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16+ Zip Oyster photocard

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

To be eligible for free bus and tram travel you or 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 you have this card, it means you 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.

Please use TFL's contact form for any queries regarding Oyster cards: 

Who to contact



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

Last updated: 17 Jan 2023