List of bus routes in London

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Three double deck buses on routes 53, 11 and 88
Two single deck buses on route 393

This is a list of Transport for London (TfL) contracted bus routes in London, England, as well as commercial services that enter the Greater London area (except coaches). Bus services in London are operated by Abellio London, Arriva London, CT Plus, Go-Ahead London (Blue Triangle, Docklands Buses, London Central and London General), Metroline, RATP Group (London Sovereign, London United and Quality Line) Stagecoach London (East London, Selkent and Thameside), Sullivan Buses, Tower Transit and Uno. TfL-sponsored operators run more than 500 services.

Non TfL-sponsored operators including Abellio Surrey, Arriva Shires & Essex, Arriva Southern Counties, Carousel Buses, Go-Coach, First Berkshire & The Thames Valley, Metroline, Metrobus, Red Rose Travel and Trustybus operate 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 & 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 London Traffic Act 1924 imposed numbering known as the Bassom Scheme named after Superintendent (later Chief Constable) Arthur Ernest 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:

Route number Former type of Service
1–199 "Central Area" red double-decker services
200–289 "Central Area" red single-decker services
290–299 "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 School services, normally operating only one return journey per day*
700–899 Regional and national coach services
900–999 Two 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 time 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 Canada Water Tottenham Court Road London Central 5.8 miles (9.3 km)
2 Marylebone West Norwood Arriva London 8 miles (13 km)
3 Crystal Palace Trafalgar Square Abellio London 8 miles (13 km)
4 Archway Waterloo Metroline 8 miles (13 km)
5 Canning Town Romford Market Blue Triangle 10 miles (16 km)
6 Aldwych Willesden Bus Garage Metroline 6 miles (9.7 km) 24 hour operation[2]
7 East Acton Oxford Circus Metroline 7 miles (11 km)
8 Bow Church Tottenham Court Road Stagecoach London 7 miles (11 km)
9 Aldwych Hammersmith London United 5 miles (8.0 km)
10 Hammersmith King's Cross London United 7 miles (11 km) 24 hour operation[2]
11 Fulham Broadway Liverpool Street London General 7 miles (11 km)
12 Dulwich Library Oxford Circus London Central 7 miles (11 km) 24 hour operation[2]
13 North Finchley Victoria Tower Transit 10 miles (16 km) 24 hour operation[3]
14 Putney Heath Warren Street London General 7 miles (11 km) 24 hour operation[2]
15 Blackwall Trafalgar Square Blue Triangle 7 miles (11 km)
15H Tower Hill Trafalgar Square Stagecoach London 3.4 miles (5.5 km)
16 Cricklewood Bus Garage Victoria Metroline 6 miles (9.7 km)
17 Archway London Bridge Metroline 6 miles (9.7 km)
18 Euston Sudbury London United 9 miles (14 km)
19 Battersea Bridge South Side Finsbury Park Station Arriva London 8 miles (13 km)
20 Debden Walthamstow Central London General 10 miles (16 km)
21 Lewisham Shopping Centre Newington Green London General 9 miles (14 km)
22 Oxford Circus Putney Common London General 6 miles (9.7 km)
23 Aldwych Westbourne Park Tower Transit 8 miles (13 km) 24 hour operation[2]
24 Hampstead Heath Pimlico Metroline 7 miles (11 km) 24 hour operation[2]
25 Ilford Oxford Circus Tower Transit 11 miles (18 km) 24 hour operation[2]
26 Hackney Wick Waterloo CT Plus 7 miles (11 km)
27 Chalk Farm Chiswick Business Park London United 9 miles (14 km) 24 hour operation[2]
28 Kensal Rise Wandsworth Tower Transit 7 miles (11 km)
29 Trafalgar Square Wood Green Arriva London 7 miles (11 km)
30 Hackney Wick Marble Arch Tower Transit 8 miles (13 km)
31 Camden Town White City Tower Transit 6 miles (9.7 km)
32 Edgware Kilburn Park Metroline 7 miles (11 km)
33 Fulwell Stanley Road Hammersmith London United 9 miles (14 km) 24 hour operation[4]
34 Barnet Church Walthamstow Central Metroline 12 miles (19 km) Also runs throughout Friday and Saturday night
35 Clapham Junction Shoreditch London Central 8 miles (13 km) 24 hour operation[2]
36 New Cross Gate Queen's Park London Central 9 miles (14 km) 24 hour operation[2]
37 Peckham Putney Heath London Central 14 miles (23 km) 24 hour operation[5]
38 Clapton Pond Victoria Arriva London 7 miles (11 km)
39 Clapham Junction Putney Bridge London General 5 miles (8.0 km)
40 Aldgate Dulwich Library London Central 6 miles (9.7 km)
41 Archway Tottenham Hale Arriva London 5 miles (8.0 km)
42 East Dulwich Sainsbury's Liverpool Street London General
43 Friern Barnet London Bridge Metroline 9 miles (14 km) 24 hour operation[2]
44 Tooting Station Victoria London General 7 miles (11 km)
45 Clapham Park King's Cross Abellio London 8 miles (13 km)
46 Lancaster Gate St Bartholomew's Hospital Metroline 9 miles (14 km)
47 Bellingham Catford Bus Garage Shoreditch Stagecoach London 9 miles (14 km) 24 hour operation[6][7]
48 London Bridge Walthamstow Central Arriva London 8 miles (13 km)
49 Clapham Junction White City Abellio London 6 miles (9.7 km)
50 Croydon Town Centre Stockwell Arriva London 9 miles (14 km)
51 Orpington Station Woolwich Stagecoach London 12 miles (19 km)
52 Victoria Willesden Bus Garage Metroline 7 miles (11 km) 24 hour operation[2]
53 Plumstead Station Whitehall Horse Guards Stagecoach London 12 miles (19 km) 24 hour operation[2]
54 Elmers End Woolwich Stagecoach London 10 miles (16 km)
55 Leyton Bakers Arms Oxford Circus Stagecoach London 9 miles (14 km)
56 St Bartholomew's Hospital Whipps Cross Stagecoach London 8 miles (13 km)
57 Clapham Park Kingston London General 11 miles (18 km) 24 hour operation[5]
58 East Ham Central Park Walthamstow bus station Tower Transit 8 miles (13 km)
59 King's Cross Streatham Hill Telford Avenue Arriva London 7 miles (11 km)
60 Old Coulsdon Streatham station Arriva London 12 miles (19 km)
61 Bromley North station Chislehurst Stagecoach London 11 miles (18 km)
62 Barking Gascoigne Estate Marks Gate Stagecoach London 9 miles (14 km)
63 Honor Oak King's Cross London Central 7 miles (11 km)
64 New Addington Thornton Heath Pond Arriva London 8 miles (13 km) 24 hour operation[8]
65 Ealing Broadway Kingston
Chessington (Nights only)
London United 10 miles (16 km) 24 hour operation[5]
66 Leytonstone Romford station Arriva London 10 miles (16 km)
67 Aldgate Wood Green Arriva London 7 miles (11 km)
68 Euston West Norwood London Central 8 miles (13 km)
69 Canning Town Walthamstow Central Tower Transit 9 miles (14 km) 24 hour operation[9]
70 Chiswick Business Park South Kensington London United 8 miles (13 km)
71 Chessington Kingston London United 6 miles (9.7 km)
72 East Acton Roehampton Bessborough Road London United 7 miles (11 km) 24 hour operation[4]
73 Oxford Circus Stoke Newington Arriva London 8 miles (13 km)
74 Baker Street Station Putney High Street London General 7 miles (11 km)
75 Croydon Town Centre Lewisham Station Stagecoach London 9 miles (14 km)
76 Tottenham Hale Bus Station Waterloo London General 8 miles (13 km) 24 hour operation[10]
77 Tooting Station Waterloo London General 8 miles (13 km)
78 Nunhead Shoreditch Arriva London 6 miles (9.7 km)
79 Alperton Sainsbury's Edgware Metroline 7 miles (11 km)
80 Belmont Prisons Hackbridge Reynold's Close London General 9 miles (14 km)
81 Hounslow Bus Station Slough London United 12 miles (19 km)
83 Alperton Golders Green Metroline 8 miles (13 km)
85 Kingston Putney Bridge London United 7 miles (11 km) 24 hour operation[5]
86 Romford Station Stratford 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[2]
89 Lewisham Station Slade Green London Central 11 miles (18 km)
90 Feltham Northolt Metroline 11 miles (18 km)
91 Crouch End Trafalgar Square Metroline 6 miles (9.7 km)
92 Ealing Hospital St Raphael's North Metroline 9 miles (14 km)
93 North Cheam Putney Bridge London General 8 miles (13 km) 24 hour operation[5]
94 Acton Green Piccadilly Circus London United 5 miles (8.0 km) 24 hour operation[2]
95 Shepherd's Bush Southall Town Hall Metroline 10 miles (16 km)
96 Bluewater Woolwich Stagecoach London 13 miles (21 km)
97 Chingford Station Stratford City Stagecoach London 11 miles (18 km)
98 Holborn Willesden Bus Garage Metroline 7 miles (11 km)
99 Bexleyheath Shopping Centre Woolwich Stagecoach London 10 miles (16 km)


