List of bus routes in London

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London Buses operates within Greater London, with some routes spilling into the Home Counties.
Three London Double Decker buses (53, 11 and 88).
A single-decker London bus on route 316.

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). The major operators in the London area are Go-Ahead London and Arriva London. Other operators in London are Metroline, Stagecoach London, London United, Abellio London, First Centrewest, Metrobus, First Capital, Arriva Shires & Essex, Arriva Southern Counties, London Sovereign, Quality Line, Abellio Surrey, CT Plus, First Berkshire & The Thames Valley, Uno, London United, Carousel Buses, Bear Buses, TWH Bus & Coach, Blue Triangle, Green Line Coaches, Edward Thomas, Red Rose Travel, Sullivan Buses and Imperial Buses.

There are also several operators based outside of London who either run services wholly within the area or services which start outside the area. This includes parts of Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Berkshire, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.


Classification of route numbers

Throughout Victorian times, passengers could only recognise the buses of different fleets and routes by the coaches distinctive livery colours and line name; with the two end termini sign-painted on the sides to indicate the route, as can be seen in many of Victorian photographs. Then in 1906, George Samuel Dicks of the London Motor Omnibus Co. reasoned: that as the line name 'Vanguard' proved to be very popular, he should name all lines 'Vanguard' and number the company's five different routes 1 through to 5. Other operators soon saw the advantage in that a unique route number was also easier for the travelling public to remember and so the practice of adopting route numbers soon spread.[1]

Historic classification

Historically, bus routes run by London Transport were grouped by the type of service that they provided.

The 1924 London Traffic Act imposed a numbering scheme known as the Bassom Scheme, named after Chief Constable A.E. Bassom of the Metropolitan Police who devised it. Variant and short workings 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 NumberType 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
701–799Green Line Coaches
800–899"Country Area" "New Towns" routes

Current classification

Route NumberType of Service
1–599Day routes, including 24-hour services.
600–699Schoolday services, normally operating only one return journey per day.
700–899Not used for local bus services - numbers reserved for regional and national coach services.
900–999Mobility Services, normally operating one returning journey per week.
N-prefixed routesNight buses.
X-prefixed routesExpress routes.
Other letter-prefixed routesLocal day routes, including 24-hour services, with the letter(s) denoting the town the bus travels through.


24-hour bus servicesRoute has variable final destinations or starting points
Transport for London services that cross the Greater London boundary.
Standard ticketing applies throughout.

List of routes


1Tottenham Court Road StationCanada Water StationGo-Ahead London[2]
2MaryleboneWest NorwoodArriva London[3]
3Oxford CircusCrystal PalaceAbellio London[4]
4Waterloo StationArchwayMetroline[5]
5Canning Town StationRomford MarketStagecoach London[6]
7Russell SquareEast ActonMetroline[8]
8Oxford CircusBow ChurchStagecoach London[9]
9AldwychHammersmithLondon United[10]
9 (Heritage)Trafalgar SquareKensingtonFirst Centrewest[11]
10Kings CrossHammersmithLondon United[12]
11Liverpool Street StationFulham BroadwayGo-Ahead London[13]
12Oxford Circus StationDulwich LibraryGo-Ahead London[14]
13AldwychGolders Green StationLondon Sovereign[15]
14Warren Street StationPutney HeathGo-Ahead London[16]
15Regent StreetBlackwall StationStagecoach London[17]
15 (Heritage)Trafalgar SquareTower HillStagecoach London[18]
16Victoria StationCricklewoodMetroline[19]
17London BridgeArchwayMetroline[20]
18Euston StationSudburyFirst Centrewest[21]
19Battersea BridgeFinsbury Park StationGo-Ahead London[22]
20Walthamstow Central StationDebden StationGo-Ahead London[23]
21Newington GreenLewisham Shopping CentreGo-Ahead London[24]
22Piccadilly Circus StationPutney CommonGo-Ahead London[25]
23Liverpool Street StationWestbourne Park StationFirst Centrewest[26]
24PimlicoHampstead HeathGo-Ahead London (Metroline from 10 November 2012) [3][27]
25Oxford CircusIlfordFirst Capital[28]
26Waterloo StationHackney WickFirst Capital[29]
27Chalk FarmTurnham GreenLondon United[30]
28WandsworthKensal RiseFirst Centrewest[31]
29Trafalgar SquareWood Green StationArriva London[32]
30Marble ArchHackney WickFirst Capital[33]
31Camden TownWhite CityFirst Centrewest[34]
32Kilburn Park StationEdgwareMetroline[35]
33HammersmithFulwellLondon United[36]
34Walthamstow Central StationBarnet ChurchArriva London[37]
35ShoreditchClapham Junction StationAbellio London[38]
36Queen's ParkNew Cross GateGo-Ahead London[39]
37PeckhamPutney HeathGo-Ahead London[40]
38Victoria StationClapton PondArriva London[41]
39Clapham Junction StationPutney Bridge StationGo-Ahead London[42]
40AldgateDulwich LibraryAbellio London[43]
41ArchwayTottenham HaleArriva London[44]
42Liverpool Street StationDenmark HillGo-Ahead London[45]
43London Bridge StationFriern BarnetMetroline[46]
44Victoria StationTooting StationGo-Ahead London[47]
45Kings CrossClapham ParkGo-Ahead London[48]
46Farringdon StreetLancaster Gate StationMetroline[49]
47ShoreditchBellinghamStagecoach London[50]
48London Bridge StationWalthamstow Central StationStagecoach London[51]
49Clapham JunctionWhite CityLondon United[52]
50Stockwell StationCroydonArriva London[53]
51WoolwichOrpington StationStagecoach London[54]
52Victoria StationWillesdenMetroline[55]
53WhitehallPlumsteadStagecoach London[56]
54WoolwichElmers EndMetrobus[57]
55Oxford CircusLeytonStagecoach London[58]
56St Bartholomew's HospitalWhipps CrossStagecoach London[59]
57Clapham ParkKingstonLondon United[60]
58East HamWalthamstowFirst Capital[61]
59King's CrossStreatham HillArriva London[62]
60StreathamOld CoulsdonArriva London[63]
61Bromley North StationChislehurstStagecoach London[64]
62Marks GateGascoigne EstateStagecoach London[65]
63Kings CrossHonor OakGo-Ahead London[66]
64Thornton HeathNew AddingtonMetrobus[67]
65Ealing BroadwayKingston
Chessington (Nights only)
London United[68]
66LeytonstoneRomfordArriva Southern Counties[69]
67AldgateWood GreenGo-Ahead London (Arriva London from 27 April 2013) [4][70]
68Euston StationWest NorwoodGo-Ahead London[71]
69Canning Town StationWalthamstowStagecoach London[72]
70South KensingtonActonFirst Centrewest[73]
71KingstonChessington World of AdventuresLondon United[74]
72East ActonRoehamptonLondon United[75]
73Victoria StationStoke NewingtonArriva London[76]
74Baker StreetPutneyGo-Ahead London[77]
76Waterloo StationTottenham Town HallArriva London[79]
77Waterloo StationTooting StationGo-Ahead London[80]
78ShoreditchNunheadArriva London[81]
80HackbridgeBelmontGo-Ahead London[83]
81HounslowSloughLondon United[84]
82Victoria StationNorth FinchleyMetroline[85]
83Golders GreenEaling HospitalFirst Centrewest[86]
85Putney Bridge StationKingstonGo-Ahead London[87]
86StratfordRomford StationStagecoach London[88]
87AldwychWandsworthGo-Ahead London[89]
88Camden TownClapham CommonGo-Ahead London[90]
89LewishamSlade GreenGo-Ahead London[91]
91Trafalgar SquareCrouch EndMetroline[93]
92St. Raphael's NorthEaling HospitalFirst Centrewest[94]
93Putney Bridge StationNorth CheamGo-Ahead London[95]
94Piccadilly CircusActon GreenLondon United[96]
95Shepherd's BushSouthallFirst Centrewest[97]
96WoolwichBluewaterStagecoach London[98]
97Stratford CityChingfordStagecoach London[99]
99WoolwichBexleyheathStagecoach London[101]


