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London Travelcard Validity

Make the most of your Travelcard - find out how and when you can travel across London, what modes of transport are included and what ‘zones’ are covered.

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The London Travelcard which comes when you opt for a London Pass with Travel, gives holders unlimited access to the comprehensive public transport system in the city.

When can I use the Travelcard?public transport in London

  • 1 day Travelcards (off-peak) can be used from 9.30am Mondays to Fridays, all day Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, on each day of validity and for any journey that starts before 4.30am on the day following the expiry date
  • 2 and 3 day Travelcards (off-peak) have the same rules as 1 day Travelcard and can only be used on consecutive days
  • 7 day Travelcards are the best value for money and can be used at any time during the period of validity and for any journey that starts before 4.30am on the day following the expiry date. So if you get a 6 day London Pass with Travel you’re getting an extra day for free – plus your ‘peak’ ticket means that you’re not limited to travelling at any specific time of day
  • Children under 11 years of age may travel free of charge on the tube, buses, DLR and London Overground if accompanied by an adult holding a valid travelcard. Children travelling on National Rail services are required to pay extra

How do I activate the Travelcard?

If you order your London Pass with Travel online, you will have to select a start date when you purchase. This is because when the Travelcard needs to have an activation date stamped on it – your Travelcard will be valid from the date stamped on the card.

If you’re flying into Heathrow or City Airport you can even use the Travelcard to get you into London – making life a lot easier!

Note: The transport network is closed on Christmas Day and limited services may be running around this time. The Travelcard works on a consecutive calendar day basis and cannot be carried over outside expiry dates, even if the Travelcard is unable to be used.  This is also the case during transport strikes.

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Easy and convenient - I was able to purchase my London Pass online, with a discount before arriving into the city. It was convientent to pick up at a central location as well. I purchased the 7 day pass, which enabled me to see much around the city!
Trina Partida from UK