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Can a 10-years-old oyster card still be valid?

By Traveller February 25, 2020
London

Can a 10-years-old oyster card still be valid?

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By Martina Traveller February 25, 2020

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Yes. Oyster Cards have no expiry date but beware they can become damaged and become unusable.
T
Local February 25, 2020
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If is in a good condition I’m sure you are able to use! And always have the chance to buy one in the ticket office.
M
Local February 25, 2020
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You don’t need an Oyster card (I don’t think they even exist anymore). You can tap in and out with your phone or your card .
Local February 27, 2020
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Under 12 years old are free on TFL transport and do not require a oyster card.
E
Local February 26, 2020
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If you have a VISITOR Oyster card then the credit never expires.

If you have an Oyster to pay as you go card, it does not have an expiry date. The credit will sit on your card until you are ready to use it again. However, if you do not use for two years it will stop working, even if you still have money on it to pay as you go. If you wish to use the balance then speak to a member of staff at an Underground station - but do choose a time outside the busy morning and evening peak!

You may have a ;first generation' Oyster card, so they should be able to help you recover credit and swap it to a new card.

https://tfl.gov.uk/fares/how-to-pay-and-where-to-buy-tickets-and-oyster/tfl-oyster-and-contactless-app/first-generation-oyster-cards
Local February 25, 2020
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If you have a bank card which supports contactless payment and won't attract foreign transaction charges, then this would be the easiest way to pay, rather than getting another Oyster card.

https://tfl.gov.uk/fares/how-to-pay-and-where-to-buy-tickets-and-oyster/pay-as-you-go/contactless-and-mobile-pay-as-you-go

Nick Local February 25, 2020
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Yes, just top it up at a station or shop displaying the oyster sign. Enjoy your trip!
J
Local February 25, 2020
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I’m pretty sure I’ve had mine for longer than that! You’ll be fine - if worst comes to worse you can use Your contactless bank credit or debit card
Local February 25, 2020
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When you don't need a 5-10 Zip Oyster photocard
Your child doesn't need a photocard to:

-Travel free on buses and trams
-Buy child-rate paper tickets (unless they look older than 10)
-Travel accompanied by an adult on Tube, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail and some National Rail services
--------https://tfl.gov.uk/fares/free-and-discounted-travel/5-10-zip-oyster-photocard?intcmp=55572
Local February 25, 2020
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