Planning a trip to London? Buy a Visitor Oyster card online
A Visitor Oyster card is a smartcard you can use to pay for travel on London’s public transport. It’s quick, easy and:
Saves time, because it’s ready to use as soon as you arrive
It holds pay as you go credit, which is cheaper than buying a paper single ticket
Is just as flexible as a Day Travelcard but costs less
It offers daily capping, which allows you to travel as much as you like in a single day and limits the amount you pay
It comes with special offers and discounts in London
Is good for children aged 11 to 15. They can have a Young Visitor discount added to the card which allows them to travel a half adult rate. Find out more about travelling with children
Buy a Visitor Oyster card before you leave home and it’ll be delivered to your address.
Find out more about Visitor Oyster cards.
Use a contactless payment card
If you’re visiting London and have a contactless payment card, you may be able to use it to pay for travel.
A contactless payment card is a debit, credit, charge or pre-paid card which can be used to make secure payments: It’s quick and saves you time because you don’t need to put credit on your card.
Look out for the contactless symbol on the front of your card
Find out more about contactless payment cards since some cards will not work
If you don’t have a contactless payment card, you can pay for your travel with:
a Visitor Oyster card
an Oyster card
a Day or 7 Day Travelcard
You can also put Travelcards on an Oyster card or buy other paper tickets to travel. If you’re going to be visiting London with children on a frequent basis, it may be worth applying for a Zip Oyster card for your child.