Route Start End Operator Length Notes
100 London Wall Museum of London Shadwell station London General 4 miles (6.4 km)
101 Gallions Reach Shopping Park Wanstead Blue Triangle
102 Brent Cross
Golders Green
Edmonton Green Arriva London 12 miles (19 km) 24 hour operation[11]
103 Chase Cross Rainham Interchange Arriva London
104 Manor Park Stratford bus station Stagecoach London 6 miles (9.7 km)
105 Greenford station Heathrow Central bus station Metroline 10 miles (16 km) 24 hour operation[4]
106 Finsbury Park bus station Whitechapel Arriva London 6 miles (9.7 km)
107 Edgware bus station New Barnet Metroline 11 miles (18 km)
108 Lewisham station Stratford International station London Central 11 miles (18 km) 24 hour operation[9]
109 Brixton Croydon Town Centre Abellio London 7 miles (11 km)
110 Hounslow bus station West Middlesex University Hospital London United 7 miles (11 km)
111 Heathrow Central bus station Kingston London United 15 miles (24 km) 24 hour operation[4]
112 Brent Cross bus station Ealing Broadway Metroline 7 miles (11 km)
113 Edgware bus station Oxford Circus Metroline 11 miles (18 km)
114 Mill Hill Broadway Ruislip Metroline 12 miles (19 km) Also runs throughout Friday and Saturday night
115 Aldgate East Ham Central Park Blue Triangle
116 Ashford Hospital Hounslow bus station London United
117 Staines West Middlesex University Hospital Metroline 10 miles (16 km)
118 Brixton Morden London General 9 miles (14 km)
119 Bromley North station Purley Way Colonnades London General 24 hour operation[12]
120 Hounslow bus station Northolt Metroline 8 miles (13 km)
121 Enfield Island Village Turnpike Lane bus station Arriva London
122 Crystal Palace Plumstead bus garage Stagecoach London
123 Ilford Wood Green Arriva London 12 miles (19 km) Also runs throughout Friday and Saturday night
124 Catford St Dunstan's College Eltham Southend Crescent Stagecoach London
125 Finchley Central station Winchmore Hill Metroline 8 miles (13 km)
126 Bromley South station Eltham High Street London General
127 Purley Tooting Broadway London General 9 miles (14 km)
128 Claybury Broadway Romford station Arriva London 24 hour operation[9]
129 Greenwich Cutty Sark North Greenwich bus station London Central
130 New Addington Thornton Heath Parchmore Road Abellio London 8 miles (13 km)
131 Kingston Tooting Broadway London General 8 miles (13 km)
132 Bexleyheath Shopping Centre North Greenwich bus station London Central 10 miles (16 km) Also runs throughout Friday and Saturday night[7]
133 Liverpool Street bus station Streatham station Arriva London 7 miles (11 km)
134 North Finchley Tottenham Court Road station Metroline 8 miles (13 km) 24 hour operation[2]
135 Crossharbour station Old Street station Docklands Buses 7 miles (11 km)
136 Elephant & Castle Grove Park station Stagecoach London
137 Marble Arch Streatham Hill Telford Avenue Arriva London 8 miles (13 km)
138 Bromley North station Coney Hall London General
139 Golders Green station Waterloo London Sovereign 24 hour operation[2]
140 Harrow Weald Heathrow Central bus station Metroline 13 miles (21 km) 24 hour operation[4]
141 London Bridge bus station Palmers Green North Circular Road Arriva London 6 miles (9.7 km)
142 Brent Cross bus station Watford Junction station Arriva London 12 miles (19 km)
143 Archway Brent Cross bus station Metroline 8 miles (13 km)
144 Edmonton Green station Muswell Hill Arriva London
145 Dagenham Asda Leytonstone bus station Stagecoach London Also runs throughout Friday and Saturday night
146 Bromley North station Downe Stagecoach London 7 miles (11 km)
147 Canning Town bus station Ilford Blue Triangle
148 Camberwell Green Shepherd's Bush
White City bus station (nights only)
London United 8 miles (13 km) 24 hour operation[2]
149 Edmonton Green station London Bridge bus station Arriva London 9 miles (14 km) 24 hour operation[2]
150 Becontree Heath bus station Chigwell Row Arriva London
Docklands Buses (School Journeys)
9 miles (14 km)
151 Wallington Worcester Park London General
152 New Malden Fountain Roundabout Pollards Hill London General 8 miles (13 km)
153 Finsbury Park bus station Liverpool Street bus station CT Plus 6 miles (9.7 km)
154 Morden West Croydon bus station London General 11 miles (18 km) Also runs throughout Friday and Saturday night[7]
155 Elephant & Castle Tooting St George's Hospital London General
156 Vauxhall bus station Wimbledon Abellio London 7 miles (11 km)
157 Crystal Palace Morden Arriva London 12 miles (19 km)
158 Chingford Mount Stratford bus station Stagecoach London 7 miles (11 km) Also runs throughout Friday and Saturday night
159 Oxford Circus Streatham station Abellio London 8 miles (13 km) 24 hour operation[2]
160 Catford Bridge station Sidcup station Arriva London 10 miles (16 km)
161 Chislehurst War Memorial North Greenwich bus station London General
162 Beckenham Junction station Eltham station London General 12 miles (19 km)
163 Morden Wimbledon London General
164 Wimbledon Sutton station London General
165 Rainham Abbey Wood Lane Romford The Brewery Stagecoach London 10 miles (16 km)
166 Banstead
Epsom Hospital
West Croydon bus station Arriva London 9 miles (14 km)
167 Ilford Loughton Stagecoach London 12 miles (19 km)
168 Hampstead Heath Old Kent Road Tesco Metroline
169 Barking Clayhall Stagecoach London
170 Roehampton Danebury Avenue Victoria London General
171 Bellingham Catford bus garage Holborn London Central 10 miles (16 km)
172 Brockley Rise Clerkenwell Abellio London
173 Beckton station King George Hospital Arriva London
174 Dagenham Marsh Way Harold Hill Dagnam Park Square Stagecoach London
175 Dagenham Ford's Work Hillrise Estate Arriva London
176 Penge Tottenham Court Road station London Central 11 miles (18 km) 24 hour operation[2]
177 Peckham Thamesmead Stagecoach London 12 miles (19 km)
178 Lewisham station Woolwich Stagecoach London
179 Chingford station Ilford Stagecoach London 8 miles (13 km)
180 Belvedere Industrial Estate Lewisham Shopping Centre London General 11 miles (18 km)
181 Grove Park Lewisham station London General
182 Brent Cross bus station Harrow Weald Oxhey Lane Metroline 11 miles (18 km)
183 Golders Green station Pinner London Sovereign 11 miles (18 km) Also runs throughout Friday and Saturday night
184 Barnet Chesterfield Road Turnpike Lane bus station Arriva London
185 Lewisham station Victoria London Central 10 miles (16 km)
186 Brent Cross bus station Northwick Park Hospital Metroline
187 Finchley Road O2 Centre Central Middlesex Hospital Metroline 8 miles (13 km)
188 North Greenwich bus station Russell Square London Central 10 miles (16 km) 24 hour operation[2]
189 Brent Cross bus station Marble Arch Metroline 24 hour operation[2]
190 Richmond West Brompton Metroline
191 Brimsdown Edmonton Green station London General
192 Enfield Tottenham Hale bus station London General
193 County Park Estate Romford Queen's Hospital Blue Triangle
194 Lower Sydenham West Croydon bus station Arriva London 11 miles (18 km)
195 Brentford County Court Charville Lane Estate Abellio London 10 miles (16 km)
196 Elephant & Castle Norwood Junction station London General 9 miles (14 km)
197 Croydon Town Centre Peckham bus station Arriva London 10 miles (16 km)
198 Shrublands Thornton Heath High Street Arriva London
199 Bellingham Catford bus garage Canada Water bus station Stagecoach London


