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The Big Bus London sightseeing buses operate on an efficiently scheduled timetable, ensuring that the next bus is never too far away. Running from morning till evening along three Big Bus London routes, the hop-on hop-off journey stops near all major London attractions. Check out the Big Bus London timetable and enjoy maximum flexibility to chart your hop-on hop-off course in London.

Big Bus London timetable - Red route

The Big Bus Red Route caters to all central London attractions. With 24 stops on the way, you can visit Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, London Bridge, London Eye and more on this route.

  • Timings: 8:15am - 6pm (from Green Park Underground)
  • Frequency: Every 10 to 20 minutes
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Recommended ticket: Big Bus: 24/48-Hour Hop-On-Hop-Off London Tour with Optional Cruise

Big Bus London timetable: Blue route

Everything from east to west London is covered on the Big Bus Blue Route. Catering to many attractions, taking a full loop on this route will give you a grand view of all the famous London attractions from Kensington Palace and Gardens in the west to the London Bridge and the modern Shard in the east.

  • Timings: 8am - 6pm (from Victoria, Nova Complex)
  • Frequency: Every 15 to 20 minutes
  • Full loop duration: 3 hours 35 minutes

Recommended ticket: Big Bus: 24/48-Hour Hop-On-Hop-Off London Tour with Optional Cruise

Big Bus London timetable: Green route

The Green Link Route connects north London to central London and to the Red Route. People using railway stations like King’s Cross Station, Euston Station, and St Pancras Station can easily hop on this route. Museum explorers can also find interesting museums connected on this route.

  • Timings: 8:30am - 6pm (from Woburn - Northbound)
  • Frequency: Every 30 to 60 minutes
  • Full loop duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Recommended ticket: Big Bus: 24/48-Hour Hop-On-Hop-Off London Tour with Optional Cruise

