Home » London Transport » The Launch of the new one hour ‘Hopper’ fare – Monday 12th September 2016

The Launch of the new one hour ‘Hopper’ fare – Monday 12th September 2016


The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, launched the new one hour bus fare – the ‘Hopper’ – on Monday 12 September. Bus and tram passengers will now be able to take two journeys for the price of one, within an hour.

How does it work ?

Any second bus or tram journey made within one hour of the start of your first journey will be free, if you’re using contactless or Oyster pay-as-you-go.

From 2018, passengers will also be able to make unlimited bus and tram journeys within one hour – once TfL has upgraded its ticketing technology.

The Hopper in 2016

The Hopper fare applies automatically to passengers who are using contactless or Oyster pay-as-you-go

Passengers can switch between buses and trams in any combination, within an hour

The Hopper from 2018:

Transport for London (TfL) are improving their technology so that passengers should be able to make unlimited bus and tram journeys within one hour

Currently, the Hopper saving does not apply if a passenger changes from a bus or tram, to a rail or tube service, and then back to a bus or tram. TfL are improving their technology so that from 2018 these journeys will also qualify for the Hopper fare

The Hopper fare has been introduced to benefit Londoners on low incomes who may rely more heavily on the bus network. Using the Hopper fare, bus passengers can make longer journeys across London for just £1.50 for a standard adult fare.

For more information, visit the Transport for London website here

London Visitors is the official blog for the Visiting London Guide .com website. The website was developed to bring practical advice and the latest up to date news and reviews of events in London.
Since our launch in 2014, we have attracted thousands of readers each month, the site is constantly updated.
We have sections on Museums and Art Galleries, Transport, Food and Drink, Places to Stay, Security, Music, Sport, Books and many more.
There are also hundreds of links to interesting articles on our blog.
To find out more visit the website here


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Follow me on Twitter


Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

%d bloggers like this: