London’s red buses have become an iconic symbol of transport and offer a great alternative to the tube if London’s visitors want to do some sight-seeing en-route to their destination. Open top tourist buses also operate in Central London and can be booked through an agent.
Most London public buses have an indicative route on the front of the bus or by the entrance along the side. If you plan to use the buses for several journeys it is advisable to purchase a Travelcard or a bus pass which allows you to jump on and off buses all day. Travelcards and bus passes are available from bus stops, underground stations and certain newsagents and travel centres. For Covent Garden, the best places to head for are The Strand, Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square.
Route numbers 1, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 38, 55, 59, 69, 73, 77A, 91, 98, 134, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 242, 243, 341, RV1 and X68all stop within a short walk of central Covent Garden.
All London Bus information Transport For London (new window) and telephone number is
020 7222 1234.