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London’s tube and bus fare rises confirmed for 2021

On 1st March the overall cost of London’s public transport costs will rise by 2.6%, but but the cost won’t be spread evenly across all areas.

The Tube and bus fare rise will cost passengers an extra £60 million this year:

  • The daily pay-as-you-go “cap” on multiple trips using Oyster or contactless cards will increase between 1.9 per cent and 3.3 per cent
  • Bus fares will rise from £1.50 to £1.55
  • Single Oyster and contactless Tube fares in zone 1 won’t change (£2.40 – on- and off-peak), but will increase for zones 1-2 journeys to £3 peak and £2.50 off-peak
  • The £2 daily access charge for a Boris bike won’t change
  • A trip on the cross-Thames cable car will increase to £5 (+50p)
  • The £4.90 and £5.90 Tube cash fares for up to 3 and 5 zones will rise to £5.50 and £6 respectively, while the £6 fare for Zones 1-6 won’t change
  • Accompanied under 11s will continue to travel free.

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