Contactless Pay As You Go (PAYG)
Contactless payment cards can be used to travel on most National Rail services in London, as well as bus, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground and TfL Rail. Fares and daily caps in London Zones 1-9 are the same as with Oyster PAYG.
Just touch your debit or credit card on a yellow card reader to pay for your journey, the same as you would with your Oyster card. Always remember to touch in and out.
With Contactless there is no need to top up or queue for tickets at the station. It makes getting around the capital so easy.
It’s normally the same price as using an Oyster card, and the cost is capped in London Zones 1-9 so you can make several trips in one day. Details of caps can be found on the TfL website.
For more details on using Contactless card including registering it please visit contactless.tfl.gov.uk.
Contactless PAYG extensions
- St Albans City
- Luton Airport Parkway
- Welwyn Garden City
These extensions allow customers to customers to use either a contactless card or a mobile device to pay for travel.
As Contactless PAYG is based on single fares, there are occasions where it may not be the cheapest option for your combination of journeys. Details of PAYG single fares can here found here.
There are some important differences to be aware of: