With Travelcards and Oystercards you can travel how much as you like and how often as you like bus, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail and most National Rail services in London.
London Travelcard are valid for either one or 7 days and they are issued as paper tickets. Your Travelcard will be date stamped for the days you wish to use it, it’s ready for use as soon as you arrive in London. Simply show your Travelcard to bus drivers, and put it through the turnstiles at train stations. You can choose the 1/2 zone, the 1/3 zone or the 1/6 zone.
Oystercard is a rechargeable card that you can charge with 15£, 20£, 25£, 30£, 35£ or 40£ and, as the travelcard, you can use it to travel on London public transport.
They're essential when visiting London, as a single ride ticket's fare starts from 4,90£!
- They allow you to avoid buying a ticket each time you ride. Save a lot of time!
- Avoid the daily queues at the ticket's vending machines.
- 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!.
How does it work
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 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 travel with 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