How To Activate a Post Office Travel Card

How To Activate a Post Office Travel Card

What is Travel Card?

The Travelcard is an inter-modal travel ticket for unlimited use on the London Underground, London Overground, Elizabeth line, Docklands Light Railway, London Trams, London Buses and National Rail services in the Greater London area.

How To Activate a Post Office Travel Card

Activation can be done through the free Post Office Travel app – download now from the Apple App Store or Google Play. The app allows you to top up, track spend, view balances and freeze spend.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I activate my post office credit card?

Once you have received your 6 Digit Security Number, you will need to activate it. If you have a savings account you need to call us on 0845 602 3409*. Or, if you have a Post Office® Credit Card you should call us on 0845 607 6500*.

How do I convert money to my Post Office Travel card?

If you have money in one currency and spend in a different currency we will automatically move this for you to authorise a transaction. Alternatively, you can move the funds using the “Transfer” icon on the free Post Office Travel app, or “Transfer to another wallet” icon on the website.

Can I transfer money from travel card to bank account?

How do I use my travel money card?

Like debit and credit cards, a travel money card can be used to make purchases in stores, online, and to withdraw cash at ATMs while travelling. You can buy currencies and add or reload them into your travel money card account via a mobile app whilst abroad.

How does a travel card work?

You can load money onto the prepaid card using your regular debit card, a bank transfer or adding cash in person. When you take it abroad, you can: Withdraw money from cash machines. Spend on the card in outlets like shops and restaurants.

What is the disadvantage of travel money card?

Cons of Travelling with a Travel Card

Fees: There may be fees associated with certain travel cards1. These can range from fees to load and reload your card, purchase fees, issue fees, and fees when you decide to cash out any remaining balances.

Do I need to activate my post office travel card?

What do I need to do before I travel? Before leaving the UK, make sure you have activated your Travel Money Card. Activation can be done through the free Post Office Travel app – download now from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Can you withdraw money from an post currency card?

You can use your card to buy goods and services (for example at shops, restaurants and online), and to withdraw cash at cash machines.

What happens when post office travel card expires?

When your card has expired and no replacement card has been issued your account will be closed. If an Available Balance remains on the Card and it is not redeemed within 12 months a monthly maintenance fee will be payable on each Card until there is no Available Balance remaining, Fees are displayed in Section 11.1.

Can I use a travel card as a debit card?

Before travelling overseas, you load money into the card account, which locks in the exchange rate for foreign currencies at that time. You can then use the card for purchases and cash withdrawals just like a debit or credit card, usually wherever Visa and Mastercard are accepted.