Can I use my bank card instead of oyster?
Anyone with a contactless debit or credit card can use it to pay for travel in London.
Or if you run out of pay as you go credit on your Oyster card.
Your card is used the same way as an Oyster card – you tap in and out at the tube or train station ticket barriers or tap the yellow card reader when you get on a bus..
What happens if you forget to tap off?
If you do not tap on but do tap off at the end, you will be charged the default fare. If you tap on at the beginning and then forget to tap off at the end of your trip, you will be charged the default fare for an incomplete trip. Incomplete trips are not counted towards the Weekly Travel Reward on your Opal card.
Can I use my debit card on the tube?
You no longer need a paper ticket or Oyster card to travel on the capital’s underground, trams, DLR and overground trains. As of today, you can board buses and tube trains in London by simply swiping your credit or debit card.
What happens if you tap in and out at the same station?
If you tap in at a station, you can’t pass your oyster card back to your mate behind, the system won’t accept two consecutive tap ins. However, it WILL accept them if the two are broken up by a tap out. So to discourage that, there’s a hefty fee involved with doing so.
What happens if you don’t tap out with contactless?
Tapping In and Out If you forget to tap in or out with your contactless card you’ll get the same maximum fare as you would with Oyster.
Does Contactless work on new card?
Once you have received your contactless card in the post, like you would with any other bank card, you will have to call your bank to activate your new plastic. … You’ll then need to make a normal chip and PIN payment and after that the contactless capability on your card will automatically work.