How to use the London underground It is one of the questions you ask us most when you start preparing your trip to the capital of the United Kingdom.
Considered as one of the best means of transport in London, both for locals and travelers, knowing some of its most basic details, will allow you to have a much more interesting and especially attractive experience, when using the London underground.
After having traveled to the city several times, the last one for a month and after having written the travel guide to London, we explain all the details about how to use the London underground and thus, to know the city in the easiest way, with this London transport.
With 11 lines, the London Underground is the oldest in the world as well as being considered one of the largest in the world. This allows that we can now say that practically all the places to visit in London are essential, they have a stop nearby, through which you can access in an easy and fast way.
Can I share the Oyster Card or Travelcard?
No. Each person must use their Oyster Card or Travelcard if they travel together. In case of traveling separately, it can be shared since none of them is associated with a name or identity document.
Tips for using the London Underground
Although initially it may seem complex, we assure you that the London Underground is one of the most intuitive in the world. You only need to use it a couple of times to understand it and move like a real Londoner.
Despite that, we leave you a few tips to make it even easier:
- It is important to familiarize yourself with the lines and areas before use the London underground for the first time. This will help you be more calm and above all, be clear about how it works.
- Look well at the stop where you are and where you should go. You will see that in many areas there are panels with lines and stops. Check them as many times as you need.
- If you use an Oyster Card or a contactless card, you will only have to pass it through the yellow sensor and the doors will open so you can pass.
- If you use a Travelcard, being a card in cardboard format, you must insert it through the slot, so that it is activated and the door is opened.
- Both cards must be passed at the station of origin and destination, so they can calculate the amount of your trip and make the necessary adjustments for the maximum payment per day in case you use the Oyster Card.