List of bus routes in London

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Three London Double Decker buses (53, 11 and 88)
Two London Single Decker buses on route 393

This is a list of Transport for London (TfL) contracted bus routes in London, United Kingdom, as well as commercial services that enter the Greater London area (except coaches). Other operators in London are London United, Abellio London, Tower Transit, Metrobus, Arriva Shires & Essex, Arriva Southern Counties, London Sovereign, Quality Line, Abellio Surrey, CT Plus, First Berkshire & The Thames Valley, Uno, Carousel Buses, Blue Triangle, Green Line Coaches and Sullivan Buses.

TfL-sponsored operators run more than 500 services.

Non TfL-sponsored operators run 36 principal services between parts of Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Berkshire, Kent, Surrey and Sussex on the one hand and London on the other and one local council sponsored service each in the boroughs of Bexley, Barking and Dagenham and Hackney (extending into Islington).

Classification of route numbers[edit]

In Victorian times, passengers could only recognise an omnibus (Latin: for everyone) of an owner and route by the coach's distinctive livery (colour) and line name, with painted signs on the sides showing the two termini to indicate the route. Then, in 1906, George Samuel Dicks of the London Motor Omnibus Company decided that, as the line name 'Vanguard' had proved to be very popular, he would name all lines 'Vanguard' and number the company's five routes 1 through to 5. Other operators soon saw the advantage, in that a unique route number was easier for the travelling public to remember, and so the practice of using route numbers soon spread.[1]

Historic classification[edit]

Bus routes run by London Transport were grouped as follows.

The 1924 London Traffic Act imposed numbering known as the Bassom Scheme named after Chief Constable A. E. Bassom of the Metropolitan Police who devised it. Variant and short workings for many decades used letter suffixes. The numbers reflected the company that operated the route.

The numbering was revised in 1934 after London Transport was formed:[2]

Route Number Former type of Service
1–199 "Central Area" red double-decker services
200–289 "Central Area" red single-decker services
290–299[3][dead link] "Central Area" night routes
300–399 "Country Area" north of the River Thames (rural services were operated by London Country Bus Services after 1970)
400–499 "Country Area" south of the River Thames
500–699 Trolleybuses
701–799 Green Line Coaches
800–899 "Country Area" "New Towns" routes

Current classification[edit]

Route Number Type of Service
1–599 Day routes, including 24-hour services.
600–699 Schoolday services, normally operating only one return journey per day.*
700–899 Regional and national coach services.
900–999 Three mobility services within TfL, detailed below
N-prefixed routes Night routes.
X-prefixed routes Express routes.
Other letter-prefixed routes Local day routes, including 24-hour services, with the letter(s) denoting a key area the bus travels through.

*Except 603 and 607, which are normal day routes.


Transport for London services that cross the Greater London boundary.
Standard ticketing applies throughout.

List of routes[edit]

All routes operate in both directions unless detailed.


Route Start End Operator Length Notes
1 Tottenham Court Road Station Canada Water Bus Station London General 6 miles (9.7 km)
2 Marylebone Station West Norwood Bus Garage Arriva London 8 miles (13 km)
3 Regent Street Crystal Palace Bus Station Abellio London 9 miles (14 km)
4 Waterloo Station Archway Station Metroline 8 miles (13 km)
5 Canning Town Station Romford Market Stagecoach London 10 miles (16 km)
6 Aldwych Willesden Bus Garage Metroline 6 miles (9.7 km) 24 hour operation
7 Oxford Circus East Acton Metroline 7 miles (11 km)
8 Tottenham Court Road Station Bow Church Stagecoach London 7 miles (11 km)
9 Aldwych Hammersmith Bus Station London United 5 miles (8.0 km)
10 Kings Cross Station Hammersmith Bus Station London United 7 miles (11 km) 24 hour operation
11 Liverpool Street Station Fulham Broadway London General 7 miles (11 km)
12 Oxford Circus Station Dulwich Library London Central 7 miles (11 km) 24 hour operation
13 Aldwych Golders Green Station London Sovereign 7 miles (11 km)
14 Warren Street Station Putney Heath London General 7 miles (11 km) 24 hour operation
15 Regent Street Blackwall Station Stagecoach London 7 miles (11 km)
15H Trafalgar Square Tower Hill Stagecoach London 6 miles (9.7 km)
16 Victoria Station Cricklewood Metroline 6 miles (9.7 km)
17 London Bridge Southwark Cathedral Archway Station Metroline 6 miles (9.7 km)
18 Euston Station Sudbury & Harrow Road Station Metroline 9 miles (14 km)
19 Battersea Bridge Finsbury Park Station London General 8 miles (13 km)
20 Walthamstow Central Station Debden London General 10 miles (16 km)
21 Newington Green Lewisham London General 9 miles (14 km)
22 Piccadilly Circus Station Putney Common London General 6 miles (9.7 km)
23 Liverpool Street Station Westbourne Park Station Tower Transit 8 miles (13 km) 24 hour operation
24 Pimlico Hampstead Heath Metroline 7 miles (11 km) 24 hour operation
25 Oxford Circus Ilford Tower Transit 11 miles (18 km) 24 hour operation
26 Waterloo Station Hackney Wick Tower Transit
CT Plus (as of Jun. 2016[citation needed])
7 miles (11 km)
27 Chalk Farm Chiswick Business Park London United 9 miles (14 km) 24 hour operation
28 Wandsworth Kensal Rise Station Tower Transit 7 miles (11 km)
29 Trafalgar Square Wood Green Station Arriva London 7 miles (11 km)
30 Marble Arch Hackney Wick Tower Transit 8 miles (13 km)
31 Camden Town Station White City Bus Station Tower Transit 6 miles (9.7 km)
32 Kilburn Park Station Edgware Station Metroline 7 miles (11 km)
33 Hammersmith Bus Station Fulwell London United 9 miles (14 km) 24 hour operation
34 Walthamstow Central Station Barnet Church Metroline 12 miles (19 km)
35 Shoreditch Church Clapham Junction Station Abellio London
London Central (as of Apr. 2016[citation needed])
8 miles (13 km)
36 Queen's Park Station New Cross Gate London Central 9 miles (14 km) 24 hour operation
37 Peckham Bus Station Putney Heath London Central 14 miles (23 km) 24 hour operation
38 Victoria Station Clapton Pond Arriva London 7 miles (11 km)
39 Clapham Junction Station Putney Bridge Station London General 5 miles (8.0 km)
40 Aldgate Bus Station Dulwich Library Abellio London
London Central (as of Apr. 2016[citation needed])
6 miles (9.7 km)
41 Archway Station Tottenham Hale Station Arriva London 5 miles (8.0 km)
42 Liverpool Street Denmark Hill London General 5 miles (8.0 km)
43 London Bridge Station Friern Barnet Metroline 9 miles (14 km) 24 hour operation
44 Victoria Station Tooting Station London General 7 miles (11 km)
45 Kings Cross Station Clapham Park London Central 8 miles (13 km)
46 St Bartholomew's Hospital Lancaster Gate Station Metroline 9 miles (14 km)
47 Shoreditch Church Bellingham Catford Bus Garage Stagecoach London 9 miles (14 km) 24 hour operation
48 London Bridge Station Walthamstow Central Station Stagecoach London 8 miles (13 km)
49 Clapham Junction White City Bus Station Abellio London 6 miles (9.7 km)
50 Stockwell Station Croydon Katharine Street Arriva London 9 miles (14 km)
51 Woolwich Orpington Station Stagecoach London 12 miles (19 km)
52 Victoria Station Willesden Bus Garage Metroline 7 miles (11 km) 24 hour operation
53 Whitehall Horse Guards Plumstead Station Stagecoach London 12 miles (19 km) 24 hour operation
54 Woolwich Elmers End Station Stagecoach London 10 miles (16 km)
55 Oxford Circus Leyton Stagecoach London 9 miles (14 km)
56 St Bartholomew's Hospital Whipps Cross Stagecoach London 8 miles (13 km)
57 Clapham Park Kingston London United 11 miles (18 km) 24 hour operation
58 East Ham Walthamstow Central Station Tower Transit 8 miles (13 km)
59 Kings Cross Station Streatham Hill Arriva London 7 miles (11 km)
60 Streatham Old Coulsdon Arriva London 12 miles (19 km)
61 Bromley North Station Chislehurst Stagecoach London 11 miles (18 km)
62 Marks Gate Barking Stagecoach London 9 miles (14 km)
63 Kings Cross Station Honor Oak London Central 7 miles (11 km)
64 Thornton Heath Pond New Addington London General
Arriva London (as of Aug. 2016[citation needed])
8 miles (13 km) 24 hour operation
65 Ealing Broadway Station Kingston, Brook Street
Chessington World of Adventures (Nights only)
London United 10 miles (16 km) 24 hour operation
66 Leytonstone Station Romford Station Arriva Southend 10 miles (16 km)
67 Aldgate Bus Station Wood Green Station Arriva London 7 miles (11 km)
68 Euston Station West Norwood Station London Central 8 miles (13 km)
69 Canning Town Station Walthamstow Central Station Stagecoach London
Tower Transit (as of Apr. 2016[citation needed])
9 miles (14 km) 24 hour operation
70 South Kensington Station Acton Tower Transit 8 miles (13 km)
71 Kingston Chessington World of Adventures London United 6 miles (9.7 km)
72 East Acton Roehampton London United 7 miles (11 km) 24 hour operation
73 Victoria Station Stoke Newington Arriva London 7 miles (11 km)
74 Baker Street Station Putney London General 7 miles (11 km)
75 Lewisham Croydon Fairfield Halls Stagecoach London 9 miles (14 km)
76 Waterloo County Hall Tottenham Hale Bus Station Arriva London 8 miles (13 km) 24 hour operation
77 Waterloo Station Tooting Station London General 8 miles (13 km)
78 Shoreditch Nunhead Arriva London 6 miles (9.7 km)
79 Edgware Station Alperton Metroline 7 miles (11 km)
80 Hackbridge Belmont High Down Prison London General 9 miles (14 km)
81 Hounslow Bus Station Slough Bus Station London United 12 miles (19 km)
82 Victoria Station North Finchley Metroline 10 miles (16 km)
83 Golders Green Station Ealing Hospital Metroline 13 miles (21 km) 24 hour operation
85 Putney Bridge Station Kingston Hall Road London General 7 miles (11 km) 24 hour operation
86 Stratford Station Romford Station Stagecoach London 10 miles (16 km)
87 Aldwych Wandsworth London General 6 miles (9.7 km)
88 Camden Town Clapham Common London General 7 miles (11 km) 24 hour operation
89 Lewisham Slade Green Station London Central 11 miles (18 km)
90 Northolt Station Feltham Metroline 11 miles (18 km)
91 Trafalgar Square Crouch End Metroline 6 miles (9.7 km)
92 Brent Park Ealing Hospital Metroline 9 miles (14 km)
93 Putney Bridge Station North Cheam London General 8 miles (13 km) 24 hour operation
94 Piccadilly Circus Acton Green London United 5 miles (8.0 km) 24 hour operation
95 Shepherd's Bush Green Southall Town Hall Metroline 10 miles (16 km)
96 Woolwich Beresford Street Bluewater Shopping Centre Stagecoach London 13 miles (21 km)
97 Stratford City Bus Station Chingford Station Stagecoach London 11 miles (18 km)
98 Holborn Willesden Bus Garage Metroline 7 miles (11 km)
99 Woolwich Bexleyheath Shopping Centre Stagecoach London 10 miles (16 km)
100 Elephant & Castle Shadwell Station London General