Route Start End Operator Notes
200 Mitcham Raynes Park London General
201 Herne Hill Morden Abellio London
202 Blackheath Royal Standard Crystal Palace London General
203 Hounslow bus station Staines London United
204 Edgware bus station Sudbury Town station Metroline
205 Bow Church Paddington Stagecoach London
206 Kilburn Park Wembley Park Metroline
207 Hayes By-Pass White City bus station Metroline
208 Lewisham station Orpington Perry Hall Road Stagecoach London
209 Hammersmith bus station Mortlake Metroline
210 Brent Cross bus station Finsbury Park bus station Metroline
211 Hammersmith bus station Waterloo station Abellio London
212 Chingford station St James's Street Tower Transit
213 Kingston Sutton Bushey Road London General 24 hour operation[13][14]
214 Highgate Village Liverpool Street bus station Metroline 24 hour operation[2]
215 Yardley Lane Estate
Lee Valley Camp Site (Summer only) †
Walthamstow bus station Stagecoach London
216 Kingston Staines London United
217 Turnpike Lane bus station Waltham Cross Sullivan Buses
219 Clapham Junction Asda Wimbledon station London General
220 Wandsworth Willesden Junction station London United 24 hour operation[4]
221 Edgware bus station Turnpike Lane bus station Arriva London
222 Hounslow bus station Uxbridge station Metroline 24 hour operation[7]
223 Harrow bus station Wembley Central station Metroline
224 St Raphael's Wembley Stadium Metroline
225 Canada Water bus station Hither Green London Central
226 Ealing Broadway Golders Green station Metroline
227 Bromley North station Crystal Palace Stagecoach London
228 Central Middlesex Hospital Maida Hill The Chippenham Metroline
229 Queen Mary's Hospital Thamesmead Arriva London
230 Upper Walthamstow Wood Green station Arriva London
231 Enfield Chase Turnpike Lane bus station London General
232 St Raphael's Turnpike Lane bus station Metroline
233 Eltham station Swanley London General
234 Barnet The Spires Highgate Wood Metroline
235 North Brentford Quarter Sunbury Village Metroline
236 Finsbury Park bus station Hackney Wick Tower Transit
237 Hounslow Heath White City bus station Metroline
238 Barking Stratford bus station Stagecoach London 24 hour operation[7]
240 Edgware bus station Golders Green station Metroline
241 Canning Town Barking Road Stratford City bus station Stagecoach London
242 Homerton University Hospital St Paul's Cathedral Arriva London 24 hour operation[2]
243 Waterloo Wood Green station Arriva London 24 hour operation[2]
244 Abbey Wood Queen Elizabeth Hospital London General
245 Alperton Sainsbury's Golders Green station Metroline
246 Bromley North station Westerham
Chartwell (summer Sundays) †
London General
247 Barkingside Romford station Stagecoach London
248 Cranham Romford Market Stagecoach London
249 Anerley station Clapham Common Arriva London
250 Brixton Croydon Town Centre Arriva London 24 hour operation[15]
251 Arnos Grove Edgware bus station London Sovereign
252 Collier Row Hornchurch Town Centre Stagecoach London
253 Euston bus station Hackney Central Arriva London
254 Aldgate bus station Holloway Nag's Head Arriva London
255 Balham Pollards Hill Arriva London
256 Hornchurch St George's Hospital Noak Hill Stagecoach London
257 Stratford bus station Walthamstow bus station London General
258 South Harrow Watford Junction station London Sovereign
259 Edmonton Green station Kings Cross Arriva London
260 Golders Green station White City bus station Metroline
261 Lewisham station Princess Royal Hospital Stagecoach London
262 East Beckton Sainsburys Stratford bus station Stagecoach London
263 Barnet Hospital Highbury & Islington Metroline
264 Croydon Town Centre Tooting St George's Hospital Arriva London 24 hour operation[15]
265 Putney Bridge Tolworth London United
266 Brent Cross bus station Hammersmith bus station Metroline 24 hour operation[4]
267 Fulwell bus garage Hammersmith bus station London United
268 Finchley Road O2 Centre Golders Green station Arriva London
269 Bexleyheath Shopping Centre Bromley North station Stagecoach London
270 Mitcham Putney Bridge London General
271 Highgate Village Moorgate Finsbury Square Metroline 24 hour operation[2]
272 Chiswick Grove Park Shepherd's Bush London United
273 Lewisham Tesco Petts Wood Stagecoach London
274 Islington Angel Lancaster Gate Metroline
275 Barkingside St James's Street Stagecoach London
276 Newham General Hospital Stoke Newington Docklands Buses
277 Crossharbour station Highbury Corner Stagecoach London 24 hour operation[9]
279 Manor House Waltham Cross Arriva London
280 Tooting St George's Hospital Belmont station London General
281 Hounslow bus station Tolworth London United 24 hour operation[5]
282 Ealing Hospital Mount Vernon Hospital Metroline
283 East Acton Hammersmith London United
284 Lewisham Grove Park Cemetery London General
285 Heathrow Central bus station Kingston London United 24 hour operation[4]
286 Greenwich Cutty Sark Queen Mary's Hospital London Central
287 Barking Rainham Abbey Wood Lane Stagecoach London
288 Broadfields Estate Queensbury Morrisons Arriva London
289 Elmers End Purley Arriva London
290 Staines Twickenham Abellio London
291 Queen Elizabeth Hospital Woodlands Estate Stagecoach London
292 Borehamwood Rossington Avenue Colindale Asda London Sovereign
293 Epsom Hospital Morden London General
294 Havering Park Noak Hill Stagecoach London
295 Clapham Junction station Ladbroke Grove Sainsbury's Metroline 24 hour operation[4]
296 Ilford Broadway Romford station Stagecoach London
297 Ealing Broadway Willesden bus garage Metroline 24 hour operation[4]
298 Arnos Grove Potters Bar station Sullivan Buses
299 Muswell Hill Cockfosters London General


