Using the Underground
It’s easy to use the London Underground, and the rides have been divided into zones to make things even easier for you.
Zones also determine ticket prices, so you know how much you are going to need for your trip. Once you pick the right route, you can buy your ticket with cash or Oyster cards pay with coins, cash, or debit right at the station.
You can establish where you are on the maps at each station. This way you can keep track how long you have to ride the train till you reach your destination. Check to see if you have to change trains and remember whereas you don’t want to miss your train change, which can add delays to your journey. It is best to establish a route and stick to it. Once you have a ticket, look for the line and color of your train at the station. Some lines have multiple routes and destinations so make sure to check the information panels. This can all be done via the internet as well.
After you have your route picked out and your ticket in hand, you are ready to board your train. Remember, keep an eye out for your transfer, so you don’t miss your train. Always double check the destination on the LCD displays hanging from the roofs of all the stations. Now just sit back and relax, and you will have completed your journey before you know it. Make sure to hold onto your travel card as it is good for the rest of the day.
Also published on Medium.