Visitor Oyster Cards
A Visitor Oyster card is easy to use and offers substantial savings when travelling by bus,tube or tram in London. The Visitor Oyster card adjusts automatically to help you get the least expensive price for all the trips you make in a day. Oyster cards must only be bought by permanent UK residents.
Buy your Visitor Oyster Card
Skip the queues and simply tap your Visitor Oyster card on special readers located in Tube and train stations and on buses.
A Visitor Oyster card is the fastest, smartest and easiest way to pay for single journeys on the bus, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground and National Rail services in the London zonal area.
You can no longer pay by cash for your bus fare, so having an Oyster Card is essential to travelling around the capital with ease. Simply top up your card and scan when you hop on board.
How much does it cost?
Your Visitor Oyster card will cost £18 per person, which includes a £3 non-refundable one-off fee to cover the cost of producing the card. It will be pre-loaded with £15 credit and can be topped up at over 4,000 outlets all over London. Cards do not expire and can be used for future visits or given to someone else visiting London.
What zones can I use my Oyster Card in?
You can use an Oyster Card to travel by bus, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground and National Rail services in London. Oyster Cards are available to use on all trains travelling in Zones 1 – 9 and to Watford Junction (perfect for the Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio Tour!).
Do children need a Visitor Oyster card?
All children aged 11-15 may travel free on buses and trams at any time if they carry a valid Oyster photocard. When travelling on the Tube, DLR or London Overground children aged 11-15 will benefit from child-rates if they carry a valid Oyster photocard. Oyster Photocards are available to buy from the Transport for London website. A charge of £10 is payable for the Oyster photocard.
Children aged 5-10 may travel free on the Tube, DLR and London Overground, provided they are travelling with an adult who has a valid ticket or Oyster card (maximum 4 children per adult). They may also travel free on buses and trams. If they wish to travel unaccompanied on the Tube, DLR or London Overground, they must carry a 5-10 Oyster photocard. Oyster Photocards are available to buy from the Transport for London website. A charge of £10 is payable for the Oyster photocard.
Children aged under 5 may travel free at all times if accompanied by a fare paying adult.
Want to know more?
Read our Frequently Asked Questions about Visitor Oyster cards.
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Great ideas for breaks to London
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