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Do Oyster card balances expire?
Please note that Oyster cards do not expire as such. In accordance with section 21 of the FOI Act, we are not obliged to supply you with a copy of the requested information as it is already accessible to you elsewhere.
Can I use my Oyster card to pay for a friend?
Touch your Oyster card in at the start of your journey and touch out at the end on yellow card readers to pay the right fare. Only touch in on buses and trams. Find out more about touching in and out. If you only have pay as you go credit on your Oyster card, you can lend it to someone else.
Are Oyster cards still used in London 2022?
Oyster cards & Heathrow/Gatwick trains
You can now use London’s Oyster cards and contactless payment options to pay for fares on the Gatwick Express, Thameslink and Southern Trains services between London and Gatwick Airport.
Is Oyster card cheaper than contactless?
There is a very small financial advantage to using a contactless card if you’re in London for more than a week and travel extensively every single day (weekly capping) but otherwise it’s no cheaper than using an Oyster.
Can you use an expired Oyster card?
It’s just the free travel that expires, but you can use it as a valid oyster card still. If not you should take it to a tube station nearby and ask one of the ticket officers to help. Ringing TFL to transfer is also an idea, but might take longer.
How do I check my Oyster card balance?
Re: How do you check balance on Oyster? The easiest way is to go to any ticket machine in a tube station and touch the card on the yellow reader. That will display the current balance and present you with options to add more PAYG credit or a travelcard.
Can I check my Oyster balance online?
You can find out how much money you’ve got on an Oyster card at ticket machines by holding your card against the yellow Oyster card reader. Or you can check your balance anytime online if you register your Oyster card and have an account. If you haven’t already you can do that on the TfL website.
Can U top up Oyster card online?
Oyster card users can now check their pay as you go balance and top up their card with just a few quick taps of their smartphone after Transport for London (TfL) today launched its new app.
Can I use my wife’s Oyster card?
If your Oyster card only has adult rate pay as you go credit on it, you can lend it to someone else, even if the card is registered in your name. So, as long as there is only PAYG credit, and no travelcard / discount, then it can be used by someone else.
Can I add Oyster card to Apple wallet?
You can’t add an Oyster Card to Apple Wallet. However, you can use Apple Pay instead of an Oyster Card on all Transport for London (TfL) services, including the London Underground and National Rail.
Does an Oyster card make travel cheaper?
The daily Oyster/Contactless payment cards price cap is less than the cost of a 1 day Travelcard so over one day is cheaper. Over longer periods Travelcards can work out cheaper depending on your travel.
Is an Oyster card better than contactless?
A contactless visitor Oyster card is excellent for pay as you go travel as fares are capped. This means this may cost less than a physical ticket. However, a standard contactless card will offer the same benefits. However, the visitor Oyster card is perhaps best used by tourists from foreign countries.
Is contactless cheaper than buying a ticket?
Whilst a daily cap will apply it is important to be aware that it will not always be cheaper than buying a return paper ticket. There will also be a weekly price cap for those using a Contactless card or mobile device but it will still be cheaper to buy a season ticket on the Key Smartcard or paper.
What happens if you don’t tap out with contactless?
If you forget to tap in or out with your contactless card you’ll get the same maximum fare as you would with Oyster.
Can I use my phone as an Oyster card?
TfL has launched its own official smartphone app, for checking Oyster card balances. The new app enables iPhone and Android smartphone owners to use their phone to add pay as you go credit or Travelcards to their Oyster card.
What happens if you forget to tap in your Oyster card?
Please wait at least 48 hours as you might receive an automatic refund: Oyster – we’ll automatically add it to your card the next time you touch in or out of a rail journey. Contactless – the refund will show on your next card statement, or we will adjust the fares charged when you next travel.
What’s the cheapest way to get around London?
The cheapest way to travel is with an Oyster card. An Oyster card allows you to travel between all parts of London on the Underground, Trams (DLR), Overground, some river boats, Emirates Air Line, and the iconic red London buses.
Can I get a free Oyster card at 60?
If you’re 60 or over and live in a London borough, you can get free travel on our transport services with an Oyster photocard.
Is 18+ Oyster card free on buses?
Adults who live in a London borough who were 18 on 31 August and in full-time education, can apply for a 16+ Zip Oyster photocard to get free travel on buses and trams.
Is a Visitor Oyster card worth it?
Worth it? Never by a Travelcard or Oyster in advance. Visitor Oyster can only hold PAYG (no Travelcards) and there’s a fee to buy it (rather than a refundable deposit with the standard version) but I think the card makes a nice momento/souvenir so I’m not as hard on it as some people.