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
Nov 20, 2023

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

12.8K 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.
43 people found this review helpful
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Peter S
November 23, 2023
Keeps logging out of the account without possibility to log in again, making the app useless. Lot's of bugs all over the place. One star extra for simple userface. ---- Update 23/11/2023 Down to one star. The app now doesn't allow to top up oyster card. Sends to bank app, but every time when leaving the app it refreshes session (doesn't work in the background, despite settings on my phone that allow it)
7 people found this review helpful
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Viktoria Balla
November 15, 2023
There are always some problems with this app. Before, i couldn't set up notifications. When on the previous phone, the same was allowed, the app didn't send notifications when my balance was low. Right now, i can't log in. I reinstall but still do not log in, just fetching data on how long i keep on the screen and nothing happens. Uninstall now, and no reinstall again.
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What's new

This is a break fix to address declined MasterCard purchases