The official website of Online applications and registration of Oyster Card is www.tfl.gov.uk/oyster. The Oyster card is a shape of electronic ticketing card which is used at public transport services in the Greater London area of the United Kingdom. Oyster Card was launched in July, 2003. This card is valid in London Underground, London Buses, London Overground, DLR, Tramlink, London River Services (limited validity), National Rail (some exceptions). Oyster is a blue-colored card which consists of single tickets, period tickets and travel permits, which must be added to the card before travelling. The advantages of having an Oyster card are; it is simple to use, saves time because you do not need to queue to buy tickets each time you want to travel, fares are cheaper and you should automatically pay the cheapest fare if you make several journeys on the same day, etc.
In Oyster Card, you credit your money up to £90, which can be used to pay as you go, plus your Travelcard or Bus & Tram Pass. You can buy Oyster Card from Oyster Online, Oyster Ticket Stops across London, London Overground station ticket offices, some National Rail ticket offices, Tube station ticket offices, By phone on 0845 330 9876. You will receive your Oyster card by post. If you want to find Single fares, for that, you have to write depart and arrival time and select type, then click on ‘show fares’ option. For Lost or stolen card information, click here.
How to order an Oyster card?
If you want to order an Oyster card, for that, first you have to choose your ticket type(s) (i.e. pay as you go, Annual Bus & Tram Pass, Travel card) then press ‘continue’ button. If you select ‘pay as you go’ option, then you also have to write credit amount. You can also debit money, if you want. After that, you have to fill a form in which you have to write your full details like title, name, address with post code, email address. Then, write your user name and password and press ‘continue’.
If you select ‘Annual Bus & Tram Pass’ option, you receive options of start date and email remainder. After that, press ‘continue’ button, you will receiver oyster shopping basket. You can buy ticket, if you want. Now, you have to fill a form in which you have to write your full details like title, name, address with post code, email address. Then, write your user name and password and press ‘continue’.
If you ‘Travelcard’ option, you will receive a form in which you have to write duration of travel card including travel zone, start date and email address for remainder then press ‘continue’ button. You will receive an option of Travelcard with their price. You can buy buss pass, if you want then press ‘continue’ button. Now, you have to fill a form in which you have to write your full details like title, name, address with post code, email address. Then, write your user name and password and press ‘continue’.
How to register and login in Oyster card?
If you have an Oyster card and want to register online, for that, you have to write account number then press ‘continue’ button. After that, do as per instruction. If you want to login in Oyster card, for that, you have to write user ID and Password, and then click on ‘login’ button. If you have forgotten username then click on ‘username’ and you have forgotten password, click on ‘password’.
TICKET PRICES OF OYSTER CARD (2010):
|Zones (#)||Cashsingle fares(*)||Oyster single faresPeak (off-peak **)||1 day Travelcard / Oyster daily price capPeak (off-peak ***) [railcard ###]|
|1||£4.00||£1.80 (£1.80)||£7.20 (£5.60) [5.00]|
|1-2||£4.00||£2.30 (£1.80)||£7.20 (£5.60) [5.00]|
|1-3||£4.00||£2.70 (£2.40)||£8.60 (£6.30) [5.00]|
|1-4||£4.00||£3.10 (£2.40)||£10.00 (£6.30) [5.00]|
|1-5||£4.50||£3.80 (£2.40)||£12.60 (£7.50) [5.00]|
|1-6||£4.50||£4.20 (£2.40)||£14.80 (£7.50) [5.00]|
|1-7||£5.50||£4.70 (£3.40)||£16.20 (£9.00) [5.90]|
|1-8||£7.00||£6.00 (£3.40)||£16.20 (£9.00) [5.90]|
|1-9||£7.00||£6.00 (£3.40)||£16.20 (£9.00) [5.90]|
|Zones (#)||1 week TravelcardAdult (Student ##)||1 month TravelcardAdult (Student)||1 year TravelcardAdult (Student)|
|1||£25.80 (£18.00)||£99.10 (£69.20)||£1032 (£720)|
|1-2||£25.80 (£18.00)||£99.10 (£69.20)||£1032 (£720)|
|1-3||£30.20 (£21.10)||£116.00 (£81.10)||£1208 (£844)|
|1-4||£36.80 (£25.70)||£141.40 (£98.70)||£1472 (£1028)|
|1-5||£44.00 (£30.80)||£169.00 (£118.30)||£1760 (£1232)|
|1-6||£47.60 (£33.30)||£182.80 (£127.90)||£1904 (£1332)|
|1-7||£50.80 (£35.50)||£195.10 (£136.40)||£2032 (£1420)|
|1-8||£59.40 (£41.50)||£228.10 (£159.40)||£2376 (£1660)|
|1-9||£67.70 (£47.30)||£260.00 (£181.70)||£2708 (£1896)|
The 2010 prices for group travel are as follows:
|Zones (#)||Tube and DLR Group Day TicketAdult||Tube and DLR Group Day TicketUnder 18|
|1-9 (plus Watford Junction)||£5.30||£1.50|
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