Oyster Card (London) : Reviews

2016
08
JUN
Lorraine (CANTERBURY)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Really easy to use"

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

Remember to swipe on way out even if gate open as will be charged more than the ride which happened to be as I was new at this!
2016
22
MAY
Barbara (Kapiti)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Excellent product, easy to use and upload"

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

Easiest and most economical way to travel around London.
2016
20
MAY
Rod (Christchurch)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Easiest way of getting onto the London transport system "

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

Brilliant! Quick, efficient service from a NZ supplier. Very easy to use in London. An excellent way to get cheap travel on the underground. Well done, Rail Plus and London Underground!
2014
28
SEP
Bill (Christchurch)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Best way to get around London!"

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

2014
05
SEP
Carole (Kerikeri)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Very easy to use"

Value for money: 4/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

2014
20
AUG
Peck (Auckland)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"very convenient"

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

can use the card on bus and the tube. very convenient.
2014
05
AUG
Charles (Auckland)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Absolutely recommend the Oyster Card for convenience and value."

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

Enjoyed our first ever experience on Eurostar. Thoroughly recommend this method of travel.
2014
13
JUL
Shelley (New Plymouth)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Great. Saved time and money"

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

2014
12
JUL
julie (auckland)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"The world is your oyster indeed"

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

Great getting the card before hitting the craziness of queues in stations. After a long flight it really makes sense to be prepared so that when you are tired everything is as easy as possible
2014
08
JUL
Alison (Auckland)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Made tube travel so easy"

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

2014
06
JUL
Ian (New Zealand)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Easy to use, glad we got them"

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

We thought that the oyster card was great, made travel and getting around London really easy. Have kept it for future use and would recommend it to everyone. Use the machines in underground stations to top it up rather than queuing to do so at the ticket offices.. Found of that London top-up machines don't accept Scottish Banknotes! You have to use GBP or credit cards. Use on buses made travel easier- After July 2014 cash is not accepted on London buses so a card of some sort is essential. You can check how much credit you have left when you swipe the card- but you have to be quick to look at the display as it's a fleeting flash!
2014
30
JUN
Helen (Ashburton)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"loved using the Oyster Card for easy travel in London"

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

2014
26
JUN
Forbes (Picton)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Easiest way to get round London "

Value for money: 4/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

2014
30
MAY
Judith (Epsom)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"great"

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

absolutely necessary to purchase in advance
2014
05
MAY
Naomi (Auckland)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Good"

Value for money: 3/5
Ease of use: 4/5
Suitability: 4/5

2014
17
FEB
Peter (Auckland)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Easy to use card to get around central London"

Value for money: 4/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 4/5

Using the pre loaded card purchased from Rail Plus in Auckland means you are ready to use the tube and buses from the moment you arrive at Heathrow.
2013
08
NOV
Valerie (Auckland)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"It made life so easy in London."

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

If you are traveling to London do not go without an Oyster Card. All your travel is already paid for and it is so easy to use. The staff at the stations are so friendly and helpful especially when I had to load more money on it. Enjoy!!!
2013
13
OCT
Mary (New Plymouth)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Fantastically easy to use"

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

I wasn't sure about buying the Oyster card at first but am so glad we did buy it and have it ready to use as soon as we got to London. It was incredibly easy to use, very convenient and pretty good value for money. We had about 10 pounds left on them and it was a quick process to get it refunded at St Pancras before we left on the Eurostar.
2013
26
SEP
Peter (Howick)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"A must have card in your wallet, so convenient."

Value for money: 3/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

I purchased this Oyster card from Railplus in Newmarket Auckland which is much easier to get than going on the London Transport site. So I recommend anyone travelling to the UK to get your card through Railplus. It was ready the next day and I could collect but they post too! You can buy other passes depending on your travel but this card is good to arrive with and get to your destination then look at others once your here. By discovering Railplus for my Oyster card I have seen heaps of other stuff I could use them for and plan to arrange euro rail passes with them on my next trip to Europe. Prices look very reasonable and they are not cheaper when you get to Britten.
2013
23
SEP
Hamish (Wellington)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Oyster allows the user access to almost all areas of London that I wanted to spend time in"

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

2013
15
SEP
Jennifer (Wellington)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Great system and so easy to use"

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

2013
09
SEP
louise (dannevirke)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"get it before you head away saves the worry"

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

2013
15
AUG
Jos (Christchurch)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Having the oyster Card on hand was great."

Value for money: 4/5
Ease of use: 4/5
Suitability: 4/5

Arriving in London & having transport at your fingertips is great.
2013
14
JUL
Julia (Marton)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"An Oster Card is brilliant for travelling around London. Saves time and absolutley hassle free"

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

2013
02
JUN
Jane (Wellington)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Wouldn't travel to London without it. Makes travelling around London so easy."

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

2013
26
APR
Linsay (Christchurch)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Great to have one before you get there."

