Much like the way the Oyster card works, you’ll be able to use your contactless card on most London Buses from the 13 December 2012 to pay for a single bus journey.

To pay for a journey, you will just need to touch your contactless card flat on the yellow card reader as you board the bus – exactly the same as when you use an Oyster Card.

Contactless is a function on certain debit, credit and charge cards that allows you to safely make a quick and easy payment for goods or services for an amount that is £20 or less without entering a PIN.

Where you see the contactless wave displayed (like the one on this page) and have a contactless card, you can make a contactless payment where the amount is for £20 or less.