London Underground
Taking the Tube

London underground is simple and easy to take compared to the Japanese subway. Even if you've never been to London you will have no problem taking the tube!

The London Undergound is made up of zones and the fare varies according to the zones. You just need to find out which zone your destination is. The fare would be the same, for example, from Victoria to Westminster and from Victoria to Euston because they are all in the same Zone 1. For more details please check out the London Tube Map.




Ticket machines have touch panels like the ones in Japan. At large stations there are some machines which show instructions in Japanese.
Taking the Tube

How to buy tickets



You have to remember that you can't adjust the difference in the fare at the station where you get off. In Japan, you can buy the cheapest ticket and pay the difference at the destination , but you can't do the same thing with the Tube in London. If you don't have the ticket with the correct amount of fare you'll be asked to pay the penalty. If you aren't sure about the zones or don't know how to use the ticket machine it's best to buy a ticket at the counter.
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You just need to touch your Oyster card against the yellow reader!
Take the bus in London

Buses are very convenient to travel around London. You can buy a ticket at a ticket machine before getting on the bus or you can just get on the bus if you already have your Oyster card. Don't forget that you can't buy a ticket on the bus!

For the buses and trams you touch your Oyster card against the yellow reader when you get on the bus. Don't touch it again when you get off.

If you miss the last tube at night you can take the night bus. They run every hour and each route has a different number. Look at the route map carefully before getting on the right night bus!

When your bus appears at the bus stop raise your index finger or put out your hand as a sign that you want to get on the bus. You might not need to do so, but there are some drivers who are reluctant to stop the bus if you don't sign.

Please look at the London Bus Map for more details.

Let's go sightseeing by the tube!


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