Confusion about the Slough prices

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    Nicolás Mayo

    Hello Mike,

    Thank you very much for you fantastic page. I open this topic but I am struggling to understand something about the Elizabeth Line fares from Slough.
    Looking in the Tfl website Fire Finder, when I select a trip Slough to Paddington Rail Station the results that come up are: peak – £9.30 / off peak – £ 5.70
    However, looking for Slough to any other Zone 1 station (let’s say Tottenham Court Rd for example) the prices are: peak – £11.80 / off peak – £ 8.20

    I assume this is because the is cheaper the NR fare than the TFL fare or because I need to change from NR to LU system. Is that correct? When the new tunnels open and you can actually exit Paddington in the Elizabeth Line station how this will be fared?

    Thanks a lot

    Alan (28481k)

    I’d have to confirm with Mike, but I think that since fares from Slough are set by GWR, the fare to Paddington (their London terminal) is inevitably cheaper than the rest of Zone 1 stations which have to share the fare with TfL.

    So in event of through operations of Elizabeth line beyond Paddington the fare arrangement should be the same, that means fare to Paddington would still be cheaper than the rest of Zone 1.


    Yes, Alan is right. I notice that the fare to the Elizabth line station isn’t set yet, but I’m sure it will be the same as to the NR station.

    Nicolás Mayo

    Thank you very much both for your explanation

    Really appreciated

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