What are the advantages of the 16+ ZIP Oyster photocard?

With the 16+ ZIP Oyster photocard, children aged 16 to 17 benefit from:


  • of the Adult rate discounted at 50% for their journeys by bus, tram, metro and train
  • free bus and tram rides if they are London residents and full time students

If your child is 18 but was 17 on August 31 of the current year - is a London resident and full-time student - they are eligible for the 16+ ZIP Oyster photocard.

If your child is 16 but was 15 on August 31 of the current year, they are also eligible for the 11-15 Zip Oyster photocard.

This card makes a different noise than the classic Oyster card at the pointing terminals. By traveling with a ZIP Oyster photocard that is not yours you risk a £80 fine + cancellation of rights and a withdrawal of the card for the real subscriber.

The subscription to the ZIP Oyster photocard is done only through the Internet.