Routes on our bus network are tendered out but if you want to run a bus, coach or tours service outside of our network, you'll need to apply for a London Service Permit.

Tourist Coach Action Plan

The Tourist Coach Action Plan is being taken forward jointly by TfL and the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT).

It sets out actions that will:

  • Give tourist coaches better access
  • Ensure more flexible/smarter use of stopping and parking space
  • Improve how coaches are perceived by the public
  • Offer a more robust approach too discussing the challenges and opportunities for tourist coaches in London

Victoria Coach Station

This coach hub southwest of Victoria railway station has excellent links to mainline rail, Underground and bus services. The coach station is currently used by 13 million customers, with over 240,000 coach departures to more than 1,200 destinations in the UK and 400 in Europe.

Victoria Coach Station was the first organisation in the transport sector to be awarded the Government's Customer Service Excellence Standard.

Visit our coach drivers section for more information about parking at Victoria Coach Station.