Oyster Card Change of Address

Everything You Need to Know About Changing Your Oyster Card Address

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Completing Your Oyster Card Change of Address

London is one of the top travel destinations in the world, but navigating this big city can be tricky, especially for a first-time visitor.

Using an Oyster Card is a simple way to save time and money when using public transport in the UK’s capital.

If you’re an Oyster Card holder, you’ll need to make sure you keep all your registered details up-to-date.

While there might seem like a lot to do when moving house, notifying all your suppliers and services of your change of address should always be at the forefront of your mind. 

If you live in, are moving to or just travelling to London and have an Oyster Card, it’s essential that you remember to update your address. 

But, we understand how frustrating it can be sitting on the phone for hours, listening to hold music. So, to help you out, SlothMove can change your Oyster Card address for you – along with all your other accounts and providers too! 

In this handy guide, we’ll take you through, step-by-step, how to complete your Oyster Card change of address in no time at all! 

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s find out how to complete your Oyster Card change of address…

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The days of endless phone calls to update your details when moving home are long gone! 

Now, all you have to do to notify all companies that you’re changing address is provide SlothMove with a few extra details. Then, we’ll do all the hard work for you! Doesn’t that sound nice?

We’ll help you complete your Oyster Card change of address in a fraction of the time it would usually take. That means, you can focus your attention on all those other all-important house-moving tasks. 

All you need to do to change your address with all your providers is follow the simple steps below. So, go ahead…

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Update your address

Select who needs to know you're moving Penfold, HMRC, Council Tax etc.,,,

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About you

Enter your previous address, new address and the date you moved home

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Click submit and we'll update your address with accounts automatically

Once you’ve provided us with all the required details, including your previous address, new address and moving date, we’ll get to work notifying all your selected accounts, including Transport for London (TfL). 

To get started with your Oyster Card change of address, simply click below 👇


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How Do I Change My Oyster Card Address?

Here’s how to complete your Oyster Card change of address: 

When it comes to changing your Oyster Card address, you have two options. 

The first and easiest way of updating your Oyster Card address is using SlothMove’s award-winning online change of address service

To complete your Oyster Card change of address using SlothMove, all you need to do is let us know a little more about you. Follow the simple steps below to get started:

  • 1) Head over to SlothMove’s home setup platform
  • 2) Enter your details (address, name, when you’re moving) 
  • 3) Choose who you’d like to update (e.g. Oyster Card, Petlog, State Pension, Mind etc.)
  • 4) Click complete and that’s all 😎  SlothMove will update your address across your accounts


Alternatively, you can complete your Oyster Card change of address by logging into your online TfL account.  

What is an Oyster Card?

An Oyster Card can be used to electronically pay for travel on London transport. All you have to do is load the card with credit, then use it for almost all your public transport needs around London, without having to purchase individual tickets. 

The best reason to get an Oyster Card is to save on costs and convenience. It is significantly cheaper to travel around London using an Oyster Card than it is to purchase individual tickets for each trip.

How Do I Get an Oyster Card?

You have a number of options when it comes to buying an Oyster Card, and these differ depending on whether you’re looking to purchase the standard Oyster Card or the Visitor Oyster Card. 

Buy an Oyster Card Online 

The standard Oyster Card can be purchased online, but can only be shipped to UK addresses. 

The Visitor Oyster Card can also be purchased online, but, unlike the standard Oyster Card, is available for shipping worldwide. 

Buy an Oyster Card in Person

You can purchase a standard Oyster Card on arrival into London. You can purchase a standard Oyster Card from a number of places throughout London, including major tourist arrival points, such as London’s Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport. 

You can also purchase standard Oyster Cards from Underground ticket machines, Oyster ticket stops, London Overground ticket offices, train station ticket offices and London Transport Visitor Centres. 

Visitor Oyster Cards can also be purchased in person, but not one you’ve actually arrived in London. Instead, you can buy them from overseas travel agencies and some UK visitor centres.

They are also available onboard Eurostar trains travelling to London and at Gatwick & Stansted Airport.

How Much Does it Cost to Buy an Oyster Card?

An Oyster Card costs just £5.00 plus postage to your UK address. Once you’ve received your Oyster Card, you can choose how much credit to add to your card. 

An Oyster Card is likely to be the most cost-effective option if you’re only visiting the city for a couple of days.

Why Do I Need to Complete My Oyster Card Change of Address?

It’s essential that you complete your Oyster Card change of address when moving home to ensure you can keep on using your card to travel on public transport around London. 

If your current address doesn’t match the details on your Oyster Card, payment could be declined when adding credit and you could have issues proving your identity.

How Do I Top Up My Oyster Card?

There are a number of options for topping up your Oyster Card, or adding more travel credit. The easiest way of topping up your card, however, is at London Underground Tube, London Overground or TfL Rail stations, where you can use ticket machines to add credit to your card. 

To do this, simply touch your Oyster Card to the yellow reader at one of the ticket machines and follow the onscreen instructions. Make sure you also touch your card to the reader at the end of the process too to check the top up has been correctly applied. 

Or, if you’d rather, you can add credit in person at a ticket desk in a station, at a Visitor Centre, or at an Oyster Ticket Stop within the city. 

Finally, if you have a UK address, you can register your card online and top it up using a credit or debit card.

How Do I Register My Oyster Card?

Standard Oyster Cards can be registered, but only if you register it with a UK address. 

If you do have a UK address, it is highly recommended that you register your card so that you are better protected in case of theft or loss.

Those with registered Oyster Cards can also use their online accounts to track their travel, check their card balance, top up their card, and purchase travelcards online. 

Unregistered Oyster Cards are not eligible for refunds in the case of a card being lost or stolen.

When Should I Change My Oyster Card Address?

Ideally, you should complete your Oyster Card change of address at least 1 week prior to moving house

This will ensure your details can be updated before you move into your new house so that you don’t miss out on any important correspondence regarding your London travel. 

Oyster Card Change of Address & Beyond...

If you have an Oyster Card, whether because you live in or are visiting London, you will need to complete your Oyster Card change of address.

There are two ways of completing your Oyster Card change of address:

  1. Using SlothMove’s simple change of address service 
  2. Logging into your online TfL account

Whichever method you choose, make sure you remember to update your details with all your other accounts, providers and institutions too. 

Find out exactly how SlothMove works.