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Travel Discount Cards

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Discount cards for travel on London Transport and National Rail

Transport for London 18+ Student Oyster photocard

Goldsmiths is authorised to approve online applications for the 18+ Oyster Card.

If you are enrolled on full-time programme of study, have met all the conditions and have no outstanding fees, we will authorise your application directly. This is normally within seven working days of submitting your application.

TFL eligibility for part-time students is quite strict and does not necessarily meet Goldsmiths criteria. More can be found on their terms and conditions page, or you can contact the Student Centre.

Visit the TfL website for further details and applications.

Please note that if you interrupt or withdraw from your course, or change to a part-time course, we must notify Transport for London. Your 18+ Oyster Card may be cancelled. Goldsmiths accepts no liability for any costs associated with student travel or discount schemes.

Transport for London 16+ Zip Oyster photocard?

Goldsmiths is not licensed to authorise applications for the 16+ Zip Oyster photocard. This is open to students aged 16-18 enrolled on a Level 3 further education course, eg A-levels.

16-25 National Railcard

If you're aged between 16 and 25 you can buy a 16-25 Railcard (formerly Young Persons Railcard) online. The Railcard gets you 1/3 off Standard Anytime and Off-Peak fares, as well as Standard Advance and First Class Advance fares.

If you're aged over 25 and enrolled on a full-time programme of study, collect a 16-25 Railcard application form from a station ticket office. Please bring the form to the Student Centre so we can authorise and stamp it. You will then need to submit the application with payment and proof of identity (an NUS card or your Goldsmiths Card) to a staffed station ticket office.

Visit for more information.


Please note that Goldsmiths accepts no liability for any costs associated with student travel or discount schemes.


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