Bus and tram fares

Hopper fare

Pay as you go at adult rate on buses and trams and our Hopper fare gives you unlimited journeys for £1.65, made within one hour of touching in. Hopper fare also applies to discounted rate travel.

Touch in using the same card or device on all journeys and you get our Hopper fare automatically.

If you travel on Tube, DLR, London Overground, Elizabeth line, IFS Cloud Cable Car or River Bus services in between Hopper journeys, you'll be charged a standard fare. The Hopper fare will still apply to any further bus and tram journeys made within one hour of first touching in.

If your Oyster card has a negative balance after your first journey, the Hopper fare won't apply. You'll need to top up your card within one hour of touching in to be eligible.

5-10

All 5-10 year olds travel free on buses and trams and don't need a Zip Oyster photocard.

11-15

Travel free on buses and trams with an 11-15 Zip Oyster photocard.

If you have a non-concessionary 11-15 Oyster photocard, you get 50% off adult fares.

Pay as you go Daily cap 7 Day Bus & Tram Pass Monthly Bus & Tram Pass Annual Bus & Tram Pass
£0.80 £2.40 £11.60 £44.60 £464

16+

If you have a 16+ Zip Oyster photocard and live in London, you get free travel on buses and trams. If you live outside London, you get 50% off adult fares.

Pay as you go Daily cap 7 Day Bus & Tram Pass Monthly Bus & Tram Pass Annual Bus & Tram Pass
£0.80 £2.40 £11.60 £44.60 £464

18+ Student

With an 18+ Student Oyster photocard you get 30% off 7 Day, Monthly and longer period Bus & Tram Passes.

Pay as you go Daily cap 7 Day Bus & Tram Pass Monthly Bus & Tram Pass Annual Bus & Tram Pass
£1.65 £4.95 £16.30 £62.60 £652

Apprentice

With an Apprentice Oyster photocard you get 30% off 7 Day, Monthly and longer period Bus & Tram Passes.

  Pay as you go Daily cap 7 Day Bus & Tram Pass Monthly Bus & Tram Pass Annual Bus & Tram Pass
  £1.65 £4.95 £16.30 £62.60 £652

Adult

You can travel using pay as you go with contactless (card or device) or your Oyster card.

Pay as you go Daily cap Weekly cap (Monday to Sunday)
£1.65 £4.95 £23.30

You can also travel using your Oyster card with a 7 Day, Monthly and Annual Bus & Tram Pass.

One Day Bus & Tram Pass 7 Day Bus & Tram Pass Monthly Bus & Tram Pass Annual Bus & Tram Pass
£5.50 £23.30 £89.50 £932

Jobcentre Plus

With a Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount you get 50% off adult pay as you go fares and discounted 7 Day and Monthly Travelcards.

Pay as you go Daily cap 7 Day Bus & Tram Pass Monthly Bus & Tram Pass Annual Bus & Tram Pass
£0.80 £2.40 £11.60 £44.60 Not available

Bus & Tram Discount

With a Bus & Tram Discount photocard you get 50% off adult pay as you go bus and tram fares and 7 Day or Monthly Bus & Tram Passes.

Pay as you go Daily cap 7 Day Bus & Tram Pass Monthly Bus & Tram Pass Annual Bus & Tram Pass
£0.80 £2.40 £11.60 £44.60 Not available

One more bus journey

If you don't have enough credit on your Oyster card to pay the fare or your Bus & Tram Pass or Travelcard has just expired, you can make one more journey on a bus.

You must then top up your pay as you go credit to clear the negative balance before you can use your Oyster card again or before you can renew a Travelcard or Bus & Tram Pass.