100Elephant & Castle StationShadwellAbellio London[102]
101WansteadGallions Reach Shopping ParkStagecoach London[103]
102Edmonton Green Shopping CentreBrent Cross
(Nights as far as Golders Green only)
Arriva London[104]
103RainhamRomfordStagecoach London[105]
104StratfordManor ParkStagecoach London[106]
105Greenford StationHeathrow AirportMetroline[107]
106WhitechapelFinsbury Park StationStagecoach London (Arriva London from 27 April 2013) [4][108]
107New BarnetEdgwareMetroline[109]
108StratfordLewishamGo-Ahead London[110]
109BrixtonCroydonArriva London[111]
110West Middlesex HospitalTwickenhamLondon United[112]
111KingstonHeathrow AirportLondon United[113]
112Ealing Broadway StationBrent CrossAbellio London[114]
113Marble ArchEdgwareMetroline[115]
114Mill Hill BroadwayRuislip StationLondon Sovereign[116]
115AldgateEast HamStagecoach London[117]
116HounslowAshford HospitalLondon United[118]
117West Middlesex HospitalStainesAbellio London[119]
118BrixtonMorden StationGo-Ahead London[120]
119CroydonBromley North StationMetrobus[121]
120NortholtHounslowLondon United[122]
121Turnpike Lane StationEnfield LockArriva London[123]
122Plumstead StationCrystal PalaceStagecoach London[124]
123Wood GreenIlfordArriva London[125]
124CatfordElthamStagecoach London[126]
125Finchley CentralWinchmore HillArriva London[127]
126ElthamBromley South StationArriva Southern Counties (Metrobus from 23 March 2013) [5][128]
128Claybury BroadwayRomfordArriva London[130]
129GreenwichNorth Greenwich StationGo-Ahead London[131]
130Norwood Junction StationNew AddingtonMetrobus[132]
131Tooting Broadway StationKingstonLondon United[133]
132North Greenwich StationBexleyheathGo-Ahead London[134]
133Liverpool Street StationStreathamArriva London[135]
134Tottenham Court Road StationNorth FinchleyMetroline[136]
135Old Street StationCrossharbour StationArriva London[137]
136PeckhamGrove ParkStagecoach London[138]
137Oxford CircusStreatham HillArriva London[139]
138Bromley North StationConey HallMetrobus[140]
139Waterloo StationWest HampsteadMetroline[141]
140Harrow WealdHeathrow AirportMetroline[142]
141London Bridge StationPalmers GreenArriva London[143]
142Brent CrossWatford JunctionArriva Shires & Essex[144]
143ArchwayBrent CrossMetroline[145]
144Muswell HillEdmontonArriva London[146]
145LeytonstoneDagenhamStagecoach London[147]
146Bromley North StationDowneMetrobus[148]
147Prince Regent StationIlfordStagecoach London[149]
148Camberwell GreenWhite CityLondon United[150]
149Edmonton Green StationLondon BridgeArriva London[151]
150Becontree HeathChigwell RowArriva London
Go-Ahead London (School Journeys)
151Worcester ParkWallingtonGo-Ahead London[153]
152Pollards HillNew MaldenAbellio London[154]
153Liverpool Street StationFinsbury ParkCT Plus[155]
154Morden StationWest CroydonGo-Ahead London[156]
155Elephant & Castle StationSt. George's HospitalGo-Ahead London[157]
156VauxhallWimbledonAbellio London[158]
157Crystal PalaceMordenAbellio London[159]
158StratfordChingford MountStagecoach London[160]
159Paddington BasinStreathamArriva London[161]
160CatfordSidcup StationArriva Southern Counties[162]
161North Greenwich StationChislehurstMetrobus[163]
162Eltham StationBeckenham Junction StationMetrobus[164]
163WimbledonMordenGo-Ahead London[165]
164WimbledonSuttonGo-Ahead London[166]
165Abbery Wood LaneRomfordFirst Capital[167]
166West CroydonBanstead
Epsom Hospital
Arriva London[168]
167IlfordDebdenGo-Ahead London[169]
168Old Kent RoadHampstead HeathArriva London[170]
169BarkingClayhallStagecoach London[171]
170Victoria StationRoehamptonGo-Ahead London[172]
171HolbornBellinghamGo-Ahead London[173]
172St. Paul'sBrockley RiseAbellio London[174]
173King George HospitalBecktonArriva London[175]
174DagenhamHarold HillStagecoach London[176]
175DagenhamChase CrossStagecoach London[177]
176Tottenham Court Road StationPengeArriva London[178]
177PeckhamThamesmeadStagecoach London[179]
178LewishamWoolwichStagecoach London[180]
179IlfordChingfordFirst Capital[181]
180LewishamBelvedere Industrial EstateGo-Ahead London[182]
181LewishamGrove ParkMetrobus[183]
182Harrow WealdBrent CrossMetroline[184]
183Golders GreenPinnerLondon Sovereign[185]
184Turnpike Lane StationBarnetArriva London[186]
185Victoria StationLewishamGo-Ahead London[187]
186Brent CrossNorthwick Park HospitalMetroline[188]
187Finchley RoadCentral Middlesex HospitalFirst Centrewest[189]
188Euston StationRussell SquareAbellio London[190]
189Oxford CircusBrent CrossMetroline[191]
190West BromptonRichmondMetroline[192]
191Brimsdown StationEdmontonGo-Ahead London[193]
192Tottenham Hale StationEnfieldArriva London[194]
193Queen's HospitalCounty Park EstateFirst Capital[195]
194Lower SydenhamWest CroydonArriva London[196]
195Brentford County CourtCharville Lane EstateFirst Centrewest[197]
196Elephant & Castle StationNorwood JunctionGo-Ahead London[198]
197PeckhamCroydonArriva London[199]
198Thornton HeathShrublandsArriva London[200]
199Canada Water StationBellinghamStagecoach London[201]


