Transport in London can be affordable and even fun with cheap travel options to suit everyone. Whizz around on Santander Cycles, see the sights from London buses or hop on an off-peak Tube using an Oyster card.
Walking routes that are quicker (and cheaper) than the Tube
Use a Santander Cycle for just £2
4. It costs £2 to access Santander Cycles for 24 hours.
5. The first half hour is free each time you hop on a new bike, which means you can make multiple trips in one day and still pay only £2.
Go contactless for the cheapest fare
6. A single fare in central London costs £4.90 when you pay in cash. Use an Oyster or contactless card and pay just £2.40.
7. Use the same card all day long to make the most savings when making multiple journeys. Contactless users benefit from both a daily and weekly cap.
8. Don't forget to touch in and out on the yellow reader at the beginning and end of every Tube, DLR and London Overground journey to make sure you get the cheapest fare.
9. Visitor Oyster card users can also take advantage of great savings on London attractions and West End shows.
Hop on a bus
10. Buses don't just offer a scenic way of getting around London – they're easy on the wallet too! A single fare costs just £1.50, while unlimited bus travel on a contactless card costs £4.50.
11. Make the most of the hopper fare, which allows you to make a second bus journey for free within an hour of travel.
Stick to off-peak
12. Travel outside of Zone 1 is cheaper in off-peak hours. Save your pennies by avoiding travel between Monday and Friday from 6.30am to 9.30am, and 4pm to 7pm.