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Bromley South to Leatherhead Ticketing (Daily, Weekly and Monthly options)

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Neil Holland

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Will be needing to do this journey a fair bit from the beginning of October when I change jobs.

There do not seem to be any National Rail only season ticket options either via London or not via London.

I don't want to pay the extra for underground and bus usage as I won't regularly use these and have an Oyster for when I do.

There are several not via London routings possible via Beckenham Junction, Crystal Palace, Herne Hill and Sutton but it all seems something of a palaver ticket wise.

Any help appreciated.

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Try going frmo leatherhead as it then throws up a few options including 4-6 & 1-6 Travelcards
 

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Well you say you don't want to pay extra for bus availability but buying a combination of National Rail-only seasons is very likely going to be more expensive than a Travelcard, so it's not really "paying extra". A Leatherhead to Zones 4-6 season "SOUTHERN ONLY" (the Southern restriction applies only to the journey outside the zones, i.e. between Ewell East and Leatherhead) is £42.80 weekly, for example: http://www.brfares.com/#faredetail?orig=LHD&dest=BMS&grpd=0057&rte=777&tkt=7TS It would cover you for the route via Beckenham Junction, Crystal Palace and West Croydon and you'd get unlimited travel on all London buses and trams included.

Also, for a new commute like this, it's often a good idea to try different potential routes, one week at a time, to see what suits you best before settling on buying a longer-term season ticket for the best route.
 

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Thanks. I'm also not sure whether I'll cycle a few days per week and I might well be travelling too.

The Leatherhead to Z4-6 is something I hadn't thought of.

In my London commuting days (before cycling) I would always by Bromley South to London Terminals and walk rather than getting a Z1-5 travelcard that was much dearer.
 
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So, the annual season for Bromley South to London Terminals is about £1,600 per year, and the annual for Leatherhead to London Terminals £2,184 per year on "Southern only".

I may have an option for you, however...

If you get the Leatherhead to London Zones 1-6 season for £2,860 per year, that will enable you to travel to Bromley South anyway - Bromley South is in Zone 5. Or £3,048 if you want the freedom to travel to Leatherhead on South West Trains also.

Obviously, you don't need to go for the annual options - I'm just using the extreme as the examples. Monthlies will be much cheaper than this.

I'm sure one of the fares advisors will turn up and provide a better solution if there is one. :)
 
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Thanks. I'm also not sure whether I'll cycle a few days per week and I might well be travelling too.

The Leatherhead to Z4-6 is something I hadn't thought of.

In my London commuting days (before cycling) I would always by Bromley South to London Terminals and walk rather than getting a Z1-5 travelcard that was much dearer.
The price difference between that Travelcard and a combination of a Z5-Z5 "not via London" season (such as Bromley South-Sutton) together with a Sutton-Leatherhead one is negligible, but there's still a trade-off.

Season tickets allow you to make a journey which goes beyond zone 4-6 in South London in various ways, which can be useful.

On the other hand, they make it harder to tell what sort of journeys you can actually make with a ticket. Bromley-Crystal Palace-Sutton-Leatherhead and Bromley-Penge East & West-Sutton-Leatherhead should be fine, but less direct routes depend on the vagaries of the routeing guide and/or web sites. This is that bit harder to check if the start and end points on the ticket aren't anywhere you particularly want to go.

You can't use Tramlink with a "not via London" season ticket (that I know of), either, but I have no idea whether or not that would be useful in this sort of situation.
 
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