200MitchamRaynes ParkGo-Ahead London[202]
201Herne HillMordenGo-Ahead London[203]
202BlackheathCrystal PalaceMetrobus[204]
203HounslowStainesLondon United[205]
205Bow ChurchPaddington StationStagecoach London[207]
206Kilburn ParkWembley ParkFirst Centrewest[208]
207White CityHayes-by-passFirst Centrewest[209]
208LewishamOrpingtonStagecoach London[210]
210Brent CrossFinsbury ParkMetroline[212]
211WaterlooHammersmithAbellio London[213]
212WalthamstowChingfordCT Plus[214]
213SuttonKingstonGo-Ahead London[215]
214Liverpool Street StationHighgateMetroline[216]
215WalthamstowYardley Lane Estate
Lea Valley Camp Site (Summer only)†
Stagecoach London[217]
216KingstonStainesLondon United[218]
217Turnpike Lane StationWaltham CrossMetroline[219]
219Clapham JunctionWimbledonGo-Ahead London[220]
220WandsworthWillesden Junction StationTransdev London[221]
221Turnpike Lane StationEdgwareArriva London[222]
222HounslowUxbridge StationLondon United[223]
223WembleyHarrowFirst Centrewest[224]
224WembleySt. Raphael's EstateFirst Centrewest[225]
225Canada WaterHither GreenGo-Ahead London[226]
226Ealing Broadway StationGolders GreenFirst Centrewest[227]
227Bromley North StationCrystal PalaceStagecoach London[228]
228Central Middlesex HospitalMaida HillFirst Centrewest[229]
229ThamesmeadQueen Mary's HospitalGo-Ahead London[230]
230Wood GreenUpper WalthamstowStagecoach London (Arriva London from 22 June 2013) [4][231]
231Turnpike Lane StationEnfield ChaseGo-Ahead London[232]
232Turnpike Lane StationSt. Raphael's EstateMetroline[233]
233ElthamSwanleyArriva Southern Counties (Metrobus from 23 February 2013)[6][234]
234BarnetHighgate WoodMetroline[235]
235BrentfordSunbury VillageAbellio London[236]
236Hackney WickFinsbury ParkFirst Capital[237]
237White CityHounslow HeathMetroline[238]
238BarkingStratfordStagecoach London[239]
240EdgwareGolders GreenMetroline[240]
241Prince Regent StationStratford CityStagecoach London[241]
242Tottenham Court Road StationHomerton HospitalArriva London[242]
243Waterloo StationWood GreenArriva London[243]
244Queen Elizabeth HospitalAbbey WoodGo-Ahead London[244]
245Golders GreenAlperton Sainsbury'sFirst Centrewest[245]
246Bromley North StationWesterham
Chartwell (summer Sundays) †
Stagecoach London[246]
247BarkingsideRomfordStagecoach London[247]
248RomfordCranhamStagecoach London[248]
249Clapham CommonAnerley StationGo-Ahead London[249]
250BrixtonCroydonArriva London[250]
251Arnos Grove StationEdgwareLondon Sovereign[251]
252Collier RowHornchurchFirst Capital[252]
253Euston StationHackney Central StationArriva London[253]
254AldgateHollowayArriva London[254]
255Streatham HillPollards HillArriva London[255]
256Noak HillSt. George's HospitalArriva Southern Counties[256]
257StratfordWalthamstow Central StationGo-Ahead London[257]
258South HarrowWatford JunctionArriva Shires & Essex[258]
259Kings CrossEdmonton Green Shopping CentreGo-Ahead London[259]
260Golders GreenWhite CityMetroline[260]
261LewishamPrincess Royal HospitalMetrobus[261]
262BecktonStratfordStagecoach London[262]
264St George's HospitalCroydonArriva London[264]
265Putney Bridge StationTolworthLondon United[265]
266HammersmithBrent CrossFirst Centrewest[266]
267HammersmithFulwellLondon United[267]
268Golders Green StationFinchley Road 02 CentreArriva Shires & Essex[268]
269Bromley North StationBexleyheathStagecoach London[269]
270MitchamPutney Bridge StationGo-Ahead London[270]
271HighgateMoorgate Finsbury SquareMetroline[271]
272Shepherd's BushChiswickLondon United[272]
273LewishamPetts Wood StationStagecoach London[273]
274Angel StationLancaster Gate StationMetroline[274]
275St James Street StationBarkingsideStagecoach London[275]
276Stoke Newington CommonNewham HospitalGo-Ahead London[276]
277Highbury & Islington StationLeamouthStagecoach London[277]
279Manor House StationWaltham CrossArriva London[278]
280St George's HospitalBelmont StationGo-Ahead London[279]
281Hounslow Bus StationTolworth Ewell RoadLondon United[280]
282Ealing HospitalMount Vernon HospitalFirst Centrewest[281]
283East Acton Brunel RoadBarnes Pond
Barnes Wetland Centre (daytime)
London United[282]
284LewishamGrove ParkMetrobus[283]
285KingstonHeathrow AirportLondon United[284]
286GreenwichQueen Mary's HospitalArriva Southern Counties[285]
287BarkingRainham Abbey Wood LaneStagecoach London[286]
288QueensburyBroadfields EstateArriva Shires & Essex[287]
289Elmers EndPurleyArriva London[288]
290Twickenham StationStainesAbellio London[289]
291Queen Elizabeth HospitalPlumsteadStagecoach London[290]
292BorehamwoodColindaleLondon Sovereign[291]
293MordenEpsom HospitalMetrobus[292]
294Noak HillHavering ParkStagecoach London[293]
295Clapham Junction StationLadbroke Grove SainsburyFirst Centrewest[294]
296IlfordRomfordStagecoach London[295]
297Ealing Broadway StationWillesden Bus GarageMetroline[296]
298Arnos Grove StationPotters BarSullivan Buses[297]
299Muswell HillCockfosters StationGo-Ahead London[298]


