Save money on travel to central London from zones 2-6
A major benefit of the Travelcard is it’s valid on the buses for the whole of London, regardless of the zones you buy.
If you’re staying in zones 2-6 and want to travel to zone 1 (central London) a good money-saving tip is to buy a weekly or monthly Travelcard excluding zone 1, but including zone 2. You can then take the tube/train to the zone 2 station closest to zone 1 and uses the buses to travel around central London (zone 1).
This only works with weekly or monthly Travelcards but you can save quite a bit of money. For example if you’re staying in zone 5, a 2-5 weekly Travelcard is £31.90. A zone 1-5 weekly Travelcard is £54.70. A saving of£22.80 a week.