London Travel

London Oyster Travel Card
The Oyster Card is your ticket to exploring the city and covers all your transport needs. It’s simple, easy to use and activated upon entry at a ticket barrier in the stations. Just tap in on the circular yellow card reader and tap out again when you finish your journey. If you buy a London Pass® and travel package, your electronic Oyster Card will be pre-loaded with credit to match your London Pass® duration.
  • Access to all London Transport Networks
    • - London Underground (Tube)
    • - Buses
    • - Docklands Light Rail
    • - Overground Trains
  • Travel any time of day, any day of the week around Central London
  • Cheapest and most flexible travel around the city
  • Save the hassle of buying daily tickets: the Oyster Card is your all-inclusive travel card
  • Save money with daily credit limits as you won’t be charged after three journeys
Please 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.
London Travel

9/10 of London’s top attractions are in Central London. Thanks to Transport for London’s daily credit cap, you will only spend up to a certain amount each day on travel, meaning you can take as many journeys are you want within 24 hours for a set price.

Tapping Oyster Card

Using the Oyster Card

The Oyster Card is not stamped with a start or expiry date which means you can start using your Oyster Card whenever you want and any remaining credit can be used during any future trips to London. You can also easily top up your Oyster Card with cash or card at any TFL ticket counter. And don't worry, using your Oyster Travelcard for the first time won't activate your London Pass.

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Understanding your Oyster Travelcard credit

1 Day Travelcard 2 Day Travelcard 3 Day Travelcard 6 Day Travelcard 10 Day Travelcard
Adult £10 Adult £15 Adult £25 Adult £50 Adult £50

Note: a £5 admin fee is applied by Transport for London to every London Pass + Travel.

Travelcard FAQs

  • Where could I visit with my Oyster Travelcard?

    Below is an example itinerary of where you could go with your credit while visiting the wide range of London attractions included in the London Pass.

    Day 1: Zones: 1 – 2
    Stay within central London for your first day and visit Tower of London, Tower Bridge and Westminster Abbey to discover the rich history and heritage of the capital. Then hop on a River Cruise at the end of the day to watch the sun go down from the Thames.

    Day 2: Zones: 1 – 6
    Travel further afield to the sprawling estate of Hampton Court Palace, the former home of King Henry VIII. See the huge Tudor Kitchens, impressive gardens and maze and learn about the fascinating history of the British Royal Family between the 14th-18th centuries.

    Day 3: Zones: 1 – 2
    Spend the morning in the picturesque Royal Borough of Greenwich visiting the Royal Observatory and Cutty Sark before heading back into central London to see more royal attractions – Kensington Palace.

    Even in just three days you can travel across all of London's main zones and visit an impressive eight top London attractions. Thanks to the daily caps, your Oyster Travelcard will save you money.

  • What happens if my value/credit runs out?

    If you need to add more credit to your Oyster Travelcard you can simply 'top up' at one of the machines in the stations, or by going to one of the Transport for London ticket desks. Any credit you don’t use can be kept on the Oyster Travelcard for use at a later date. If you want to claim a refund on any unused credit, visit a Transport for London ticket desk.

  • How does the Oyster Card daily limit work?

    London’s transport network is broken into six main zones, and each zone has a separate charge rate. But no matter which zone you travel across, any journeys after your third journey that day will not be charged – helping your credit last even longer.

  • Which zones can I travel across? Can I use it from the airport?

    Over 40 attractions included in the London Pass are in Central London Zone 1-2 but the Oyster Travelcard is valid to use across all London Zones 1-9.

    This includes travel to and from Heathrow Airport and London City Airport. If you have chosen to get your Oyster Travelcard sent out to you before you arrive, you can use it to get into London.

    Travel to Gatwick, Luton and Stanstead Airports is not included.

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