Route Start End Operator Length Notes
300 Canning Town bus station East Ham station Blue Triangle
302 Kensal Rise Mill Hill Broadway Metroline
303 Colindale Superstores Edgware bus station Arriva London
305 Edgware bus station Kingsbury Circle Arriva London
307 Barnet Hospital Brimsdown Metroline
308 Clapton Pond Wanstead Tower Transit
309 Bethnal Green London Chest Hospital Canning Town bus station CT Plus
312 Norwood Junction South Croydon bus garage Arriva London
313 Chingford station Potters Bar station Arriva London
314 Eltham station New Addington Stagecoach London
315 Balham West Norwood London General
316 Cricklewood Cricklewood bus garage White City bus station Metroline
317 Enfield Waltham Cross Arriva London
318 North Middlesex Hospital Stamford Hill Arriva London
319 Sloane Square Streatham Hill Telford Avenue Arriva London
320 Biggin Hill Valley Catford Bridge statiion London General
321 Foots Cray Tesco New Cross Gate London Central 24 hour operation[6]
322 Clapham Common Crystal Palace London General
323 Canning Town bus station Mile End Stagecoach London
324 Brent Cross Tesco Stanmore station Metroline
325 East Beckton Sainsbury's Prince Regent station Arriva London
326 Barnet The Spires Brent Cross bus station London Sovereign
327 Waltham Cross Circular route via Elsinge Estate & Turkey Street London General
328 Chelsea World's End Golders Green station Tower Transit
329 Enfield Turnpike Lane bus station Arriva London
330 Canning Town bus station Wanstead Park station Stagecoach London
331 Ruislip Uxbridge station Metroline
332 Brent Park Superstores Paddington Metroline
333 Elephant & Castle Tooting Broadway Arriva London
336 Catford Bridge station Locksbottom Stagecoach London 7 miles (11 km)
337 Clapham Junction station Richmond London General
339 Leytonstone bus station Shadwell Tower Transit
340 Edgware bus station Harrow bus station Arriva London
341 Waterloo Angel Road Superstores Arriva London 24 hour operation[2]
343 City Hall New Cross Gate Abellio London
344 Clapham Junction station Liverpool Street station Abellio London 24 hour operation[2]
345 Peckham South Kensington Abellio London 24 hour operation[2]
346 Upminster Park Estate Upminster station Blue Triangle
347 Romford station Ockendon Arriva London
349 Ponders End bus garage Stamford Hill Arriva London
350 Hayes, Hillingdon Asda Heathrow Terminal 5 Abellio London
352 Bromley North station Lower Sydenham London General
353 Forestdale Ramsden Estate London General
354 Bromley North station Penge Stagecoach London
355 Brixton Mitcham London Central
356 Shirley Upper Sydenham Stagecoach London
357 Chingford Hatch Whipps Cross University Hospital (Sundays)
Whipps Cross
London General
358 Crystal Palace Orpington station London General
359 Addington Village Purley London General
360 Elephant & Castle Royal Albert Hall London Central
362 King George Hospital Grange Hill station Stagecoach London
363 Crystal Palace Elephant & Castle London Central
364 Dagenham East station Ilford Blue Triangle
365 Orchard Village Havering Park Stagecoach London 24 hour operation[9]
366 Beckton bus station Redbridge Stagecoach London
367 Bromley North station West Croydon bus station Abellio London
368 Barking Chadwell Heath Arriva London
370 Romford Lakeside Shopping Centre Arriva London
371 Richmond Kingston London United
372 Hornchurch Lakeside Shopping Centre Stagecoach London
375 Romford station Passingford Bridge Arriva London
376 Beckton bus station East Ham Blue Triangle
377 Ponders End Oakwood, Enfield Chase Arriva London
379 Chingford Yardley Lane Estate Blue Triangle
380 Lewisham Belmarsh Prison Stagecoach London
381 County Hall Peckham Abellio London
382 Southgate station Millbrook Park Metroline
383 Barnet Woodside Park station Uno
384 Barnet Cockfosters station Metroline
385 Chingford station South Chingford CT Plus
386 Blackheath Village Woolwich Stagecoach London
388 Elephant & Castle station Stratford City bus station CT Plus
389 Barnet Circular via Western Way London General
390 Victoria bus station Archway station Metroline 24 hour operation[2]
391 Sands End Richmond London United
393 Chalk Farm Clapton Arriva London
394 Islington 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 CT Plus
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 Arriva
404 Caterham-on-the-Hill Coulsdon Quality Line
405 West Croydon bus 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 bus station Purley Arriva London
413 Morden station Sutton Quality Line
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 bus station Richmond London United
422 North Greenwich bus station Bexleyheath London Central
423 Heathrow Terminal 5 Hounslow bus station London United
424 Putney Heath Stevenage Road / Fulham Football Club London General
425 Clapton Stratford bus station Tower Transit
427 Acton Old Town Hall Uxbridge station Abellio London
428 Erith Bluewater Arriva London
430 South Kensington Roehampton London General
432 Brixton Anerley station London General
433 West Croydon bus station Addington Village Interchange Abellio London
434 Rickman Hill, Coulsdon Whyteleafe South station London General
436 Battersea Park station Lewisham London Central
440 Stonebridge Park station Gunnersbury London United
444 Turnpike Lane bus station Chingford Tower Transit
450 Lower Sydenham West Croydon bus station Arriva London
452 Kensal Rise Vauxhall bus station Abellio London
453 Marylebone station Deptford Broadway London General 24 hour operation[2]
455 Purley, Old Lodge Lane Wallington London General
460 North Finchley Willesden Metroline
462 Ilford Limes Farm Stagecoach London
463 Pollards Hill Coulsdon Quality Line
464 New Addington Tatsfield Abellio London
465 Kingston Dorking Quality Line
466 Addington Village Interchange Caterham-on-the-Hill Arriva London
467 Hook
Hinchley Wood School (School days) †
Epsom Quality Line
468 Elephant & Castle station South Croydon London Central
469 Queen Elizabeth Hospital Erith Arriva London
470 Colliers Wood Epsom Quality Line
472 North Greenwich bus station Thamesmead Stagecoach London 24 hour operation[6]
473 Stratford bus station North Woolwich Stagecoach London
474 Canning Town station Manor Park Docklands Buses 24 hour operation[9]
476 Northumberland Park station Euston bus station London General
481 West Middlesex University Hospital Kingston Abellio London
482 Southall Heathrow Terminal 5 Metroline
483 Harrow bus station Ealing Hospital Metroline
484 Camberwell Green Lewisham Abellio London
485 Hammersmith bus station Wandsworth London General
486 North Greenwich bus station Bexleyheath London Central 24 hour operation (weekends)[7]
487 Willesden Junction station South Harrow station Metroline
488 Dalston Junction station Bromley-by-Bow Tower Transit
490 Richmond Heathrow Terminal 5 Abellio London
491 North Middlesex Hospital Waltham Cross London General
492 Sidcup Bluewater Arriva London
493 St George's Hospital 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 bus station Waterloo station London General
521 London Bridge bus station Waterloo station London General
549 Loughton South Woodford Stagecoach London


