Travel By Bus

Most international and domestic long distance coach services, arrive at and depart from a complex of coach stations off Buckingham Palace Road in Westminster close to London Victoria rail station. The following are the main coach operators:

  • National Express, ☎ 0870 580 8080, is by far the largest domestic coach operator and operates services to / from London from throughout England, Wales and Scotland. Advance ticketing is usually required and recommended practice in any case. Fares are low – especially when booked in advance via the web. A few journeys are fast but most are notably slower than using the train.
  • Euro lines, ☎ 0870 514 3219, is an associate company of National Express, and runs coach services to / from London with various cities in Northern Ireland, the Ireland and continental Europe. Advance ticketing is required.
  • Mega bus, ☎ 0900 160 0900 (premium rate), operates budget coach services from/to London (Victoria Coach Station) to/from several major regional cities, it is even possible to get to Inverness in the Scottish Highlands. Also offers service to continental Europe. Mega bus offers a Sleeper service to Glasgow and Edinburgh.
  • Greyhound, ☎ 0900 096 0000 (premium rate), coach services with free Wi-Fi, newspapers and extra legroom. From/to London (Victoria Coach Station) to/from several cities.