Tube and rail fares

You can travel on Tube, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail and most National Rail services using contactless or Oyster to pay as you go, or you can add a Travelcard to your Oyster card.

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You can also buy paper tickets for single journeys, Day Travelcards or group travel.

The tables below show prices of caps and Travelcards for travel in zones 1 to 9. They do not include travel on Southeastern high speed or Gatwick Express services.

You can use pay as you go and buy Travelcards to some stations outside London. See the cost of caps and Travelcards for journeys including travel on National Rail services beyond Zone 9.

For season ticket prices between any two named stations, visit the National Rail website.

Adult

Pay as you go

  • With contactless and benefit from daily and weekly capping
  • With Oyster and benefit from daily capping

Travelcards

  • Buy a paper Day Travelcard
  • With Oyster, you can buy a 7 Day, Monthly or longer period Travelcard

Paper single and return tickets can be bought from ticket machines at stations.

See the cost of individual journey fares with the single fare finder.

Apprentice

You must have an Apprentice Oyster photocard to get:

  • 30% off 7 Day, Monthly and longer period Travelcards
  • 34% discount on off-peak pay as you go fares and off-peak daily caps on Tube, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail and most National Rail services if you get a 16-25 National Railcard and add the discount entitlement to your Apprentice Oyster photocard

Find out more about Apprentice Oyster photocards.

See the cost of individual journey fares with the single fare finder.

18+ Student

You must have an 18+ Student Oyster photocard to get:

  • 30% off 7 Day, Monthly and longer period Travelcards
  • 34% discount on off-peak pay as you go fares and off-peak daily caps on Tube, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail and most National Rail services if you get a 16-25 National Railcard and add the discount entitlement to your 18+ Student Oyster photocard

Find out more about 18+ Student Oyster photocards.

See the cost of individual journey fares with the single fare finder.

16+

You must have a 16+ Zip Oyster photocard to get:

  • 7 Day, Monthly and longer period Travelcards at child rate
  • Half the adult rate when you pay as you go on Tube, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail and most National Rail services

Find out more about 16+ Zip Oyster photocards.

To see the cost of individual journey fares, use the single fare finder.

See the cost of individual journey fares with the single fare finder.

11-15

You must have an 11-15 Zip Oyster photocard to get:

  • Child rate pay as you go fares on Tube, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail and most National Rail services
  • Child rate 7 Day, Monthly and longer period Travelcards

Find out more about 11-15 Zip Oyster photocards.

See the cost of individual journey fares with the single fare finder.

5-10

Children aged between 5 and 10 can travel free on:

  • Tube, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail and most National Rail services when using a 5-10 Zip Oyster photocard
  • Tube, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail and the following National Rail services when accompanied by an adult (up to four children per adult):
         - Amersham to Marylebone (Chiltern)
         - Finsbury Park to King's Cross/Moorgate (First Capital Connect)
         - Stratford to Liverpool Street (Abellio Greater Anglia)
         - Upminster to Fenchurch Street/Liverpool Street via Barking (but not at Forest Gate/Maryland) (c2c)
         - Watford Junction to Euston (London Midland)
         - Watford Junction to Clapham Junction (Southern)
         - West Hampstead Thameslink to Moorgate/Elephant & Castle/London Bridge (First Capital Connect)
         - West Ruislip to South Ruislip (Chiltern)

Find out about Zip Oyster photocards and travelling with children.

See the cost of individual journey fares with the single fare finder.

Jobcentre Plus

With a Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card and an Oyster card with the Jobcentre Plus discount entitlement added to it, you qualify for half adult-rate pay as you go fares, daily caps and Travelcard season tickets.

Find out more about Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Cards.

See the cost of individual journey fares with the single fare finder.

Bus & Tram discount

No discounts are available on Tube, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail and National Rail services for holders of Bus & Tram Discount photocards. Adult fares apply.

Find out more about Bus & Tram Discount photocards.

National Railcards and Gold Cards

If you have a:

  • Senior Railcard
  • 16-25 Railcard
  • Gold Card
  • HM Forces Railcard

you need to add the Railcard or Gold card discount to your Oyster card to get:

  • 1/3 discount on off-peak pay as you go fares on all rail services in London
  • 1/3 discount on daily caps when travelling after 09:30 Mondays to Fridays, anytime on Saturday, Sunday and on public holidays
  • Discounted off-peak Day Travelcards (also for Network Railcard and Family and Friends Railcard holders)

If you have a:

  • Disabled Persons Railcard

You need to add the Railcard discount to your Oyster card to get:

  • 1/3 discount on peak and off-peak pay as you go fares on all rail services in London
  • 1/3 discount on peak and off-peak caps
  • Discounted off-peak Day Travelcards

See the cost of individual journey fares with the single fare finder.

Railcard or Gold Card discounts can be added to your Oyster card, Apprentice Oyster photocard or 18+ Student Oyster photocard at Tube, London Overground and some National Rail stations. You can't add a Railcard or Gold Card discount to a contactless payment card.

National Railcard and Gold card holders do not get a discount on 7 Day, Monthly or longer period Travelcards.

If you have a Railcard or Gold Card, you can buy discounted tickets for under 16s.

Groups

For groups of 10 or more fare-paying passengers Group Day Travelcards are available. They are paper tickets that allow you to travel as much as you like from 09:30 Monday to Friday and any time on weekends and public holidays.

Group Day Travelcards can be used on Tube, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail and most National Rail services within the zones paid for. They can also be used on all London bus services and on trams.
You have to be travelling in a group of 10 or more at all times when using a Group Day Travelcard. Group Day Travelcards are available for the following zones:

  • 1-6
  • 1-9

Group Day Travelcards are available from ticket machines at Tube stations or from London Overground or TfL Rail station ticket offices and some National Rail stations that Tube and London Overground services run through. They can also be bought online in advance from the Visitor Shop (zones 1-6 only).

Group Day Travelcard prices

Zone
AdultUnder 16s
Zones 1-6
£8.10£4.00
Zones 1-9£8.60£4.30
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