Route Start End Educational Establishment Operator Notes
601 Thamesmead Wilmington Wilmington Hall School Stagecoach London
602 Thamesmead Bexleyheath Townley Grammar School Stagecoach London
603 Swiss Cottage station Muswell Hill Metroline
605 Edgware bus station
Burnt Oak station
Mill Hill County High School
Totteridge & Whetstone station
Mill Hill County High School, The Totteridge Academy Sullivan Buses
606 Queensbury Barnet The Totteridge Academy Metroline
607 White City bus station Uxbridge station Metroline
608 Gallows Corner, Romford Shenfield High School Shenfield High School Blue Triangle
609 Hammersmith bus station Mortlake Harrodian School Metroline
611 Stonebridge Park station East Finchley Bishop Douglass School Metroline
612 Selsdon Wallington Wallington County Grammar School, Riddlesdown High School, The John Fisher School, Wallington High School 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 bus station Turkey Street station St Ignatius' College Arriva London
618 Mill Hill Broadway Eastcote Avanti House School London Sovereign
619 Edgware bus station Eastcote Avanti House School London Sovereign
621 Lewisham Eltham Stationers' Crown Woods Academy London Central
624 Woolwich Grove Park Stationers' Crown Woods Academy 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 for Girls Arriva London
628 Southgate Kingsbury Jews' Free School Jews' Free School Sullivan Buses
629 Wood Green Turkey Street station St Ignatius' College Arriva London
631 Golders Green Henrietta Barnett School Henrietta Barnett School Arriva London
632 Colindale station Kilburn Park station Metroline
633 Wallington County Grammar School Coulsdon South station Quality Line
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 Roehampton Battersea St John Bosco College, Battersea 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 London
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 Jews' Free School Muswell Hill Jews' Free School 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 Stationers' Crown Woods Academy Stationers' Crown Woods Academy London Central
London General
660 Bellingham Eltham Stationers' Crown Woods Academy Arriva 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[16] 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 Roehampton Battersea St John Bosco College 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
677 Ilford Debden Stagecoach London[3]
678 Beckton Stratford St Angela's Ursuline School
St Bonaventure's Catholic 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 Jews' Free School Jews' Free School Sullivan Buses
684 Orpington station Charles Darwin School Charles Darwin School London General
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
688 Southgate Kingsbury Jews' Free School Jews' Free School 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 Southgate Potters Bar Dame Alice Owen's School Sullivan Buses
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 Sullivan Buses


