60 plus london oyster photocard

Benefits

  • Free travel on bus, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail and most National Rail services in London
  • Discounted fares on the Emirates Air Line
  • Discounted fares on River Services

Travel on National Rail

You can travel free on most National Rail services from 09:30 on weekdays and anytime on weekends and public holidays.

You can travel free on these National Rail services, at any time:

Service Between
Chiltern Railway Amersham and Marylebone
Chiltern Railway West Ruislip and South Ruislip
Great Northern Finsbury Park and King's Cross and Moorgate
Thameslink West Hampstead Thameslink, Elephant & Castle and London Bridge
London Northwestern Railway Harrow & Wealdstone and Euston
Greater Anglia Stratford and Liverpool Street
c2c Upminster and Fenchurch Street

These routes are free if you travel from 09:00 or 09:30 on weekdays, weekends and public holidays:

Service  Between  Travel from 
Southern Clapham Junction and Harrow & Wealdstone 09:00
Southern New Cross Gate and West Croydon/Crystal Palace 09:30
Southern Peckham Rye and Queens Road 09:30
Southeastern Denmark Hill and Peckham Rye 09:30

Who is it for?

If you're 60 or over and live in a London borough, you can get a 60+ London Oyster photocard until you're eligible for a Freedom Pass.

You can't get a 60+ London Oyster photocard if you already have a Veterans Oyster photocard.

How to apply

You apply online up to two weeks before your 60th birthday for a 60+ London Oyster photocard.

You need to provide:

  • Active email address
  • Details from your machine-readable passport or UK driving licence (full or provisional)
  • Debit or credit card registered at your address to confirm you live in a London borough and to pay an administration fee of £20

If you don't have these, you can still apply online but may be asked to:

  • Print a verification letter and take it to a Post Office in London with proof of your age and address
  • Pay an administration fee of £20 at a Post Office

Proof of age can be one of the following:

  • Passport
  • An ID card from a European Economic Area country
  • Medical Card
  • Birth certificate
  • Driving licence
  • Biometric Residency Permit

Proof of address can be one of the following:

  • Residential utility bill (from last three months)
  • Bank, building society or credit statement (from last three months)
  • Department for Work and Pensions letter (from last three months)
  • HM Revenue and Customs letter (from last three months)
  • Occupational pension letter (from last three months)
  • Council Tax bill
  • Television licence
  • Driving licence
  • Council or Housing Association rent book or statement

Need help applying?

If you need help applying, call us on 0343 222 1234 (call charges may apply) with:

  • Your date of birth
  • Your address
  • Details from your machine-readable passport or UK driving licence (full or provisional)
  • Debit or credit card registered at your address to confirm you live in London and to pay an administration fee of £20

Check your application status

  • When you apply for your 60+ London Oyster photocard, we'll set up a photocard web account for you. You can check your application status when you sign in to your photocard web account
  • Text your application reference number to 07624 809 330. You'll receive a response from our SMS service (standard network charges apply)

How to use

Once you get your 60+ London Oyster photocard, you can use it straight away.

Make sure you touch in at the start of your journey and touch out at the end on yellow card readers. You only need to touch in on buses and trams.

Use your photocard web account to manage your card or report a lost card.

You can't add credit to your 60+ London Oyster photocard to pay as you go.

Expiry

Your 60+ London Oyster photocard expires on the date shown on the front of your card.

You may then be eligible for a Freedom Pass. If you agreed to share your data with London Councils when you applied for your 60+ London Oyster photocard, they'll send you a letter to confirm your name and address.

Once they've received confirmation and you meet the criteria for a Freedom Pass, London Councils will send you a Freedom Pass. You don't need to apply or provide a new photo.

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