Where you can use Oyster

Bus roundel

Buses and trams

All buses showing the red roundel, and trams.

Tube, DLR, TfL Rail and London Overground

All services in Zones 1-9 and to Watford Junction and Shenfield.

National Rail

All suburban trains stopping in Zones 1-9 and on journeys to:

  • Chafford Hundred
  • Grays 
  • Ockendon 
  • Purfleet 
  • Watford Junction 
  • Broxbourne
  • Hertford East
  • Ware
  • St Margarets
  • Rye House
  • Merstham
  • Earlswood
  • Redhill
  • Salfords
  • Horley
  • Gatwick Airport

But not on:

  • Heathrow Express
  • Heathrow Connect services between Hayes & Harlington and Heathrow 
  • Any journey starting or finishing outside the pay as you go area

Oyster cards are not accepted on East Midlands Trains, Grand Central, Hull Trains, Virgin Trains, or Virgin Trains East Coast services.

River services

Did you know?

With a contactless and Oyster account, you can protect your Oyster card, see your journey history, apply for a refund for incomplete journeys, top up your pay as you go credit and add or renew Travelcards. Find out more

Pay as you go

Pay as you go using your Oyster card to travel on Thames Clippers River Bus services. These journeys do not count towards daily caps.


Travelcards are not valid on Thames Clippers River Bus services. If you have a Travelcard on your Oyster card, you'll get a third off standard pay as you go fares.

Emirates Air Line

  • You use pay as you go by touching your Oyster card on the yellow card reader on a ticket gate
  • If you've got a Travelcard, you can buy a discounted Boarding Pass

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