Route Start End Operator Length Notes
101 Wanstead Gallions Reach Shopping Park Stagecoach London
102 Edmonton Green Brent Cross Shopping Centre (No night service)
Golders Green Station
Arriva London 12 miles (19 km) 24 hour operation
103 Rainham Station Chase Cross Stagecoach London
104 Stratford Station Manor Park Stagecoach London
105 Greenford Station Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station Metroline 10 miles (16 km) 24 hour operation
106 Whitechapel Finsbury Park Station Arriva London 6 miles (9.7 km)
107 New Barnet Station Edgware Station Metroline 11 miles (18 km)
108 Stratford Station Lewisham London Central 11 miles (18 km) 24 hour operation
109 Brixton Station Croydon Abellio London 7 miles (11 km)
110 West Middlesex Hospital Twickenham London United 7 miles (11 km)
111 Kingston Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station London United 15 miles (24 km) 24 hour operation
112 Ealing Broadway Station Brent Cross Shopping Centre Metroline 7 miles (11 km)
113 Marble Arch Station Edgware Station Metroline 11 miles (18 km)
114 Mill Hill Broadway Station Ruislip Station London Sovereign 12 miles (19 km)
115 Aldgate Bus Station East Ham Central Park Stagecoach London
116 Hounslow Bus Station Ashford Hospital London United
117 West Middlesex Hospital Staines Abellio London 10 miles (16 km)
118 Brixton Station Morden Station London General 9 miles (14 km)
119 Purley Way Colonnades Bromley North Station London General 24 hour operation
120 Northolt Station Hounslow Bus Station London United 8 miles (13 km)
121 Turnpike Lane Station Enfield Lock Arriva London
122 Plumstead Station Crystal Palace Stagecoach London
123 Wood Green Station Ilford Arriva London 12 miles (19 km)
124 Catford St Dunstan's College Eltham Stagecoach London
125 Finchley Winchmore Hill Metroline 8 miles (13 km)
126 Eltham Bromley South London General
127 Tooting Broadway Station Purley Station London General 9 miles (14 km)
128 Claybury Broadway Romford Station Arriva London 24 hour operation
129 Greenwich Cutty Sark North Greenwich Station London Central
130 Thornton Heath New Addington London General 8 miles (13 km)
131 Tooting Broadway Station Kingston London United 8 miles (13 km)
132 North Greenwich Station Bexleyheath Shopping Centre London Central 10 miles (16 km) 24 hour operation (weekends)
133 Liverpool Street Station Streatham Arriva London 7 miles (11 km)
134 St Giles High Street North Finchley Metroline 8 miles (13 km) 24 hour operation
135 Old Street Station Crossharbour ASDA Docklands Buses 7 miles (11 km)
136 Elephant & Castle Grove Park Station Stagecoach London
137 Oxford Circus Streatham Hill Telford Avenue Arriva London 8 miles (13 km)
138 Bromley North Station Coney Hall London General
139 Waterloo Station West Hampstead Metroline 7 miles (11 km) 24 hour operation
140 Harrow Weald Bus Garage Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station Metroline 13 miles (21 km) 24 hour operation
141 London Bridge Station Palmers Green Arriva London 6 miles (9.7 km)
142 Brent Cross Shopping Centre Watford Junction Station Arriva Shires & Essex 12 miles (19 km)
143 Archway Station Brent Cross Shopping Centre Metroline 8 miles (13 km)
144 Muswell Hill Broadway Edmonton Green Arriva London
145 Leytonstone Bus Station Dagenham ASDA Stagecoach London
146 Bromley North Station Downe Village London General
Stagecoach London (as of Aug. 2016[citation needed])
7 miles (11 km)
147 Canning Town Station Ilford Stagecoach London
Docklands Buses (as of May. 2016[citation needed])
148 Camberwell Green Shepherd's Bush Green
White City Bus Station (nights only)
London United 8 miles (13 km) 24 hour operation
149 Edmonton Green London Bridge Station Arriva London 9 miles (14 km) 24 hour operation
150 Becontree Heath Bus Station Chigwell Row Arriva London
Docklands Buses (School Journeys)
9 miles (14 km)
151 Worcester Park Wallington London General
152 Pollards Hill New Malden Abellio London 8 miles (13 km)
153 Liverpool Street Station Finsbury Park Station CT Plus 6 miles (9.7 km)
154 Morden Station West Croydon Bus Station London General 11 miles (18 km) 24 hour operation (weekends)
155 Elephant & Castle Tooting St George's Hospital London General
156 Vauxhall Station Wimbledon Abellio London 7 miles (11 km)
157 Crystal Palace Morden Station Abellio London 12 miles (19 km)
158 Stratford Station Chingford Mount Stagecoach London 7 miles (11 km)
159 Marble Arch Streatham Arriva London
Abellio London (from 12 December 2015)
8 miles (13 km) 24 hour operation
160 Catford Bridge Station Sidcup Station Arriva Kent Thameside 10 miles (16 km)
161 North Greenwich Station Chislehurst London General
162 Eltham Station Beckenham Junction Station London General 12 miles (19 km)
163 Wimbledon Morden London General
164 Wimbledon Sutton London General
165 Abbey Wood Lane Romford Stagecoach London 10 miles (16 km)
166 West Croydon Banstead
Epsom Hospital
Arriva London 9 miles (14 km)
167 Ilford Debden Station Blue Triangle 12 miles (19 km)
168 Old Kent Road Tesco Hampstead Heath Metroline
169 Barking Clayhall Stagecoach London
170 Victoria Station Roehampton, Danebury Avenue London General
171 Holborn Bellingham London Central 10 miles (16 km)
172 St. Paul's Brockley Rise Abellio London 8 miles (13 km)
173 King George Hospital, Goodmayes Beckton Bus Station Arriva London
174 Dagenham Harold Hill Stagecoach London
175 Dagenham Chase Cross, Havering Stagecoach London
176 Tottenham Court Road Station Penge Arriva London 11 miles (18 km) 24 hour operation
177 Peckham Thamesmead Stagecoach London 12 miles (19 km)
178 Lewisham Woolwich Stagecoach London
179 Ilford Chingford Stagecoach London 8 miles (13 km)
180 Lewisham Belvedere Industrial Estate London General 11 miles (18 km)
181 Lewisham Grove Park London General
182 Harrow Weald, Oxhey Lane Brent Cross shopping centre Metroline 11 miles (18 km)
183 Golders Green Pinner, Love Lane London Sovereign 11 miles (18 km)
184 Turnpike Lane Bus Station Barnet Arriva London
185 Victoria Station Lewisham London Central 10 miles (16 km)
186 Brent Cross shopping centre Northwick Park Hospital Metroline
187 Finchley Road Central Middlesex Hospital Metroline 8 miles (13 km)
188 North Greenwich Bus Station Russell Square Abellio London 10 miles (16 km) 24 hour operation
189 Oxford Circus Brent Cross shopping centre Metroline 24 hour operation
190 West Brompton Richmond Metroline
191 Brimsdown Station Edmonton Green London General
192 Tottenham Hale Station Enfield London General
193 Queen's Hospital County Park Estate Blue Triangle
194 Lower Sydenham West Croydon Arriva London 11 miles (18 km)
195 Brentford County Court Charville Lane Estate, Hayes Metroline 10 miles (16 km)
196 Elephant & Castle Norwood Junction Station London General 9 miles (14 km)
197 Peckham Croydon Arriva London 10 miles (16 km)
198 Thornton Heath Shrublands Arriva London
199 Canada Water Station Bellingham Stagecoach London
200 Mitcham Raynes Park London General


