London Visitor Oyster Card
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Buy your Oyster card from VELTRA and it will be mailed to your home address, fully activated and ready to use for when you arrive in London. The London Visitor Oyster Card is a pay-as-you-go contactless smartcard that can be used to pay for all public transport in London including underground and overground rail, London buses, South London trams, East London light rail, discounts on river boats, National Rail and the East London cable car.
Should I get a London Travelcard or Oyster card?
- If you plan to stay in London for a shorter time or want to travel to the outskirts of the city, the pay-as-you-go Oyster card cost might be cheaper. The Visitor Oyster Card is a contactless smartcard that carries credit which you can use to pay for journeys on all public transport on the Transport for London (TfL) network. It is valid in all travel zones and automatically calculates the cheapest total fare for all the journeys you make in a single day.
How much does it cost to travel with an Oyster card?
- Visitor Oyster cards deduct credit every time you make a journey. After you make several journeys in one day, you will reach a daily limit, and the rest of the journeys on that day will be free. Different journeys cost different amounts, depending on which zones you travel in and what time of day you travel. Daily limits ('caps') also vary according to these factors
How does the zones system work in London?
- London's public transport network covers both the centre of London and the wider surrounding areas of Greater London. The network is split into 9 different zones, named Zone 1 to Zone 9. The centre of London, including most major attractions, is in Zones 1-2. Most suburban areas of London, and famous sights including Wembley Stadium and Wimbledon Tennis Club, are within Zones 1-4. Almost the whole of London, including Heathrow airport and London City airport, are in Zones 1-6.
Can families or groups all use the same Oyster card?
- No, each person must have their own Oyster Card, except under 11s who travel free with a paying adult.
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