Value for money: 3/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

Great to have one of these before we got to London. After a long flight to London Heathrow we found the underground line to London and just "bleeped" our cards. Saved time and effort (no waiting for ticket machine and then trying to find UK money/correct change/right ticket type etc). Was a bit shocked at the price charged for a single trip on the underground but there is a daily limit (about 8 pounds I think) after which all underground trips are free. Works great with London public busses too. An excellent card for getting around!
2012
23
DEC
Michael (Christchurch)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"great time and value for money with Oyster card"

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

2012
13
OCT
Pamela (Titahi Bay)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Very helpful having cards in advance, would certainly use again"

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

2012
10
OCT
John (Wellington)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Excellent"

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

Good value for money.
2012
02
OCT
Rob (Auckland)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Awesome"

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

I was born in London and used the Buses and tubes in the sixties and early 70s when you tended to buy tickets and had Bus Conductors on the Buses.....The Oyster made it so much easier to use public transport and getting around London.....We stayed next door to St Pauls Cathedral so we were very dependant on the Tube and Bus......London transport is so efficient and safe as well....we were a bit tentative at first, but at the end of our stay were using it like second nature....you just need to know the routes. Cant wait to go back to London actually and use the outstanding Balance on my Oyster!
2012
19
SEP
Aylwyn (Albany)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"This is the travel card Auckland should have now, so easy to use."

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

2012
22
AUG
Stuart (Pt.Chevalier)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Ideal and essential for the London visitor"

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

2012
06
AUG
Cath (Auckland)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"invaluable - don't do London without one"

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

fantastic to be able to purchase this online ahead of time and to be able to collect it from Auckland before flying out!
2012
13
JUL
Jane (Oriental Bay)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Made travel in London easy"

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

It was a very simple and convenient way to purchase your travel card before leaving New Zealand. One less hassle at the other end. It made travel in and around London simple.
2012
05
JUL
Fran (New Zealand)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Get one...you won't regret it"

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

If you are in London for two or more days this card is invaluable...the underground is so efficient and the oyster card makes it so reasonable...easy to use...easy to reload...and they don't expire.

Moderator: "They also come with no name on them so you can pass it onto a family member or friend if you wish. "

2012
01
JUL
Robert (Central Hawkes Bay)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"An Oyster travel card is the best way to pay in London."

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

2012
01
JUL
Judith (New Zealand)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Great not having to have correct change for tickets and so much quicker to move around the stations."

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

2012
28
JUN
Marie (Palmerston North)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Good product."

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

Would not go to London without an Oyster Card. Very easy to use.
2012
19
JUN
Elaine (Rotorua)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Essential purchase for London visit"

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

2012
13
JUN
Wendy (Auckland)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Made using the tube easy. no worries, no queues"

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

2012
06
JUN
Raelene (Lower Hutt)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Saved so much hassle, no ticket buying."

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

2012
01
JUN
Mike (Auckland)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Great"

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

So much easier than joining the queses at your first underground stop and made leaving heathrow for the city a breeze
2012
30
MAY
Linnea (Auckland)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Great to access immediately on arrival at airport."

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

Buy it before you leave home and when you leave the airport you don't have to worry about buying tickets, just whip out your Oyster card and away you go. So convenient and topping up is also no hassle. Much better than paying for individual trips and queueing for tickets.
2012
06
MAY
Michael (Auckland)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"This is a must if your in London for several days."

Value for money: 4/5
Ease of use: 4/5
Suitability: 4/5

Product was good. You just have to know what stations to get on and off. Maybe an intro pack could come with the oyster card with a tube map etc. Luckiky i used the tfl mobile website.
2012
13
APR
Julie (Christchurch)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Easy to use"

Value for money: 4/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

2011
27
NOV
Allyson (RD9)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"ease of use"

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

So easy to go through swipe card and on yr on yr way
2011
27
OCT
Philip (Tauranga)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

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Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

Oyster Card took all the hassel out of train/bus travel in London. No queuing for tickets & easy to top up.
2011
16
OCT
Philip (Auckland)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"great, indispensible"

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

2011
21
SEP
Ross (Auckland)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Great, essentail unless you want ot pay a huge price premium for casual Underground tickets "

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

2011
15
SEP
Bonnie (Auckland)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Convenience & good value for money. "

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

2011
13
JUN
Suriyawat (Auckland)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"used full card"

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

2011
23
MAY
Andrew (Auckland)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Fast and incredibly easy to use"

Value for money: 4/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

Oyster is (almost) the pinnacle of integrated ticketing. It works exceptionally well and exceptionally fast. Very happy we got these. So easy to use - if you don't have any conflicting cards in your wallet, you can even leave the Oyster in your wallet and just tap your wallet against the reader which is what we did. This is an Oyster "visitor" card which you unfortunately cannot register online to get the balance, but you can use kiosks at Tube stations to check. I got a history statement from the ticket office at King's Cross just before leaving as a souvenir.
2011
14
APR
Gareth (Te Whanganui-a-Tara)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"easy to use on the underground"

Value for money: 4/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

didnt know how much i was being charged on london buses
2011
12
JAN
Patricia (HAMILTON)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Easy to use and a necessity for London"

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

2010
31
OCT
Bruce (Trentham)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"The Oyster Card is the easiest most economic way to get around London."

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

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