Travel & Holidays London - Public transport - contactless cards

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  1. wombat777

    wombat777 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Can anyone confirm for me whether Australian contactless credit / debit / travel cards work on the London public transport system?

    I'll only be in London a few days later this month and want to avoid getting an Oyster card.
     
  2. turk

    turk Well-Known Member

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    Easy to get an Oyster card and should you have a credit at the end you can cash it out on your last trip.
     
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    Whereabouts are you? I've probably got one lying around. It's pretty easy though
     
  4. wombat777

    wombat777 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Thanks @Bran, a colleague offered me an Oyster card too but I also heard that contactless works. If I can confirm it from someone that has travelled recently then I will avoid getting an Oyster card.
     
  5. wombat777

    wombat777 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Further research ( whirlpool ) seems to confirm it.

    I have a Bankwest Qantas credit card which does not have foreign transaction fees so I will try that initially.
     
  6. MSD

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    @wombat777 I have used my contactless CBA debit card... it works.
     
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    If you are travelling with one or more other people and are planning on doing sightseeing, I'd recommend getting a Travelcard as you gets lots of great 2-for-1 admission offers that can really add up :)
     
  8. fullylucky

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    The Brisbane go card is based off the Oyster card (london)

    There's major weaknesses to the card (Mifare Classic) as it has already been hacked. there's software that crack the keys.