thanks for all detailed information! I have come several times over the years to look at the wonders of London’s fare system 🙂
I booked a London journey with my wife saturday to thursday around Crossrail opening on May 24th. We will arrive in Heathrow and stay in Romford. I think we will primarily use contactless fares, which may add to 6 times 14.10 cap, while the 7 day travelcard would cost only 70.30. But I don’t think we will reach this limit, as we will avoid morning peaks and probably Heathrow rail.
One of several questions I want to ask: On saturday morning after arriving in Heathrow we probably want to visit Windsor. I see there are non TfL buses from Terminal 5, route 703 or route 8. Later we would probably take a train from Windsor to Paddington (- Romford) using contactless(?). Do you have any advice for that?
Short feedback – I changed my mind several times about buying 7 day travelcards. Actually our flight arrived saturday at 3 pm instead of 8 am, and we went directly to Romford, which was 3,50 for the first day. In the end it summed up to 58,75 and 56,25 for the 6 days. Only one 14,10 cap on wednesday for me, none for my wife, who left out a Canary Wharf trip.