Route Start End Operator Notes
201 Herne Hill Morden Abellio London
202 Blackheath Crystal Palace London General
203 Hounslow Bus Station Staines Bus Station † London United
204 Edgware Sudbury Town Station Metroline
205 Bow Church Paddington Stagecoach London
206 Kilburn Park Station Wembley Park The Paddocks Metroline
207 White City Bus Station Hayes-By-Pass Metroline
208 Lewisham Orpington Stagecoach London
209 Hammersmith Lower Bus Station Mortlake Avondale Road Metroline
210 Brent Cross Shopping Centre Finsbury Park Metroline
211 Waterloo Station Hammersmith Upper Bus Station Abellio London
212 Walthamstow Chingford Tower Transit
213 Sutton Bus Garage Kingston Fairfield Bus Station Go-Ahead London 24 hour operation
214 Liverpool Street Station Highgate Village Metroline 24 hour operation
215 Walthamstow Yardley Lane Estate
Lea Valley Camp Site (Summer only) †
Stagecoach London
216 Kingston Cromwell Road Bus Station Staines Bus Station † London United
217 Turnpike Lane Station Waltham Cross Metroline
219 Clapham Junction ASDA Wimbledon Station London General
220 Wandsworth Garratt Lane Willesden Junction Station London United 24 hour operation
221 Turnpike Lane Station Edgware Station Arriva London
222 Hounslow Bus Station Uxbridge Station London United 24 hour operation
223 Wembley Central Harrow Bus Station Metroline
224 Wembley Stadium Station St. Raphael's Estate Metroline
225 Canada Water Bus Station Hither Green Station London Central
226 Ealing Broadway Station Golders Green Station Metroline
227 Bromley North Station Crystal Palace Stagecoach London
228 Central Middlesex Hospital Maida Hill Chippenham Gardens Metroline
229 Thamesmead Town Centre Queen Mary's Hospital London Central
Arriva Kent Thameside (as of Jan. 2016[citation needed])
230 Wood Green Station Upper Walthamstow Arriva London
231 Turnpike Lane Station Enfield Chase Station Go-Ahead London
232 Turnpike Lane Station St. Raphael's Estate Metroline
233 Eltham Station Swanley London Road † London General
234 Barnet Stapylton Road Highgate Wood Sussex Gardens Metroline
235 Brentford County Court Sunbury Village Three Fishes † Abellio London
236 Hackney Wick Eastway Finsbury Park Station Tower Transit
237 White City Bus Station Hounslow Heath Metroline
238 Barking Station Stratford Station Stagecoach London 24 hour operation
240 Edgware Station Golders Green Station Metroline
241 Prince Regent Station Stratford City Bus Station Stagecoach London
242 Tottenham Court Road Station Homerton Hospital Arriva London
243 Waterloo Station Wood Green Station Arriva London 24 hour operation
244 Queen Elizabeth Hospital Abbey Wood Station London General
245 Golders Green Station Alperton Sainsbury's Metroline
246 Bromley North Station Westerham Green †
Chartwell Grounds (summer Sundays) †
London General
247 Barkingside Station Romford Station Stagecoach London
248 Romford Market Cranham Moor Lane Stagecoach London
249 Clapham Common North Side Anerley Station London General
250 Brixton Croydon Katharine Street Arriva London 24 hour operation
251 Arnos Grove Station Edgware London Sovereign
252 Collier Row Hornchurch Stagecoach London
253 Euston Station Hackney Central Station Arriva London
254 Aldgate Holloway Arriva London
255 Balham Pollards Hill, Mitcham Arriva London
256 Noak Hill St George's Hospital Stagecoach London
257 Stratford Walthamstow Central Station London General
258 South Harrow Watford Junction Arriva Shires & Essex
259 Kings Cross Edmonton Green London General
260 Golders Green White City Metroline
261 Lewisham Princess Royal Hospital Stagecoach London
262 Beckton Stratford Stagecoach London
263 Barnet Highbury Barn Metroline
264 St George's Hospital Croydon Arriva London 24 hour operation
265 Putney Bridge Tolworth London United
266 Hammersmith Brent Cross Tower Transit 24 hour operation
267 Hammersmith Fulwell London United
268 Golders Green Station Finchley Road 02 Centre Arriva Shires & Essex
269 Bromley North Station Bexleyheath Stagecoach London
270 Mitcham Putney Bridge London General
271 Highgate Moorgate Finsbury Square Metroline 24 hour operation
272 Shepherd's Bush Chiswick London United
273 Lewisham Petts Wood Station Stagecoach London
274 Angel Station Lancaster Gate Station Metroline
275 St James Street Station Barkingside Stagecoach London
276 Stoke Newington Common Newham Hospital Docklands Buses
277 Highbury & Islington Station Leamouth Stagecoach London 24 hour operation
279 Manor House Station Waltham Cross Arriva London
280 St George's Hospital Belmont Station London General
281 Hounslow Bus Station Tolworth Ewell Road London United 24 hour operation
282 Ealing Hospital Mount Vernon Hospital Metroline
283 East Acton Brunel Road Barnes Pond
Barnes Wetland Centre (daytime)
London United
284 Lewisham Grove Park London General
285 Kingston Heathrow Airport London United 24 hour operation
286 Greenwich Queen Mary's Hospital London Central
287 Barking Rainham Abbey Wood Lane Stagecoach London
288 Queensbury Morrisons Broadfields Estate Arriva Shires & Essex
289 Elmers End Purley Arriva London
290 Twickenham Station Staines Bus Station † Abellio London
291 Queen Elizabeth Hospital Plumstead Stagecoach London
292 Borehamwood Colindale ASDA London Sovereign
293 Morden Epsom Hospital London General
294 Noak Hill Havering Park Stagecoach London
295 Clapham Junction Station Ladbroke Grove Sainsbury's Metroline 24 hour operation
296 Ilford Romford Stagecoach London
297 Ealing Broadway Station Willesden Bus Garage Metroline 24 hour operation
298 Arnos Grove Station Potters Bar Station
Potters Bar Cranborne Road
Sullivan Buses
299 Muswell Hill Cockfosters Station London General


