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Set up Auto top-up on your Oyster card


To help keep your Oyster and Contactless account secure, we are advising all customers to update their password and confirm their account information. This is good practice and will help keep your account secure. After you sign in, go to the "Personal details" page and update your password. We recommend that you don't reuse a password you use elsewhere or include personal information. Please also check your account details are correct. To ensure your account stays secure, never share your password or account details with third-party apps or websites.

1. Set up your Auto top-up online

2. Collect when you start your journey on/at any bus, Tube, DLR, London Overground or TfL Rail station and at most National Rail stations in London, tram stop, Emirates Air Line terminal or River Bus pier.

3. Your Oyster card is topped up every time your pay as you go balance falls below 10 and you make a journey

I don't have an online account

Find your Oyster card number

Your Oyster number in on the back of your Oyster card on the top right

Confirming that you are the card holder

  • We will ask you to confirm a security question and answer, or to give us details of the last journey you made with the Oyster card. The journey must have been made within the last 8 weeks (but not today).
  • If you have not yet provided us with a security question and answer, and you have not used the Oyster card to travel in the last 8 weeks you will be unable to create an account. Please make a journey using the Oyster card and try again the next day.
  • For further assistance, please contact TfL Customer Services on 0343 222 1234 (8am - 8pm).