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How Can I Link My Railcard to My Oyster Card?
To link your Railcard to your Oyster card, you need to visit a London Underground station, Overground ticket office or some National Rail ticket offices and ask the clerk to add your Railcard discount to your Oyster card. It’s important to remember to carry your Railcard with you when you travel.
Why Should I Link My Railcard To Oyster?
Linking your Railcard to your Oyster card can give you 34% off on off-peak pay as you go fares and daily caps on National Rail, London Underground and Docklands Light Railway services.
Which Railcards Can Be Linked to Oyster?
Almost all Railcards can be linked to your Oyster card: 16-25 Railcard,26-30 Railcard, Senior Railcard, Disabled Persons Railcard, and many more. Check your Railcard for eligibility.
Can I Link More than One Railcard to Oyster?
No, you can link only one Railcard to your Oyster card at a time.
What if I Forget To Link My Railcard to Oyster?
If you don’t link your Railcard to your Oyster card, you won’t be able to avail the discount associated with your Railcard on your travels.
Can I Link Same Railcard to Multiple Oyster cards?
No, each Railcard can only be linked to one Oyster card at a time.
Can I Link My Railcard to Someone Else’s Oyster?
No, the Railcard discount only applies to the Railcard holder’s travels and cannot be transferred or linked to someone else’s Oyster card.
Will Linking Railcard to Oyster Affect Other Discounts?
No, Linking your Railcard to your Oyster card won’t affect any other discounts you have on your Oyster card.
Can I Unlink My Railcard from My Oyster?
Yes, but the unlinking process requires your physical Oyster card and must be carried out at an Underground Ticket Office, an Overground ticket office or National Rail Ticket office.
Can I Link My Temporary Railcard to My Oyster?
Yes, but the discount will valid only until the end date of your temporary Railcard.
Can I Link My Railcard To My Visitor Oyster Card?
Yes, visitors can link their Railcard to their Visitor Oyster card at Tube station ticket machines, Visitor Centres or at Oyster Ticket Stops.
What Privileges do I get By Linking Railcard to My Oyster?
By linking your Railcard to your Oyster card, apart from saving a third on fares, you may also enjoy reduced fare charges during peak and off-peak hours.
How Long is the Linked Railcard Discount Valid on My Oyster?
The linked Railcard discount remains valid on your Oyster card until your Railcard expires.
What Happens To The Linked Railcard Discount When the Railcard Expires?
Once the Railcard expires, the associated discount on your Oyster card will also expire. To continue enjoying the discount, you need to renew your Railcard and re-link it with your Oyster card.
Can I Get a Refund on the Linking Fee?
There is no specific fee to link a Railcard to an Oyster card, hence no refund is applicable.
Can I Link Railcard to Electronic Oyster Card?
Yes, a Railcard can be linked to an electronic Oyster card as well.
Do I Get a Separate Receipt When I Link Railcard to Oyster?
No, generally no separate receipt is provided when you link a Railcard to an Oyster card. The renewed balance on the Oyster card will reflect the applied Railcard discount.