Many will have a long term travel pass attached to the Oyster, and these can be valid for as short as a week or as long as a year.
Buying a single ticket for one journey is very rare, you are penalised financially very heavily.
Dear Transport for London, Please can you provide me with information on T R hot issues bulletin no' 1-16.
Dear Transport for London, It came to my attention that it is only possible due to "legal reasons" to get a list of all my Oyster touch activity of the past 8 weeks.
A one-way single ticket on the Underground in Central London is double that of an Oyster fare and not far off the maximum you can pay in a day of unlimited rides using Oyster.
On the buses buying a one-way ticket is just not an option offered.
For the new bus hopper arguably represents the first introduction of new ticket functionality on London’s buses since the arrival of smartcards.I got an email the day after my trip saying it was then ready, which was too late as I'd gone... If you arrange to pick up some money onto your oyster card at a given station, and don't manage to collect it, what happens to the money? Not sure what happens if you do not collect your transfer in time.However, as per the question title, if you do not collect your top-up in time (which would have normally been purchased online using a debit or credit card instead of an Oyster transfer), here is what Tf L officially has to say: If you do not add your Travelcard to your Oyster card within 2 days after the chosen start date, or your pay as you go credit within 9 days of the order date, your order will be cancelled and automatically refunded.For the visitor to London, the question of which travel pass to purchase can be very confusing.For those living and working in London they will almost always have an Oyster Card in their wallet and as a general rule of thumb the Oyster Card is the benchmark to be beaten although people are fast migrating to contactless payment cards.