Route Start End Operator Length Notes
300 Canning Town East Ham Blue Triangle
302 Kensal Rise Mill Hill Broadway Metroline
303 Colindale ASDA Edgware Arriva Shires & Essex
305 Kingsbury Circle Edgware Arriva Shires & Essex
307 Barnet Brimsdown Arriva London
Metroline (as of Dec. 2015[citation needed])
308 Clapton Pond Wanstead Tower Transit
309 London Chest Hospital Canning Town CT Plus
312 Norwood Junction Station South Croydon Arriva London
313 Chingford Station Potters Bar Arriva London
314 Eltham Station New Addington Stagecoach London
315 Balham West Norwood London General
316 White City Cricklewood Metroline
317 Enfield Waltham Cross Arriva London
318 North Middlesex Hospital Stamford Hill Arriva London
319 Sloane Square Streatham Hill Arriva London
320 Catford Bridge Station Biggin Hill London General
321 New Cross Foots Cray London Central 24 hour operation
322 Clapham Common Crystal Palace London General
323 Mile End Canning Town Stagecoach London
324 Stanmore Brent Cross Tesco Metroline
325 Prince Regent Station East Beckton Arriva London
326 Brent Cross Shopping Centre Barnet London Sovereign
327 Waltham Cross Circular route via Elsinge Estate and Turkey Street London General
328 Chelsea Golders Green Tower Transit
329 Wood Green Enfield Arriva London
330 Canning Town Wanstead Park Station Stagecoach London
331 Ruislip Uxbridge Metroline
332 Brent Park Paddington Metroline
333 Elephant & Castle Station Tooting London General
336 Catford Locksbottom London General
Stagecoach London (as of Aug. 2016[citation needed])
7 miles (11 km)
337 Clapham Junction Station Richmond London General
339 Shadwell Leytonstone Tower Transit
340 Edgware Harrow Bus Station Arriva Shires & Essex
341 County Hall Lea Valley Tesco Arriva London 24 hour operation
343 City Hall New Cross Gate Abellio London
344 Liverpool Street Station Clapham Junction Station Abellio London 24 hour operation
345 South Kensington Peckham London Central
Abellio London (as of Apr. 2016[citation needed])
24 hour operation
346 Upminster Upminster Park Estate Arriva Southend
347 Romford Ockendon Station Arriva Southend
349 Stamford Hill Ponders End Arriva London
350 Hayes & Harlington Heathrow Airport, Terminal 5 Abellio London
352 Lower Sydenham Bromley North Station London General
353 Forestdale Ramsden Estate London General
354 Penge Bromley North Station Stagecoach London
355 Brixton Mitcham London Central
356 Upper Sydenham Shirley Stagecoach London
357 Whipps Cross University Hospital (Sundays)
Whipps Cross
Chingford Hatch London General
358 Crystal Palace Orpington Station London General
359 Addington Village Interchange Purley London General
360 Elephant & Castle Station Royal Albert Hall London Central
362 King George Hospital Grange Hill Blue Triangle
363 Elephant & Castle Station Crystal Palace London Central
364 Ilford Dagenham East Blue Triangle
365 Orchard Village Havering Park Stagecoach London
366 Beckton Bus Station Redbridge Stagecoach London
367 Bromley North Station West Croydon London General
Abellio London (as of Mar. 2016[citation needed])
368 Barking Chadwell Heath Blue Triangle
Arriva London (as of Apr. 2016[citation needed])
370 Romford Lakeside Arriva Southend
371 Richmond Kingston London United
372 Hornchurch Lakeside Stagecoach London
375 Romford Station Passingford Bridge Arriva Southend
376 Beckton East Ham Blue Triangle
377 Ponders End Oakwood, Enfield Chase Arriva London
379 Chingford Yardley Lane Estate Arriva London
380 Lewisham Belmarsh Prison Stagecoach London
381 County Hall Peckham Abellio London
382 Southgate Station Millbrook Park Arriva London
383 Barnet Woodside Park Station Uno
384 Barnet Cockfosters Station Metroline
385 Chingford Station South Chingford CT Plus
386 Blackheath Village Woolwich Stagecoach London
387 Barking Reach Little Heath Stagecoach London
388 Blackfriars Stratford City CT Plus
389 Barnet Circular via Western Way London General
390 Notting Hill Gate Archway, Upper Holloway Metroline 8 miles (13 km) 24 hour operation
391 Sands End Richmond London United
393 Chalk Farm Clapton Arriva London
394 Islington Police Station Homerton University Hospital CT Plus
395 Westway Cross Retail Park Harrow Bus Station Metroline
396 Ilford King George Hospital Stagecoach London
397 South Chingford Debden Station Arriva London
398 Ruislip Wood End London Sovereign
399 Barnet Circular via Hadley Wood Station London General


Route Start End Operator Notes
401 Bexleyheath Thamesmead London Central
403 Warlingham West Croydon Station Arriva London
404 Caterham-on-the-Hill Coulsdon Quality Line
405 West Croydon Station Redhill London General
Arriva London (School Journeys)
406 Epsom Kingston Quality Line
407 Sutton Caterham Station Abellio London
410 Crystal Palace Wallington Arriva London
411 Kingston West Molesey Quality Line
412 West Croydon Station Purley Hospital Arriva London
413 Morden Station Sutton London General
414 Putney Bridge Station Maida Hill Abellio London
415 Old Kent Road Tulse Hill Station Abellio London
417 Clapham Common Crystal Palace Arriva London
418 Kingston Epsom Quality Line
419 Hammersmith Richmond London United
422 North Greenwich Station Bexleyheath London Central
423 Heathrow Airport, Terminal 5 Hounslow London United
424 Putney Heath Craven Cottage London General
425 Clapton Stratford Station Tower Transit
427 Acton Old Town Hall Uxbridge Metroline
428 Erith Bluewater Arriva Kent Thameside
430 South Kensington Roehampton London General
432 Brixton Anerley Station London General
433 West Croydon Addington Village Interchange Abellio London
434 Rickman Hill, Coulsdon Whyteleafe South Wapses Lodge Roundabout London General
436 Paddington Lewisham London Central
440 Stonebridge Park Station Gunnersbury London United
444 Turnpike Lane Chingford Tower Transit
450 Lower Sydenham West Croydon Arriva London
452 Kensal Rise Wandsworth Road Station Abellio London
453 Marylebone Station Deptford Broadway London General 24 hour operation
455 Old Lodge Lane Wallington Abellio London
460 North Finchley Willesden Metroline
462 Ilford Hainault Blue Triangle
463 Eastfields, Streatham Coulsdon Quality Line
464 New Addington Tatsfield London General
465 Kingston Dorking Quality Line
466 Addington Village Interchange Caterham-on-the-Hill Arriva London
467 Hook Epsom Quality Line
468 Elephant & Castle Station South Croydon London Central
469 Queen Elizabeth Hospital Erith Stagecoach London
Arriva Kent Thameside (as of Jan. 2016[citation needed])
470 Colliers Wood Epsom Quality Line
472 North Greenwich Station Thamesmead Stagecoach London 24 hour operation
473 Stratford London City Airport Stagecoach London
474 Canning Town Manor Park Docklands Buses 24 hour operation
476 Northumberland Park Station Euston Station London General
481 West Middlesex Hospital Kingston Abellio London
482 Southall Heathrow Airport, Terminal 5 Metroline
484 Camberwell Green Lewisham Abellio London
485 Hammersmith Wandsworth London General
486 North Greenwich Station Bexleyheath London Central
487 Willesden Junction Station South Harrow Metroline
488 Dalston Junction Station Bromley-by-Bow Tower Transit
490 Richmond Heathrow Airport, Terminal 5 Abellio London
491 North Middlesex Hospital Waltham Cross London General
492 Sidcup Bluewater Arriva Kent Thameside
493 Tooting Broadway Richmond London General
496 Romford Harold Wood Stagecoach London
498 Queen's Hospital Brentwood Stagecoach London
499 Gallows Corner, Romford Heath Park Estate Stagecoach London


