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    William Morrison

    My wife and I are planning to visit London next month, for the first time in over 20 years.
    I am just a little bit puzzled regarding price capping on public transport, as I think I saw that bus journeys are not included in the Oyster capping scheme
    The price caps are shown now as £4.95 (bus) and £7.70 (underground, zones 1 and 2)
    If I took 3 or 4 journeys on the underground and 3 or 4 bus journeys in a single day would I end up paying £4.95 + £7.70 for the day ?
    If that’s the case, it would seem sensible to perhaps have one day only using the underground and the next for example only the bus, so paying £7.70 for one day and £4.95 the next.
    Are these caps the exact same with a normal contactless UK bank card ?

    Alan (28481k)

    I think you might have mistaken about the capping system.

    There’s a specific all zones bus and tram capping (as you said at £4.95) because all buses and trams in London are of one fare hence counted as one zone with no zonal distinction, and there are zonal capping that includes underground and trains, just like the Travelcard preceding Oyster and contactless ticketing.

    So, if you take buses anywhere but just the underground in zone 1 and 2, you’d be capped at £7.70, the fact that you take the bus outside zone 1 and 2 notwithstanding.


    Hi William,

    As Alan says, the bus and tram cap is included within whatever rail cap you might be charged. If you make two tube journeys in zone 1 and take two buses over an hour apart then you’d be capped at £7.70 rather than the £8.30 the individual fares would total.

    And yes, contactless works the same way and uses the same caps.

    William Morrison

    many thanks !

    I am clear now

    William Morrison

    Great thanks !

    I was a bit mixed up … “Nothing new there” my wife has just yelled !

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