Tuesday, 16 October 2012


If you are over 60 and live in London you are eligible for an Oyster Card which will provide free travel on the tube, bus and railway which is in the area covered by Transport for London.

You will need to provide:

  • A colour digital photo
  • An active email address
  • Proof of identification and address
  • £10 fee

You will not be eligible if you:

  • Have, or are eligible for, an older or disabled persons Freedom Pass
  • Have a Veterans Oyster photocard
  • Are under 60
  • Don't live in a London borough

Free travel on Transport for London (TfL) services for all Londoners when they reach 60 years old will be restored from 1 November when the 60+ London Oyster photocard scheme goes live.

The new scheme fulfils the Mayor Boris Johnson's pledge to bridge the gap for older Londoners since the age of eligibility for the London Council's Freedom Pass was raised by the Government.

To find out more click here


  1. Provincial Free Bus Passes for over 60s can be used in London buses by showing them to the driver.

    1. Yes - but not on London Underground, London Overground, London trains nor, I believe, London trams. And only from ENGLISH provincial authorities.

      London Councils' Freedom Passes can be used on buses elsewhere in England - but not on trams outside London.