Travelling in and around London
At what age do I have to purchase a Travelcard for my children to travel in London?
Children under 11 years of age travel free during off-peak hours within the London Travelcard area (Monday to Fridays after 0930, anytime Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays). Children do not require tickets and should be allowed through gates/side gates as necessary. Accompanying Adults should use gates in the normal way and if using Oyster Cards, touch in and out at all times.
Each Adult Travelcard holder can take up to 4 Children under 11 for free and up to four 11-15 year olds for a £1.00 flat fare* All Zones Off-Peak Day Travelcard. No Photocards are required by any accompanied children.
How do I book tickets to London Thameslink stations?
London Thameslink stations include St Pancras International, Farringdon, City Thameslink, London Blackfriars, London Bridge and Elephant & Castle which are served by First Capital Connect.
If you wish to book a ticket to a London Thameslink station, you need to select the exact station name as your destination.
To find out the best way to travel between stations in London visit www.tfl.gov.uk where you can plan your route across London by Tube, bus, taxi or on foot.
What services are available with my London Travelcard?
Travelcards are valid for travel on:
The Tube, Buses, Docklands Light Railway (DLR), and Trams where your Travelcard includes Zones 3, 4, 5 or 6.
National Rail (excluding Heathrow Connect between Hayes & Harlington and Heathrow and on the Heathrow Express).
Scheduled Riverboat services at 1/3 off the normal fare. Just show your Travelcard or Oyster card at the time of travel.
Please ensure that your Travelcard is valid for all the zones through which you are travelling
What is an Oyster card?
An Oyster card is a plastic Smartcard, the size of a credit card, which has the ability to hold a ticket or stored value within a chip in the card. Using an Oyster card offers substantial savings when travelling by Tube, Bus, Docklands Light Railway and trams within the London area.
To find out more information please go to www.tfl.gov.uk .