300Canning TownEast HamGo-Ahead London[299]
302Kensal RiseMill HillMetroline[300]
303ColindaleEdgwareArriva Shires & Essex[301]
305KingsburyEdgwareArriva Shires & Essex[302]
307BarnetBrimsdownArriva London[303]
308Clapton ParkWansteadFirst Capital[304]
309London Chest HospitalCanning TownCT Plus[305]
312Norwood JunctionSouth CroydonArriva London[306]
313ChingfordPotters BarArriva London[307]
314Eltham StationNew AddingtonStagecoach London[308]
315BalhamWest NorwoodGo-Ahead London[309]
316White CityCricklewoodMetroline[310]
317EnfieldWaltham CrossArriva Shires & Essex[311]
318North Middlesex HospitalStamford HillArriva London[312]
319Sloane SquareStreatham HillArriva London[313]
320Catford Bridge StationBiggin HillMetrobus[314]
321New CrossFoots CrayGo-Ahead London[315]
322Clapham CommonCrystal PalaceAbellio London[316]
323Mile EndCanning TownStagecoach London[317]
324StanmoreBrent Cross TescoLondon Sovereign[318]
325Prince Regent StationEast BecktonArriva London[319]
326Brent CrossBarnetMetroline[320]
327Waltham CrossCircular route via Elsinge Estate and Turkey StreetArriva London (Go-Ahead London from 8 June 2013) [4][321]
328ChelseaGolders GreenFirst Centrewest[322]
329Turnpike LaneEnfieldArriva London[323]
330Canning TownWanstead Park StationStagecoach London[324]
331RuislipUxbridgeFirst Centrewest[325]
332Brent ParkPaddingtonMetroline[326]
333Elephant & Castle StationTootingGo-Ahead London[327]
337Clapham Junction StationRichmondGo-Ahead London[329]
339ShadwellStratford CityFirst Capital[330]
340EdgwareHarrow Bus StationArriva Shires & Essex[331]
341Waterloo StationLea Valley TescoArriva London[332]
343London Bridge StationNew Cross GateAbellio London[333]
344Liverpool Street StationClapham Junction StationAbellio London[334]
345South KensingtonPeckhamGo-Ahead London[335]
346UpminsterUpminster Park EstateArriva Southern Counties[336]
347RomfordOckendon StationGo-Ahead London[337]
349Stamford HillPonders EndArriva London[338]
350Hayes & Harlington StationHeathrow Airport, Terminal 5Abellio London[339]
352Lower SydenhamBromley NorthMetrobus[340]
353Addington Village InterchangeRamsden EstateMetrobus[341]
354PengeBromley North StationStagecoach London[342]
355BrixtonMitchamGo-Ahead London[343]
356Upper SydenhamShirleyStagecoach London[344]
357Whipps Cross University Hospital (Sundays)
Whipps Cross
Chingford HatchGo-Ahead London[345]
358Crystal PalaceOrpington StationMetrobus[346]
359Addington Village InterchangeSelsdonMetrobus[347]
360Elephant & Castle StationRoyal Albert HallGo-Ahead London[348]
362King George HospitalGrange HillGo-Ahead London[349]
363Elephant & Castle StationCrystal PalaceGo-Ahead London[350]
364IlfordDagenham EastGo-Ahead London[351]
365Mardyke EstateHavering ParkFirst Capital[352]
366Beckton Bus StationRedbridgeStagecoach London[353]
367Bromley North StationWest CroydonMetrobus[354]
368BarkingChadwell HeathFirst Capital[355]
370RomfordLakesideArriva Southern Counties
First Capital (School Journeys)
371RichmondKingstonLondon United[357]
372HornchurchLakesideStagecoach London[358]
375Romford StationPassingford BridgeArriva Southern Counties[359]
376BecktonEast HamGo-Ahead London[360]
377Ponders EndOakwoodArriva London[361]
379ChingfordYardley Lane EstateArriva London[362]
380LewishamBelmarsh PrisonStagecoach London[363]
381WaterlooPeckhamAbellio London[364]
382SouthgateMill Hill EastArriva London[365]
383BarnetWoodside Park StationMetroline[366]
385Chingford StationSouth ChingfordCT Plus[368]
386Blackheath VillageWoolwichStagecoach London[369]
387Barking Reach
King George HospitalStagecoach London[370]
388BlackfriarsHackney WickCT Plus[371]
389BarnetCircular via Western WayGo-Ahead London[372]
390Notting Hill GateArchwayMetroline[373]
391Sands EndRichmondLondon United[374]
393Chalk FarmClaptonArriva London[375]
394Islington Police StationHomerton University HospitalCT Plus[376]
395Westway Cross Retail ParkHarrow Bus StationMetroline[377]
396IlfordKing George HospitalStagecoach London[378]
397South ChingfordDebdenArriva London[379]
398RuislipWood EndLondon Sovereign[380]
399BarnetCircular via Hadley Wood StationGo-Ahead London[381]


