Where to top up and buy tickets

Oyster

Get an Oyster card or top up your pay as you go credit online with a contactless and Oyster account (if you live in the UK), or at:

Pay as you go

You can pay as you go using contactless or Oyster.

If you have a contactless payment card, you don't need to add credit before you use it.

If you have an Oyster card, you can top up your pay as you go credit online with a contactless and Oyster account (if you live in the UK), or at:

  • Oyster Ticket Stops
  • Ticket machines at all Tube, London Overground and TfL Rail stations
  • Ticket machines at selected DLR stations and National Rail stations where pay as you go is accepted
  • Ticket offices at London Overground, TfL Rail and National Rail stations where pay as you go is accepted
  • Oyster sales line on 0343 222 1234 (TfL call charges)
  • Visitor Centres
  • The Tramlink Shop (in Croydon)

Paper single and return tickets

You can buy paper tickets for single and return journeys on rail services at:

  • Ticket machines at Tube, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail and National Rail stations
  • Ticket offices at London Overground, TfL Rail and National Rail stations

You can buy paper tickets for single and return journeys on trams at:

  • Self-service machines at tram stops

Travelcards

You can buy a Day Travelcard (paper ticket) from:

  • Ticket machines at Tube, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail and National Rail stations
  • Ticket offices at London Overground, TfL Rail and National Rail stations
  • Ticket machines at tram stops
  • Visitor Centres
  • The Tramlink Shop (in Croydon)

The easiest way to buy a 7 Day or monthly Travelcard on Oyster is online. You can also buy one from:

The easiest way to buy a 3 or 6 month Travelcard on Oyster is online. You can also buy one from:

The easiest way to buy an Annual Travelcard on Oyster is online. You can also buy one from:

Bus & Tram Passes

You can buy a One Day Bus & Tram Pass on Oyster from:

  • Oyster Ticket Stops
  • Ticket offices at London Overground, TfL Rail and National Rail stations
  • Ticket machines at Tube, London Overground, TfL Rail and selected National Rail stations
  • Visitor Centres

You can buy a 7 Day or monthly Bus & Tram Pass on Oyster from:

You can buy an Annual Bus & Tram Pass on Oyster online* with a contactless and Oyster account, or from:

*only when issued on a new Oyster card. You cannot add an Annual Bus & Tram Pass to an existing Oyster card.

Visitor tickets

You can't buy a Visitor Oyster card in London. If you're visiting from outside London, you can buy Visitor Oyster cards and paper tickets in advance from:

You can also get a Visitor Oyster card in advance from:

  • Gatwick Airport:
    • Gatwick Express ticket office or terminal desks
    • Southern Railways ticket office
    • Gatwick Airport Information Centre
  • Stansted Airport:
    • Stansted Express ticket office
    • National Express coaches ticket office
    • Stansted Airport Information Centre
  • On board Eurostar trains to London
  • Superbreak website
  • London Pass website

Ways to pay for tickets

You can buy tickets with cash at:

  • Oyster Ticket Stops
  • Ticket machines at Tube, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail and National Rail stations
  • Ticket offices at London Overground, TfL Rail and National Rail stations
  • The Tramlink Shop (in Croydon)
  • Tram stop ticket machines (coins only)
  • Visitor Centres

Company cheques are no longer accepted. Company credit cards can be used to buy season tickets online with a contactless and Oyster account.

You can't use cash to pay for your bus fare. Instead of cash you can pay as you go using contactless payment or Oyster. Find out about cash free buses.

You can buy tickets with a credit or debit card online with a contactless and Oyster account (if you live in the UK), or at:

  • Some Oyster Ticket Stops (check with individual traders as local arrangements apply)
  • Ticket machines at Tube, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail and National Rail stations
  • Ticket offices at London Overground, TfL Rail and National Rail stations
  • Visitor Centres
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