Plan your Journey with TfL Network and Pay Contactless

TFL Planner

Plan your journey across the TfL network. Journey planner for Bus, Tube, London Overground, DLR, Elizabeth line, National Rail, Tram, River Bus, Emirates Air Line, Coach. Information on all forms of transport in London including cycle hire. Routes, maps, plan a journey, tickets sales, realtime traffic and travel updates.

Use our live map to see your route – or search any place or address across London. Get live bus and train times for every station and the quieter times to travel. Get live updates on all bus, Tube, London Overground, DLR, Elizabeth line and tram lines. Check walking and cycling routes for all or part of your journey.

Use step-free mode for planning accessible journeys – this includes information on toilet availability, platform access and live lift status.

Features of TFL App

  • Get help planning an accessible journey from our mini-guide to using the TfL Go app
  • TfL Go supports Dynamic Type for larger text.
  • You can also use the app in landscape mode, or make use of iOS’s VoiceOver capability and Android TalkBack capability – we’ve got that covered.

Official online shop for Oyster card. Order your Oyster card travelcard, check Oyster card prices or top up Oyster Pre Pay. If you plan to use pay as you go, travelling with a contactless payment card is a good alternative. You don’t need to top up your card before you travel or worry about running out of credit. Pay as you go fares and daily caps are the same as Oyster.

If your bank card shows the contactless payment symbol, you can use it to pay as you go straight away. You’ll pay an adult rate fare. Many contactless cards issued outside the UK can be used to pay as you go for travel (overseas transaction fees may apply):

If you have a prepaid card, it may be accepted on our transport services. Check with your card issuer if you’re not sure if your card is contactless or if it’s rejected. Using a mobile payment to pay as you go is the same as using a contactless card. You can make mobile payments with devices such as phones, watches, key fobs, stickers or wristbands.

Touch in at the start of your journey and touch out at the end on yellow card readers using contactless (card or device). Only touch in on buses and trams. Find out more about touching in and out. You can pay for someone else’s travel with your contactless card or device if they’re travelling with you. You need to pay for your own travel with a different card or device.

Always use the same device or contactless card to touch in and out to pay the right fare for your journey. If you don’t, we won’t be able to cap your fares. For example, don’t touch in with an iPhone and touch out with an Apple Watch or contactless card.

If you’re 18 or over, a student and living in a London borough, you can get discounted travel with an Oyster photocard. Once you get your 18+ Student Oyster photocard, sign in to your photocard web account to:

  • Buy discounted Travelcards
  • Buy discounted Bus & Tram Pass season tickets
  • Add pay as you go credit – you don’t get discounted pay as you go fares

You can also buy discounted Travelcards and Bus & Tram Pass season tickets at Oyster Ticket Stops, Tube stations and Visitor Centres. You can buy discounted Travelcards at some National Rail stations.

You can then start using it to travel. Make sure you touch in at the start of your journey and touch out at the end on yellow card readers. You only need to touch in on buses and trams. Find out more about touching in and out.

Schools, colleges and universities must register on the TfL Scheme so their students can apply for an 18+ Student Oyster photocard. The registration fee is £25 (non-refundable). If your location is outside London, but your students regularly commute from a London borough, you may be eligible to register.

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