Leading coach company National Expess has become the first coach operator to sell Transport for London’s Visitor Oyster cards to its customers, it was announced this week.
The cards are a branded variant of the popular pay as you go and come pre-loaded to allow visitors to use them as soon as they arrive in the capital.
Paul Bunting, Strategic Marketing Director of National Express, said the scheme would “give our customers a fantastic benefit when travelling to London by coach.”
London Mayor Ken Livingstone said the new deal would enable Transport for London (TfL) “to reach more visitors to London from overseas, meaning that they can also enjoy the benefits of cheaper, simpler, and quicker journeys that come with using the Oyster card.”
Visitor Oyster card are available from National Express ticket offices throughout the UK including major airports such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton.
Since 2006 visitors to London have been able to purchase Oyster cards from VisitBritain’s overseas offices and on-line shops.