Hopper fare

Two busĀ or tram journeys for the price of one.

Make a journey using pay as you go (contactless or Oyster) on a bus or tram, and you can make a second bus or tram journey for free within one hour of touching in on the first bus or tram.

You must touch in using the same card on the second bus or tram. The free fare will then be applied automatically.

Hopper fares apply to adult and discounted rate pay as you go journeys.

A Hopper fare will not apply if:

  • You make a journey on Tube, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail, Emirates Air Line, River Bus or National Rail services between the first and second bus or tram journey
  • Your Oyster card has a negative pay as you go balance after the first journey. If you clear the negative balance within one hour of touching in, you can still make the second journey for free
  • You use an Oyster card to change from a tram to a bus at Wimbledon station. For these journeys, an automatic refund for the second fare will be paid to your Oyster card

Fares for bus and tram journeys are shown in our fares tables.

Watch our video to find out all about Hopper fare.

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