- 1 What shops sell Oyster cards?
- 2 How much does it cost to buy an Oyster card?
- 3 Is it cheaper to get a Travelcard or Oyster card?
- 4 How long does it take to get a Oyster card?
- 5 Is Oyster cheaper than contactless?
- 6 How much is a year Oyster card?
- 7 Should I get an Oyster card?
- 8 Are Oyster cards free?
- 9 Is Oyster better than contactless?
- 10 What is the daily cap on an Oyster card?
- 11 Are Oyster cards cheaper?
- 12 How much is a child Oyster card?
- 13 Does a 10 year old need an Oyster card?
What shops sell Oyster cards?
You can get an Oyster card:
- Online with a contactless and Oyster account, if you live in the UK.
- At Oyster ticket stops in many newsagents in London.
- At all Tube, London Overground and most TfL Rail stations.
- Some DLR stations.
- At Visitor Centres.
- At the Tramlink Shop in Croydon.
How much does it cost to buy an Oyster card?
How much does a Visitor Oyster card cost? A Visitor Oyster card costs £5 (plus postage) and is pre-loaded with pay as you go credit for you to spend on travel. You can choose how much credit to add to your card: £10, £15, £20, £25, £30, £35, £40 or £50.
Is it cheaper to get a Travelcard or Oyster card?
As a general rule a Travelcard is more expensive than an Oyster card or Contactless payment card. The exception is if you make 3 or more journeys for 6 days or more within a 7 day period. Otherwise an Oyster on a Pay As You Go basis or a Contactless payment card is cheaper.
How long does it take to get a Oyster card?
We’ll post your 16+ Zip Oyster photocard to you within one week of applying. You apply online and need to provide: Active email address. A colour image of your child’ machine readable passport.
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.
How much is a year Oyster card?
How much does an Oyster card cost? The Oyster card costs £5. You then add money to the card to pay for your travel. After one year the £5 fee will be added to your pay as you go money.
Should I get an Oyster card?
The best reason to get an Oyster card is cost savings and convenience! It is significantly cheaper to travel in London using an Oyster card than it is to purchase individual tickets for each trip.
Are Oyster cards free?
Children travel free, or at discounted fares, on London’s public transport system, making it a great option for families and students. Children under 11 travel free on most public transport services when accompanied by a fare-paying adult, or with a 5-10 Zip Oyster Photocard.
Is Oyster better than contactless?
Supports travelcards: One of the main advantages of the Oyster card is that it supports travelcards. If you are in London for seven days starting anytime outside of that Monday – Sunday period, and will be travelling enough to make the travel card worth it, then it will be better value than a contactless card.
What is the daily cap on an Oyster card?
£6.80 is the daily cap for zones 1-2 travel (very central London). £8 is the daily cap if you travel further out during the day. If you are here for 5 days or more and will be using public transport regularly then it’ll be cheaper to put a 7 day travelcard on your oystercard (probably zones 1-2).
Are Oyster cards cheaper?
The Oyster Card is a magnetic rechargeable plastic card valid for all of London’s public transport. It not only simplifies the payment system, but it is also cheaper than paying for a single journey ticket every time you ride the Underground, bus, DLR or Overground.
How much is a child Oyster card?
You pay an administration fee of £15 using a credit or debit card. We’ll post your 11-15 Zip Oyster photocard to you within one week of applying. You apply online and need to provide: Active email address.
Does a 10 year old need an Oyster card?
Children aged 5-10 get free travel on all our transport services with a Zip Oyster photocard.