The Oyster card makes travelling on the Tube easy
If you are staying in London for more than a day, it is certainly worth investing the refundable £5 to get yourself a Visiter’s Oyster Card. They make taking public transport a breeze.
This smartcard takes all of the hassel out of travelling on bus, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground and most National Rail services in London.
If you see a pink reader, make sure you touch it as you may get a cheaper fare.
The best part is you can refill almost anywhere, from the ticket kiosks to the corner shop.
Pay as you go or Travelcards & passes
You can use the easy pay as you go option and top up as required or create an online account and use the Auto top-up function so you will never be out of credit.
If you are staying a little longer you can add Travelcards or Bus and Tram passes for 7 days or a month. You can’t add a Day Pass, but you won’t be charged more than the equivalent on any given day.
Finally, it doesn’t expire, so stash it with you UK coins and pull it out on your return. Check out the Oyster website for more info.
Have you used the Oyster card in London? How did you find it?