Best Way? Season Ticket Renewal Advice Needed

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Choccy21

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Hello,

Any advice / thoughts on the following question would be greatly received:

I need to renew my season ticket that covers me from Egham (SWT) to Zones 1-6 on the Underground and was wondering whether there's a cheaper / more efficient way of doing it than what i currently have planned:

Previously, i bought a three-month ticket just before the fare rise at the start of this year so can obviously just renew this for the c. £877 it is - however, i only really need to travel into Zone 1 daily (for work, before 9.30am) and i do have an Oyster card that could be used but that i don't currently utilise. I don't want to buy longer than 3 months as i don't have the cash free to do this.

I also have a 16-25 YP card but not sure that bit of info really helps in this case! Unless you can use it during June / July and before 9.30am?

Thank you
 
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Hello,

Any advice / thoughts on the following question would be greatly received:

I need to renew my season ticket that covers me from Egham (SWT) to Zones 1-6 on the Underground and was wondering whether there's a cheaper / more efficient way of doing it than what i currently have planned:

Previously, i bought a three-month ticket just before the fare rise at the start of this year so can obviously just renew this for the c. £877 it is - however, i only really need to travel into Zone 1 daily (for work, before 9.30am) and i do have an Oyster card that could be used but that i don't currently utilise. I don't want to buy longer than 3 months as i don't have the cash free to do this.

I also have a 16-25 YP card but not sure that bit of info really helps in this case! Unless you can use it during June / July and before 9.30am?

Thank you

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Choccy21

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Morning,

It's from Egham to London Waterloo and then into Zone 1 on the Underground (currently bought as one Season Ticket from South West Trains)
 

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Are you travelling five days a week? The difference between Egham to London Terminals and Egham to London Zones 1-6 is £17.10 on a weekly ticket (and proportionately for longer tickets). And is your return journey on the tube in the evening peak?
 

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Three months:
Egham - London Terminals £679.70
Egham - Zones 1-6 £876.70

An Oyster single in Zone 1, with railcard is:
0630 to 0930 and 1600 to 1900 weekdays: £2.00
All other times: £1.30

You will need to work out how many tube journeys you make and whether it would be cheaper to pay the relevant Oyster singles.
 

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If both morning and evening tube journeys are in the peak, that's £4 a day or £88 a month (based on 22 working days); so the extra £177 on the season represents 44 working days or around 2 months.

If you are doing the two peak tube journeys each working day, it is therefore worth buying the 1-6 ticket unless you are going to have more than 4 weeks off work (or working elsewhere) in any 3 month period.

If your tube travel was all off-peak, it wouldn't be worth getting the 1-6 season (but it wouldn't cost much more either, unless you were having any holidays during the period).
 

Choccy21

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Hey all,

Thank you for the responses, much appreciated! As the tube travel is also during peak times and each day is a return, it does seem that the 3 month Egham-Z1-6 is the most cost-effective way.

I'll then be sure to use my YP card in July!

Thanks again for the feedback
 

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Have you looked at buying odd-period seasons so you don't end up paying for weekends or periods of leave? You can get a season for 1 month and 9 days as an example.
 
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