What is Oyster?
Oyster is a smartcard from Transport for London (TfL) which can hold Pay As You Go (PAYG) credit, Travelcards and Bus & Tram Pass season tickets.
You can use Oyster on all of our trains for journeys that start and finish in the London Travelcard area.
It’s quick and easy to buy an Oyster card, top up online and add your Travelcard or season ticket.
You can use the Oyster card on buses, Tubes, trams, the Docklands Light Railway, London Overground and most National Rail services in London.
Oyster Pay As You Go (PAYG)
You can buy an Oyster card from any TfL approved outlet including London Underground stations, and online from the TfL website.
Oyster cards are also available from St Pancras International, Farringdon, City Thameslink and London Blackfriars.
Top up your credit using the self-service ticket machines at any of our stations within the London Travelcard area. You can also top up at Underground stations and various shops across London.
Top up Oyster online at the TfL website and also set an automatic top-up.
Please note that caps are based on zonal travelcard prices and not rail only fares. Therefore the daily cap may be more expensive than a rail only paper ticket. Details of caps can be found here.
As Oyster Pay As You Go is based on single fares, there are occasions when Oyster may not be the cheapest option for your combination of journey. Details of Oyster and Contactless single fares can here found here.