Who is entitled to a discounted fare
(1) CHILDREN UNDER 11
Travel free on buses and trams. No need for photo card.
(2) AGE 11-15
Travel free on buses and trams with ZIP OYSTER PHOTO CARD> You will have to create a web account with the Transport for London website, which basically means you need to sign up using some personal information. If you’re under the age of 18 you will need your parent or a guardian to create the web account for you. Click this link to apply directly or to find out more information. The parent or a guardian may also apply in person at the Post Office. The application fee is £10 payable by credit/debit card on application.
If you apply online you will need:
1. digital colour photograph of the child
2. machine readable passport number of the child
3. email address
(3) AGE 16-18
You apply for a 16+ Zip Oyster Card and only pay half the fare or if living in London even get free travel. Please check the terms and conditions and whether you are eligible here.
(4) AGE 18+
If you are over the age of 18 in full or part time education and living in London, you may be eligible to 30% discount on buses, trams and tube. You will have to apply for a 18+ Student Oyster photo card. Firstly, check with your education establishment (college, university) whether they are registered with the Transport for London scheme.
You will have to pay a £10 non-refundable fee for your application therefore make sure you have all the required documents and that you are eligible for the student card. Click here for more information and how to apply.
You will need:
1. A colour photo available to upload
2. Enrolment number (student ID number) from your education institution
3. Course start and course end dates
4. Credit/debit card to make the £10 payment
5. Email address
You can apply for your card here.
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