Tube, Docklands Light Railway (DLR), London Overground and National Rail services in London are divided into zones. Most services operate in zones 1-6, with Tube, London Overground and National Rail also operating in zones 7-9.
If you use a Travelcard on any of these services, it must be valid for every zone you travel through.
Buses do not operate in zones and any Travelcard is valid for any bus journey within Greater London regardless of the zone(s) it covers. If your Travelcard includes Zone 3, 4, 5 or 6 you can use it on trams.
You can use a Visitor Oyster card in any zones, but your fare will vary depending on which zones you travel in. The card automatically calculates the cheapest fare for the zones you use.
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