Where can i buy a visitor oyster card in london?


If you do not live in the UK, you can still get an Oyster card but only when you arrive in London. You can also pay for your travel with a contactless payment card.

You asked, can I buy an Oyster card in a shop? You can get an Oyster card: At Oyster Ticket Stops in many newsagents in London. … At all Tube, London Overground and most TfL Rail stations.

Also, how long does it take to get a Visitor Oyster card? How long will it take to deliver my order? All orders of Travelcards and Visitor Oyster cards are dispatched within 24 hours of being placed, Monday to Friday.

Best answer for this question, can I buy a Visitor Oyster card at Kings Cross Station? You can buy an Oyster card at Kings Cross St Pancras Underground station. The nearest ticket hall is only a few yards from Eurostar arrivals. Turn left as you emerge on to the concourse. You can use cash or a credit card.

Additionally, what is the difference between an Oyster card and a Visitor Oyster card? What is the difference between Oyster and Visitor Oyster cards? Oyster cards work in the same way as Visitor Oyster cards but do not include special offers and promotions. Oyster cards cost £5 (refundable) and can also be loaded with credit. Visitor Oyster cards* can be purchased by non-UK residents before they travel.

Do Visitor Oyster cards expire?

The pay as you go credit on your Visitor Oyster card never expires so you can keep your card until your next visit, or lend it to family and friends. If you don’t need your Visitor Oyster card, you can get the remaining credit refunded.

Can I use someone else’s Oyster card?

Yes, you can use someone else’s oyster card. You can top it up yourself with cash or credit card at the ticketing machines at any station. Nobody asks for ID or anything like that, you’ll be fine.

Are Visitor Oyster cards refundable?

You can take your Visitor Oyster card to a Visitor Centre, to get a refund of any remaining credit. This will be paid in cash or refunded to your debit/credit card. The Visitor Oyster card will be returned to you for future use.

Which is cheaper Oyster card or contactless?

It’s publicised that if you use contactless to pay for travel in London, it’s the same price as using an Oyster card. … Of course, if you have a railcard discount (or similar) applied to your Oyster, that will always be cheaper than contactless. Discounts cannot be applied to contactless payment cards.

Can I get an Oyster card on my phone?

Now, free app TfL Oyster (available on Apple and Android) allows you top up your Oyster card on your phone, and collect the top-up from any tube or rail station, tram stop or river bus pier as little as 30 minutes later. … In addition, you can use TfL Oyster to track the journeys you’ve made, and the cost of these.

Are Oyster cards cheaper?

The Oyster Card is a magnetic rechargeable plastic card valid for all of London’s public transport. It not only simplifies the payment system, but it is also cheaper than paying for a single journey ticket every time you ride the Underground, bus, DLR or Overground.

Can I buy a Visitor Oyster card at Euston station?

You cannot buy Oyster cards at Euston train station – however you can buy them at the tube station, and get your deposit back there afterwards. If you are going to make several journeys a day you might just as well buy one day travel cards – saves bothering with the deposit.

Do you need an Oyster card to use the tube?

You don’t have to work out the cost of your journey in advance. You can pay as you go using contactless (card or device), an Oyster card or a Visitor Oyster card. … Make sure you always use the same card or device to touch in and out to pay the right fare (touch in only on buses and trams).

How can I check the balance on my Visitor Oyster card?

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.

How does pay as you go Oyster card work?

An Oyster card is a smart card that you add money to, so you can pay as you go. You can pay as you go to travel on bus, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground, most TfL Rail, Emirates Air Line and Thames Clippers River Bus services. You can also travel on most National Rail services in London and some outside London.

Is there a time limit on Oyster cards?

Make as many pay as you go journeys as you like using contactless (card or device) or an Oyster card in one day or in one week and we’ll cap your fare so you don’t pay more.

Can I transfer money between Oyster cards?

You can choose to transfer any pay as you go balance or Travelcards to another Oyster card. To do this you will need to have details of the new Oyster card and you will need to physically have the new Oyster card for the transfer to be completed as you need to touch in as part of a journey for the transfer to complete.

Can my wife use my 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.

How do you put money on an Oyster card?

If you need to add more value/credit to your Visitor Oyster card you can simply ‘top up’ at one of the machines in the stations, or by going to one of the Transport for London ticket desks. Any credit you don’t use can be kept on your card for use at a later date.

What happens if you get caught using someone else’s Oyster card?

Oyster is the electronic touch-and-go card that can be used on bus, tube and overground services in London by residents and visitors to the capital. Most people caught misusing an Oyster card are given a £50 penalty fare – reduced to £25 if they pay quickly. In this case, the man’s offence was to use his wife’s card.

How do I get money off my Oyster card?

Simply touch your Oyster card on the yellow card reader on the ticket machine, select ‘Oyster refund’ and follow the on-screen instructions. You can see the refunded amount due on the screen before finalising your request.

Are Oyster cards being phased out?

However, TfL has no plans to phase the Oyster card out. “This is because there will always be customers, such as children or those who need to manage their finances more carefully, who will benefit from the card,” says Tuckett.

What is 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.

How do you get around in London?

  1. London Overground.
  2. TfL Rail.
  3. London Trams.

How do I find my zone in London?

London is divided into 1–9 zones*, but most of it fits into zones 1–6. Central London is zone 1, zone 2 is the ring around zone 1, zone 3 is the ring around 2 and so on. If you look at the zone map below it should make sense.

Back to top button