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 Wednesday, September 20, 2017

As an intermission from Open House, let's try to answer the question...

What's the most this ride could cost?

The table below is for transport in London, and shows the maximum cost of a single journey for one adult.

It does not include...
...free journeys
...return journeys
...journeys starting or finishing outside London
...penalties, peculiarities, quirks or unusualnesses

modepaymenttimecostnotes
busOyster/contactlessanytime£1.50Includes one additional journey within one hour - the Hopper
tramOyster/contactlessanytime£1.50Includes one additional journey within one hour - the Hopper
tramcashanytime£2.60Ticket machines will be removed soon - consultation underway
DLROyster/contactlessoff-peak£2.80zones 1-4 (any journey not including Bank or Tower Gateway costs only £1.50)
tubeOyster/contactlessoff-peak£3.10zones 1-5 or 1-6
overgroundOyster/contactlessoff-peak£3.10zones 1-5 or 1-6
TfL RailOyster/contactlessoff-peak£3.10zones 1-5 or 1-6
cablecarOyster/contactlessanytime£3.5050% off if you ride 5 times in a week and then ring 0343 222 1234
DLROyster/contactlesspeak£3.90zones 1-4 (i.e central London to Woolwich)
railOyster/contactlessoff-peak£3.90e.g. Crews Hill - Slade Green (zone 6 - zone 6)
cablecarcashanytime£4.50 
tubeOyster/contactlesspeak£5.10zones 1-6
overgroundOyster/contactless peak£5.10zones 1-6
TfL RailOyster/contactless peak£5.10zones 1-6
tube+railOyster/contactlessoff-peak£5.40e.g. Uxbridge - Purley (zone 6 - zone 6)
tubecashanytime£6.00zones 1-6 (also applies to Overground and TfL Rail)
railOyster/contactlesspeak£6.20e.g. Crews Hill - Slade Green (zone 6 - zone 6)
railcashanytime£7.10e.g. Surbiton - Orpington (zone 6 - zone 6)
riverOyster/contactlessanytime£7.20Thames Clippers - all zones
tube+railOyster/contactlesspeak£7.80e.g. Uxbridge - Purley (zone 6 - zone 6)
rivercashanytime£9.00Thames Clippers - all zones
tube+railcashanytime£9.80e.g. Enfield Lock - Chessington South (zone 6 - zone 6)
connectanyanytime£10.30Heathrow Connect to Paddington
rail1st classanytime£10.60e.g. Surbiton - Orpington (zone 6 - zone 6)
congestiononline 7am-6pm£11.50Or £14.00 if you pay the Congestion Charge the following day
riveronlineweekends£15.40River Bus Express for The O2 - VIP Champagne Single
HEXonlineoff-peak£22.00Heathrow Express (cheaper if bought at least 14 days in advance)
HEXonlinepeak£25.00Heathrow Express (cheaper if bought at least 14 days in advance)
HEXon boardanytime£27.00Heathrow Express (turn-up-and-go fare)
taxianybefore 8pm£31.00Typical maximum fare for 6 miles
HEX1st classanytime£32.00Heathrow Express (journey time 15 minutes)
taxiany8pm-10pm£33.00Typical maximum fare for 6 miles
taxianyafter 10pm£34.00Typical maximum fare for 6 miles
uberappnon-surge£37.00Central London to Heathrow
cycle hireanyall day£50.00Extra Ride Charge Limit (equivalent to 12½ hrs at £2 per 30 mins)
taxianyanytime£90.00Typical maximum fare for central London to Heathrow

Here are some of the data sources I used to calculate the fares in the table.
» TfL Fares
» TfL single fare finder
» Mayoral Decision on fares for January 2017 (pdf)
» National Rail website
» Cycle hire - What You Pay (T&C)
» Thames Clippers fares (pdf)
» Heathrow Connect tickets / Heathrow Express tickets
» TfL - Taxi fares
» Uber - fare estimate

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