Tube Payments

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 16th February 2021.

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Photo of Shaun Bailey Shaun Bailey Conservative

Please provide a breakdown in terms of the number of people who use the tube each day and what payment method they use?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The table below shows the daily average number of cards and tickets used to travel on Transport for London’s network.

The data covers all cards and tickets used in January 2020, prior to the coronavirus pandemic, regardless of which mode passengers used to complete their journey.

It is not possible to link the method of payment for a Travelcard, Bus Pass or an Oyster pay as you go top up with actual travel made.

Daily average number of cards and tickets (thousands)

%

Oyster PAYG

919

28%

Contactless

1,444

44%

Travelcard season

673

20%

Bus Pass season

146

4%

Day Travelcard

67

2%

Paper single

60

2%