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How do I check my Oyster card journey history?

Last Updated: 22nd April, 2020

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You can see your journey history by signing intoyour TfL online account, via the TfL OysterApp or you can request a copy by calling Customer Services on 0343222 1234 (TfL call charges). You can also use your Oyster cardto view your last eight journeys and thetransaction details at ticket machines at Tubestations.

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Correspondingly, how do you check your Oyster card balance?

You can find out how much money you've goton an Oyster card at ticket machines by holding yourcard against the yellow Oyster card reader. Or you cancheck your balance anytime online if you register yourOyster card and have an account. If you haven't alreadyyou can do that on the TfL website.

Furthermore, how far back does Oyster history go? A complete 8-week 'touch' history can berequested from TfL: for registered and protected Oystercards, TfL can provide the history for the previous 8 weeks,but no further back. Oyster online also displays upto 8 weeks of journey history.

Likewise, people ask, can I check my Oyster card online?

Download the TfL Oyster app on yoursmartphone to check your balance, add credit to yourOyster card, and buy adult-rate 7 Day, Monthly and AnnualTravelcards. You can't top up your Visitor Oystercard online.

Is it better to use Oyster card or contactless?

As a general rule a Travelcard is more expensivethan an Oyster card or Contactless payment card. Theexception is if you make 3 or more journeys for 6 days ormore within a 7 day period.

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What is the minimum top up on an Oyster card?

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Do you tap out on London bus?

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Can you top up Oyster cards online?

Where can I top up my Oyster card?You can top up your Oyster card with Pay AsYou Go and season tickets at stations, online and atOyster Ticket Stops. There are currently 3,900 OysterTicket Stops and you can find your nearest one on theTfL website.

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Can I use the Oyster card on the national rail?

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Can I buy a Visitor Oyster card in London?

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How can I check my Oyster card history?

You can see your journey history bysigning into your TfL online account, via the TfLOyster App or you can request a copy by calling CustomerServices on 0343 222 1234 (TfL call charges). You can also useyour Oyster card to view your last eight journeys andthe transaction details at ticket machines at Tubestations.

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How long does money stay on Oyster card?

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How do I get a refund on my Oyster card?

At stations.
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