Everything students need to know about Travel Cards. Get your discount on Transport for London!

Traveling around London can be quite expensive for students. Luckily, all full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students aged 18 and over are eligible for a Student Oyster Photocard (student travel card London). This card gives them a 30% travel discount on most Transport for London services, including buses, the underground and trains.

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If you’re 18 or over, live at a London address during term time and in full-time education, or on a mandatory work placement in London, you may be eligible for an 18+ Student Oyster photocard.

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If you’re 18 and live in London, you may still be eligible for a Zip 16+ Oyster photocard which offers half-price travel on rail services and free travel on buses.

To apply for student travel card London, you must be enrolled:

  • With a school, college or university that’s registered on the TfL scheme
  • On a mandatory work placement in London or
  • On an eligible full-time or part-time course  

You can top up your pay as you go credit and buy Travelcards for your 18+ Student Oyster photocard online. 

You can only do this via your 18+ Student Oyster photocard account. If you try to buy a Travelcard via a contactless and Oyster account, you will be charged the full adult price. 16-25 Railcard is a perfect solution for students who travel a lot by train. It costs £30 a year and gives you a third discount on all UK rail travel. You can get a 12% discount with the NUS Extra card.

The National Express Young Persons Coachcard costs £10 a year and gives people aged 16 to 26 a 1/3 discount on full National Express bus tickets for travelling to anywhere in the UK.

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