Quick Answer: How can I get a free Oyster card?

Are Oyster cards free?

If you’re 60 or over and live in a London borough, you can get free travel on our transport services with an Oyster photocard. Who is it for?

Travel on National Rail.

Service Between
Thameslink West Hampstead Thameslink, Elephant & Castle and London Bridge

Who is eligible for an Oyster card?

You’re 18 or over. Live in a London borough during term time. Enrolled at a school, college or university registered on the TfL scheme or on a mandatory work placement in London.

Is the 60+ Oyster card free?

The 60+ Oystercard allows Londoners to travel for free on TfL services from 09:00 weekdays, as well as anytime on weekends and bank holidays. It also allows holders of the pass to travel for free outside of weekday morning peak hours (6:30 – 9:30am) on National Rail services within London.

How much does it cost to buy an Oyster card?

Buy a Visitor Oyster card before you visit London and get it delivered to your home address. A card costs £5 (non-refundable) plus postage. You can choose how much credit to add to your card.

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Do you have to pay for a new Oyster card?

You can get a new Oyster card online and at many locations across London. You need to pay £5 and add a minimum amount of pay as you go credit, or a season ticket to your new card to use it straight away. Once you’ve got your new Oyster card, you can use our TfL Oyster and contactless app.

Are London buses still free?

All buses in London are cash-free. This means you will need to have an Oyster card, contactless payment,or a valid ticket to travel on a London Bus.

Are buses free with 18 Oyster card?

Get an 18+ Student Oyster photocard

You can save 30% on Travelcards and Bus & Tram Passes with our 18+ Student Oyster photocard. You can also use this Oyster card to pay as you go but you won’t receive the 30% discount. Find the cost of Travelcards and Bus & Tram Passes.

Is Oyster cheaper than contactless?

It’s publicised that if you use contactless to pay for travel in London, it’s the same price as using an Oyster card. … Of course, if you have a railcard discount (or similar) applied to your Oyster, that will always be cheaper than contactless. Discounts cannot be applied to contactless payment cards.

Can I buy an Oyster card in a shop?

You can get an Oyster card: At Oyster Ticket Stops in many newsagents in London. … At all Tube, London Overground and most TfL Rail stations.

What is the difference between a Freedom Pass and 60+ Oyster card?

Using the pass

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The pass allows free travel on buses, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground and most National Rail services in London. Pass holders also get a discounted fare on River services and the Emirates Air Line. 60+ Oyster pass holders are not entitled to free travel on services outside of London.

What is the difference between 60 plus Oyster card and Freedom Pass?

New 60+ London Oyster photocard will give free travel on all TfL services from 1 November. … However, unlike the Freedom Pass, 60+ Oystercard holders will not be able to use their card to travel free of charge on local bus services in other parts of the country.

What area does Freedom Pass cover?

Freedom Pass is valid at any time between Liverpool Street and Clapton and also Liverpool Street and Stoke Newington on London Overground. On NR services for these routes, Freedom Pass is valid from 09.30 Monday to Friday and at any time on weekends and public holidays.

Can I buy Visitor Oyster card at Heathrow?

You can get an Oyster card at all London airports except London Southend Airport. Heathrow London Airport – exit the airport and follow the signs for the Underground. You can buy an Oyster card at the airport Tube station cashier window.

How much is a weekly Oyster card?

There’s a £5 non-refundable fee for the Oyster card.

Weekly Travelcards: 2022 prices.

Weekly Travelcards 2022
Zones 1–2 £37.00
Zones 1–3 £43.50
Zones 1–4 £53.20
Zones 1–5 £63.30

Are Oyster cards still valid?

Oyster cards can be used across all TfL services and there are more than 63 million cards currently in use. On top of that, there are more than 41 million ‘dormant’ cards (which haven’t been used in the last 12 months).

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