Big Bus London timetable and stops

Stop no.
Stop name
Route
First stop
Last bus
Sights
1
Green Park Underground
Red route
8:15am
6pm
Royal Academy of Arts, St James’s Palace, Clarence House
2
Hyde Park Corner (Opp. Hard Rock Cafe)
Red route
8:17am
6:02pm
Wellington Arch, Hyde Park, Wellington Museum
3
Queen Mother Gates
Red route
8:21am
6:06pm
Wellington Memorial, Hyde Park, Wellington Museum
4
Marble Arch (Westbound)
Red route
8:20am
6:10pm
Marble Arch, Selfridges
5
Regent Street
Red route, Blue route
8:31am (Red route), 9:13am (Blue route)
6:21pm (Red route), 6:53pm (Blue route)
Eros Statue, Carnaby Street, Royal Academy of Arts
6
Piccadilly Circus
Red route, Blue route
8:34am (Red route), 9:16am (Blue route)
6:24pm (Red route), 6:56pm (Blue route)
Piccadilly Circus, Chinatown, Leicester Square
7
Trafalgar Square
Red route, Blue route
8:40am (Red route), 9:22am (Blue route)
6:30pm (Red route), 7:02pm (Blue route)
National Gallery, Changing of the Guard, St James’s Park
8
Craig’s Court
Red route, Blue route
8:43am (Red route), 9:24am (Blue route)
6:33pm (Red route), 7:04pm (Blue route)
Downing Street, National Gallery, Admiralty Arch
9
Horseguards
Red route, Blue route
8:45am (Red route), 9:26am (Blue route)
6:35pm (Red route), 7:06pm (Blue route)
Downing Street, The Cenotaph, Churchill Musuem & Cabinet War Rooms
10
Whitehall
Red route, Blue route
8:47am (Red route), 9:28am (Blue route)
6:37pm (Red route), 7:08pm (Blue route)
Downing Street, Churchill Musuem & Cabinet War Rooms, St James’s Park
11
London Eye (Eastbound)
Red route, Blue route
8:32am (Red route), 9:33am (Blue route)
6:42pm (Red route), 7:13pm (Blue route)
London Eye, Shrek’s Adventure, Houses of Parliament
12
Waterloo (Eastbound)
Red route, Blue route
8:37am (Red route), 9:38am (Blue route)
6:47pm (Red route), 7:18pm (Blue route)
London Dungeons, Sealife Aquarium, River Cruise
13
Covent Garden
Red route, Blue route, Green route
8:42am (Red route), 9:43am (Blue route), 9:23am (Green route)
6:52pm (Red route), 7:23pm (Blue route), 6:53pm (Green route)
Cleopatra’s Needle. Royal Opera House, London Transport Museum
14
St Paul’s Cathedral
Red route, Blue route
8:52am (Red route), 9:53am (Blue route)
7:02pm (Red route), 7:33pm (Blue route)
St Paul’s Cathedral, Museum of London, Bank of England Museum
15
London Bridge (Tooley Street)
Red route, Blue route
9:02am (Red route), 10:03am (Blue route)
7:12pm (Red route), 7:43pm (Blue route)
The Shard, H.M.S. Belfast, Borough Market
16
Tower of London
Red route, Blue route
8:50am (Red route), 10:13am (Blue route)
7:21pm (Red route), 7:53pm (Blue route)
Tower of London, Tower Bridge, The Gherkin
17
Temple Underground Station
Red route, Blue route, Green route
8:58am (Red route), 10:21am (Blue route), 9:10am (Green route)
7:29pm (Red route), 8:01pm (Blue route), 6:40pm (Green route)
Temple Church, Somerset House, Royal Courts of Justice
18
Westminster Pier
Red route, Blue route
9:07am (Red route), 10:30am (Blue route)
7:38pm (Red route), 8:10pm (Blue route)
Downing Street, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey
19
London Eye (Westbound)
Red route, Blue route
9:14am (Red route), 10:37am (Blue route)
7:45pm (Red route), 8:17pm (Blue route)
Sealife Aquarium, Cenotaph, London Eye
20
Lambeth Palace
Red route, Blue route
9:17am (Red route), 10:40am (Blue route)
7:48pm (Red route), 8:20pm (Blue route)
Lambeth Palace
21
College Green
Red route, Blue route
9:20am (Red route), 10:44am (Blue route)
7:51pm (Red route), 8:24pm (Blue route)
Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Lambeth Palace
22
Tothill Street
Red route, Blue route
9:23am (Red route), 10:47am (Blue route)
7:54pm (Red route), 8:27pm (Blue route)
Churchill Museum & Cabinet War Rooms, Westminster Abbey, New Scotland Yard
23
Buckingham Palace
Red route, Blue route
9:27am (Red route), 10:51am (Blue route)
7:58pm (Red route), 8:31pm (Blue route)
Buckingham Palace, Westminster Cathedral
24
Victoria, Nova Complex
Blue route
8am
6pm
Buckingham Palace, Westminster Cathedral
25
Victoria Station
Red route, Blue route
9:33am (Red route), 8:03am (Blue route)
8:02pm (Red route), 6:03pm (Blue route)
Westminster Cathedral
26
Queen Mother Gates
Blue route
8:05am
6:05pm
Wellington Memorial, Hyde Park, Wellington Museum
27
Marble Arch (Westbound)
Blue route
8:18am
6:18pm
Marble Arch, Selfridges
28
Green Park
Blue route
8:30am
6:30pm
St James's Palace, Wellington Arch, Royal Academy of Arts, The Green Park
29
Hard Rock Cafe
Blue route
8:31am
6:31pm
Wellington Arch, Constitution Hill, Apsley House
30
Hyde Park Corner
Blue route
8:38am
6:38pm
Wellington Arch, Hyde Park, Wellington Museum, Hard Rock Cafe
31
Harrods
Blue route
8:41am
6:41pm
Harrods
32
South Kensington Museums
Blue route
8:45am
6:45pm
Natural History Museum, V&A Museum, Science Museum
33
Gloucester Road
Blue route
8:07am
6:47pm
Natural History Museum
34
Kensington Palace
Blue route
8:13am
6:53pm
Kensington Gardens, Kensington Palace
35
Notting Hill
Blue route
8:28am
6:08pm
Portobello Road Market
36
Kensington Gardens
Blue route
8:30am
7:10pm
Kensington Palace
37
Thistle Hotel Kensington Gardens
Blue route
8:31am
7:11pm
Kensington Palace and Gardens
38
Lancaster Gate
Blue route
8:32am
7:12pm
Kensington Palace and Gardens, Lancaster Gate, Hyde Park
39
Paddington Station
Blue route
8:34am
7:14pm
London Paddington Station
40
Praed Street
Blue route
8:42am
7:22pm
London Paddington Station, Floating Pocket Park
41
Marble Arch (Eastbound)
Blue route
8:48am
7:28pm
Marble Arch, Hyde Park, Speaker's Corner
42
Baker Street
Blue route
9:02am
6:42pm
Sherlock Holmes Museum, Madame Tussauds
43
Oxford Street
Blue route
9:08am
6:48pm
Carnaby Street, Selfridges, Handel House Museum, Hamleys
44
Woburn (Northbound)
Green route
8:30am (Green route)
6pm
The Foundling Musuem, British Museum, Petrie Musuem of Egyptian Archeology
45
Euston Station
Green route
8:33am
6:03pm
Petrie Musuem of Egyptian Archeology
46
Kings Cross Station
Green route
8:45am
6:15pm
British Library
47
St. Pancras Station
Green route
8:50am
6:20pm
British Library
48
Euston Road
Green route
8:52am
6:22pm
Petrie Musuem of Egyptian Archeology
49
Woburn (Southbound)
Green route
8:55am
6:25pm
The Foundling Musuem, British Museum, Petrie Musuem of Egyptian Archeology
50
British Museum (Southbound)
Green route
9am
6:30pm
The Cartoon Museum, British Museum, Sir John Soane’s Museum
51
British Museum (Northbound)
Green route
9:28am
6:58pm
The Cartoon Museum, British Museum, Sir John Soane’s Museum

Big Bus: Evening Tour of London timings

The Big Bus Evening Tour is a non-stop, two hour tour of London passing by all major attractions. This unique night tour lets you experience London as the sun dips and the city illuminates with pretty lights. 

