A 60+ London Oyster photocard allows you to travel free on public transport in London from the age of 60 until you qualify for a Freedom Pass.
To be eligible for a 60+ London Oyster photocard, you must:
With a 60+ London Oyster photocard you'll be able to travel free on bus, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail and most National Rail services in London.
You're not eligible for a 60+ London Oyster photocard if:
You can travel free at any time using your 60+ London Oyster photocard on:
You can also travel free at any time on the following National Rail services in London:
You can travel free from 09:30* on weekdays and any time on weekends and public holidays on most other National Rail services in London. This includes the following routes which run parallel to London Overground and TfL Rail:
(*travel free from 09:00 on Southern services between Clapham Junction and Harrow & Wealdstone)
You'll need to pay the full fare if you travel on National Rail services before 09:30 on weekdays (except where free travel is allowed at any time)
You can't add pay as you go credit to your 60+ London Oyster photocard, so you'll need to use another way to pay.
Show your 60+ London Oyster photocard to pay a discounted fare on most river services. Check with the operator for the level of discount.
Show your 60+ London Oyster photocard to pay the discounted adult Boarding Pass fare.
To apply online you'll need:
If you don't have all this information you can still apply online but may be asked to:
Proof of age should be one of the following:
Proof of address should be one of the following, dated in the last three months:
Or one of the following current documents:
Your colour, digital photo must be:
You should not be wearing anything that covers your head unless it is worn consistently for religious or medical reasons.
If your photo doesn't meet these guidelines, it will be rejected.
If you need help applying, you can call us on 0343 222 1234 (TfL call charges). Please have the following information ready when you call:
If you don't have all this information and are eligible to apply, call us.
When you apply for a 60+ London Oyster photocard, an Oyster photocard online account will be set up for you. After you have submitted an application, you'll be able to use your online account to check the status of your application.
You can also check the status of your application by:
If your application is successful, we'll post your 60+ London Oyster photocard to the address you provided on your application. If you haven't received your card within two weeks of applying, please check progress in your Oyster photocard online account.
Once you've got your 60+ London Oyster photocard, you can start using it immediately.
Make sure you touch your card on the yellow card readers. It's a bit different for each type of transport. Find out more about touching in and out.
Please remember that you can't use your photocard outside London.
You can use your 60+ London online account to report your card as lost, stolen or damaged and get a replacement.
Once your 60+ London Oyster photocard expires you may be eligible for an older persons Freedom Pass.
If you agreed to us sharing your data with London Councils when you applied for your 60+ London Oyster photocard, London Councils will send you a letter asking you to confirm your name and address.
Once London Councils has received confirmation and you meet the older persons Freedom Pass eligibility criteria, it will issue you with a Freedom Pass. You do not need to re-apply or send a new photo.
If you haven't given your consent to share your data with London Councils, you can provide consent by calling us on 0343 222 1234. (TfL call charges)
Get more information from the Freedom Pass website.