London transport

London Oyster Cards

Exploring London has never been easier than with The London Pass®.

You can also purchase a Visitor Oyster Card so you can travel all over London with ease.

Is purchasing a Visitor Oyster card worth it? Keep on reading to learn more about how much credit you get with a Visitor Oyster card and how easy it is to make savings daily while traveling around London.

Save money on daily journeys

A single journey on the London Underground costs £2.80 (between zones 1 - 2) and a bus journey costs just £1.50 – but the real benefit of your Visitor Oyster card is that it comes with a daily cap so your journeys will be free after a certain point.

London’s transport network is broken into 6 main zones, and each zone has a separate charge rate. But no matter which zone you travel across, any journeys after your third journey that day will not be charged - helping your credit last even longer.

Zones Oyster Daily Cap 1-day Travel Card
(Peak / Off-Peak)
Zones 1 - 2 £8.10 £15.20 / £15.20
Zones 1 - 3 £9.60 £15.20 / £15.20
Zones 1 - 4 £11.70 £15.20 / £15.20
Zones 1 - 5 £13.90 £21.50 / £15.20
Zones 1 - 6 £14.90 £21.50 / £15.20


Where could I visit with my Oyster Travelcard?

Below is an example itinerary of where you could go with your credit while visiting the wide range of London attractions included in The London Pass®.

Day 1: Stay within central London for your first day and you can visit the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and Westminster Abbey to discover the rich history and heritage of the capital – you can even hop on a River Cruise at the end of the day to watch the sun go down.

Zones covered: 1 – 2

Day 2: Travel further afield to the sprawling estate of Hampton Court Palace, the former home of King Henry VIII. See the huge Tudor Kitchens, impressive gardens and maze and learn about the fascinating history of the British Royal Family between the 14th and 18th centuries.

Zones covered: 1 – 6 

Day 3: Spend the morning in the picturesque borough of Greenwich visiting the Royal Observatory and Cutty Sark Clipper before heading back into central London to see Kate and Will's royal residence, Kensington Palace - all within budget!

Zones covered: 1 – 2

Even in just three days you can travel across all of London's main zones and visit an impressive eight top London attractions. Thanks to the daily caps, it's easy to see how your Visitor Oyster card will save you money!

Learn more about Zones for London Transport with our map.

What happens if my value/credit runs out?

If you need to add more value/credit to your Visitor Oyster card you can simply 'top up' at one of the machines in the stations, or by going to one of the Transport for London ticket desks.

Any credit you don’t use can be kept on your card for use at a later date. If you want to claim a refund on any unused value/credit, please visit a Transport for London ticket desk.

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Free cancellation

Plans can change, we get it. All non-activated credits packages are eligible for a refund within 90 days of your purchase date.

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