More than 100 million journeys made using Mayor's Hopper fare

11 September 2017

A year on from its launch, more than 100 million journeys have been made using the Mayor of London’s ‘Hopper’ fare.

Every weekday around 325,000 journeys are made using ‘Hopper’, which allows passengers in London to save £1.50 on a pay-as-you-go bus or a tram journey when they switch to another bus or tram within an hour of starting their journey.

And now – one year after the fare was launched – Mayor of London Sadiq Khan confirms that it’s going to get even better.

Building on the Hopper’s success, TfL is now testing new technology that will allow customers to make as many bus and tram transfers as they need within an hour, even with a Tube or train trip in between. Transport for London (TfL) hopes to launch that upgrade in early 2018.

The ‘Hopper’ is just one of the Mayor’s projects, alongside with the Night Tube, TfL fares freeze and new Oyster top-up app, to make it cheaper and easier to use public transport in the capital.

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said:

I’m delighted that a year after its launch 100 million journeys have been made using our new ‘Hopper’ ticket. In allowing passengers to change buses for free within an hour, I’m proud that we’re cutting the cost of travel for thousands of Londoners all across the city.

The cost of travel must never be a barrier to work or study, and with our TfL fares freeze and unlimited bus journeys within the hour planned from next year, we’re continuing to make public transport an easier and more affordable option for every Londoner.

Here's what people have to say about the Hopper:

Get updates like this straight to your inbox by signing up to Mail from the Mayor.

Sign up for email from the Mayor

The information you are providing will be used only for the purpose for which you provide it. If you are selecting to receive our newsletter(s), you are providing your consent for us to process your personal data in this manner for this purpose. We will not add you to any other mailing lists unless you ask us to and we will not pass your details on to third parties. Your personal data will be handled in accordance with our privacy policy.

Share this page