Why is TfL charging me twice?

Always use the same device, contactless or Oyster card to touch in and out. For example, if you touch in with an iPhone and touch out with an Apple Watch or contactless card, you'll be charged for two incomplete journeys.

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What happens if you tap in with one card and out with another?

You could be charged the maximum fare on both cards so make sure you touch in and out with the same card, whether that's your Oyster card, your contactless Barclays debit card, Barclaycard or other bank's contactless card. Try to keep these cards separate to avoid the wrong one being read.

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What is the maximum TfL charge?

If the time between touching in at the start and touching out at the end of your journey is more than the maximum journey time limit, you'll be charged two maximum pay as you go fares. A single maximum fare is: up to £9.40 in Zones 1-9. up to £26.00 beyond Zone 9, including on the Heathrow Express.

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Does TfL charge immediately?

The charge will usually be applied to your account within 3 days of travel. A single charge will be made for each day travelled, as TfL calculates your fares for all your journeys across each day. Find out more about TfL's contactless card service.

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What happens if you tap twice at a station?

You can get a refund if you have been charged for touching in and out at the same station without making a journey.

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Can contactless charge you twice?

No, don't worry. Contactless card readers can only make a single transaction at a time, so you're protected from double-tapping.

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Can I use contactless twice on tube?

Can I pay for more than one person with my contactless Barclays card on Transport for London (TfL) services? No, you can only pay for one person per journey with a single contactless card, just like with an Oyster card. Find out more about TfL's contactless card service.

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Can 2 people use the same card on TfL?

If you only have pay as you go credit on your Oyster card, you can lend it to someone else. Two people can't use the same contactless or Oyster card for a journey. If you have a Travelcard, Bus & Tram Pass or discount added to your Oyster card, you can't lend it to someone else.

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Does TfL charge more if you don’t tap out?

You must touch in at start and touch out at the end of every journey, using the same contactless card, device or Oyster card. If you don't you may be charged a maximum fare.

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Is it cheaper to use an Oyster card or contactless?

Is it cheaper to use Oyster or contactless? As both cards use the same Pay As You Go system and are compatible with the TfL Oyster & Contactless app, the costs are comparable.

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Does TfL charge if you tap in and out at the same station?

How much is the TfL charge charge?

The Congestion Charge is a £15 daily charge if you drive within the Congestion Charge zone 7:00-18:00 Monday-Friday and 12:00-18:00 Sat-Sun and bank holidays. No charge between Christmas Day and New Year's Day bank holiday (inclusive). The easiest way to pay is by setting up Auto Pay.

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Can you tap twice on the tube?

If you tap twice at the same station it will think you have gone in and out within a few minutes. No. Each person must have a valid ticket for travel whether that's a cash single, Oyster payment or contactless payment. No you can't.

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How many times can you tap and pay?

Your card is in safe handsContactless terminals are only able to make one transaction at a time. As a safeguard, each transaction must be complete or void before another takes place. This means when making contactless payments you can be sure that payments are strictly taken only once from your account.

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What happens if you tap twice?

No, don't worry. Contactless card readers can only make a single transaction at a time, so you're protected from double-tapping.

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What happens if you tap in twice at the same station?

Between 0 – 2 minutes: a maximum fare. If you re-enter the same or a different station within 45 minutes, you'll be refunded. This doesn't apply if you take a bus or tram before re-entering a station.

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Can 2 people use the same contactless card on the tube?

You can pay for someone else's travel with your contactless card or device if they're travelling with you. You need to pay for your own travel with a different card or device.

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What happens if I tap out but not in?

There's no penalty. You can call the TfL helpline and explain what's happened; if this is the first time this has happened to you, they'll likely just refund any maximum fare you've been charged.

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Do TfL always prosecute?

Court proceedingsIf Transport for London believes that you have committed a criminal offence, we may decide to prosecute you. We will send you a Single Justice Procedure Notice or a Postal Requisition.

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Is there a daily cap on Oyster?

Daily cappingOnce you have made around three journeys (peak or off peak) in a day on any Tube, DLR, London Overground, the Elizabeth line or National Rail train within Zones 1-6 using Oyster/contactless you will pay no more and will be able to travel for free for the rest of the day.

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Why is TfL charging me?

Charges if you don't touch in and outIf you don't touch in and out, we can't tell where you've travelled from or to, so your journey will be incomplete. Maximum fares don't count towards capping. If you don't touch in, you may be charged a penalty fare.

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