  • Timings: 7:30pm from the London Eye
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Frequency: Once a day

Recommended ticket: Big Bus: Evening Tour of London

Big Bus London timings: Know before you go

Big Bus London hop-on hop-off tours have many perks depending on your pass type. Walking tours, cruises, and evening tours are often included. Here are the timings:

Royal Walk

  • Timings: 10am (Daily) 
  • Departure points: Green Park Underground & Trafalgar Square 
  • Type of tickets: Essential Pass: 48-Hours + River Cruise | Explore Pass: 48-Hours + River Cruise + Evening Tour

Little Legs Kids Tour

  • Timings: 2pm (Every weekend, 27-31 May (daily), July & August)
  • Departure point: Westminster Pier 
  • Type of tickets: Essential Pass: 48-Hours + River Cruise | Explore Pass: 48-Hours + River Cruise + Evening Tour

Cruise

  • Frequency: Approx. every 50 minutes
  • Boarding points: Tower Pier, Greenwich Pier, Westminster Pier, or London Eye Pier
  • Type of tickets: Essential Pass: 48-Hours + River Cruise | Explore Pass: 48-Hours + River Cruise + Evening Tour

Evening Tour

  • Timing: 7:30pm
  • Boarding points: London Eye 
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Type of tickets: Explore Pass: 48-Hours + River Cruise + Evening Tour

Recommended ticket: Big Bus: 24/48-Hour Hop-On-Hop-Off London Tour with Optional Cruise

Please note that during the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, tour buses are not allowed in front of the palace and will be diverted.
Changing of the Guard timings:

  • Monday: 10am - 12:30pm
  • Wednesday:  10am - 12:30pm
  • Friday:  10am - 12:30pm
  • Sunday: 10am - 12:30pm



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Frequently asked questions

Does Big Bus London hop-on hop-off tours operate everyday?

Yes, Big Bus London hop-on hop-off tours operate daily from morning to evening. The exact timings vary with the different Big Bus London routes.

Are there any Big Bus evening hop-on hop-off tours of London?

Big Bus London hop-on hop-off tours operate from morning to evening. The last buses on most routes are around 6pm. That said, there is an evening non-stop tour of London included in your Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Explore Pass. You also have the option to purchase just the Big Bus: Evening Tour of London tickets as well. Keep in mind that the latter is not a hop-on hop-off tour but rather a non-stop trip on open-top buses covering all of London’s attractions by night. 

How is the Big Bus: Evening Tour of London different from Big Bus London hop-on hop-off tour?

The Big Bus: Evening Tour of London is a non-stop tour passing along all major London landmarks at night on open-top buses. The Big Bus London hop-on hop-off tour, on the other hand, operates from morning to evening along three routes and lets you hop on and off the bus at the stops as many times as you need, thus offering great flexibility to create your own itinerary.

What does full loop duration mean?

Full loop duration is the time taken by the bus to cover a route’s entire loop from the first to the last stop. If you have time, we recommend sitting on the bus without getting off for the entire route once to experience everything on the way and get a grand overview of London. Once you have done this, you can then travel on the loop again, hopping off and on at places you wish to explore.

What should I keep in mind when planning my hop-on hop-off journey with Big Bus London?

While the Big Bus fleet operates on an efficient schedule to ensure that the next bus isn’t too far away, take account of traffic when planning your journey. Buy attraction tickets in advance to avoid long queues and waste of time at the stops. If the entry tickets are timed, make sure you leave ample time to make the journey from the last destination to the next one. Take advantage of the tour inclusions and try to take the entire loop once without hopping off.

Is there a mobile app I can use to track the Big Bus London coaches in real-time?

Yes, download the Big Bus mobile app for live bus tracking, routes, timings and more. 

Are there any schedule changes during events or road closures in London?

During the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, tour buses are not allowed infront of the Palace and hence the buses will be diverted during this time. The ceremony takes place on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from 10am to 12:30pm.

Can I use my ticket on any Big Bus London route?
Where can I purchase my Big Bus London tour tickets?

You can purchase your Big Bus London tickets online to get the best price deals, incredible combo tickets and a smooth ticketing experience. You also have the option to purchase them offline with the Big Bus Tour staff at the stops, on the bus, or at most London hotel concierges.