Free Travel for Under-11's in London

To improve young people's access to education, sport and leisure activities throughout the Capital, Transport for London and National Rail offer free travel to accompanied Under-11's on TfL services and selected National Rail routes.

Up to 4 children aged 5 -10 years old can travel free on the following Transport for London services when accompanied by an Adult travelling with a valid ticket, or validated Oyster/contactless card.

This includes;

  • All London Underground services,
  • the whole of the London Overground network,
  • all Elizabeth line services (including to Shenfield and Reading)
  • All DLR routes,
  • London Tram
  • all London Buses

By agreement, this facility is also available on selected 'inter-available' routes on National Rail services across London.

Permitted routes are as follows:

  • Amersham and London Marylebone - (Chiltern Railways)
  • Finsbury Park and London Kings Cross / Moorgate - (Great Northern)
  • West Hampstead Thameslink and London Bridge / Elephant & Castle - (Thameslink)
  • London Liverpool Street and Seven Sisters / Tottenham Hale / Walthamstow Central (but not at intermediate stations) - (Greater Anglia)
  • Stratford (London) and London Liverpool Street - (Greater Anglia)
  • Upminster and London Fenchurch Street or London Liverpool Street (via Barking) but not for entry/exit at Forest Gate or Maryland - (c2c)
  • West Ruislip and South Ruislip - (Chiltern Railways)

Children travelling free do not require tickets and will be allowed through ticket gates by staff. The accompanying adult should use gates as normal.

A map showing the 'inter-available' routes is available below.

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Last updated:   23 May 2022