Route Start End Operator
507 Victoria Station Waterloo Station London General
521 London Bridge Waterloo Station London General
541 Keir Hardie Estate Prince Regent Station Docklands Buses
549 Loughton South Woodford Docklands Buses


The majority of routes in this sequence are run for schools to reduce overcrowding on regular bus services. Their timetables are subject to short notice alteration and re-routing in accordance with school requirements. A notable exception is route 607, which is a limited stop service operating in West London, whose number is "inherited" from the period (15 November 1936 – 8 November 1960), when this route was served by trolleybuses.[citation needed]

Route Start End Educational Establishment Operator
601 Thamesmead Dartford Heath Wilmington Hall School Stagecoach London
602 Thamesmead Bexleyheath Townley Grammar School for Girls Stagecoach London
603 Swiss Cottage Station Muswell Hill Metroline
605 Edgware Station
Burnt Oak Station
Mill Hill County High School
Totteridge & Whetstone Station
Mill Hill County High School, The Totteridge Academy London Sovereign
606 Queensbury Barnet The Totteridge Academy Metroline
607 White City Uxbridge Station Metroline
608 Gallows Corner, Romford Shenfield High School † Shenfield High School Blue Triangle
609 Hammersmith Mortlake Harrodian School Metroline
611 Stonebridge Park East Finchley Bishop Douglass School Metroline
612 Selsdon Wallington Wallington County Grammar School, Riddlesdown High School, The John Fisher School, Wallington High for Girls Arriva London
613 Worcester Park Sutton Common Glenthorne High School London United
616 Winchmore Hill Edmonton Green Shopping Centre The Latymer School London General
617 Turnpike Lane Station Turkey Street St Ignatius' College Arriva London
618 Mill Hill Broadway Eastcote Aventi House School London Sovereign
621 Lewisham Eltham Crown Woods School London Central
624 Woolwich Grove Park Crown Woods School London Central
625 Plumstead Common Chislehurst London Central
626 Finchley Potters Bar Dame Alice Owen's School Sullivan Buses
627 Woodcote Green Worcester Park Wallington High School Arriva London
628 Southgate Kingsbury JFS JFS Sullivan Buses
629 Wood Green Turkey Street Station St Ignatius' College Arriva London
631 Golders Green Henrietta Barnett School Henrietta Barnett School Arriva Shires & Essex
632 Colindale Station Kilburn Park Station Metroline
634 Muswell Hill Barnet Metroline
635 Brentford Sunbury Cross St. Paul's School London United
636 Kemnal College Grove Park Kemnal College,Eltham College Stagecoach London
637 Kemnal College Grove Park Eltham College, Kemnal College, Stagecoach London
638 Kemnal College Coney Hall Beaverwood School, Kemnal College, Coopers Technology College, Eltham College Stagecoach London
639 Clapham Junction Putney John Paul II School London General
640 South Harrow Station Harrow Weald Whitmore High School, Salvatorian College, Sacred Heart College, Bentley Wood School Metroline
641 Teddington School West Molesey Teddington School Quality Line
642 West Hendon Stanmore London Academy Arriva Shires & Essex
643 Brent Cross East Finchley Christ's College Finchley Metroline
646 Noak Hill Cranham Blue Triangle
647 Romford Harold Hill Harold Hill Community School Arriva London
648 Romford Cranham Blue Triangle
649 Romford Emerson Park Campion School Blue Triangle
650 Romford Emerson Park Emerson Park School Blue Triangle
651 Romford North Romford Bower Park School Blue Triangle
652 Rainham Upminster Sanders Drapers School
Havering Sixth Form College
Blue Triangle
653 Kingsbury JFS Muswell Hill JFS Sullivan Buses
654 Selsdon Ramsden The Priory School,Ravens Wood School London General
655 Mitcham Raynes Park Raynes Park High School London General
656 Gallows Corner, Romford Emerson Park Emerson Park School Blue Triangle
657 South Chingford Woodford Wells Trinity Catholic High School,
Bancroft's School
London General
658 Woolwich Crown Woods School Crown Woods School London Central
London General
660 Bellingham Eltham Crown Woods School Stagecoach London
661 Mottingham Petts Wood Eltham College & Cooper School London Central
662 Surbiton New Malden Holy Cross School London United
663 Thornton Heath Pampisford Road Harris Academy Purley[4] Arriva London
664 New Addington Biggin Hill Charles Darwin School
Ravens Wood School
Stagecoach London
665 Berrylands Road New Malden Holy Cross School London United
667 Ilford Chigwell West Hatch School Blue Triangle
669 Erith Albany Park Cleeve Park School London Central
London General
670 Clapham Junction Putney John Paul II School London General
671 Chessington South Station Kingston Tiffin Girls' School London United
672 Woolwich Thamesmead Hawksmoor Primary School Stagecoach London
673 Beckton Becontree Warren School Arriva London
674 Romford Harold Hill Blue Triangle
675 St James Station Woodford Woodbridge High School London General
678 Beckton Stratford St Angela's Ursuline School
St. Bonaventure's Comprehensive School
Forest Gate Community School
Arriva London
679 Goodmayes Chingford Woodford County High,
Trinity Catholic High School
Blue Triangle
681 Hounslow Teddington Teddington School London United
683 Friern Barnet Kingsbury JFS JFS Sullivan Buses
685 Selsdon Hamsey Green Warlingham Secondary School, Riddlesdown High School Arriva London
686 Romford Harold Hill St. Edward's School Blue Triangle
687 Dagenham Park Secondary School Barking Station Dagenham Park Secondary School Stagecoach London
Docklands Buses (as of Apr. 2016[citation needed])
688 Southgate Kingsbury JFS JFS Sullivan Buses
689 Croydon The Glade Arriva London
690 Clapham Common West Norwood Burntwood School Arriva London
691 Ham Surbiton Hollyfield School London United
692 Winchmore Hill Potters Bar Dame Alice Owen's School London General
Sullivan Buses (as of Nov. 2015[citation needed])
696 Hayes Bishop Ramsey School Bishop Ramsey School London United
697 Ickenham Kinghill Avenue The Douay Martyrs School London United
698 Ickenham West Drayton The Douay Martyrs School London United
699 Winchmore Hill Potters Bar Dame Alice Owen's School London General
Sullivan Buses (as of Nov. 2015[citation needed])


Route numbers from 900 to 999 represent Mobility Buses: these provide a once a week return journey to a local shopping centre from relatively low density neighbourhoods where there is no alternative route in the main bus network. The number of Mobility Buses routes have declined because low-floor and wheelchair accessible buses run on all London Buses routes except for the heritage route.

