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Oyster Single Tickets

Single tickets on London Underground are much cheaper if you use a Pay as you go Oyster card.

The tables listed below show the Oyster single ticket price for travel between different zones in London. These are the fares for travel by underground.

To find a single ticket price for a train journey or for a journey that includes a train travel by in London, use TfL’s Single Fare Finder instead.

You are charged the Oyster single ticket fare if you pay with a contactless debit or credit card.

2017 fares: All the fares listed below will stay the same in 2017




Peak and off-peak single tickets

There are two prices for single underground tickets with a Pay as you go Oyster/contactless card depending on when you travel.

Peak single

The ‘peak’ single fare is deducted from your card if you use the underground between 6.30am and 9.30am and 4pm and 7pm Monday–Friday.

The main exception to this rule is when you travel to zone 1 from zones 2-6 between 4pm and 7pm Monday–Friday — the off-peak single fare is taken.

Off-peak single

The off-peak single fare is taken from your card at all other times including all-day Saturday and Sunday. All single journeys on the Night Tube are off-peak fares.

Excess fares

If you want to travel outside the zones of your weekly Travelcard on an Oyster, check the tables to find out how much extra you need to ‘top-up’ to cover the cost of the whole journey.

For example, if you have a zone 1-2 weekly Travelcard and want to go to Richmond in zone 4, you need to pay for travel in zones 3-4. This is either £1.50 or £1.70 depending on the time of day you travel.

Single tickets to/from zone 1

Single: off-peak Single: peak Cash single
Zone 1 £2.40 £2.40 £4.90
Zone 1–2 £2.40 £2.90 £4.90
Zone 1–3 £2.80 £3.30 £4.90
Zone 1–4 £2.80 £3.90 £5.90
Zone 1–5 £3.10 £4.70 £5.90
Zone 1–6 £3.10 £5.10 £6.00

Travelling via zone 1

You need to pay the fare for all zones you travel through, not the zones of the stations you enter and exit. For example, if you start your journey in zone 3, travel via zone 1 and then exit a station in zone 2 on the other side of London, you need to pay for travel through zones 1-3 (£2.80 or £3.30) not zones 2-3.

An example would be getting on at Tottenham Hale (zone 3) and travelling on the Victoria line to Brixton (zone 2). As this journey passes through zone 1, you need to pay for travel in zones 1, 2 and 3.

Single tickets to/from zone 2

Single: off-peak Single: peak Cash single
Zone 2 £1.50 £1.70 £4.80
Zone 2–3 £1.50 £1.70 £4.80
Zone 2–4 £1.50 £2.40 £4.80
Zone 2–5 £1.50 £2.80 £5.80
Zone 2–6 £1.50 £2.80 £5.80

Single tickets to/from zone 3

Single: off-peak Single: peak Cash single
Zone 3 £1.50 £1.70 £4.80
Zone 3–4 £1.50 £1.70 £4.80
Zone 3–5 £1.50 £2.40 £4.80
Zone 3–6 £1.50 £2.80 £5.80

Single tickets to/from zone 4

Single: off-peak Single: peak Cash single
Zone 4 £1.50 £1.70 £4.80
Zone 4–5 £1.50 £1.70 £4.80
Zone 4–6 £1.50 £2.40 £4.80

Single tickets to/from zone 5

Single: off-peak Single: peak Cash single
Zone 5 £1.50 £1.70 £4.80
Zone 5–6 £1.50 £1.70 £4.80

Single tickets in zone 6

Single: off-peak Single: peak Cash single
Zone 6 £1.50 £1.70 £4.80


If you know the station name but don’t know the zone, use TfL’s Single Fare Finder.

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Last updated: 23 November 2016