Please sign in to post.

Children ride free on London Tube. What is the age?

What is the age restriction for children to ride free on tube? Do they have a student price?

Posted by
8700 posts

Children under 11 can travel free on all forms of transportation when accompanied by an adult. Children 11-15 can travel free on buses and all day on the Tube for £1 if they have an Oyster photocard. See this brochure. You'll need to order Oyster photocards well in advance of your trip. For information on how to place an order, go here.

Posted by
4555 posts

KIds under 5 are free as long as they're accompanied by someone using the new Oyster card (free card that you load with money, and which automatically deducts the cost of your ride.) 6-10's are also free, either with an adult riding with an Oyster card, or with the young person's Oyster photocard. 11-15s and 16-17s can get an Oyster card for their age brackets (called Zip) load it with money, and get a reduced rate on the Tube. This same card gets them on buses and trams free.