Filming & photography on buses

Check your script with the Press Office before hiring a London bus to film on.

You will also need to get permissions from us before you start to film or photograph on our network. Contact the red route team.

Bus stations and depots

You can't film in most working bus stations and depots. Some operators will allow limited filming as long as you meet the costs of providing filming supervision.

If you would like to explore any of these options, please contact one of the bus operators below. In most cases you will need to give at least seven days' notice.

You will also need to provide them with:

  • Proof of insurance
  • Description of what you will be filming and what the film will be used for
  • Number of people involved in filming
  • Times you would like to film
  • How long you expect to film for

New Routemaster buses

Our iconic New Routemaster buses are available to hire. For more details, please contact our Press Office.

Bus operator contacts

You can usually hire buses from:


Phone: 020 8545 6110


Phone: 020 8218 8879

Sullivan Buses

Phone: 01707 646803