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
965 Riverhill Kingston Sainsbury's London United
969 Whitton Roehampton Vale Abellio London

Letter prefixes[edit]

Route Start End Operator Letter code Notes
A10 Heathrow Central Uxbridge Station Metroline Airport
B11 Bexleyheath Bus Garage Thamesmead London Central Bexley
B12 Erith Joydens Wood Arriva London Bexley
B13 Bexleyheath Shopping Centre New Eltham Arriva London Bexley
B14 Bexleyheath Shopping Centre Orpington Station London General Bexley
B15 Bexleyheath Shopping Centre Horn Park Arriva London Bexley
B16 Bexleyheath Bus Garage Kidbrooke Station London Central Bexley
C1 Victoria White City London United Central London
C2 Parliament Hill Fields Regent Street Abellio London Central London 24 hour operation[2]
C3 Clapham Junction Station Earls Court Tesco Abellio London Chelsea
C10 Canada Water Victoria Abellio London Central London
C11 Archway Brent Cross Metroline Camden
D3 Bethnal Green Chest Hospital Leamouth Stagecoach London Docklands
D6 Ash Grove Crossharbour Docklands Buses Docklands
D7 Mile End Poplar All Saints Docklands Buses Docklands
D8 Crossharbour Stratford Docklands Buses Docklands
E1 Ealing Broadway Greenford Broadway Abellio London Ealing Also runs throughout Friday and Saturday night
E2 Brentford Commerce Road Greenford Broadway Metroline Ealing
E3 Chiswick Edensor Road Greenford Broadway London United Ealing
E5 Perivale Tesco Southall Toplocks Estate Abellio London Ealing
E6 Bulls Bridge Greenford Station Metroline Ealing
E7 Ealing Broadway Ruislip Station Abellio London Ealing
E8 Ealing Broadway Hounslow Bell Corner Metroline Ealing
E9 Ealing Broadway Yeading Barnhill Estate Abellio London Ealing
E10 Ealing Broadway Northolt Islip Manor London United Ealing
E11 Ealing Common Warwick Dene Greenford Broadway London United Ealing
EL1 Barking Riverside Ilford Blue Triangle East London Transit 24 hour operation[9]
EL2 Becontree Heath Dagenham Dock Blue Triangle East London Transit
EL3 Barking Riverside Little Heath Blue Triangle East London Transit
G1 Battersea Shaftesbury Estate Streatham Green Lane London General St George's Hospital
H2 Golders Green station Circular
via Hampstead Garden Suburb
Arriva London Hampstead
H3 East Finchley Golders Green Arriva London Hampstead
H9 Harrow Bus Station circular anti-clockwise
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 South Harrow Stanmore Station Metroline Harrow
H13 Northwood Hills St Vincent's Park Ruislip Lido London Sovereign Harrow
H14 Northwick Park Hospital Hatch End St Thomas' Drive London Sovereign Harrow
H17 Harrow Bus Station Wembley Central London Sovereign Harrow
H18 Harrow Bus Station circular clockwise
via North Harrow
Arriva London Harrow
H19 Harrow Bus Station circular anticlockwise
via Kenton
Arriva London Harrow
H20 Hounslow Civic Centre Ivybridge Twickenham Tesco Abellio London Hounslow
H22 Hounslow Bell Corner Richmond Manor Circus London United Hounslow
H25 Hanworth Butts Farm Hatton Cross Abellio London Hounslow
H26 Feltham Sparrow Farm Hatton Cross Abellio London Hounslow
H28 Bulls Bridge Osterley Tesco Abellio London Hounslow
H32 Hounslow Bus Station Southall Town Hall London United Hounslow
H37 Richmond Manor Circus Hounslow Blenheim Centre London United Hounslow

