Travelcards and Oystercards can be used on the public transport system: buses, subways, trains, Docklands Light Railway and "Night Buses" too.
London Travelcard gives you unlimited travel at any time on London public transport for 1 or 7 consecutive days. You can choose to purchase the 1/2 zone, the 1/3 zone or the 1/7 zone.
Oystercard is a rechargeable card that you can charge with 15£, 20£, 25£ or 30£ and, as the travelcard, you can use it to travel on London public transport. How does it work?
They're essential when visiting London, if you think that a single ride ticket's fare starts from 4,90£!
How does it work
- They allow you to avoid buying a ticket each time you ride. You can save time!
- Avoid the daily queues at the ticket's vending machines.
- You don't take the risk to buy at a wrong fare or an uncorrect ticket.
- You can save a lot of money compared to buying individual tickets.
- You can arrive in London with your Travelard/Oystercard in your pocket, ready to be used!.
You will receive, directly at the address you chose as "shipping address", everything you have purchased, in original version. The Travelcard or Oyster Cards you will receive are the definitive ones, you can use them as soon as you arrive in London!
Children and teens fares
- 0-4 years old: they travel for free, no tickets needed.
- 5-10 years old: they travel for free if one adult accompany them (up to 4 children for every adult), they don't need a ticket.
- 11-15 years old: teens fare. (OysterCard can't manage teens fares, we suggest you to buy a 7 days teens Travelcard, that is less expensive).
- >16 years old: adults fare.
Travelcard and OysterCard are ready to use. ID photos or other formalities are not required.
How to use them
Insert the Travelcard into the slot, the barriers open when you take the ticket from behind the yellow reader, on the top. You need to to the same operation at the exit, so keep them on hand. On the buses, just show it to the driver when boarding.
Tap the Oyster Card on the yellow Oyster readers to have access to the subways and trains. You need to do the same at the exit, so keep it at hand. On the buses tap the yellow reader. Pay attention when tapping the subway readers, don't tap the Oyster twice. If you have any doubts (the gate does not open, you can't pass in time) immediately contact the subway staff, who's always at the turnstiles, they'll be happy to help you and you will avoid additional charges.
Travelcard is valid for 1 or 7 consecutive days. For example: if you bought a 7 days Travelcard and you use it for the first time on Thursday, at any time, the card expires at 03.00 (am) between the next Wednesday and Thursday.
The Oyster Card doesn't have a specific deadline: you can start to use it when you want and the days of use don't need to be consecutive. For example: if you bought a card to travel 3 days in the zones 1/2 (£20 of credit) and you use it for the first time on a Thursday, you can travel all day long, without limits (within the zones 1/2). You can decide to not use it on Friday and start to use it again on Saturday...and so on. After 3 days of use, the card's credit will run out.
NOT changeable - NOT refoundable