The famous imperial red buses continue to crisscross the city of London from side to side. Although it can be long – because of the frequent traffic jams in London – taking the bus remains one of the privileged ways to discover the city.
A one-way ticket costs £ 2; children under 16 travel free, as well as young people under 18 years of age. If you take an Oyster card, the simple journey will cost you only p90. The Oyster Card allows you to travel on all bus routes and even night buses.
A Saver ticket (£ 6) includes 6 valid bus tickets for a trip to central London.
If you only want to use the bus during your stay, you can buy a one-day pass for £ 3 per adult or a one-week pass at £ 13.
It is still better to buy an Oyster card if you want to use public transport in London. This card allows you to travel everywhere and use all other means of public transportation, such as the metro.
For more information on public transport in London, go on a tour on TFL, the site is also in French.
London has a large night bus network that runs from midnight to 4:30 am. These buses carry the letter N on their pediment. There are nearly 60 different routes served by these night buses. You must pay attention to their destinations before boarding and signal to the driver from the bus stop to stop.
There is also a tram network in London: the Tramlink. It serves only a portion of the south of the city between Wimbledon, Croydon and Elmers End. The single ticket costs £ 1.20 per adult but you can take your Oyster card or bus pass to use them. More information TFL / trams
Buses leaving from London to Great Britain or Europe
The main bus companies that circulate all over the country:
- National Express (0870 580 8080 National Express)
- Megabus (0900 160 0900 megabus.com)
- Green Line (0870 608 7261 greenline.co.uk)
- Eurolines (0870 514 3219 eurolines.com 52 Grosvenor Gardens SW1) is a bus company that travels all over Europe, the central departure station is Victoria coach station (7730 3466; 164 Buckingham Palace Rd SW1).