Route Start End Operator
931 Crystal Palace Lewisham Abellio London
965 Riverhill Kingston London United
969 Whitton Roehampton Vale Abellio London

Letter prefixes[edit]

Route Start End Operator Letter code Notes
A10 Heathrow Airport Uxbridge Station Metroline Airport
B11 Thamesmead Bexleyheath London Central Bexley
B12 Joydens Wood Erith Arriva Kent Thameside Bexley
B13 New Eltham Bexleyheath Arriva Kent Thameside Bexley
B14 Bexleyheath Orpington Station London General Bexley
B15 Horn Park Bexleyheath Arriva Kent Thameside Bexley
B16 Kidbrooke Bexleyheath London Central Bexley
C1 Victoria White City London United Central London
C2 Victoria Parliament Hill Fields Abellio London Central London 24 hour operation
C3 Earls Court Tesco Clapham Junction Station Abellio London Chelsea
C10 Victoria Canada Water Abellio London Central London
C11 Archway Brent Cross Shopping Centre Metroline Camden
D3 Bethnal Green Chest Hospital Isle of Dogs Stagecoach London Docklands
D6 Cambridge Heath Isle of Dogs Docklands Buses Docklands
D7 Mile End Poplar Docklands Buses Docklands
D8 Isle of Dogs Stratford International Docklands Buses Docklands
E1 Ealing Broadway Station Greenford Broadway Abellio London Ealing
E2 Greenford Broadway Brentford, Commerce Road Metroline Ealing
E3 Chiswick Edensor Road Greenford Broadway London United Ealing
E5 Southall Toplocks Estate Perivale Tesco Metroline Ealing
E6 Greenford Station Bulls Bridge Metroline Ealing
E7 Ealing Broadway Station Ruislip Station Metroline Ealing
E8 Ealing Broadway Station Brentford, Commerce Road Metroline Ealing
E9 Ealing Broadway Station Yeading Barnhill Estate Metroline Ealing
E10 Ealing Broadway Station Northolt Islp Manor Tellings-Golden Miller Ealing
E11 Ealing Common Warwick Dene Greenford Broadway London United Ealing
EL1 Barking Reach Ilford Blue Triangle East London Transit 24 hour operation
EL2 Dagenham Dock Station Ilford Blue Triangle East London Transit
G1 Shaftesbury Estate Norbury London General St George's Hospital
H2 Golders Green Circular
via Hampstead Garden Suburb
Arriva Shires & Essex Hampstead
H3 Golders Green Hill Top Arriva Shires & Essex Hampstead
H9 Harrow Bus Station circular anticlockwise
via Northwick Park Hospital
London Sovereign Harrow
H10 Harrow Bus Station circular clockwise
via South Harrow
London Sovereign Harrow
H11 Harrow Bus Station Mount Vernon Hospital London Sovereign Harrow
H12 Stanmore station South Harrow Station Metroline Harrow
H13 Ruislip Lido Northwood Hills St Vincent's Park London Sovereign Harrow
H14 Northwick Park Hospital Hatch End St Thomas' Drive London Sovereign Harrow
H17 Wembley Central Montrose Crescent Harrow Bus Station London Sovereign Harrow
H18 Harrow Bus Station circular clockwise
via North Harrow
Arriva Shires & Essex Harrow
H19 Harrow Bus Station circular anticlockwise
via Kenton
Arriva Shires & Essex Harrow
H20 Hounslow Civic Centre Ivybridge Twickenham Tesco Abellio London Hounslow
H22 Richmond Manor Circus Hounslow Bell Corner London United Hounslow
H25 Hanworth Butts Farm Hatton Cross Station Abellio London Hounslow
H26 Feltham Sparrow Farm Hatton Cross Station Abellio London Hounslow
H28 Osterley Tesco Bulls Bridge Abellio London Hounslow
H32 Hounslow Bus Station Southall Town Hall London United Hounslow
H37 Richmond Manor Circus Hounslow Blenheim Centre London United Hounslow
H91 Hammersmith Bus Station Hounslow West Station London United Hounslow
H98 Hayes End Kingsway Hounslow Bus Station London United Hounslow
K1 New Malden Kingston Abellio London Kingston
K2 Kingston Hospital Hook London United Kingston
K3 Roehampton Vale Esher Abellio London Kingston
K4 Hook Kingston Hospital London United Kingston
K5 Morden Ham Quality Line Kingston
P4 Brixton Lewisham Stagecoach London Peckham
P5 Elephant & Castle Station Nine Elms London Central Peckham
P12 Surrey Quays Brockley Rise London Central Peckham
P13 New Cross Gate Streatham Abellio London Peckham
R1 Green Street Green St Paul's Cray London General Orpington (Roundabout)
R2 Petts Wood Station Biggin Hill Valley London General Orpington (Roundabout)
R3 Princess Royal University Hospital Chelsfield Village London General Orpington (Roundabout)
R4 Princess Royal University Hospital Pauls Cray Hill London General Orpington (Roundabout)
R5 Orpington Station circular clockwise
via Knockholt
Stagecoach London Orpington (Roundabout)
R6 Orpington Station St. Mary Cray Station London General Orpington (Roundabout)
R7 Orpington Bickley Station Stagecoach London Orpington (Roundabout)
R8 Orpington Station Biggin Hill London General Orpington (Roundabout)
R9 Orpington Station Ramsden Estate London General Orpington (Roundabout)
R10 Orpington Station circular anticlockwise
via Cudham
Stagecoach London Orpington (Roundabout)
R11 Green Street Green Queen Mary's Hospital London General Orpington (Roundabout)
R68 Hampton Court Kew Abellio London Richmond
R70 Hampton (Circular) Richmond Abellio London Richmond
RV1 Covent Garden Tower Bridge Tower Transit Riverside
S1 Mitcham Banstead Quality Line Sutton
S3 Belmont Malden Manor Station Quality Line Sutton
S4 Roundshaw St Helier Station Abellio London Sutton
U1 Ruislip Station West Drayton Station Metroline Uxbridge
U2 Uxbridge Station Brunel University Metroline Uxbridge
U3 Uxbridge Station Heathrow Airport Metroline Uxbridge
U4 Uxbridge Station Hayes ProLogis Park Metroline Uxbridge
U5 Uxbridge Station Hayes ASDA Metroline Uxbridge
U7 Uxbridge Station Hayes Sainsburys Abellio London Uxbridge
U9 Uxbridge Station Harefield Hospital Abellio London Uxbridge
U10 Uxbridge Station Ruislip Heathfield Rise Metroline Uxbridge
W3 Finsbury Park Northumberland Park Arriva London Wood Green
W4 Oakthorpe Park Tottenham Hale London General Wood Green
W5 Archway Harringay CT Plus Wood Green
W6 Southgate Edmonton Green Arriva London Wood Green
W7 Finsbury Park Muswell Hill Metroline Wood Green
W8 Picketts Lock Chase Farm Hospital Metroline Wood Green
W9 Southgate Chase Farm Hospital Metroline Wood Green
W10 Enfield Town Crews Hill London General Wood Green
W11 Walthamstow Chingford Hall Estate Arriva London Waltham Forest
W12 Walthamstow Wanstead CT Plus Waltham Forest
W13 Leytonstone Woodford Wells CT Plus Waltham Forest
W14 Leyton Woodford Bridge Tower Transit Waltham Forest
W15 Hackney Central Cogan Avenue Estate Tower Transit Waltham Forest
W16 Leytonstone Chingford Mount London General Waltham Forest
W19 Argall Avenue
St James Street (after 20:00)
Ilford Blue Triangle Waltham Forest
X26 West Croydon Heathrow Airport Quality Line Express route
X68 Russell Square West Croydon London Central Express route

Night only routes (N-prefixed)[edit]

Night bus routes are often related to the day numerical equivalent, normally running the same route but with an extension at either end of the service. This is normally to provide a night service to destinations served by tube or train during the day.

However, there are a few N-prefixed route numbers that have no relation to their daytime equivalents: the N5, N20 and N97 all operate in a different part of London to their respective day routes, and the N550 and N551 (which provide night service on parts of the DLR network) have no corresponding daytime routes.

There are also 24-hour routes, which run day and night but usually with a lower frequency during the night hours. The vast majority run the same route at all times. Route 65 is classed as a 24-hour service, but unusually has an extension to its night service, rather than the night service being designated N65.

