You Can Now Collect Your Oyster Card Top Up On A Bus

You Can Now Collect Your Oyster Card Top Up On A Bus

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You can now collect your online Oyster card orders on any London bus.

Anyone using the TfL website or TfL app can top up their pay as you go, bus & tram passes or travelcards. Anytime after 30 minutes, tap in on any of London's 9,000 buses, and the card's balance will update.

The system — which has been rolled out since summer 2017 — also applies any tube or rail station, tram stop or river bus pier, as part of a journey. Essentially, anywhere there's a yellow card reader.

The TfL app is free to download via the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. More than 100,000 customers have already downloaded the app, which also enables customers to view the last eight weeks of their journey history, check how much pay as you go credit they have on their Oyster card, and sends,  a 'low balance' alert.

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Last Updated 26 October 2017

Colin

I would like to know...why do I have to collect my top-up anywhere? Why can't the mobile app update the balance on my card? It can't be that hard to implement.

(The reason I would like this is because I want to top-up my Oyster whenever I want, and not have to use the card for a journey just to collect the top-up. Some weeks I don't use my Oyster card, but would still like to be able to top up the balance using the app if I want.)

Steve TT

Why not just use a debit card
Keep the money in ur account till used
Why transfer money to oyster and use oyster
Where’s the saving