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...paying for travel?

london has so many transport options and you can get a nice discount.

Find out how to apply for your ZIP card and plan your journey. Maybe you want to add some extra health to your life and walk or cycle? Thinking of driving? Take a look at our passenger and driver tips.

...STILL PAYING FULL PRICE?

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firstly, no matter how you travel – apply for your 16+ zip oyster

WHY ZIP CARD?

  • Free travel on buses and trams
  • Half price travel on tube, DLR and overground
  • Child rates on weekly and monthly travelcards

...STUCK IN A TRAVEL RUT?

london travel is more than just the tube

As a Londoner you have so many public transport options:
Bus, Train, DLR, Tram, Overground, Riverboat, Emirates Airline, TfL Rail, Cycle Hire and the list goes on!

Plan ahead to make the most of your journey and remember to check:

  • Timetables
  • Length of travel time
  • Flexibility if your plans change
  • Cost of chosen method

...PAYING TO EXERCISE?

upping your daily exercise by walking or cycling will improve fitness and reduce pollution...all for next to nothing!

Walking

Things to think about:

  • It’s free
  • It’s healthy
  • It’s good for the environment
  • It’s a great way to get around and
  • Can be the quickest way for shorter journeys

Cycling

Things to think about:

  • Get free training to boost your cycle skills
  • Have the right equipment, especially for night cycling
  • Service your bike to ensure it’s roadworthy
  • Ride positively, decisively and away from the kerb
  • Make eye contact with drivers to ensure they have seen you

...LETTING YOUR MATE DRIVE?

If you're in the car with a friend, being a good passenger is important, especially if they've recently passed their test!

See below for hints on the kind of passenger you are…

GOOD PASSENGER TRAITS

  • Wearing your seatbelt in the front and rear seats
  • Helping the driver with navigation so they can focus on driving
  • Taking care not to distract the driver

BAD PASSENGER TRAITS

  • Playing with the car radio
  • Turning on internal lights at night whilst the car is moving
  • Distracting the driver with your phone
  • Asking the driver to drive faster than they’re comfortable with

what if you're worried about a driver's behaviour?

  • Don’t get in the car
  • Persuade them not to drive
  • Always keep a licensed cab number on your mobile
  • Ring a family member. They’d prefer to pick you up than have you risk your life
  • If a driver is speeding or driving dangerously, and you feel uncomfortable, mention that you are feeling sick and don’t want to ruin their car seats!

If you need a taxi and don’t have the number of a cab firm in the area, simply download one of the available taxi/mini-cab apps before you go out.

but most importantly…
remember to take your zip card…it’s valid on night buses and tubes