Apple Pay not working on London transit

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by jimsowden, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. jimsowden macrumors 68000


    Sep 6, 2003
    for all the British Macrumorians;

    I have my iPhone 7 with Apple Pay, (working fine at all retailers) but rejected on tube and city busses. I registered my account online with the card on my phone to no luck. It's an American Visa card from Chase.

    Any ideas to fix?
  2. Rigby macrumors 601

    Aug 5, 2008
    San Jose, CA
    US-issued Visa cards don't work for TfL (because they have a required payment feature not enabled). Mastercards (and I believe Amex?) do work.
  3. yg17 macrumors G5


    Aug 1, 2004
    St. Louis, MO
    Ah, so that explains why it wouldn't work for me either a few weeks ago.
  4. IslesFan macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2013
    I believe only physical US Amex cards w/Contactless work, not Apple pay Amex cards.
  5. djjeesh66 macrumors newbie

    Mar 28, 2013
    May 2017 - I and my gf both have capital one quicksilver cards (from the US), the only difference is that her's is Mastercard and mine is Visa. Guess who's works? The mastercard. Mine will work at retailers with Apple Pay but not the transit. So don't plan on US Visa cards working. You can still obviously buy an oyster card with your credit card at a kiosk however - just less convenient though.

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