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Fares

 
Adult

With an Oyster card you can:

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

With a contactless payment card you can:

  • Use pay as you go and benefit from daily and Monday to Sunday capping

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
  • Gold Card
  • HM Forces Railcard

You need to add the Railcard or Gold card discount to your Oyster card to get:

  • 1/3 discount on off-peak pay as you go fares on all rail services in London
  • 1/3 discount on daily caps* when travelling after 09:30 Mondays to Fridays, anytime on Saturday, Sunday and on public holidays
  • Discounted off-peak Day Travelcards (also for Network Railcard and Family and Friends Railcard holders)

If you have a:

  • Disabled Persons Railcard

You need to add the Railcard discount to your Oyster card to get:

  • 1/3 discount on peak and off -peak pay as you go fares on all rail services in London*
  • 1/3 discount on peak and off-peak caps
  • Discounted off-peak Day Travelcards

Railcard or Gold Card discounts can be added to your Oyster card, Apprentice Oyster card or 18+ Student Oyster photocard at Tube, London Overground and some National Rail stations. You can't add a Railcard or Gold Card discount to a contactless payment card.

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.

 
Groups

For groups of 10 or more fare-paying passengers you can get Group Day Travelcards. These provide unlimited travel after 09:30 and any time on weekends and public holidays within the zones paid for on bus, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground and most National Rail services. You can only get these as paper tickets, not on an Oyster card.

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