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How to get to London by bus

Routes393
Trips per day3,370
bus lines8
Stations37
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City Information

One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.

London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.

The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.

Station Information

London's Victoria Coach Station has its main entrance on Buckingham Palace Road. Well-signposted but slightly hidden in an attractive art deco office block, the station welcomes around 14 million passengers each year. The arrival and departure areas are at different ends of Elizabeth Street, with the departure zone containing food concession stands, left-luggage facilities, and restrooms. As London's largest coach station, most major coach companies, including FlixBus, Megabus, and National Express, operate from Victoria Coach Station. It is a ten-minute walk to rail and Underground services at Victoria Rail Station, whose 19 platforms include express services to Gatwick Airport.

Popular bus stations in London:

  • Victoria Coach Station

  • London Finchley Road Station

  • Green Line Coach Station

  • Stratford City Bus Station

  • Golders Green Bus Station

  • 235 Finchley Rd

  • London Baker St Station

  • London Elephant and Castle

  • London Marble Arch

  • London Marble Arch (Stop S)

What bus companies travel to London, United Kingdom?

Located in United Kingdom, London is accessible by bus from 393 other cities. You can choose from 3370 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to London on Wanderu. National Express usually has the most buses on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to London are also available.

Bus companies serving London

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
National Express2094h 18m$24.48
FlixBus16110h 7m$36.68
BlaBlaCar Bus7418h 42m$72.48
Megabus562h 49m$15.40
Sindbad1222h 19m$114.69
Union Ivkoni111d 0h 10m$80.42
Green Line30h 41m$14.63
Autostradale10h 50m$15.77

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a bus ticket to London?

$1.04 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to London, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to London. In the last month, buses from Three Mile Cross to London had the lowest average price at $3.23.

Where is the bus station in London, United Kingdom?

The busiest bus station in London is Victoria Coach Station. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular bus stations in London are:

  • Victoria Coach Station
  • London Finchley Road Station
  • Green Line Coach Station

What is the closest airport to London, LND?

The closest airport to London is London City Airport (LCY), it is located 7.9 miles from the city center of London.

Is London a popular bus travel destination?

London is the most popular bus destination in London, City of. It also ranks number 181 in United Kingdom. London has the most bus connections in the region. There are 1890 bus schedules arriving in London each day.

What is the population of London?

The population of London is 7556900. London ranks number 2 in terms of population in London, City of and number 39 in all of United Kingdom.

How much do bus tickets to London cost?

Bus tickets to London range from $2 for a short trip to London, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to London starts at , and a longer trip by bus to London can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $1 .

What type of traveler does London attract?

Business travelers most frequently choose to travel by bus to London, enjoying the convenience of quick boarding and centrally located stations.

What bus station is located closest to the city center of London?

The closest bus station to the city center of London is Green Line Coach Station, located just 1.2 miles away. Select Green Line Coach Station as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of London. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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