I live in London and use public transport (nearly*) exclusively, it costs me roughly £36 a week to travel wherever I want to go within Zones 1 -3…
London is divided into ‘travel zones’ for the use of public transport. Zone 1 is central London, Zone 6 is way out in the suburbs. I live in Zone 3 and it takes me half an hour to get to work. My colleague lives in Zone 5 and it takes her over an hour.
The further you live out of Zone 1 the more it costs. If you can avoid Zone 1, you’ll save cash easily, because it costs more to travel to Zone 1.
I could easily save money by getting a ticket for a week that simply went from home to work, but I have friends all over town, so with one single payment I can pretty much get anywhere by any means – bus. tube, train.
I would have to pay extra for a bicycle hire, but you’ll never get me on a bicycle.
I will not buy an Oyster card because of tracking. It’s no ones business where I go.
the rest of the time I ride my trusty old Triumph (and it’s older than me – I’m 46)