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UK Oyster Card:
All You Need to Know

Oyster Card Prices

While fares differ depending on the means of transport, the standard Oyster card itself costs £7 and its photocard version comes at £20. As for the photo for it, get it instantly in our service: upload your snapshot and we'll convert it into a valid photo.

Where to Buy It?

You can purchase the card at Oyster Ticket Shops, some line and DLR stations and Visitor Centres. Still, the easiest way is to buy it online at And in case you need a 100% valid photo for it, you can get it here.

Why Get a Photo?

A coloured picture is required for any 5-10, 11-15 and 16+ Zip Oyster photocard, as well as for the 60+ version and the 18+ card for students. So if you have an Oyster card photo, you may qualify for discounted or free travel in London's public transport.

Photo Requirements

Your picture must measure 35x45mm and be a true likeness of you. Plus, your face and head must be fully visible and cannot be covered by anything, including your hair. Finally, your Oyster card photo must be in colour and clear focus.

Get a Compliant Image Right Now

  1. take and send in your usual photo to convert it to the oyster card size
    STEP 1
    Upload usual picture
  2. download your background-free shot to print and use in your new photocard
    STEP 2
    Save ready-made photo

6 Benefits of Getting Your Oyster Card Picture Here

  1. Get a Photo Cheaper

    Having your image taken somewhere out of home will cost you at least £8 (more than the photocard itself!). Why not prepare your picture here for less than half the price and use the rest of the money to top up your Oyster card and pay for public transport in London?
  2. Apply Online...

    Once you get a digital photo here (which will take a minute), you'll be able to use the online submission page to apply for a new photocard or change your image in the existing one. Thus, you can order an Oyster card without even leaving your home!
  3. ... Or Print Instantly

    Still, you might need a printed version of your shot. If this is the case, don't worry—we've got you covered. Once the processing ends, you'll be able to download a printable template with several photos that can be used as your Oyster card photo.
  4. Skip the Hassle

    Although the requirements for Oyster card images are not that strict, they still need to be in the exact format. Anyway, you won't need to bother: upload a usual photo, and our service will convert it into a background-free picture suitable for the photocard.
  5. Look Your Best

    When taking your photo in a studio or a photo booth, you don't really get to take your time and prepare for the best Oyster card photo ever. With us, you can take and upload one photo after another to find the one that you like the most.
  6. Get Photos Anywhere

    In case you need to get a picture urgently, we're your best bet. Whether you're at home, school or work, you can have your image done here. Simply take a usual full-face picture of yourself and upload it—in a minute, you'll get 100% valid ID photos.

Oyster Card Picture: Common Questions

  1. What does an Oyster photocard do?

    This type of pass allows the holder to get discounted or free travel on buses, Tube, London Overground, Elizabeth line and most National Rail services within the London fare zones.
    Basically, the total discount depends on the type of card you’re using (in other words, on your age). There are 5-10, 11-15, 16+, 18+ and 60+ Oyster cards with discounts of up to 50% and even some free options!

  2. Do I need a photo on my Oyster card?

    To put it simply, photocards are the versions of the standard card for certain age groups that allow for cheaper travel. If you fall under one of the groups and want to get discounts or free journeys, you can apply for your photocard online. To do that, sign in at the official TFL page and follow the instructions.
    In case you don’t fall under any of the age groups, you don’t need a photo for your card, as the fair will stay the same anyway.

  3. How do I get a photo on my Oyster card?

    Transport for London (the government body that accepts people’s applications) leaves it up to you to have your photo taken. There are many Oyster card photo options (like photo shops and booths), but one of the easiest is to get it online on this page.

  4. Can I smile on an Oyster card photo?

    The requirements are far less strict for these cards, so you can smile if want to. However, don’t go too far as to make silly faces: you still need to be fully recognisable and your face must be completely visible.

  5. How to upload photo for Oyster card?

    You can upload a photo for an Oyster card by following these steps:

    1. Take a passport-style photo, with a solid background and your face clearly visible
    2. Visit the TFL website and select “Apply for an Oyster Photocard”
    3. Follow the prompts to input your personal information and select the type of Oyster card you wish to apply for
    4. When prompted to upload a photo, locate the photo on your computer or handheld device and select it
    5. Make sure the photo meets TFL’s requirements, then submit the application

    Once you’ve sent in your request, TFL will review your photo and application and send you your new Oyster card in the mail.

  6. Does an Oyster card count as photo ID?

    With one exception (which will be covered below), an Oyster card does not count as a formal photo ID on its own, but you can use it as a secondary form of identification. It is mainly used for public transport and does not have important information like your date of birth. However, some businesses may accept it as a form of identification if they need to confirm your identity in conjunction with another form of official ID.
    Now, about the exception. According to the website, a 60+ Oyster card can be used as proof of age and identity when voting in elections. Other types of Oyster cards, such as standard or student cards, cannot be used for this purpose. It’s always best to check with your local election authority to confirm their specific requirements for ID verification.