Bus strike

Three bus companies are affected by the strike:

  • London Sovereign (striking Wednesday 10 March)
  • London United (striking Friday 5 and Saturday 6 March - most of the affected routes)
  • Quality Line (striking Friday 5 March)

Buses run by other operators will run as normal.

Services will return to normal from 06:00 on Sunday 7 March, and from 23:59 on Wednesday 10 March.

These areas will be most impacted by London Sovereign strikes (on Wednesday 10 March):

  • Harrow
  • Edgware
  • Wembley

These areas will be most affected by London United and Quality Line strikes (on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 March):

  • White City/Shepherds Bush
  • Acton
  • Heathrow
  • Kingston
  • Richmond
  • Surbiton
  • Wimbledon
  • Sutton

Travel advice

Check before you travel by bus on Friday 5, Saturday 6 and Wednesday 10 March 2021.  Allow more time for your journey.

Where possible, consider walking or cycling to local destinations, or other transport alternatives. Santander cycles can be hired in Putney and Hammersmith for journeys into central London.

If possible, travel at quiet times.

Tickets

No additional ticket acceptance will be in place. Bus and Tram passes are valid on all London Buses. Use Pay as you go for alternative journeys.

We will update this page with more information as soon as we have it.

Tube

Other transport

Other public transport will run as usual.

Use our travel tools

Check before you travel and plan ahead using our travel tools. Keep up-to-date with the latest service information. See:

Bus routes likely to be affected by the strike

'Y' indicates that the route is likely to be affected.

Route Operator Type Fri 5 Mar Sat 6 Mar Wed 10 March
79 London Sovereign Day Route     Y
142 London Sovereign Day Route     Y
183 London Sovereign Day Route     Y
251 London Sovereign Day Route     Y
258 London Sovereign Day Route     Y
288 London Sovereign Day Route     Y
303 London Sovereign Day Route     Y
326 London Sovereign Day Route     Y
395 London Sovereign Day Route     Y
398 London Sovereign Day Route     Y
H10 London Sovereign Day Route     Y
H11 London Sovereign Day Route     Y
H12 London Sovereign Day Route     Y
H14 London Sovereign Day Route     Y
H17 London Sovereign Day Route     Y
H18 London Sovereign Day Route     Y
H19 London Sovereign Day Route     Y
H9 London Sovereign Day Route     Y
18 London United Day Route Y Y  
33 London United Day Route Y Y  
65 London United Day Route Y Y  
70 London United Day Route Y Y  
71 London United Day Route Y Y  
110 London United Day Route Y Y  
111 London United Day Route Y Y  
116 London United Day Route Y Y  
203 London United Day Route Y Y  
216 London United Day Route Y Y  
223 London United Day Route Y Y  
224 London United Day Route Y Y  
265 London United Day Route Y Y  
266 London United Day Route Y Y  
283 London United Day Route Y Y  
371 London United Day Route Y Y  
406 London United Day Route Y Y  
411 London United Day Route Y Y  
418 London United Day Route Y Y  
419 London United Day Route Y Y  
423 London United Day Route Y Y  
440 London United Day Route Y Y  
465 London United Day Route Y Y  
C1 London United Day Route Y Y  
H22 London United Day Route Y Y  
H32 London United Day Route Y Y  
H37 London United Day Route Y Y  
H98 London United Day Route Y Y  
K1 London United Day Route Y Y  
K2 London United Day Route Y Y  
K3 London United Day Route Y Y  
K4 London United Day Route Y Y  
K5 London United Day Route Y Y  
S3 London United Day Route Y Y  
293 Quality Line Day Route Y    
404 Quality Line Day Route Y    
413 Quality Line Day Route Y    
463 Quality Line Day Route Y    
467 Quality Line Day Route Y    
470 Quality Line Day Route Y    
S1 Quality Line Day Route Y    

School and night routes

Route Operator Type Fri 5 Mar Sat 6 Mar Wed 10 March
642 London Sovereign School Route     Y
N5 London Sovereign Night Route     Y
613 London United School Route Y Y  
662 London United School Route Y Y  
665 London United School Route Y Y  
671 London United School Route Y Y  
681 London United School Route Y Y  
696 London United School Route Y Y  
697 London United School Route Y Y  
N18 London United Night Route Y Y  
N33 London United Night Route Y Y  
N65 London United Night Route Y Y  
N111 London United Night Route Y Y  
N266 London United Night Route Y Y  
633 Quality Line School Route Y    

24 hour routes

Route Operator Type Fri 5 Mar Sat 6 Mar Wed 10 Mar
148 London United 24 hour route Y Y  
220 London United 24 hour route Y Y  
281 London United 24 hour route Y Y  
72 London United 24 hour route Y Y  
85 London United 24 hour route Y Y  
94 London United 24 hour route Y Y