401ThamesmeadBexleyheathGo-Ahead London[382]
403West CroydonWarlinghamArriva London[383]
404CoulsdonCaterham-on-the-HillQuality Line[384]
405West CroydonRedhillMetrobus
Arriva London (School Journeys)
406KingstonEpsomQuality Line[386]
407SuttonCaterhamAbellio London[387]
410Crystal PalaceWallingtonArriva London[388]
411KingstonWest MoleseyQuality Line[389]
412West CroydonPurley HospitalArriva London[390]
413MordenSuttonGo-Ahead London[391]
414Putney Bridge StationMaida HillAbellio London[392]
415Elephant & CastleTulse Hill StationArriva London[393]
417Clapham CommonCrystal PalaceArriva London[394]
418KingstonEpsomQuality Line[395]
419HammersmithRichmondLondon United[396]
422North Greenwich StationBexleyheathGo-Ahead London[397]
423Heathrow Airport, Terminal 5HounslowLondon United[398]
424FulhamPutney HeathGo-Ahead London[399]
425ClaptonStratford StationGo-Ahead London[400]
427Acton Old Town HallUxbridgeFirst Centrewest[401]
428ErithBluewaterArriva Southern Counties[402]
430South KensingtonRoehamptonGo-Ahead London[403]
432BrixtonAnerleyArriva London[404]
434Rickman HillWhyteleafe South Wapses Lodge RoundaboutAbellio London[405]
436PaddingtonLewishamGo-Ahead London[406]
440Stonebridge Park StationGunnersburyTransdev London[407]
444Turnpike LaneChingfordArriva London[408]
450Lower SydenhamWest CroydonArriva London[409]
452Kensal RiseWandsworth RoadAbellio London[410]
453MaryleboneDeptford BroadwayGo-Ahead London[411]
455PurleyWallingtonAbellio London[412]
460North FinchleyWillesdenMetroline[413]
462IlfordHainaultGo-Ahead London[414]
463EastfieldsCoulsdonQuality Line[415]
464New AddingtonTatsfieldMetrobus[416]
465KingstonDorkingQuality Line[417]
466Addington Village InterchangeCaterham-on-the-HillArriva London[418]
467HookEpsomQuality Line[419]
468Elephant & CastleSouth CroydonGo-Ahead London[420]
469Queen Elizabeth HospitalErithStagecoach London[421]
470Colliers WoodEpsomQuality Line[422]
472North Greenwich StationThamesmeadStagecoach London[423]
473StratfordNorth WoolwichStagecoach London[424]
474Canning TownManor ParkGo-Ahead London[425]
476Northumberland ParkEustonGo-Ahead London[426]
481West Middlesex HospitalKingstonAbellio London[427]
482SouthallHeathrow Airport, Terminal 5London United[428]
484Camberwell GreenLewishamAbellio London[429]
485HammersmithWandsworthGo-Ahead London[430]
486North Greenwich StationBexleyheathGo-Ahead London[431]
487Willesden JunctionSouth Harrow StationFirst Centrewest[432]
488Dalston Junction StationBromley-by-BowStagecoach London[433]
490Richmond Pools on the ParkHeathrow Airport, Terminal 5Abellio London[434]
491North Middlesex HospitalWaltham CrossArriva London (Go-Ahead London from 1 June 2013) [4][435]
492SidcupBluewaterArriva Southern Counties[436]
493Tooting BroadwayRichmondGo-Ahead London[437]
496RomfordHarold WoodStagecoach London[438]
498RomfordBrentwoodFirst Capital[439]
499Gallows Cornerloop service via Becontree HeathArriva Southern Counties[440]


507VictoriaWaterlooGo-Ahead London[441]
521WaterlooLondon BridgeGo-Ahead London[442]
541Prince Regent StationKeir Hardie EstateStagecoach London[443]
549South WoodfordLoughtonGo-Ahead London[444]


The majority of routes in this sequence are run for schools to reduce overcrowding on regular bus services; these are listed on a separate page. 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.[7]

607White CityUxbridgeFirst Centrewest[445]


These are Mobility Bus Routes. These routes provide a once a week return journey to a local shopping centre where there is no alternative route in the main bus network. The prevalence of low-floor buses across London has reduced somewhat the number of Mobility Bus services.

RouteStartEndDay of OperationOperator
931Crystal PalaceLewishamFridays onlyAbellio London
953Scrattons FarmChase CrossWednesdays onlyFirst Capital
965TolworthKingstonMondays and Fridays onlyLondon United
969WhittonRoehampton ValeTuesdays and Fridays onlyAbellio London

