Using contactless could save time and money - you don't need to top-up an Oyster card or buy a ticket, and you could benefit from daily and weekly (Monday to Sunday) capping.
If you're travelling with other people, each person must have their own card. You can't share the same contactless card to pay for travel.
Find out how contactless could work for you, by selecting one of the options below:
If you currently use pay as you go, using contactless is a good alternative. You are charged adult-rate pay as you go fares, but you don't have to worry about running out of credit and could also benefit from daily and weekly (Monday to Sunday) capping.
To benefit from capping you must always use the same card, mobile phone or contactless device for all your travel. We can't link the travel charges on different contactless cards or devices.
You might want to use contactless if you forget your Oyster card or if it runs out of credit and you can't top it up.
If you buy 7 Day Travelcards that start on a Monday, why not consider using contactless?
You can benefit from weekly (Monday to Sunday) capping if you:
If all your travel is outside Zone 1, you should continue using a 7 Day Travelcard.
To benefit from weekly capping on buses and trams you need to:
Remember you only need to touch in on buses and trams.
If you usually buy monthly or longer period Travelcards or Bus & Tram Passes, you should carry on doing so. Monthly and longer period Travelcards and Bus & Tram Passes are not available on contactless.
If you're visiting London and have a contactless card issued in the UK, using it could save you time, because you won't need to get or top-up an Oyster card. It's also cheaper than paying cash.
If you're visiting London and your card was issued outside the UK, you may be able to use it for contactless travel on our services:
Overseas transaction charges may apply for travel made with a card issued outside the UK. Contact your card issuer for more information.
Using a UK-issued contactless card for business travel is easy and practical. If you need proof of travel expenses, you can sign up for a contactless and Oyster account and get:
If you're in London on business and your card was issued outside the UK, you may be able to use it for contactless travel on our services:
You can only pay for one person per journey with contactless. That means if you are travelling in a group, each person will have to use a separate contactless card, mobile phone or other method of payment.
You can buy a Group Day Travelcard if you're:
If you're travelling as a family, children under 11 can travel free on Tube, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail and some National Rail services if they're with an adult using contactless.
Children under 11 can travel free on buses at all times. Children aged between 11-16 can get free, or discounted travel, with a Zip Oyster photocard.
Discounts can't be added to contactless cards. This includes all National Railcard discounts.
If you're eligible for discounted travel, you should carry on using your existing Oyster card or Oyster photocard.