16+ Zip Oyster photocard

If your son or daughter is aged 16 or 17 they can apply for a 16+ Zip Oyster photocard. If eligible, they can get cheaper travel on buses and trams.

To be eligible for free bus and tram travel your child must live in a London borough.

Londoners aged 18 before 31 August can also apply for the photocard if they are still in full time education.

If they have this card, it means they can pay:

  • child rate for 7 Day, monthly or longer period Travelcards and Bus & Tram Passes; and
  • half the adult pay as you go rate on bus, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground and most National Rail services

For full details, visit the TFL website. A parent or guardian must apply on the young person's behalf. You can apply online or at a Post Office in London.

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An administration fee is payable at the time of application. Visit the TFL website for details.

Last updated: 04 Dec 2018

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