London Travel Information Centres and National Rail stations. Also available
(not always the full range) from self-service ticket machines at Tube
stations.

* Ticket stops are small shops, such as newsagents, which also sell a range
of tickets. Usually found near bus stops - look for distinctive yellow
advertising on the window.

One day Travelcards for zones 1-4 cost £4.70 if you don't need to travel
before 0930 on the 6th & 7th (valid all day Saturday.)

They will cost you £7.30 on Thursday and Friday if you want to start using
them before 0930.

http://www.londontransport.co.uk/tfl...ards-day.shtml

You can buy your cards for the following day in advance - you might be able
to buy all three at the same time if you ask.

I hope you find this useful. Enjoy tour stay in London!

Terry


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On Sat, 1 May 2004 at 12:18:28, Roman Mittermayr
wrote:

hi!
got an urgent problem:

i need a london transport travelcard, from 6th to 8th of may.
unfortunately they are only able to send me a card for 14th of may soonest.
so I got no way to get a card!

Why can't you buy one as soon as you arrive? They do sell them here in
London, you know!
--
Annabel Smyth
http://www.amsmyth.demon.co.uk/index.html
Website updated 8 March 2004
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In message , Annabel Smyth
writes

On Sat, 1 May 2004 at 12:18:28, Roman Mittermayr
wrote:


i need a london transport travelcard, from 6th to 8th of may.
unfortunately they are only able to send me a card for 14th of may soonest.
so I got no way to get a card!


Why can't you buy one as soon as you arrive?


I think he's after a Visitors TravelCard, not a standard one.

They do sell them here in London, you know!


Visitor Travelcards cannot be bought in London - overseas visitors have
to purchase them in their own country.

--
Paul Terry


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On Sat, 1 May 2004 12:18:28 +0200, "Roman Mittermayr" roman.mittermayr
at reflex.at wrote:

hi!
got an urgent problem:

i need a london transport travelcard, from 6th to 8th of may.
unfortunately they are only able to send me a card for 14th of may soonest.
so I got no way to get a card!

has anybody got a card somewhere around?
or does anybode know, how I could get out cheap with travelling for 3 days
in London ? I need zones 1, 2, 3 and probably 4.

help! :-)

i would be happy if anybody would drop me a line about this, or probably
with a hint where to go in london for some kind of sightseeing.

thanks very very much.


Roman,

click on the following link as this gives lots of info concerning
visitor travelcards. There is info on prices and overseas agents
including one in Vienna which should be handy for you.

http://www.transportforlondon.gov.uk...rd.shtml#where

There is also a link to some sightseeing information.

If you cannot get a Visitor Travelcard then simply buy a One Day
Travelcard at any Tube Station or from Ticket Stops for each day you
wish to travel. You will find lots of info on the Transport for London
website www.transportforlondon.gov.uk

--
Paul C


Admits to working for London Underground!


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On Sat, 1 May 2004 at 14:30:30, Paul Terry
wrote:

Visitor Travelcards cannot be bought in London - overseas visitors have
to purchase them in their own country.

This is very true, but are they so much cheaper than an ordinary Zones
1-4 ODTC?
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http://www.amsmyth.demon.co.uk/index.html
Website updated 8 March 2004
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In message , Annabel Smyth
writes
On Sat, 1 May 2004 at 14:30:30, Paul Terry
wrote:

Visitor Travelcards cannot be bought in London - overseas visitors have
to purchase them in their own country.

This is very true, but are they so much cheaper than an ordinary Zones
1-4 ODTC?


VTCs are either 2-zone or 6-zone and are for 3, 4 or 7 days.

Whether or not there is much difference in price depends on exchange
rates and on what price the overseas agent is asking.

The first example I found on Google was a 3-day 2-zone VTC for 23 US
dollars. That's 12.97 UKP, compared with 15.90 if you bought three ODTCs
in London - plus the VTC comes with vouchers for reduced admission
charges at various attractions.

So, there's a small saving to be had.
--
Paul Terry
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"Roman Mittermayr" roman.mittermayr at reflex.at wrote in message
...

i need a london transport travelcard, from 6th to 8th of may.
unfortunately they are only able to send me a card for 14th of may

soonest.
so I got no way to get a card!


Apologies for posting this again but, due a lousy bit of cut-and-pasting on
my part, the original post may only appear to have the Vienna address (at
the top - in splendid isolation!) and the bulk of the message can easily be
overlooked - judging from subseqent posts, this has already happened!

You don't say who you have contacted already.

Have you tried:

Groundline GmbH
Landstraßer Hauptstaße 71/1/331
A-1030 Vienna
Telephone (+43) 1 713 4550
Facsimile (+43) 1 713 4550-50
Email:

They can issue Visitor Travelcards for zones 1- 6 from 2 - 7 days.

http://www.londontransport.co.uk/tfl...avelcard.shtml

If this doesn't work, there is no problem buying Travelcards when you get to
London (but you can't buy Visitor Travelcards when you get here!). You will
need One day Travelcards (much cheaper than a 7 day card for your stay).

You can buy them from Tube station ticket offices, most Ticket Stops*,
London Travel Information Centres and National Rail stations. Also available
(not always the full range) from self-service ticket machines at Tube
stations.

* Ticket stops are small shops, such as newsagents, which also sell a range
of tickets. Usually found near bus stops - look for distinctive yellow
advertising on the window.

One day Travelcards for zones 1-4 cost £4.70 if you don't need to travel
before 0930 on the 6th & 7th (valid all day Saturday.)

They will cost you £7.30 on Thursday and Friday if you want to start using
them before 0930.

http://www.londontransport.co.uk/tfl...ards-day.shtml

You can buy your cards for the following day in advance - you might be able
to buy all three at the same time if you ask.

I hope you find this useful. Enjoy tour stay in London!

Terry


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Default NEED A TRAVEL CARD - THANK YOU!

THANK YOU!!!!!

Thank you all very very much.
You guys are like hell - just posted yesterday, and got a bunch of 100%
helpful answers.

So, anyone wants to meet for coffee in London *g* ?

Ok, fine that helped me out quite a lot,
so have a nice time here guys and keep that rhythm up.

bye - thanks
roman




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