How To Travel Around London and Buy an Oyster Card - Important Tips!


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Here are some very important tips on how to travel around London and buy an oyster card. Especially if it is your first time visiting London, if you aren't careful you can end up paying a lot more for your travel so it's important you pay the right fare. You can use your oyster card or contactless payment card for lots of different types of transport on London TFL services. This includes buses, trains, tubes, Thames Clipper boats, trams and even the Emirates Airline cable cars. My favourite thing to do is to travel on the old Number 15 routemaster buses. A real icon of London. I'll show you all the tips and tricks on how to behave like a true Londoner and not to be barged out of the way by the locals when travelling on transport in London. There are other ways to pay for London Transport including Apple Pay on your iphone or with a contactless credit or debit card. But I think it's easiest to get an oyster card when you first arrive. Try to avoid buying paper tickets because they cost more!! And the buses don't accept money so you must have an oyster or credit card or apple pay. Subscribe on Youtube ➜ /> SUPPORT MY CHANNEL ON PATREON ➜ /> CONTACT ME FOR A PRIVATE GUIDED WALK ➜ /> -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "Tower of London to Wapping - London's Best Riverside Walk" />-~-~~-~~~-~~-~-



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Aidan Standing
i think this is the ONLY video on YouTube that shows the person getting the oyster card out of the machine
Al Bundy
"If youre standing on the wrong side, you basically have no human rights" LMAOOOOOOO!!!!!!
Sam Tait
Weirdos and pervs used to sit in this seat..... I rather like it 😂
Alex Pana
its criminal how few subs this channel has so well produced!
junko libertines
I had visited London, England over 12 times!!! I totally fucking miss London!!!!!!
PING YI
i wanna go to the UK. i love british people so much.
Chenchi
I like your videos, especially all the real-world advice, not just some official information! Didn't realised that I have been amateur on the tube for so many years, haha :)
Marlene Crisopulli
So, you charge a sorta amount of money in to your card and every bus ride costs 1,50.. what happens when you run out of money? Once you tap on the actual bus does the machine or the driver told you that or you pay extra charge?
Nicole Eivissa
THANK YOU TONS!!! Very helpful, short video, I enjoyed that, next time in London I'll surely get my Oyster card too!! :)
Lindy Reed-Shukla
OMG! Now I finally know what a 'contactless' card is! LOL #feelsostupid Thanks, Joolz! I'm doing research for that next trip I've got planned. It's been way too long since I've visited (from California): 4 years!!! (Anybody in the UK who wants to switch places with me, please let me know. 😄 I belong in UK, not CA! 😉👍🇬🇧❤️)
Eloise Smitheringale-Pope
Could you use contactless payment for the tube with your phone? I’m visiting London for the day and have only got it on my phone? Thanks!
sbegum246
And if you're using the bus, it's cheapest! The 'hopper fair' allows you to ride on as many busses and trams in an hour for the same price as one single journey! A new scheme in London!
SieriņiKājās
“If you’ve just arrived and you don’t know Where you live and What your name is” Lmao, yup that will be me
Beement
How do you get on the bus from behind, is that a way to avoid fare charge?
WASH POPPIN
Oh so when you tap in the barriers and tap out it then takes your money afterwards after seeing how far you have travelled?
JeffinBville
You never did explain what an "oyster card" was so that we colonists have an idea so so I assume it's the same as any other city's "metro" or fare card? And why Oysters?
Live Life
“If you’re standing on the wrong side of the escalator you basically have no human rights & you’ll be ploughed out of the way” 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣👍 so true.
Hartnell Madarang
What was the song in the outro?
Gyongy Jelinek
Hello. I would like to ask about this Oyster card, that if I put £15 on it and I don't use it, is it possible to use the rest of it on the next day or I need to put money on it every day?
Alberto Me
Contactless credit card is way more practical. Ciao from italy, Maestro
Kunal Kashyap
Thank you for the video 🙂
Wedge Antilles
How do I check the amount on my card, if I don't remember how many times used it?
alex Marshall
can you buy an oyster at Heathrow...? TfL are not adverse to skimming tourists...I live in Waterloo [in a council flat]so it's a bit like living in a theme park[except micky mouse gets paid]..Borough market is a real tourist trap and no local can afford to shop there..loads of our museums are free..pie and mash[and green liquor] is THE traditional fare..Manzes ..tower bridge rd...hope you enjoy your visit..we Londoners really enjoy your company and take it REALLY personal that anyone sees you as cash cows
Jhorna Chowdhury
I love this video. I m living London
Victoria
haha i'm happy to see i didn't look like your tourist at all xD I once asked something to a lady on the tube, she was reading the paper or something, she was sitting right next to me so she heard me but she just ignored me completely. I thought old ladies were always kind and helpful. Now I get it. I broke the law xD maybe she was a bit deaf, too. Great video, Julz, really informative!!
MoBench25
I live in London and I enjoy all the videos on this channel....
Anthony Hamer
hello to all you down there in the capital see you
Jonny Simpson
Great work yet again!
Sunil Chauhan
I think that's the good way to travel👍
rodhigh7
They have had these cards in Hong Kong For a long time last time I visited 10 years ago !
Russ Foster
Greetings from Chicago. I'm headed to London is a few months and I'm so glad I found this video. Thanks for the tips! Two questions, however, (1) Can two people use one Oyster card? (2) What does a Londoner consider a Northerner?
Matúš Straka
4:56 where is it?
William Baynes
Great! Very easy to understand!
