London trams

Trams run in parts of south London between Wimbledon, Croydon, Beckenham and New Addington. London tram services are frequent and accessible.

The London tram network, called Tramlink, runs from Wimbledon through Croydon to Beckenham. Download free London travel maps that include tram routes to help plan your journey.

When do London trams operate?

The first Tramlink trams start around 5.30am from Monday to Friday, 6am on Saturday and 7am on Sunday. The last services of the evening run at about midnight every day of the week. Trams operate about every 10 minutes during the day, with slightly less frequent services in early mornings and late evenings. 

How much does it cost to ride the London tram?

When it comes to tickets, trams are treated as part of London's bus network. The bus and tram network has a flat fare of £1.75 if you pay using an Oyster card or contactless payment card. Travelcards are valid on trams. Paper tickets are no longer available or accepted on trams.

Bus passes are valid for the whole bus and tram network, and fares are not divided into zones. Adult fares for bus and tram passes are:

  • Seven days: £24.70
  • One month: £94.90
  • One year: £988 

With the Hopper fare, you can ride an unlimited number of trams and buses within one hour of touching your Oyster card for £1.75.

Children under 10, as well as 11 to 17 year olds with Zip Oyster photocards, travel free on London trams. Discounts are available for students, apprentices and jobseekers. Check the Transport for London website to see whether any reduced fares apply to you.

Tram travel is also free for wheelchair users, irrespective of whether or not they hold a pass. 

Are London trams accessible?

London trams have step-free access, and passengers with mobility requirements do not need to use ramps to board. Tram travel is free for wheelchair users, even if you don't have a Freedom Pass.

At Wimbledon Station, passenger lifts provide connections to other rail services as well as to and from street level. Each tram stop has a tactile strip along its entire length at a safe distance from the platform edge.

People using wheelchairs can easily wheel on and off the trams, and trams have two dedicated spaces for wheelchair users. Next to the wheelchair space is an intercom, which allows you to speak to the driver in an emergency, and an easy reach stop request button. Tram doors have an opening button on them at an accessible height.

Trams have priority seats for the elderly, travellers with disabilities and those travelling with small children.

For more information, check the Accessible London page for details on accessible attractions, accommodation and transport in London.