Also runs throughout Friday and Saturday night[5]

H91 Hammersmith Hounslow West Station London United Hounslow
H98 Hayes End Kingsway 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 Chessington Mansfield Park Estate 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 Orpington ″Walnuts Centre″ Biggin Hill Valley London General Orpington (Roundabout)
R3 Princess Royal University Hospital Orpington Station 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 Chelsfield Village Chislehurst ″Sainsbury's″ 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 Retail Park Abellio London Richmond
R70 Hampton The Avenue (Circular) Richmond Manor Road Abellio London Richmond
RV1 Covent Garden Tower Bridge Tower Transit Riverside
S1 Mitcham Banstead Quality Line Sutton
S3 Sutton Hospital 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 Central bus station Metroline Uxbridge
U4 Uxbridge station Hayes ProLogis Park Metroline Uxbridge
U5 Hayes & Harlington Station Uxbridge station Abellio London Uxbridge
U7 Uxbridge station Hayes Sainsbury's Abellio London Uxbridge
U9 Uxbridge station Harefield Hospital Abellio London Uxbridge
U10 Uxbridge station Ruislip Heathfield Rise Metroline Uxbridge
W3 Finsbury Park bus station Northumberland Park Arriva London Wood Green
W4 Oakthorpe Park Tottenham Hale bus station London General Wood Green
W5 Archway Harringay CT Plus Wood Green
W6 Southgate Edmonton Green Shopping Centre Arriva London Wood Green
W7 Finsbury Park bus station Muswell Hill Metroline Wood Green
W8 Picketts Lock Chase Farm Hospital Metroline Wood Green
W9 Southgate Chase Farm Hospital Sullivan Buses Wood Green
W10 Enfield Town Crews Hill London General Wood Green
W11 Walthamstow bus station Chingford Hall Estate CT Plus Waltham Forest
W12 Walthamstow bus station Wanstead CT Plus Waltham Forest
W13 Leytonstone bus station 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 bus station Chingford Mount CT Plus Waltham Forest
W19 Argall Avenue
St James Street station (after 20:00)
Ilford CT Plus Waltham Forest
X26 West Croydon bus station Heathrow Central bus station London General Express route
X68 Russell Square West Croydon bus station 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.[17]

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.[17]

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. With the introduction of the night tube, some day routes have been extended to run during Friday and Saturday nights to serve the newly opened stations.

Route Start End Operator
N1 Tottenham Court Road station Thamesmead London General
N2 Marylebone station Crystal Palace Arriva London
N3 Bromley North Oxford Circus Abellio London
N5 Edgware bus station Trafalgar Square Metroline
N7 Russell Square Northolt Metroline
N8 Hainault Oxford Circus Stagecoach London
N9 Heathrow Terminal 5 Aldwych London United
N11 Liverpool Street bus station Ealing Broadway London General
N15 Romford Trafalgar Square Blue Triangle
N16 Edgware bus station Victoria station Metroline
N18 Trafalgar Square Harrow Weald Metroline
N19 Clapham Junction station Finsbury Park bus station Arriva London
N20 Trafalgar Square Barnet Metroline
N21 Trafalgar Square Bexleyheath London Central
N22 Fulwell Oxford Circus London General
N26 Chingford Trafalgar Square CT Plus
N28 Camden Town Wandsworth Tower Transit
N29 Trafalgar Square Enfield Town Arriva London
N31 Camden Town Clapham Junction station Tower Transit
N38 Walthamstow bus station Victoria bus station Arriva London
N41 Tottenham Hale bus station 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 bus station Oxford Circus Arriva London
N74 Baker Street Roehampton London General
N83 Golders Green station Ealing Hospital Metroline
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 bus station Tower Transit
N98 Stanmore Holborn Metroline
N109 Croydon Oxford Circus Abellio London
N113 Edgware bus station Trafalgar Square Metroline
N133 Morden Liverpool Street bus station Arriva London
N136 Oxford Circus Chislehurst London Central
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 bus station 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.[citation needed]