Route Start End Operator
N1 Tottenham Court Road Thamesmead London General
N2 Trafalgar Square Crystal Palace Arriva London
N3 Bromley North Oxford Circus Abellio London
N5 Edgware Trafalgar Square Metroline
N7 Russell Square Northolt Metroline
N8 Hainault Tottenham Court Road Station Stagecoach London
N9 Heathrow Terminal 5 Aldwych London United
N11 Liverpool Street Station Ealing Broadway London General
N13 North Finchley Aldwych London Sovereign
N15 Romford Trafalgar Square Stagecoach London
N16 Edgware Victoria Station Metroline
N18 Trafalgar Square Harrow Weald Metroline
N19 Clapham Junction Finsbury Park London General
N20 Trafalgar Square Barnet Metroline
N21 Trafalgar Square Bexleyheath London Central
N22 Fulwell Piccadilly Circus London General
N26 Chingford Trafalgar Square Tower Transit
CT Plus (as of Jun. 2016[citation needed])
N28 Camden Town Wandsworth Tower Transit
N29 Trafalgar Square Enfield Town Arriva London
N31 Camden Town Clapham Junction Tower Transit
N35 Clapham Junction Tottenham Court Road Abellio London
N38 Walthamstow Central Victoria Station Arriva London
N41 Tottenham Hale Trafalgar Square Arriva London
N44 Sutton station Aldwych London General
N55 Oxford Circus Woodford Wells Stagecoach London
N63 Crystal Palace King's Cross London Central
N68 Old Coulsdon Tottenham Court Road Station London Central
N73 Walthamstow Victoria Station Arriva London
N74 Baker Street Roehampton London General
N86 Harold Hill Stratford Bus Station Stagecoach London
N87 Aldwych Kingston London General
N89 Trafalgar Square Erith London Central
N91 Trafalgar Square Cockfosters Metroline
N97 Trafalgar Square Hammersmith London United
Tower Transit (as of Mar. 2016[citation needed])
N98 Stanmore Holborn Metroline
N109 Croydon Oxford Circus Abellio London
N113 Edgware Trafalgar Square Metroline
N133 Morden Liverpool Street Station Arriva London
N136 Oxford Circus Chislehurst Stagecoach London
N137 Crystal Palace Oxford Circus Arriva London
N155 Morden Aldwych London General
N171 Hither Green Tottenham Court Road Station London Central
N199 St Mary Cray Trafalgar Square Stagecoach London
N205 Leyton Paddington Station Stagecoach London
N207 Uxbridge Holborn Metroline
N253 Aldgate Tottenham Court Road Station Arriva London
N279 Trafalgar Square Waltham Cross Arriva London
N343 New Cross Gate Trafalgar Square Abellio London
N381 Peckham Trafalgar Square Abellio London
N550 Canning Town Trafalgar Square Tower Transit
N551 Gallions Reach Shopping Park Trafalgar Square Tower Transit

Non-TfL bus routes in Greater London[edit]

These bus routes are not contracted to TfL and are therefore not 'London Buses'. All but three run from the villages and towns outside Greater London to destinations within (the exceptions are the 812, 938 and MB1, which run entirely within the boundary). They are painted in a colour chosen by the operator, so are not necessarily red like London Buses, and most of them do not accept Oyster cards. These routes are operated with a London Service Permit issued by TfL so they are recognised by TfL bus maps and appear on TfL bus stops.

Route 724, run by a coach company, is a bus route.

Route Start End Operator Source
8 Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire Arriva Shires & Essex
Redline Buses
58 Uxbridge Station Britwell, Slough, Berkshire First Berkshire & The Thames Valley [6]
60 Eton Wick, Berkshire Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 First Berkshire & The Thames Valley [7]
61 Eton College, Berkshire Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 First Berkshire & The Thames Valley [7]
71 Slough, Berkshire Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 First Berkshire & The Thames Valley [7]
75 Heathrow Airport Slough, Berkshire
Maidenhead (hourly extension)
First Berkshire & The Thames Valley [8]
76 Heathrow Airport Cippenham, Slough, Berkshire First Berkshire & The Thames Valley [8]
77 Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 Clewer and Dedworth, Windsor, Berkshire First Berkshire & The Thames Valley [7]
78 Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 Britwell
Burnham, Buckinghamshire (late evenings/Sundays)
First Berkshire & The Thames Valley [7]
84 New Barnet Station St Albans, Hertfordshire Metroline [9]
402 Bromley North Tunbridge Wells, Kent Arriva Kent & Sussex [10]
409 Caterham Valley, Surrey Selsdon Metrobus [11]
420 Sutton Redhill, Surrey/Gatwick Airport (Mon-Sat), Crawley (Sunday), W. Sussex Metrobus [11]
441 Heathrow Airport Englefield Green, Surrey Abellio Surrey [7]
458 Kingston Staines, Surrey Abellio Surrey [12]
459 Kingston Woking, Surrey Abellio Surrey [12]
461 Kingston Staines, Surrey Abellio Surrey [12]
477 Bluewater, Kent Orpington Arriva Southern Counties [13]
505 Chingford Station Harlow, Essex Arriva Shires & Essex [14]
513 Kingston upon Thames Byfleet/Downside, Surrey Abellio Surrey [12]
514 Kingston upon Thames Hersham, Surrey Abellio Surrey [12]
515 Kingston upon Thames Guildford Abellio Surrey [12]
515A Kingston upon Thames Guildford, Surrey Abellio Surrey [12]
555 Heathrow Airport Walton-on-Thames Station, Surrey Abellio Surrey [8]
557 Hatton Cross Woking, Surrey Abellio Surrey [7]
580 Beaconsfield High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire Carousel Buses [6]
581 Uxbridge tube station Higher Denham, Buckinghamshire
(circular some journeys)
Carousel Buses [6]
583 Windsor Hedgerley, Buckinghamshire Carousel Buses [6]
610 Enfield Hatfield Business Park, Hertfordshire Uno [15]
614 Queensbury Station Hatfield Business Park, Hertfordshire Uno [16]
615 Stanmore Hatfield Business Park, Hertfordshire Uno [11]
644 Wembley Park Hatfield Business Park, Hertfordshire Uno [16]
714 New Barnet Station Luton Metroline [17]
724 Harlow, Essex Heathrow Terminal 5 Green Line Coaches [8]
812 Hoxton Bridport Place Clerkenwell (9.30-16.00) Hackney Community Transport (HCT) [18]
938 Belvedere Bexley Bexley Accessible Transport Scheme [19]
A30 Uxbridge Chesham, Buckinghamshire Carousel Buses [8]
A40/740 Heathrow Central (A40)
Uxbridge (740)
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire Carousel Buses [8]
MB1 Dagenham Heathway Mecca Bingo, Dagenham [20]
R21 Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood Uxbridge (twice per day)
Maple Cross, Buckinghamshire
Red Rose Travel [5]

Temporary routes[edit]

There are four special express routes that run during the Notting Hill Carnival: 2X, 36X, 205X and 436X.[21]

Former routes[edit]

This list shows some old routes that used to operate but do not exist anymore. Services withdrawn before 1994 are not listed.