Debabrata Datta
can I use one card for two or three members at a time ?
Jindujun
Going to London next weekend, we are staying at a hotel in Ealing. Is there anything worth seeing or shall we travel straight towards central London?
c0c0456
Hi, I just went to London this summer, but beforehand saw some of your videos, and you have no idea HOW MUCH YOU HELP ME with all those tips!! Thank you very much! :D Love you videos by the way!
Elizabeth Armada
Hindi pwede mandaya sa London trains? Galing naman
Namy Rassi
Beutful citty
Abert Albert
London rainy and very expensive! Dont recommended
Barzan Faxer
great
cyber elf
Tnx lad.
asif ali
your film is nice and helpful. Best regards.
karima828 Shaikh
Thank you so much sir after I watch your episode. Me and my son went to emirates air line and we loved..... we won’t be never seen this part of London but because of you we celebrate Eid day out ones again thank and keep it up
Captain Steven Markovich
Very enjoyable thanks
Auggies1956
You say you have a "Joolz Guides" service, other than your self ? We could hire one to see London ?
Richard Wyland
this is giving me anxiety...just...BREATHE...!!!
warnutztheloser
Leaving to London for the First time Next week can I preorder this oyster card from america?
CBx Collinx
This is really important to know
said nekrouf
thank you Sir you are funny
MRZ12000
Thankyou just returned to London after working in California for a few years
Blackboard
Big hugs 😍 for this video.
SieriņiKājās
What’s the name of the song at the end ?
Denise W
Avoid Landan. At all costs
Hafiz Sirajkumar
Where find Oyster card kiosk machine
Петър Василев
Is the capping the same as with contactless (i.e £7) and do buses cost extra or are they capped at £7 together with the tube? Been to London several times and only ever used the tube but now my parents are coming and they don’t have apple pay or contactless cards so I was just wondering if Oyster operates the same way.
monkeh88
<3 london
Justice Speaks
You don't need to buy an Oyster card, you can use a contactless ATM card.
flysafer01
We were in London last and bought the Oyster Card and traveled all over on the tube. Watched your video prior to coming and it works very well. Thanks.
StepsFan4Life
Is an Oyster card and travel oyster the same thing or can I just buy my card when I arrive
Spiros Far
how £ we charged for 4 days;;incudes all the lines;50£ is too much;;
bradley c.
Funny how standing on the right is the rule, wasnt it stand on the left in the past? Loved the mocking of the unwritten rule dont talk , stare at your phone , put your headphones in while sitting in the train....
Brenda Lopez
Thank you Im going to London by July. Thats very helpful.
Joy K
This practical video is fantastic. Thanks!
M Hoff
I have traveled in England and London many times. It is best to get a Oyster card right at the Airport, you can add money as you go day by day. When you leave England you can cash the card in and get your money back.
Rafa Haque
Hi you can also use Apple Pay on your phone to get the tube or bus, I’m not sure about anything else
Mohamed zaky Zanatr
Happy chresmast
Sahil Panse
Have always wanted to visit London. Especially during next years cricket WC. Great video though. From India...
romance234
1 min 47 legendary moment. I am ur fan forever mate!
Markus Tv
So i can drive as long as on my card is no more money left?
Sadik Toys Review
Traveling to more & kore beautiful place
BENDEK09
love ingland
pablo andrada
Very good video. When you leave the bus, you must also pass the card to register the end of the trip? Thanks for showing the trips
Andy Way
really informative! shooting this video in the underground really helps to visualize it rather than just talking about it like the other videos on u tube
arunkumar5710
Very informative!
André Carvalho
Just loved the soundtrack of this video and the London Pass one! Are those your versions or another interpreter?
Anthony Hamer
london one mad rush but nice
Anthony Hamer
london one mad rush but nice
Moff's Autos
Really well put together video.
Mac Anna
ASSHOLE!!!!!
Ravi Shaikh
WONDERFUL keep continue. Thank you very much
Extremerecluse Fallows
We also did the bus at least once every day
윤이나
Oh...it is so good tip.
Maximilian Biaggio
Not showing hot to return the card and get your deposit back
dhaff
Cool
Michael D
Why don’t you get all the facts before you make the vid ???
The Tea and Book Lady
P. S. Lol oh and forgot if u have a free bus pass use that on buses not Oyster card lol
Cris Yorke
My undergrad university was Goldsmith in London. Ah, the times
Bayu Santberth
youre so funny, love your video
naser manoo
What a lovely beautiful city i love it definitely
Louie M
Great informative video. What them northerners playing at, talking on the tube!?! :)
naser manoo
Guy your transport system is so good and magnificent
Cherry Berry48
i enjoy this to no end!! i wish i were a Londoner, i think i belong there anyway!!
Varun P
Are the Brits rude?
Extremerecluse Fallows
I like the fact that there are caps. 6 pounds I think.
Downergirl0001 Black
nearly Every rating on the oyster app said it was terrible.
naser alkaabi
Thank you alots for the lovely details to help in using the oyster card.
Extremerecluse Fallows
Knowing how to use the underground is critical. Getting around quickly by foot is impossible
kartika melinia
Thanks for the information😄it's useful. I wanna go to UK one day
Mark Bulla
Well made video! It takes away my concerns about traveling via the Tube in London - thanks. Well, I'm still a bit concerned about traveling on the Tube with luggage, but one thing at a time... One comment - standing on the right is the same on the Washington DC Metro. You can always tell the tourists by where they're standing!