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What is a Visitor Oyster card?

Visitor Oyster cards are plastic smartcards you can use instead of paper tickets. Put pay as you go credit on it which you use when you travel. It is the cheapest way to pay for single journeys on bus, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground and most National Rail services in London.

Visitor Oyster cards can be reused and never expire. If you run out of pay as you go credit, simply top up your credit at Tube stations, Oyster Ticket Stops and Travel Information Centres to use again.

You can also use your Visitor Oyster card to get discounted fares on some TfL River Services and the Emirates Air Line cable car.

How to use a Visitor Oyster card?

To use your Visitor Oyster card, just touch on a yellow card reader at the start and end of your journey.

To pay the correct fare, you must always touch in at the start and out at the end of every rail journey. When travelling on a bus or tram you only need to touch in at the start of your journey. 

More about touching in and out

Visitor Oyster cards are valid across all travel zones in London and automatically calculate the best value fare for all the journeys you make in a single day if you have touched in and out.

Who can use a Visitor Oyster card?

Visitor Oyster card are only available for adults. However, an adult with a Visitor Oyster card can take up to 4 children under the age of 11 years to travel for free on Tube, DLR and London Overground services. 


Visitor Oyster Card FAQs

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