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London Travelcard

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Price: £11.00 Buy Now

The London Travelcard is a paper ticket that is valid on all London public transport.

  • Unlimited travel: the Travelcard gives you unlimited travel on London's public transport network
  • No queuing: while other visitors wait in line at the train station with their heavy bags, you'll be ready to travel as soon as you arrive in London
  • Low prices: a Travelcard is great value, and you get a discount on the Thames Riverboats and Emirates Air Line cable car


Use any time


Any time except weekdays before 9.30am

Different dates

Read 'How To Order'


Zones 1 - 2

Cover central London only, including most major attractions

Zones 1 - 6

Cover almost the whole of London, including Heathrow and London City airports


Under 11s travel free, 11+ need their own travel ticket


To place an order add the required quantity to the box below and click on Add to Shopping Basket.

 PeakOff Peak
Adult (16+)1 Day, Zones 1-2£11.00
1 Day, Zones 1-4£12.00
1 Day, Zones 1-6£17.00
7 Day Zones 1-2£32.10
7 Day, Zones 1-6£58.60
Single Journey, Zones 1-6£6.00
Child (11-15 years)1 Day, Zones 1-2£5.50
1 Day, Zones 1-4£6.00
1 Day, Zones 1-6£8.50
7 Day Zones 1-2£16.10
7 Day, Zones 1-6£29.30
Single Journey, Zones 1-6£3.00

Please complete the following:

What date would you like your Travelcard(s) to start?

London Travelcards are valid for travel on:

London Underground London Overground London buses Trams
Underground rail
Overground rail
London buses
South London trams
Docklands Light Railway Thames Riverboat services National Rail services Emirates Air Line Thames cable car
East London light rail
Discounts on river boats
National Rail
East London cable car

  • National Rail services within London only (exclusions apply)
  • Travelcard gives holders 1/3 discount on Riverboat services
  • Travelcard gives holders 25% discount on Emirates Air Line cash fare
  • A Travelcard is valid on any London bus service irrespective of the zones shown on the ticket
  • You cannot buy a paper 7 Day Travelcard once you get to London. If you buy a Travelcard in London, it will be loaded onto an Oyster Card instead. An additional £5 deposit will apply.
Calendar For Travelcards with different dates, ensure you read 'How to Order'.
PLEASE NOTE: once an order is placed you cannot change the start date.
Tube map Plan your journey with a full map of the London transport network, including the different travel zones.

To order your London Travelcard please follow these steps:

1. Select the quantity of Travelcard(s) you wish to buy. Click on the Tickets & Prices tab for information on peak/off-peak and child tickets.

Buying you London Travelcard

2. Enter your required  start date for your travelcard & click on “Add to Shopping Basket”.


3. If you are buying Travelcards with different dates: on the next screen please click on “Continue Shopping”

Please note: For example, if you wish to have a one day travelcard for three different dates, you will need to repeat the above process three times.


This is a selection of the most common FAQs. For further information, please click 'London Transport Information' in the menu on the right hand side.

Should I get a London Travelcard or Oyster Card?

  • The Visitor Oyster Card is a contactless smartcard that carries credit which you can use to pay for journeys on all public transport on the Transport for London (TfL) network. It is valid in all travel zones and automatically calculates the cheapest total fare for all the journeys you make in a single day.
  • The Travelcard is a paper London travel pass which is valid for either a single day or seven days, and is available for certain combinations of travel zones. It is also valid on all public transport on the TfL network.
  • Whether you should get the Travelcard or Oyster Card depends on how long you’re staying in London and how frequently you’ll be using public transport.
  • If you are in London for a week and plan to use only the central London Travelcard zones on a daily basis then a 7 day Travelcard might be the most cost-effective option. If you plan to stay in London for a shorter time or want to travel to the outskirts of the city, the pay-as-you-go Oyster Card cost might be cheaper.

Can families or groups all use the same Travelcard?

  • No, each person must have their own London Travelcard, except under 11s who travel free with a paying adult.

What are the different London Travelcard prices?

  • Travelcard prices start at £11 for a central London 1 day Travelcard and go up to £58.60 for a 7 day Travelcard covering zones 1-6.
  • Child Travelcards are approximately half these prices.

Where can I buy a London Travelcard? Can I buy a London Travelcard online?

  • Buy your London Travelcard from the VisitBritain Shop and it will be mailed to you at your home address, ready to use for when you arrive in London.

Can I use my London Travelcard to get the Tube from Heathrow to London or from London to Heathrow?

  • Yes, so long as your Travelcard is valid on the day of travel and covers zones 1-6.
  • Heathrow Airport is on the Piccadilly Line in London travel zone 6, so Travelcards covering only zones 1-2 will not be valid.

How long does the Tube from Heathrow to London take, or from London to Heathrow?

  • The journey time between Heathrow Airport and central London is around 45 – 50 minutes.

Is it valid for trains to Gatwick Airport?

  • No, as Gatwick Airport is not connected to the Transport for London network.
  • The fastest way to travel from Gatwick to London or from London to Gatwick is the Gatwick Express train. Gatwick Express tickets are available from the VisitBritain Shop.

Is it valid for trains to Stansted Airport?

  • No, as Stansted Airport is not connected to the Transport for London network.
  • The fastest way to travel from Stansted to London or from London to Stansted is the Stansted Express train. Stansted Express tickets are available from the VisitBritain Shop.

Is it valid for trains to Luton Airport?

  • No, as Luton Airport is not connected to the Transport for London network.
  • The fastest way to travel from Luton to London or from London to Luton is by train. Luton to London train tickets are available from the VisitBritain Shop.

Can I use my Travelcard on National Rail services in London?

  • Yes, you can use your Travelcard on most National Rail services within the zones you have purchased it for, except for:
    • Heathrow Connect services between Hayes & Harlington and Heathrow
    • Heathrow Express services
    • Southeastern High Speed services between St Pancras International and Stratford International
  • Children under 11 years of age may travel for free without their own Travelcard on London buses and tubes, but they need their own ticket to travel on any National Rail service.

I’m going to Watford Junction. Which ticket do I need?

  • You can’t use a zone 1-2 or zone 1-6 Travelcard to travel to Watford Junction station. Watford Junction is in zone 9, so you’ll need a separate ticket.
  • You can buy a return train ticket to Watford Junction from National Rail stations, such as Euston.
  • Alternatively, you can buy a Travelcard covering zone 9 to travel to Watford Junction. A zone 9 Travelcard can be bought from tube station ticket offices in London.
  • You can also travel with a Visitor Oyster Card, which can be preloaded with credit to cover your journey to Watford Junction. Visitor Oyster Cards are available from the VisitBritain shop and will automatically calculate the correct fare for your journey.

Can I use my Travelcard on a bus?

  • Yes, your Travelcard can be used on any regular London bus operated by TfL, regardless of which zones you are travelling through.
  • Travelcards are not valid on London Sightseeing buses or buses operated by companies other than TfL.

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