TfL Oyster and contactless app

Oyster card on a yellow background

Why use the app?

  • Top up your pay as you go credit and get notifications when it gets low
  • Check your journey history
  • See if you have incomplete journeys
  • Buy adult rate Travelcards and Bus & Tram Passes valid between seven days and 12 months
  • Get notifications before your Travelcard and Bus & Tram Pass expires
  • Manage multiple season tickets and cards on the go

We're developing new features:

Download the app

Apple App Store Google Play Store

How to top up

  1. Top up on the app
  2. Wait 30 minutes (it's often quicker)
  3. Touch in on a yellow card reader with your Oyster card to add your top up
Pound sign pointing to an Oyster card, then 30 minutes on a clock, then the Oyster card touching a yellow card reader

First-generation Oyster cards

If you have an older, first-generation Oyster card, you can't use it with the app.

You can replace your old card with a new Oyster card to use the app.

Give us feedback

You can give us feedback on the app.