Travel free on public transport in London.
A 60+ London Oyster photocard allows you to travel free on public transport in London from the age of 60 until you qualify for a Freedom Pass.
To be eligible for a 60+ London Oyster photocard, you must:
With a 60+ London Oyster photocard you'll be able to travel free on bus, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground and most National Rail services in London.
You're not eligible for a 60+ London Oyster photocard if:
You can travel free using your 60+ London Oyster photocard on:
You can also travel free on some National Rail services in London:
You can travel free from 09:30* on weekdays and any time on weekends and public holidays on most other National Rail services in London and services to Dartford and Swanley. This includes the following routes which run parallel to London Overground:
(*Travel free from 09:00 on Southern services between Clapham Junction and Harrow & Wealdstone).View the 60+ London Oyster photocard map to see where and when you can travel free on National Rail services.
You'll need to pay full fare:
You can't add pay as you go credit to your 60+ London Oyster photocard, so you'll need to use another way to pay.
Show your 60+ London Oyster photocard to pay a discounted fare on most river services. Check with the operator for the level of discount.
Show your 60+ London Oyster photocard to pay the discounted adult Boarding Pass fare.
You can apply online for a 60+ London Oyster photocard up to two weeks before you become eligible.
To apply online you'll need:
If you don't have all this information you can still apply online but may be asked to:
*A colour, digital photograph must be:
If you need help applying, you can call us on 0343 222 1234 (TfL call charges). Please have the following information ready when you call:
If you don't have all this information and are eligible to apply, call us.
Machine-readable passport: You'll need to provide details from the bottom of your passport on the page where your photo is displayed. Most travel passports worldwide are now machine-readable.
UK driving licence: You'll need to provide your driving licence number
A valid debit or credit card: You'll be asked to provide the long card number and expiry date displayed on the front of the card, and the last three digits on the signature strip on the back of your card.
When you apply for a 60+ London Oyster photocard, a web account will be created for you. After you have submitted an application, you'll be able to use your web account to check the status of your application.
You can also check the status of your application by:
If your application is successful, we'll post your 60+ London Oyster photocard to you. If you haven't received your card within two weeks of applying, please use your web account to check your application.
Once you've got your 60+ London Oyster photocard, you can start using it immediately. Make sure you touch in and out on the yellow card readers.
Please remember that you can't use your photocard outside London.
You can use your 60+ London web account to report your card as lost, stolen or damaged and get a replacement.