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With the Covid Pandemic abating enough for commuters to pick up their pace once more, Londoners are now returning to city offices, and, as such, public transport will be once again…busy.

But do you remember how much a ticket costs? You will be unpleasantly surprised to know that prices are going up!

From March 1, your Transport for London fare will increase by the biggest amount in a decade.

With a rise of around 4.8%, it is important to know how much you will now have to shell out for your bus journey, or Tube ride from March.

So, with information as posted on Metro, we have included the current, and the new prices.

 

How much does a London Tube trip cost?

 

As of now, taking a single Tube journey for only one zone will set you back £2.40. However, come March 1, the cost will go up by around 5%(10p) to £2.50.

Whilst you will need to check with TFL to see how much your individual ticket will cost, they have given a guide on their fare finder, so that you can accurately plan your journey.

Daily caps are on the rise too, however, the extent of your journey will determine the amount it will rise, and also whether you will be travelling Off Peak, or not.

The Daily Anytime caps, will see the following changes:

 

Zone 1 only: £7.40 currently, rising to £7.70

Zone 1 – 2: £7.40 currently, rising to £7.70

Zone 1 – 3: £8.70 currently, rising to £9

Zone 1 – 4: £10.60 currently, rising to £11

Zone 1 – 5: £12.70 currently, rising to £13

Zone 1 – 6: £13.50 currently, rising to £14.

 

Weekly caps (from Monday to Sunday) are also going up, from and to:

 

Zone 1 only: £37 currently, rising to £38.60

Zone 1 – 2: £37 currently, rising to £38.60

Zone 1 – 3: £43.50 currently, rising to £45.20

Zone 1 – 4: £53.20 currently , rising to £55.20

Zone 1 – 5: £63.30 currently, rising to £65.70

Zone 1 – 6: £67.70 currently, rising to £70.30.

 

Some things you need to know are: more zones mean a greater chance of an increase to the cap. And, whether or not you will be travelling through Zone 1.

 

How much are London bus fares now, and after the rise?

 

Bus fares for one journey are going up from today’s price of £1.55 to £1.60.

The daily cap price, which covers journeys over a period of 24 hours, will go up by 30p. The current price is £4.65, and this will rise to £4.95.

Also, the weekly cap is increasing too! Currently the price is £21.90, but this will increase to £23.30 – a rise of £1.40 .

The same price increases will also affect the network of London trams as well.

One bit of good news, the Hopper Fare will still be around, which means that you can change from one bus or tram to another, within an hour of tapping in, and you will only pay for one journey.

Here is a summary of fare hikes after March 1 the travel networks

 

Cost of pay-as-you-go Tube journeys within zone one will go up by 10p to £2.50.
Bus trips to increase by 10p to £1.65 (the Hopper fare allows multiple journeys within the hour)
Daily cap on multiple pay-as-you-go Tube journeys to rise by 3.8%.
Daily bus journeys cap to go up 30p to £4.95.
Minimum cash fare on the Tube up 80p to £6.30.
Trips on the Emirates cable car to go up 25% to £5, with return tickets no longer available.

What About Discounted Fees?

 

You can get a discounted fare if:

  • young people (under 18s),
  • apprentices and
  • those who are currently unemployed.

In addition, if you are over 60, you can still get free travel across London’s transport network, provided that you have a photo ID Oyster card.

If you are still unsure, or want more information, visit  Transport for London.

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