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Mayor of London

Fares

 
Adult

You need an Oyster card to:

  • Use pay as you go and benefit from daily capping
  • Buy 7 Day, Monthly and longer period Travelcards

You do not need an Oyster card to pay cash single fares or to buy Day Travelcards.

 
Apprentice

You must have an Apprentice Oyster photocard to get 30% off 7 Day, Monthly and longer period Travelcards. You can save 34% on off-peak pay as you go fares and off-peak daily caps on Tube, DLR and London Overground (and National Rail) if you get a 16-25 National Railcard and add the discount entitlement to your Apprentice Oyster photocard.

You need an Apprentice Oyster photocard or an Oyster card to use pay as you go and benefit from daily capping. You do not need an Apprentice Oyster photocard to pay cash single fares or to buy Day Travelcards.

Find out more about Apprentice Oyster photocards.

 
18+ Student

You must have an 18+ Student Oyster photocard to get 30% off 7 Day, Monthly and longer period Travelcards. You can get a 34% discount on off-peak pay as you go fares and off-peak daily caps on Tube, DLR and London Overground if you get a 16-25 National Railcard and add the discount entitlement to your 18+ Student Oyster photocard.

You need an 18+ Student Oyster photocard or an Oyster card to use pay as you go and benefit from daily capping. You do not need an 18+ Student Oyster photocard to pay cash single fares or to buy Day Travelcards.

Find out more about 18+ Student Oyster photocards.

 
16+

You must have a 16+ Oyster photocard to get:

  • 7 Day, Monthly and longer period Travelcards at child rate
  • Half the adult rate when you pay as you go on Tube, DLR and London Overground

You do not need a 16+ Oyster photocard to pay cash single fares or to buy Day Travelcards.

Find out more about 16+ Oyster photocards.

 
11-15

You must have an 11-15 Oyster photocard to get:

  • Child-rate fares on the Tube, DLR and London Overground
  • 7 Day, Monthly and longer period Travelcards at child rate

Holders of the following can buy a Zones 1-9 Off-Peak Day Travelcard after 10:00 for just £2 each for up to four children travelling with them:

  • Gold Card
  • Network Railcard
  • Family and Friends Railcard
  • HM Forces Railcard

You do not need an 11-15 Oyster photocard to pay cash single fares or to buy Day Travelcards.

Find out more about 11-15 Oyster photocards.

 
5-10

Children aged between 5 and 10 can travel free on Tube, DLR and London Overground services when accompanied by an adult (up to four children per adult) or when using a 5-10 Zip Oyster photocard.

Find out more about 5-10 Oyster photocards and free travel for 5-10 year olds.

 
Jobcentre Plus
You need a Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card and an Oyster card with the Jobcentre Plus discount entitlement added to it, to qualify for half adult-rate pay as you go fares, daily caps and Travelcard season tickets.

You do not need a Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card to pay cash single fares or to buy Day Travelcards.

Find out more about Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Cards.

 
Bus & Tram discount

No discounts are available on Tube, DLR and London Overground services for holders of Bus & Tram Discount photocards. Adult fares apply.

Find out more about Bus & Tram Discount photocards.

 
National Railcards and Gold Cards

If you have a:

  • Senior Railcard
  • 16-25 Railcard
  • Disabled Persons Railcard
  • Gold Card
  • HM Forces Railcard

You can get:

  • 34% discount on off-peak pay as you go fares on all rail services in London
  • 34% discount on off-peak daily caps
  • Discounted Off-Peak Day Travelcards (also for Network Railcard and Family and Friends Railcard holders)

To get the discounted pay as you go fares, you need to add your Railcard or Gold Card discount to your Oyster card, Apprentice Oyster card, 18+ Student Oyster photocard or 16+ Oyster photocard. You can do this at Tube, London Overground and some National Rail ticket offices.

National Railcard and Gold card holders do not get any discount on 7 day, monthly or longer period Travelcard season tickets.

Find out more about National Railcards.

Disabled Persons Railcard holders

Discounted travel is available for one adult travelling with a Disabled Railcard holder for the whole journey. The accompanying adult can buy a child-rate Zones 1-6 Off-Peak Day Travelcard.

 
Groups

For groups of 10 or more fare-paying passengers you can get Group Day tickets. These provide unlimited travel at any time and on any day within the zones paid for on Tube, DLR, London Overground and some National Rail services. You can only get these as paper tickets, not on an Oyster card.

Group Day tickets are available from Tube or London Overground station ticket offices and Tube station touchscreen machines. You can also get Group Day tickets from some National Rail stations that Tube and London Overground services run through.