How to Buy an Oyster Card

Order Online

You can order an oyster card online through the oyster card website. There are different types of oyster cards to choose from, including pay as you go, annual bus and tram pass, and travel card. Choose your card type and follow the instructions to the payment page. Make payment using a debit or credit card; once the transaction is complete, you will receive your card in the post.

Train Station

Oyster cards are available for purchase from most train stations in and around London. You can either buy one at the ticket office or through an oyster ticket machine.


Purchase an oyster card from any newsagent displaying the sign. You can find the nearest oyster card shop on the oyster card website by typing in your postcode or location. Use an oyster card for travel on most modes of London transport, including underground trains and buses. They provide a cost-effective and convenient way of travelling.