Are Oyster cards still valid?

Re: Is very old Oyster card still valid? PAYG pre-pay remains on an Oyster card until used. Since your card hasn’t been activated in the last 24 months you will need to have it reanimated by a station agent at the Underground station at Heathrow.

Additionally, What is the daily cap on Oyster card? Price caps for Oyster & contactless card payments, compared to Travelcard prices

Zones Oyster daily cap 7-day cap**
Zone 1-3 £8.70 £43.50
Zone 1-4 £10.60 £53.20
Zone 1-5 £12.70 £63.30
Zone 1-6 £13.50 £67.70

Can I still use my Oyster card in London? Oyster cards

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.

Subsequently, How can I check if my Oyster card is still valid? You can call TfL customer services on 0343 222 1234 (check call charges on its site); you’ll need to confirm you’re the registered owner of the Oyster card and provide the following details: Your Oyster card number. The answer to the security question you’d selected.


Can you use Oyster cards in London?

Oyster cards are electronic smartcards that are used to pay for public transport in London. Visitor Oyster cards, Oyster cards and contactless payment cards are the cheapest way to travel in London. To use an Oyster card, touch the card on the yellow reader at the gates as you enter and end your journey.

Can you top up an Oyster card with any amount? You can top it up by any amount in cash at a ticket machine (although it won’t give change on London Underground machines, so you need the correct amount of cash). With cards you have to top up by set amounts: £5/£10 etc. At ticket offices there’s a £5 minimum top-up for normal Oyster cards. Thanks for all that.

What happens if I tap in and out at the same station? If you tap in and out at the same station after 30 minutes — say you travel across London only to realise you forgot your keys so have to go back to your original station — your balance is taking a serious hit. The system will assume you’ve done two incomplete journeys and charge you for both of them.

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.

Is the 60 plus Oyster card being phased out?

In June 2020, TfL announced it would no longer allow passengers to use 60+ Oyster Cards or Older Person’s Freedom Passes during morning peak hours to “help conserve space on public transport” and aid social distancing for key workers.

Can I withdraw money from Oyster card? Just touch your Oyster on the yellow card reader, select ‘Oyster refund’ and follow the instructions. The ticket machine will dispense a refund in cash.

Can I top up Oyster with cash?

2. Re: Can you top up an oyster card with cash? Almost all the machines accept coins. As well as that, you can top up in cash at thousands of newsagents and convenience stores throughout London.

Can I put my Oyster card on my iPhone? TfL Oyster and contactless on the App Store. This app is available only on the App Store for iPhone.

How long does an Oyster card take?

We’ll post your 16+ Zip Oyster photocard to you within one week of applying. You apply online and need to provide: Active email address.

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.

How long have Oyster cards been around? The world’s most popular transport smartcard launched in June 2003. Oyster has evolved to meet customers’ needs and revolutionised the way transport is paid for in the Capital. Customers soon to have more ticketing options with introduction of contactless payment card technology.

How long does an Oyster card take to arrive? We’ll post your 16+ Zip Oyster photocard to you within one week of applying. You apply online and need to provide: Active email address.

How do I put money on my 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 dont collect oyster top up? If you pay for a ticket with a credit card and fail to collect it, then they would refund the amount to your credit card.

How long does it take for an Oyster card to arrive?

We’ll post your 16+ Zip Oyster photocard to you within one week of applying. You apply online and need to provide: Active email address.

What happens if not enough money on Oyster card? If you don’t have enough credit on your Oyster card to pay the fare or your Bus & Tram Pass or Travelcard has just expired, you can make one more journey on a bus.

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.

Can you use the same Oyster card twice? Re: Can 2 people share one Oystercard and just swipe it twice? Since you need to swipe both in and out of the tube, you each need to have your own.

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