Letter prefixes

RouteStartEndOperatorPerformanceLetter code[8]
A10Heathrow AirportUxbridgeFirst Centrewest[446]Airport
B11ThamesmeadBexleyheathGo-Ahead London[447]Bexley
B12Joydens WoodErithArriva Southern Counties[448]Bexley
B13New ElthamBexleyheathArriva Southern Counties[449]Bexley
B14BexleyheathOrpington StationMetrobus[450]Bexley
B15Horn ParkBexleyheathArriva Southern Counties[451]Bexley
B16KidbrookeBexleyheathGo-Ahead London[452]Bexley
C1Victoria StationWhite CityLondon United[453]Chelsea
C2Victoria StationParliament Hill FieldsAbellio London[454]Camden
C3Earls Court TescoClapham JunctionAbellio London[455]Chelsea
C10Victoria StationCanada WaterAbellio London[456]Chelsea
C11ArchwayBrent CrossMetroline[457]Camden
D3London Chest HospitalIsle of DogsStagecoach London[458]Docklands
D6HackneyIsle of DogsGo-Ahead London[459]Docklands
D7Mile EndPoplarGo-Ahead London[460]Docklands
D8Isle of DogsStratford CityGo-Ahead London[461]Docklands
E1Ealing Broadway StationGreenfordFirst Centrewest[462]Ealing
E3ChiswickGreenfordFirst Centrewest[464]Ealing
E5SouthallPerivaleFirst Centrewest[465]Ealing
E6Greenford StationBulls Bridge TescoMetroline[466]Ealing
E7Ealing Broadway StationRuislipFirst Centrewest[467]Ealing
E8Ealing Broadway StationBrentfordMetroline[468]Ealing
E9Ealing Broadway StationYeadingFirst Centrewest[469]Ealing
E10Ealing Broadway StationNortholtFirst Centrewest[470]Ealing
E11EalingGreenfordLondon United[471]Ealing
EL1Thames View EstateIlford Ilford HillGo-Ahead London[472]East London Transit
EL2Dagenham Dock StationIlford Ilford HillGo-Ahead London[473]East London Transit
G1Shaftesbury EstateStreatham High RoadGo-Ahead London[474]St George's Hospital
H1Golders GreenHenrietta Barnett SchoolArriva Shires & Essex[475]Hampstead
H2Golders GreenCircular
(via Hampstead Garden Suburb)
Arriva Shires & Essex[476]Hampstead
H3Golders GreenHill TopArriva Shires & Essex[477]Hampstead
H9HarrowCircular via Northwick Park HospitalLondon Sovereign[478]Harrow
H10HarrowHarrow via South Harrow StationLondon Sovereign[479]Harrow
H11HarrowMount Vernon HospitalLondon Sovereign[480]Harrow
H12Stanmore StationSouth Harrow StationMetroline[481]Harrow
H13Ruislip LidoNorthwood HillsLondon Sovereign[482]Harrow
H14Northwick Park HospitalHatch EndLondon Sovereign[483]Harrow
H17Wembley CentralHarrowLondon Sovereign[484]Harrow
H18Harrow circularclockwise via North HarrowArriva Shires & Essex[485]Harrow
H19Harrow circularanticlockwise via KentonArriva Shires & Essex[486]Harrow
H20Hounslow Civic CentreIvybridgeAbellio London[487]Hounslow
H22RichmondHounslowLondon United[488]Hounslow
H25HanworthHatton Cross StationAbellio London[489]Hounslow
H26FelthamHatton Cross StationAbellio London[490]Hounslow
H28Osterley Gillette CornerBulls Bridge TescoAbellio London[491]Hounslow
H32HounslowSouthallLondon United[492]Hounslow
H37North SheenHounslowLondon United[493]Hounslow
H91HammersmithHounslow WestLondon United[494]Hounslow
H98Hayes EndHounslowLondon United[495]Hounslow
K1New MaldenKingstonLondon United[496]Kingston
K2Kingston HospitalHookLondon United[497]Kingston
K3Roehampton ValeEsherLondon United[498]Kingston
K4HookKingston HospitalLondon United[499]Kingston
K5MordenHamQuality Line[500]Kingston
P4BrixtonLewishamStagecoach London[501]Peckham
P5Elephant & CastleNine ElmsGo-Ahead London[502]Peckham
P12Surrey QuaysBrockley RiseGo-Ahead London[503]Peckham
P13New Cross GateStreathamAbellio London[504]Peckham
R1Green Street GreenSt Paul's CrayMetrobus[505]Orpington (Roundabout)
R2Petts Wood StationBiggin Hill ValleyMetrobus[506]Orpington (Roundabout)
R3Princess Royal University HospitalChelsfield VillageMetrobus[507]Orpington (Roundabout)
R4Princess Royal University HospitalPauls Cray HillMetrobus[508]Orpington (Roundabout)
R5Orpington Stationcircular (clockwise) route via Cudham & KnockholtMetrobus[509]Orpington (Roundabout)
R6Orpington StationSt. Mary Cray StationMetrobus[510]Orpington (Roundabout)
R7OrpingtonBickley StationMetrobus[511]Orpington (Roundabout)
R8Orpington StationBiggin HillMetrobus[512]Orpington (Roundabout)
R9Orpington StationRamsden EstateMetrobus[513]Orpington (Roundabout)
R10Orpington Stationcircular (counterclockwise) route via Knockholt & CudhamMetrobus[514]Orpington (Roundabout)
R11Green Street GreenQueen Mary's HospitalMetrobus[515]Orpington (Roundabout)
R68Hampton CourtKewAbellio London[516]Richmond
R70Hampton (Circular)RichmondAbellio London[517]Richmond
RV1Covent GardenTower BridgeFirst Capital[518]Riverside
S1MitchamBansteadQuality Line[519]Sutton
S3BelmontWorcester Park StationQuality Line[520]Sutton
S4RoundshawSuttonQuality Line[521]Sutton
T31New AddingtonForestdaleArriva London[522]Tramlink feeder
T32 (Discontinued from 6 April 2013)New AddingtonAddington Village InterchangeMetrobus[523]Tramlink feeder
T33West CroydonAddington Village InterchangeAbellio London[524]Tramlink feeder
U1RuislipWest Drayton StationFirst Centrewest[525]Uxbridge
U2UxbridgeBrunel UniversityFirst Centrewest[526]Uxbridge
U3UxbridgeHeathrow AirportFirst Centrewest[527]Uxbridge
U4UxbridgePrologis ParkFirst Centrewest[528]Uxbridge
U5UxbridgeHayes and Harlington StationFirst Centrewest[529]Uxbridge
U7UxbridgeHayesAbellio London[530]Uxbridge
U9UxbridgeHarefield HospitalAbellio London[531]Uxbridge
U10UxbridgeRuislipFirst Centrewest[532]Uxbridge
W3Finsbury Park StationNorthumberland Park StationArriva London[533]Wood Green
W4Oakthorpe ParkFerry Lane EstateGo-Ahead London[534]Wood Green
W5ArchwayHarringayCT Plus[535]Wood Green
W6SouthgateEdmonton Green Shopping CentreArriva London[536]Wood Green
W7Finsbury ParkMuswell HillMetroline[537]Wood Green
W8EdmontonChase Farm HospitalMetroline[538]Wood Green
W9SouthgateChase Farm HospitalMetroline[539]Wood Green
W10EnfieldCrews HillGo-Ahead London[540]Wood Green
W11WalthamstowChingford Hall EstateArriva London[541]Waltham Forest
W12WalthamstowWansteadCT Plus[542]Waltham Forest
W13LeytonstoneWoodford WellsCT Plus[543]Waltham Forest
W14LeytonWoodford BridgeFirst Capital[544]Waltham Forest
W15Hackney CentralCogan Avenue EstateFirst Capital[545]Waltham Forest
W16LeytonstoneChingford MountGo-Ahead London[546]Waltham Forest
W19Walthamstow Argall Avenue
(St James Street Station after 20:00)
IlfordGo-Ahead London[547]Waltham Forest
X26West CroydonHeathrow AirportQuality Line[548]Express route
X68Russell SquareWest CroydonGo-Ahead London[549]Express route

Night only routes (N-prefixed)

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, in a few cases, services have a route number that has no relation to its daytime equivalent, such as the N5, which operates in a different part of London to day route 5.

