If you receive payments under the War Pensions Scheme, or Guaranteed Income Payment under the Armed Forces Compensation Schemes, you may be eligible for concessionary travel.
With a Veterans Oyster photocard you can travel free on bus, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail and most National Rail services in London.
You may be eligible for a Veterans Oyster photocard if you're:
Ongoing payments are awarded to service personnel who have sustained a certain level of physical or psychological injury in the line of duty. If you received a one-off gratuity payment instead of ongoing payments, then you're not eligible for a Veterans Oyster photocard.
We will not issue a Veterans Oyster photocard if you live in London and are eligible for a 60+ London Oyster photocard or a Freedom Pass.
The 60+ London Oyster photocard and the Freedom Pass give exactly the same travel benefits as the Veterans Oyster photocard. To find out if you're eligible for either of these, visit the Freedom Pass website or 60+ London Oyster photocard information.
You can travel free at any time using your Veterans Oyster photocard on:
You can also travel on some National Rail services in London.
Chiltern Railway services between:
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, and services to Swanley.
*Travel free from 09:00 on Southern Services between Clapham Junction and Harrow & Wealdstone.
The Veterans Concessionary Travel Scheme map shows you where and when you can travel free on National Rail services.
You need to pay full fare on all other National Rail services.
Show your Veterans Oyster photocard to pay a discounted fare on most river services. Check with the operator for the level of discount.
Show your Veterans Oyster photocard to pay the discounted adult Boarding Pass fare.
Call us on 0343 222 1234 (TfL call charges) to get an application form. You'll need to complete and return the form with:
If you meet the eligibility criteria, we'll send you your Oyster photocard and you can start using it immediately. Please read the Veterans Oyster card terms and conditions.
You can change your photo online using the lost, stolen or damaged process. This costs £10.
Once you've got your Veterans 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.
Your Veterans Oyster photocard will expire on the date shown on the front of your Veterans Oyster photocard.