TfL Oyster and contactless

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About this app

Manage your adult Oyster and contactless cards on the move with the app.

• Top up pay as you go credit
• Buy adult rate 7 Day, Monthly and Annual Travelcards, and Bus & Tram Passes
• View your Oyster card and contactless journey history
• Check contactless payments
• Check your pay as you go balance and see season tickets
• Check if you have any incomplete journeys
• Allow notifications when your pay as you go balance falls below a certain amount, or your Travelcard is about to expire

When you top up your credit or buy a Travelcard or Bus & Tram Pass, it will be available to collect after 30 minutes when you touch your Oyster card on a yellow card reader as part of a journey on any London bus, or at any Tube, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail or National Rail station within the pay as you go area, tram stop or River Bus pier.

Keeping on top of your spend is easy; see the date, time and cost of your journeys from the last 8 weeks.

Customers who have not already added their contactless card to an online account can do so at

The TfL Oyster and contactless app will request access to your camera. This is so that you can scan your payment card. We will never store the scanned pictures. Alternatively you can enter the card details manually.

You can’t currently add Oyster photocards to this app.
You can’t currently buy discounted tickets through the app.

For security reasons TfL Oyster app is not supported on rooted devices.

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Updated on
Feb 16, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Financial info, and App activity
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

13.6K reviews
Roger Black
October 5, 2022
The main point of adding discount/loyalty cards to your phone is to avoid having to carry a wallet full of physical cards. This app fails on this most basic of functions as you can't seem to use it to tap in and out, only to do what you could just as easily do by logging into your account on a webpage. So I can't really see the point of this app.
47 people found this review helpful
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Nathan !
November 22, 2021
about to go on an upcoming trip to London. saw all thr vsd reviews still decided to try. app makes you enter UK address. if you're at a hotel you can't use the app. doesn't seem compatible if you are visiting so I didn't even get to see what others said yet!!! online can't create account to get refund is nearly impossible in the USA. had to send email. very unfortunate. I shouldn't have put much money on my card!!! hell to get account you still have to call for the refund!!!!!!!!!
80 people found this review helpful
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Tsonko Bumbalov
February 14, 2024
The way it asks for a log in once a month for security as if it's my actual bank account ... so annoying! Especially if you in a hurry to top up and realize you don't have enough money for the journey... It's just a stupid oyster card app no need for so much authentication. Especially if you want to make it user friendly for older people. Would give a 0 or -1 if possible. Nowadays I just top up and buy travelcards on the machines at the station - this thing is much more annoying and slow.
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We have improved accessibility functionality to make app navigation easier and enhance the customer experience