Route Start End Date of launch Date of withdrawal Last operator Replaced by
2A Crystal Palace Brixton Station 19 May 1954 29 January 1994 South London 2
9A Mortlake Kensington 18 July 1992 7 March 1997 London United 209
9H Trafalgar Square Kensington High Street 14 November 2005 25 July 2014 First London/Tower Transit
15B East Ham Aldgate 4 March 1989 18 September 1999 Stagecoach East London 115
16A Brent Cross Marble Arch 31 January 1976 10 October 1997 Metroline 189
22A London Bridge Clapton Park Estate 28 October 1972 28 February 1998 Kentish Bus 149
22B Tottenham Court Road Station Homerton Hospital 22 November 1987 28 February 1998 Kentish Bus 242
36B Victoria Station Grove Park 26 November 1958 12 March 1994 Selkent 136
45A South Kensington Peckham Garage 10 November 1990 2 September 1995 London Central 345
59 (1985) Farringdon Street Streatham Hill Brixton Garage 2 February 1985 29 January 1994 South London
68A Elephant and Castle South Croydon Garage 12 March 1994 27 March 1999 Arriva London 468
77A Wandsworth Aldwych 3 May 1950 3 June 2006 London General 87
84A Turnpike Lane Station Barnet Church 24 April 1982 27 January 1996 Cowie Leaside 184
87 (1934) Barking Town Centre Romford Market 3 October 1934 25 March 2006 Stagecoach London 5
97A Chingford Station Walthamstow Central Station 31 January 1981 19 February 2000 First Capital 357
115 (1984) Balham Forest Hill 24 April 1984 29 April 1995 Cowie South London 315
129 (1939) Becontree Heath Claybury Broadway 7 June 1939 26 June 2004 East Thames Buses 128
135 (1987) Archway Station, Upper Holloway Marble Arch 21 November 1987 2 September 2000 Metroline 88
137A Crystal Palace Clapham Common 2 February 1991 18 September 1999 Arriva London 417
161A Petts Wood Station Woolwich 6 May 1953 12 March 1994 Selkent 162
171A County Hall Northumberland Park Tesco's 1 February 1986 17 October 1998 Arriva London 341
184 (1951) New Cross Trafalgar Square 7 October 1951 12 March 1994 London Central 343
207A Uxbridge Charville Lane Estate 21 July 1990 13 November 1999 First Centrewest U7
228 (1934) Chislehurst Eltham 3 October 1934 7 September 1996 Kentish Bus 160
235 (1968) Leytonstone Station Woodford Wells 7 September 1968 26 July 1996 Grey Green W13
239 Clapham Junction Victoria 12 May 1990 15 February 2008 Go-Ahead London 170
243A Wood Green Liverpool Street 19 July 1961 19 August 2000 Arriva London 243
272 (1974) Woolwich Thamesmead 30 November 1974 23 January 1999 Kentish Bus 244
306 Crystal Palace Blackheath 20 June 1992 28 September 1996 Stagecoach Selkent 202
351 Bromley North Station Penge 2 March 1991 24 June 2002 Metrobus 354
354 (1986) Bromley North Station Croydon 16 August 1986 19 May 2000 Metrobus 314
357 (1983) Croydon Orpington 1983 1995 Metrobus 353
354 (1986)
369 Ilford Thames View Estate 20 March 1993 20 February 2010 Stagecoach London EL1
374 Romford Harold Hill 20 March 1993 15 October 2005 Stagecoach London 174
393 (1989) Hackbridge Morden Station 25 February 1989 23 November 1996 London General 80
395 (1999) Limehouse Surrey Quays 9 October 1999 29 April 2006 First Capital
435 Southall Town Hall Heathrow Airport Cargo Area 25 June 2005 22 March 2008 First Centrewest 482
494 West Croydon Bus Station Shirley Monks Orchard 10 June 2000 11 June 2005 Metrobus 367
501 Waterloo London Bridge 9 September 1968 31 May 2002 London General (Red Arrow) 521
505 Waterloo Shoreditch 4 March 1989 19 August 2000 London General (Red Arrow) 35
604 West Norwood Stanley Technical High School 5 September 2005 20 July 2007 Arriva London
620 Biggin Hill Valley Charles Darwin School 5 January 2002 21 July 2006 Metrobus 664
630 New Addington All Saints Catholic School 20 July 2007 Stagecoach London
689 Clapham Common West Norwood 2 September 2011 Arriva London
726 Bromley South Station Heathrow Airport 16 Apr 2005 Tellings Golden Miller X26
729 Bromley Bluewater January 2002 March 2005 London General 96
746 Bromley Tunbridge Wells 1994 1995 Metrobus 402
805 Heathrow Airport Northolt June 2001 25 June 2005 Bharat Travel 435
917 South Croydon West Croydon 22 June 2011 Abellio London 64
941 Bedfont Green Hampton Hill 29 February 2012 Abellio London
953 Scrattons Farm Chase Cross, Havering 7 November 2012 First Capital
958 Ilford Hainualt Street Woodford King's Avenue 26 July 2011 First Capital
972 Neasden Birchen Grove Colindale ASDA 22 October 2010 First Centrewest 324
E4 Windmill Park Perivale 27 March 1993 24 May 1997 Centrewest
ELW Shoreditch Wapping 23 December 2007
(mid-term temporary rail replacement service for closure of East London Line)
15 May 2010 First London None (re-opening of East London Line)
H1 Golders Green Henrietta Barnett School 18 May 2013 Arriva Shires & Essex 631
H15 Harrow Weald Oxhey Lane Northwick Park Hospital 14 November 1987 4 September 1999 Metroline 182
H21 Bedfont Green Sunbury Tesco 22 January 2000 2 December 2005 Tellings Golden Miller
H23 Heathrow Airport Cargo Area Hounslow Bus Station 28 April 1990 22 March 2008 London United 423
H30 Hatton Cross Station Heathrow Central Bus Station 1 November 1998 1 May 2004 Airlinks
H40 Chiswick Grove Park Park Royal Asda 9 November 1991 26 May 2002 London United 272
H50 Hayes & Harlington Station West Drayton 3 February 2001 22 March 2008 Travel London 350
K6 Kingston Roehampton Vale ASDA 2 December 1989 25 July 1998 Westlink 485
P2 Peckham, Bus Garage Lewisham Shopping Centre 1992 1994 London Central 484
PR1 Ealing Broadway Willesden Junction Station 24 March 2007 First Centrewest 226
PR2 Wembley Park The Paddocks Willesden Junction Station 15 October 2011 First Centrewest 206
R62 Hampton Sainsbury's West Middlesex Hospital 1992 6 May 2006 Tellings Golden Miller 481
R69 Richmond Hammersmith 7 April 1990 11 November 2000 London United 419
S2 Stratford Clapton Nightingale Road 5 July 2008 First Capital 425
X29 Bromley Bluewater January 2002 Arriva Kent Thameside 729
N10 King's Cross Richmond 29 September 2001 30 January 2010 First Centrewest 10
N25 Oxford Circus Harold Hill 15 July 1995 26 June 2004 First Capital 25
N47 Trafalgar Square St Mary Cray 12 Sept 2015 Stagecoach London 47
N50 Gallions Reach Trafalgar Square 30 June 1995 30 August 2008 Stagecoach London N550
N52 Victoria Station Willesden 3 December 1993 8 December 2012 Metroline 52
N64 Thornton Heath Pond New Addington 24 October 2015 London General 64
N75 Croydon Lewisham 19 May 2007 Stagecoach London
N76 Waterloo Northumberland Park Station 1 February 2003 15 November 2014 Arriva London 76
N77 Tolworth Aldwych 19 August 1995 3 June 2006 London General N87
N81 Victoria Bexleyheath (some journeys extended to Gravesend and the Medway Towns)[22] 8 October 1993 28 June 2002 London Central N89
N84 Trafalgar Square New Cross Gate 8 October 1993 27 February 2001 London Central N343
N159 New Addington Marble Arch 28 August 2010 Arriva London 159
N213 West Croydon Kingston 4 July 2009 London General 213
N64 New Addington Thornton Heath Pond 28 August 2010 24 October 2015 Metrobus 64
T31 New Addington Forestdale 11 May 2000 24 September 2015 Arriva London 64 & 353
T32 New Addington Addington Village Interchange 11 May 2000 24 October 2015 Metrobus 64 & 130
T33 West Croydon Addington Village Interchange 11 May 2000 24 October 2015 Abellio London 433

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Charles Klapper (1984) The Golden Age of Buses. Page 64. Routledge, London ISBN 0-7102-0232-6, ISBN 978-0-7102-0232-1.
  2. ^ "How are bus routes (especially London bus routes) numbered?". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
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  4. ^ "New bus route to run from Purley to Thornton Heath". Croydon Advertiser. 
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  17. ^ [1] Retrieved 2015-08-04
  18. ^ Hackney Community Transport Retrieved 2014-02-20
  19. ^ Bexley Community Transport Retrieved 2014-02-20
  20. ^ MB1 Route consultation on Mecca Bingo Service, Dagenham Retrieved 2015-2-20
  21. ^ Transport for London, Windsor House, 42-50 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0TL, "Check before you travel to Notting Hill Carnival and enjoy the event: Sunday 26 - Bank Holiday Monday 27 August 2012". 
  22. ^ London Buses,


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