There are also 24-hour routes, which are listed in the day routes above, shaded blue. 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.

Other routes within the London area

These bus routes are operated with a London Service Permit issued by Transport for London, and are generally routes from towns just outside the Greater London boundary to destinations within. The exceptions are the 812, MB1 and 938, which run entirely within the boundary. Another exception is the 724, which although run by a coach company, it is a bus route.

Coach services are not included in this list.

8Mount Vernon HospitalAbbots LangleyArriva Shires & Essex
Redline Buses
33Chigwell RowDebden Park High SchoolTWH Bus & Coach
51StainesBrooklands Tesco
Addlestone (Sundays)
First Berkshire & The Thames Valley
58Uxbridge StationBritwellFirst Berkshire & The Thames Valley
60Eton WickHeathrow Airport Terminal 5First Berkshire & The Thames Valley
61Eton CollegeHeathrow Airport Terminal 5First Berkshire & The Thames Valley
71SloughHeathrow Airport Terminal 5First Berkshire & The Thames Valley
75Heathrow AirportSlough
Maidenhead (hourly)
First Berkshire & The Thames Valley
76Heathrow AirportCippenhamFirst Berkshire & The Thames Valley
77Heathrow Airport Terminal 5Clewer and DedworthFirst Berkshire & The Thames Valley
78Heathrow Airport Terminal 5Britwell
Burnham (late evenings/Sundays)
First Berkshire & The Thames Valley
84New Barnet StationSt Albans St Peters StreetMetroline
265BrentwoodLakeside Shopping CentreFirst Capital
268 (School Journeys)BrentwoodGraysTWH Bus & Coach
269BrentwoodGraysTWH Bus & Coach
305Uxbridge StationHigh WycombeArriva Shires & Essex
402Bromley NorthTunbridge WellsArriva Kent & Sussex
409Caterham ValleyCroydonMetrobus
441Heathrow AirportEnglefield GreenAbellio Surrey
458KingstonStainesAbellio Surrey
459KingstonWokingAbellio Surrey
461KingstonChertseyAbellio Surrey
477BluewaterOrpingtonArriva Southern Counties
505Chingford StationHarlowArriva Shires & Essex
513Kingston upon ThamesByfleet/DownsideAbellio Surrey
514Kingston upon ThamesHershamAbellio Surrey
515Kingston upon ThamesGuildfordAbellio Surrey
515AKingston upon ThamesGuildfordAbellio Surrey
555HarlowUpshireTWH Bus & Coach
555Heathrow AirportWalton-on-Thames StationAbellio Surrey
557Hatton CrossWokingAbellio Surrey
575EppingRomford and Lakeside Shopping CentreBlue Triangle
581Uxbridge StationHigher Denham
Uxbridge Station (Some journeys)
Carousel Buses
582WindsorDenham StationCarousel Buses
610EnfieldHatfield Business ParkUno
614Queensbury StationHatfield Business ParkUno
615StanmoreHatfield Business ParkUno
644Wembley ParkHatfield Business ParkUno
655Egham CollegeSunbury CrossBear Buses
724HarlowHeathrow Terminal 5Green Line Coaches
801North KingstonHinchley WoodAtbus
812HoxtonClerkenwellCT Plus (Islington London Borough Council)
813FelthamSheppertonBear Buses
938BexleyheathErith MorrisonsBexley Accessible Transport Scheme
MB1Dagenham HeathwayDagenham Mecca BingoTWH Bus & Coach
R21Mount Vernon HospitalUxbridge (only twice per day)
Maple Cross
Red Rose Travel
X5HarlowLoughton Station
Romford Station (Saturday only)
TWH Bus & Coach

Former routes

This list shows some old routes that used to operate but do not exist anymore.

This list is incomplete. Please help by expanding it.

