What is an Oyster Travelcard and what do I get?
- Access to all London Transport Networks
- London Underground (Tube)
- Travel any time of day, any day of the week around Central London
- Cheapest and most flexible travel around the city
- Save hassle of buying daily tickets as the Oyster Travelcard is your all-inclusive electronic ticket
- Save money with daily credit limits as you won't be charged after multiple journeys
How does the Oyster Card work?
Each electronic Oyster Travelcard comes pre-loaded with a credit/value to match your London Pass duration. If you buy a London Pass + Travel package, you'll get an Oyster Travelcard assigned with enough credit to cover the equivalent number of days travel within central London. If you travel further outside these central zones you might have to top-up the credit on your Oyster card.
All you need to do is tap in and out of the ticket barriers to validate your journeys. Thanks to Transport for London's daily credit cap, you will only spend up to a certain amount each day on travel - so you can make as many journeys as you want within 24 hours for a set charge.
Did you know... 9/10 of London's top attractions are in Central London - so you would only spend £6.50 credit a day staying within zones 1-2!
How much does a single journey cost?
A single journey on the London Underground in central London (between zones 1 - 2) costs just £2.40 credit. The maximum credit spend limit is just £6.50 which means if you're sightseeing across the city and making multiple journeys that day, any travel after your third journey won't cost you any credit!
This spend limit also works across all other zones, so if your hotel is further out of the city centre, you still won’t be charged from your third journey onwards; helping your credit stretch even further for the duration of your sightseeing adventure.
If you prefer to travel by bus, journeys with an Oyster Travelcard cost just £1.50 credit. Learn more about how you can save on a daily basis with your Oyster Travelcard.
Note: Children under 11 years of age can travel for free on London Transport with an Adult holding a valid Oyster Card. Children between 11 – 15 with a 1, 2, 3 and 6 day London Pass + Travel package will receive a Paper Travelcard, not an Oyster Card.
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