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comment Are there still any advantages to using an Oyster card for travel in London?
Indeed. If you don't live near a national rail station, or don't use it on a daily commute, having a railcard doesn't make much sense.
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comment Are there still any advantages to using an Oyster card for travel in London?
When you say 'railcard', do you mean railcard (National Rail) or travelcard (TfL)? Note that plenty of Londoners (although probably not the majority) don't have either (myself included).
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comment Are there still any advantages to using an Oyster card for travel in London?
Some people do care about those extra cards. Railcards apply to a lot of people, but not everyone (for example, those commute by tube/DLR/bus/etc., or live in London but aren't regular commuters). It may not be better for you, but there are plenty of people who do benefit from it :)
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comment Are there still any advantages to using an Oyster card for travel in London?
Good point, thanks.
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comment Are there still any advantages to using an Oyster card for travel in London?
Important and non-obvious subtlety on the mid-week thing, good point!
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comment Are there still any advantages to using an Oyster card for travel in London?
@JonathanReez that's not been my experience. Most credit card providers (I don't know about debit cards), at least in the UK, will give far better rates than cash, since they are using the standard interbank rate. The standard answer (travel.stackexchange.com/a/151/2555) seems to agree. That all assumes there aren't fees on top, though, as JoErNanO highlights.
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reviewed Leave Open I'm UK citizen, residing in Germany, does my non-EU wife need a visa to visit the UK?
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comment Is there a ZIP code I can enter when paying-at-the-pump in the USA with a foreign credit card?
Incidentally, I have also found that 00000 works at some other automated machines (such as the Metrocard top-up machines in New York City).
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comment Can I get a temporary/pay-as-you-go EC card for use in Germany?
I'm pretty sure they only take EC card, but I will check.