How much does a student Oyster card cost?

How much does a student Oyster card cost?

Schools, colleges and universities must register on the TfL Scheme so their students can apply for an 18+ Student Oyster photocard. The registration fee is £25 (non-refundable). If your location is outside London, but your students regularly commute from a London borough, you may be eligible to register.

Do students get free Oyster cards?

UCL can sign and stamp a 16+ Oyster card application for eligible students. To be eligible for free bus and tram travel the applicant must be aged 16 or 17 on the 31 August 2021 and be living in a London borough. Full details of how to apply for the 16+ Oyster card can be on the Transport for London website.

Is 16+ Oyster card free on buses?

The 16+ Oyster photocard offers free travel on buses and trams and half adult rate on other TfL services to those young Londoners studying a Level 3 course, apprenticeship or training course funded by the Young People’s Learning Agency and some courses funded by the Skills Funding Agency.

How much is an Oyster card monthly?

Monthly Travelcards: 2022 prices

Monthly Travelcards
Zones 1–2 £147.50
Zones 1–3 £173.60
Zones 1–4 £212.00
Zones 1–5 £252.30

How do I get a 18+ student Oyster card?

You can apply for an 18+ Student Oyster photocard on the Transport for London (TfL) website. The application portal will open for the 2020/21 academic year on 1 September 2020, however you can only apply once you have fully enroled at Uni, and arrived in London.

How long does it take to get a student Oyster card?

two to three weeks
How long will it take to get my card? After the College has confirmed your student registration to TFL, you should receive your card within two to three weeks. You can track the status of your application by signing into your 18+ web account with TFL.

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.

How much does a 16 Oyster card cost?

You pay an administration fee of £20 using a credit or debit card. 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 much is a weekly oyster Zone 1-5?

Weekly prices

Type 7 Day Price
Adult Zones 1-2 £38.40
Adult Zones 1-3 £45.20
Adult Zones 1-4 £55.20
Adult Zones 1-5 £65.70

Can I top up my student Oyster online?

‘Use the touchscreen ticket machines at any Tube and London Overground station or selected DLR and National Rail stations, or at the ticket office at any Tube or London Overground station and selected National Rail stations. You cannot top up your 18+ Oyster photocard online. ‘

Do kids need an Oyster card?

You don’t need an Oyster Card for kids or a separate ticket. Simply go to the wider side gate (the one used for luggage) and tap your own (adult) ticket/card and walk through with your child. Older kids may need one (see below).

Where to get an Oyster card?

– You can buy an Oyster card at tons of location around London, including airports, at London visitor information centres, and even shops that have the “Oyster Card” sign outside. – To get one, you just need to pay a £5 refundable deposit, which you can get back if you return your Oyster card, plus your remaining balance.

How to check my balance on my 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. Is my Oyster visitor card still valid?

How to use the Oyster card?


  • Bus
  • Tram
  • Docklands Light Railway ( DLR)
  • London Overground trains
  • Most National Rail train services
  • Uber Boat by Thames Clippers river bus services (pay online,via the Uber app or using a contactless or Oyster card,you can save up to 26%)
  • Emirates Air Line cable car (pay with your Visitor Oyster card or Oyster card and get a 25% discount)