Oyster photocard (16+)

Children aged 16-17 can get free and discounted travel on all our transport services with a Zip Oyster photocard.

Why do I need an Oyster photocard?

Oyster Cards for 16+ provide you with child rate for 7 Day, monthly or longer period Travelcards and Bus & Tram Passes (up to four months), or half the adult rate when you pay as you go on bus, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground and some national rail services.

If you are still in full-time education, you can also apply for free bus and tram travel.

Am I eligible?

For travel at a reduced rate you need to be 16 or 17 years of age. For free bus and tram travel you need to live in London and be in full time education.

How do I apply?

A parent or guardian must apply for a 16+ Zip Oyster photocard if their child is under 18.

If you're 18, you must apply for your 16+ Zip Oyster photocard and create your own photocard web account.

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Age Ranges
16, 17, 18


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