A Visitor Oyster card is a quick and easy way to pay for travel on public transport in London. Buy your card before you leave home and save money with special offers.
A Visitor Oyster card is a smartcard pre-loaded with pay as you go credit that you can use to travel in London. It’s a quick and easy way to pay for journeys on bus, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail, River Bus and most National Rail services in London.
Put money on your Visitor Oyster card and use it to pay as you go.
Why buy a Visitor Oyster card?
Buy a Visitor Oyster card before you leave home and have it delivered to you.
Your card is ready to go as soon as you arrive in London, so no queuing at stations.
Pay as you go fares are cheaper than buying a paper single ticket.
Your Visitor Oyster card offers daily capping. This means you can travel as much as you like in a single day and the amount you pay for your travel is limited (or capped). For example, you can travel as many times as you like in a day in Zones 1 and 2 (from 04:30 to 04:29 the next day) and you won’t be charged more than £6.50.
By comparison, a Day Travelcard is more expensive and will cost you £12.10.
Use your card and save money with special offer and discounts at restaurants, shops, galleries and entertainment venues.
How much does a Visitor Oyster card cost?
A Visitor Oyster card costs £3 (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.
The credit on your card never expires – it stays there until you use it. If you run out of credit on your card, it’s easy to top it up and use it again.
How much pay as you go credit to add?
If you’re visiting London for two days, start with £15 credit.
If you’re visiting London for four days, start with £30 credit.