Route Start End Operator Source
8 Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire Arriva Shires & Essex [18]
58 Uxbridge station Britwell, Slough, Berkshire First Berkshire & The Thames Valley [19]
60 Eton Wick, Berkshire Heathrow Terminal 5 First Berkshire & The Thames Valley [20]
61 Eton College, Berkshire Heathrow Terminal 5 First Berkshire & The Thames Valley [20]
71 Slough, Berkshire Heathrow Terminal 5 First Berkshire & The Thames Valley [20]
75 Heathrow Central bus station Slough, Berkshire
Maidenhead (hourly extension)
First Berkshire & The Thames Valley [21]
76 Heathrow Central bus station Cippenham, Slough, Berkshire First Berkshire & The Thames Valley [21]
77 Heathrow Terminal 5 Clewer & Dedworth, Windsor, Berkshire First Berkshire & The Thames Valley [20]
78 Heathrow Terminal 5 Britwell
Burnham, Buckinghamshire (late evenings/Sundays)
First Berkshire & The Thames Valley [20]
84 New Barnet station St Albans, Hertfordshire Metroline [22]
402 Dunton Green Tunbridge Wells, Kent Arriva Southern Counties [12]
409 Caterham Valley station, Surrey Selsdon Metrobus [23]
420 Sutton Redhill, Surrey/Gatwick Airport (Mon-Sat), Crawley (Sunday), W. Sussex Southdown PSV [14]
431 Orpington Sevenoaks Go-Coach [24]
441 Heathrow Terminal 5 Englefield Green, Surrey Abellio Surrey [20]
458 Kingston Staines, Surrey Hallmark Bus [25]
461 Kingston Addlestone, Surrey Abellio Surrey [25]
477 Bluewater, Kent Orpington Arriva Southern Counties [26]
505 Chingford station Harlow, Essex Trustybus [27]
513 Kingston upon Thames Downside, Surrey Cardinal Buses [25]
514 Kingston upon Thames Hersham, Surrey Falcon Coaches [25]
515 Kingston upon Thames Fieldcommon Falcon Coaches [25]
555 Heathrow Airport Hersham, Surrey First Berkshire [21]
557 Addlestone Woking, Surrey Cardinal Buses [20]
575 Harlow, Essex Romford Go-Ahead London [19]
580 Beaconsfield High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire Carousel Buses [19]
581 Uxbridge station Higher Denham, Buckinghamshire
(circular some journeys)
Carousel Buses [19]
583 Windsor Hedgerley, Buckinghamshire Carousel Buses [19]
610 Enfield Hatfield Business Park, Hertfordshire Uno [28]
614 Queensbury station Hatfield Business Park, Hertfordshire Uno [29]
615 Stanmore Hatfield Business Park, Hertfordshire Uno [30]
644 Wembley Park Hatfield Business Park, Hertfordshire Uno [29]
714 New Barnet station Luton Metroline [31]
715 Kingston Upon Thames Guildford Stagecoach South [25]
724 Harlow, Essex Heathrow Terminal 5 Arriva Shires & Essex [21]
812 Hoxton Bridport Place Clerkenwell (9.30-16.00) HCT Group [32]
938 Belvedere Bexley Bexley Accessible Transport Scheme [33]
A30 Uxbridge Chesham, Buckinghamshire Carousel Buses [21]
A40/740 Heathrow Central bus station (A40)
Uxbridge (740)
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire Carousel Buses [21]
MB1 Dagenham Heathway Mecca Bingo, Dagenham [34]
R21 Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood Uxbridge (twice per day)
Maple Cross, Buckinghamshire
Red Rose Travel [18]

Temporary routes[edit]

There are four special TfL express routes which only run during the Notting Hill Carnival: 2X, 36X, 205X and 436X.[35]

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 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 bus station Clapton Park Estate 28 October 1972 28 February 1998 Kentish Bus 149
22B Tottenham Court Road station Homerton University Hospital 22 November 1987 28 February 1998 Kentish Bus 242
36B Victoria station Grove Park 26 November 1958 12 March 1994[36] Selkent 136
45A South Kensington Peckham garage 10 November 1990 2 September 1995[36] London Central 345
59 (1985) Farringdon Street Streatham Hill Brixton bus garage 2 February 1985 29 January 1994 South London
68A Elephant & 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
82 Victoria station North Finchley 21 June 1986 31 March 2017 Metroline 13[3]
84A Turnpike Lane bus 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 bus 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 390
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[36] Selkent 162
171A County Hall Northumberland Park Tesco 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 station Victoria station 12 May 1990 15 February 2008 London General 170
243A Wood Green Liverpool Street bus station 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
387 Barking Reach Little Heath 20 March 1993 17 February 2017 Stagecoach London EL3
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 station London Bridge bus station 9 September 1968 31 May 2002 London General (Red Arrow) 521
505 Waterloo station 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 Dartford Heathrow Airport 16 April 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 station 22 June 2011 Abellio London 64
931 Crystal Palace Lewisham 19 May 2017 Abellio London
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 First 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 station 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 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 University Hospital 1992 6 May 2006 Tellings-Golden Miller 481
R69 Richmond Hammersmith bus station 7 April 1990 11 November 2000 London United 419
S2 Stratford bus station Clapton Nightingale Road 5 July 2008 First London 425
X29 Bromley Bluewater January 2002 Arriva Kent Thameside 729
N10 King's Cross Richmond 29 September 2001 30 January 2010 First London 10
N13 North Finchley Aldwych 13 April 1984 31 March 2017 London Sovereign 13[3]
N25 Oxford Circus Harold Hill 15 July 1995 26 June 2004 First Capital 25
N47 Trafalgar Square St Mary Cray 12 September 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 28 August 2010 24 October 2015 Metrobus 64[8]
N75 Croydon Lewisham 19 May 2007 Stagecoach London
N76 Waterloo station 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 station Bexleyheath (some journeys extended to Gravesend & the Medway Towns)[citation needed] 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 bus station Kingston 4 July 2009 London General 213
T31 New Addington Forestdale 11 May 2000 24 October 2015 Arriva London 64
T32 New Addington Addington Village Interchange 11 May 2000 24 October 2015 Metrobus 64
T33 West Croydon bus station Addington Village Interchange 11 May 2000 24 October 2015 Abellio London 433[8]

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. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag Central London Night Bus Map Archived 13 December 2016 at the Wayback Machine. Transport for London
  3. ^ a b c d Bus Service Changes 11 March to 16 April 2017 Transport for London 24 March 2017
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Night buses in West London Transport for London
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