Student travel in London

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My daughter (over 18) is starting at college in London in September (fingers crossed). It looks likely she'll be living in Kentish Town (zone 2) and travelling into Central London, probably 5 days a week. My look at the Tfl website seems to suggest the student travel card is best value, obviously monthly better value than weekly. The daily cap costs more than the travel card if travelling 5 days in a week.

Are my assumptions right? Thanks for any advice.
 
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Assuming she has an 18+ Oyster (or aiming to get one in September), then that's the best option in my opinion. I've been buying monthly Z1-3 travelcards for the last 3 years and it's overall saving is definitely worth it.

If she ventures out into another zone then it's a measly £1.50 on most TfL services. If she gets a 16-25 Railcard, these pop down to £1.

Definitely see whether or not full classes will resume by September as quite a lot of universities aren't. If she has to go less days then it may be suitable to use PAYG instead.

And worth noting to make sure to avoid having a travelcard 2 weeks before and after new years as uni travel dies down a lot by then so PAYG works best here.
 
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