RouteStartEndDate of launchDate of withdrawalOperatorReplaced by
2ACrystal PalaceBrixton19 May 195429 January 1994South London Buses2
2BBaker StreetNorwood Garage17 October 195627 October 1993South London Buses2
3ACrystal PalaceBrixton Station27 February 198829 February 1992South London Buses3
8AOld FordLondon Bridge Station19501989London Transport8
9AMortlake GarageAldgate Bus Station19711981London Transport9
10 (1950)Victoria StationWoodford Bridge19501988London Transport25
11AVictoria StationCannon Street StationLondon General11
12APeckhamEast Croydon8 January 19721 September 1990London Transport312
14ACrouch EndTottenham Court Road Station19871992London Northern73
15BEast HamOxford Circus19891999Stagecoach London15
16ABrent CrossMarble Arch31 January 197610 October 1997Metroline16
20ALeytonstone Green ManDebden Broadway19541982London Transport20
20BEpping St Margaret's HospitalBuckhurst Hill Station19651969London Transport167
21AWoolwichFarningham195027 October 1984London Transport161
22ALondon BridgeClapton Park Estate19721998Kentish Bus38
22BPiccadilly CircusHomerton Hospital19871998Kentish Bus8
23 (1950)Becontree HeathOxford Circus19501985London Transport5
26 (1970)BarnetGolders Green Station19701991London Transport82
29BTurnpike Lane StationPotters Bar10 October 19627 September 1968London Transport298A
32 (1950)St Helier AvenueWorcester Park Station19501956London Transport80
36ABrockley RiseVictoria StationLondon Central36
36BVictoria StationGrove Park19581994Selkent36
38AVictoria StationLoughton Station19501968London Transport20
39ASouth Kensington StationPutney Bridge Station19711978London Transport39
40AHerne HillNorth Woolwich19651978London Transport15
45ASouth KensingtonElephant and Castle10 November 19902 September 1995London Central345
52AVictoria StationWestbourne Park StationLondon Buses7
57ASouth CroydonVictoria Station19551978London Transport2
59 (1985)Farringdon StreetPurley19851994South London Buses45
59 (1950)West HampsteadChipstead Valley19501978London Transport2
62ABarkingLittle HeathCapital Citybus62
66ACollier RowHarold Hill19521969London Transport174
68AElephant and CastleSouth Croydon Garage19941999Arriva London468
70 (1951)Victoria StationEltham19511988London Transport47
74BCamden TownHammersmith Broadway14 August 196328 October 1978London Transport74
77AWandsworthAldwych19502006London General87
77BEustonWallington19531973London Transport44
79AEdgware StationNortholt19521987London Transport79
80AMorden StationWalton-on-the-Hill19501982London Transport80
81BHarlington CornerHounslow West Station19541970London Transport81
82 (1972)HounslowHatton Cross Station19721982London Transport81
84ATurnpike Lane StationArkley HotelLondon Buses121
87Barking Town CentreRomford Market25 March 2006Stagecoach London5
90 (1950)Kew GardensStaines19501982London Transport290
90BKew Gardens StationYeading White Heart19501989London Transport90
91Wandsworth BridgeHounslow West StationLondon Buses28
94Brockley RiseOrpington19501982London Transport122
95 (1950)Cannon Street StationTooting Broadway19501991London Transport133
97AChingford StationWalthamstow Central stationFirst London212
98 (1950)HounslowHillingdon Hill19501990London Transport81
115 (1984)BalhamForest Hill19841995South London Buses315
135Archway StationMarble Arch21 November 19872 September 2000Metroline88
182WoolwichCannon Street6 July 195231 December 1966
205AHammond StreetEpping Forest10 April 1976London Transport
206Walthamstow Central StationChigwell Station1989London Transport
208Clapton PondBromley-by-Bow1970sLondon TransportS2
222 (1950)UxbridgeHounslow Central1 January 195015 March 1961London Buses223
223UxbridgeHeathrow Central21 June 199022 May 1993London BusesU5
232Hounslow Bus StationNortholt12 October 195524 April 1993London Buses120
235Chingford StationTheydon BoisLondon Transport
239Clapham JunctionVictoria12 May 199015 February 2008Go-Ahead London170
279AWaltham CrossLiverpool Street Station1991?London Buses279
282 (1962)KingstonThe Dittons Winters Bridge9 May 196231 December 1966602
351Bromley North StationPenge2 March 199124 June 2002Metrobus354
354 (1986)Bromley North StationCroydon16 August 198619 May 2000Metrobus314
355CroydonForestdale19831986Metrobus354 (1986)
354 (1986)
359Waltham CrossFinsbury Park Station25 October 198631 January 1992Thamesway259
361Bromley North StationCrystal Palace16 August 198621 November 1992Metrobus356
366Beckenham Junction stationWest Croydon stationSouth London Buses352
369IlfordThames View Estate20 March 199320 February 2010Stagecoach LondonEL1
374RomfordHarold Hill2006Stagecoach London174
395LimehouseSurrey Quays9 October 199929 April 2006First Capital
435Southall Town HallHeathrow Airport Cargo AreaJune 200522 March 2008First Centrewest482
449RomfordCounty Park EstateEast London
493OrpingtonRamsden estateLondon and CountryR9
494West Croydon Bus StationShirley Monks Orchard10 June 200011 June 2005Metrobus367
500Victoria stationOxford CircusLondon Transport(Red Arrow)
604West NorwoodStanley Technical High SchoolArriva London
620Biggin Hill ValleyCharles Darwin SchoolMetrobus664
645BarnetCanons Park2 August 19362 January 1962London Passenger Transport Board and London Transport Executive245
662SudburyPaddington Green1 January 1962London Passenger Transport Board and London Transport Executive18
666Edgware (Station Road)Hammersmith Broadway5 July 19362 January 1962London Passenger Transport Board and London Transport Executive266
689Clapham CommonWest Norwood2 September 2011Arriva London
726Bromley South StationHeathrow Airport16 Apr 2005Tellings Golden Miller227
729SuttonBluewaterLondon General96
746BromleyRoyal Tunbridge WellsMetrobus402
805Heathrow AirportNortholtJune 2005Bharat Travel435
917South CroydonWest Croydon2011Abellio London64
919WandsworthSpringfield Hospital
934Crystal PalaceBromley South
941Bedfont GreenHampton Hill29 February 2012Abellio London
950West Side CommonWimbledonMetrobus
958Ilford Hainualt StreetWoodford King's Avenue

26 July 2011First Capital
962Cuddington[disambiguation needed]SuttonMetrobus
972Neasden Birchen GroveColindale ASDA22 October 2010First Centrewest324
980ColindaleBrent Cross31 July 1991
E4 (1984)ChiswickPark Royal2 May 19848 November 1991H40
E4 (1993)Windmill ParkPerivale27 March 199324 May 1997Ealing Buses Line
H15Harrow Weald Oxhey LaneNorthwick Park Hospital4 September 1999Metroline182
H23Heathrow Airport Cargo AreaHounslow Bus Station22 March 2008London United423
H40Chiswick Grove ParkPark Royal Asda9 November 199126 May 2002London United272
H50Hayes & Harlington StationWest Drayton3 February 200122 March 2008Travel London350
M1Raynes Park Junction TavernHackbridge Reynolds Close196923 April 1983London Transport
PR1Ealing BroadwayWillesden Junction Station24 March 2007First Centrewest226
PR2Wembley Park The PaddocksWillesden Junction Station15 October 2011First Centrewest206
S2StratfordClapton Nightingale Road5 July 2008First Capital425
S3Stoke NewingtonStratfordLondon Buses
W21Walthamstow Central StationCircular route via Chingford MountLondon Transport
N10King's CrossRichmond30 January 2010First Centrewest10
N75CroydonLewisham19 May 2007Stagecoach London
N77TolworthAldwych03 February 2006London GeneralN87
N159New AddingtonMarble Arch28 August 2010Arriva London159
N213West CroydonKingston4 July 2009Go-Ahead London213

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