Victoria Coach Station
Victoria Coach Station is the largest and most significant coach station in London. It serves long distance coach services and is also the departure point for many countryside coach tours originating from London. It should not be confused with the nearby Green Line Coach Station serving Green Line Coaches, Greyhound UK or the Victoria bus station, which serves London Buses. It is operated by Victoria Coach Station Ltd which is a part of Transport for London.

History
Victoria Coach Station was opened at its present site in Buckingham Palace Road, London, in 1932, by London Coastal Coaches Limited, an association of coach operators. The building is in a distinctive Art Deco style, the architects for which were Wallis, Gilbert and Partners. It was originally managed by London Coastal Coaches Limited, a consortium of coach operators. In 1970 it became a subsidiary of the National Bus Company (UK) (NBC). During the 1970s, Victoria Coach Station became the responsibility of the NBC subsidiary, National Travel (South East) Limited. In 1978, London Coastal Coaches Company was brought back to life and renamed Victoria Coach Station Limited. In the 1990s major work was carried out:
  • Victoria Coach Station Departures Terminal (1990”“1992) £4.1m
  • Victoria Coach Station Arrivals Garage (1991) £500K
  • Victoria Coach Station Arrivals Terminal (1993”“1994) £330K
In 1988, following the privatisation of the NBC companies, ownership of Victoria Coach Station Limited was transferred to London Transport. In 2000 ownership passed to Transport for London. In 2008 works were carried on the roof, the toilets and staff facilities costing £320K.

Operation
Victoria Coach Station arrivals and departures terminals, located on the opposite sides of Elizabeth Street. The main departures building includes food outlets, shops, left luggage facilities and ticketing. The coach station accommodates mostly National Express, Eurolines, Oxford Espress and Megabus. There are 21 departure gates and 26 coach bays and the site covers 3.3 acres (13,000 m 2). 10 million passengers use the station every year with services to 1,200 destinations in the UK and 400 in mainland Europe.

Services



Route Number Origin Intermediate stops Destination Provider 007 London Gillingham, Canterbury Dover National Express 010 London Cambridge, Huntingdon King's Lynn National Express 021 London Maidstone, Ashford, Folkestone Dover National Express 022 London Whitstable, Herne Bay, Margate Ramsgate National Express 023 London Tunbridge Wells Hastings National Express 024 London East Grinstead, Uckfield, Eastbourne Hastings National Express 025 London London Gatwick Airport Brighton National Express 027 London London Gatwick Airport, Crawley, Horsham, Worthing, Bognor Regis Chichester National Express 030 London Guildford, Portsmouth Southsea National Express 031 London London Heathrow Airport, Aldershot, Alton, Eastleigh, Fareham Portsmouth National Express 032 London London Heathrow Airport, Basingstoke, Winchester, Southampton, Fareham Portsmouth National Express 032 London London Heathrow Airport, Winchester, Southampton, Lymington Christchurch National Express 032 London London Heathrow Airport, Basingstoke, Southampton Bournemouth National Express 032 London London Heathrow Airport, Basingstoke, Southampton Salisbury National Express 033 London London Heathrow Airport, Andover, Salisbury, Gillingham (Dorset) Yeovil National Express 035 London London Heathrow Airport, Southampton, Bournemouth Poole National Express 035 London Bournemouth, Dorchester Weymouth National Express 040 London Bristol, Weston-super-Mare Burnham-on-Sea National Express 121 London Gillingham, Canterbury, Dover, Calais (France) Paris (France) Eurolines 122 London Gillingham, Dover, Calais (France) Paris (France) Eurolines 124/129 London Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (France) Paris (France) Eurolines 140 London Lille (France), Brussels (Belgium), Rotterdam (Netherlands), The Hague (Netherlands) Amsterdam (Netherlands) Eurolines 170 London Lille (France), Brussels (Belgium), Eindhoven (Netherlands), Bielefeld (Germany), Hannover (Germany), Braunschweig (Germany) Berlin (Germany) Eurolines 402 London London Heathrow Airport, Newbury, Hungerford, Froxfield, Marlborough, Beckhampton, Devizes, Melksham, Trowbridge Frome National Express 403 London London Heathrow Airport, Swindon, Chippenham Bath National Express 404 London London Heathrow Airport, Reading, Chippenham, Bath, Bristol International Airport, Exeter, Newton Abbot, Torquay, Paignton, Totnes, Plymouth, Liskeard, St Austell, Truro, Redruth, Camborne, Hayle Penzance National Express 406 London London Heathrow Airport, Bridgwater, Taunton, Exeter, Plymouth, Bodmin Newquay National Express 420 London Solihull Birmingham National Express 420 London Coventry, Birmingham, Dudley, Wolverhampton National Express 420 London Birmingham, Walsall, Cannock Stafford National Express 420 London Birmingham, Telford, Shrewsbury, Welshpool, Newtown Aberystwyth National Express 420 London Birmingham, Telford, Shrewsbury, Oswestry Wrexham National Express 421 London London Heathrow Airport, Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Birmingham, Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent, Chester, Ellesmere Port, Birkenhead, Liverpool, Preston Blackpool National Express 422 London London Luton Airport, Luton, Milton Keynes, Coventry, Birmingham International Airport, Birmingham, Dudley, Wolverhampton, Manchester Airport, Manchester, Salford, Bolton, Blackburn, Accrington Burnley National Express 425 London Milton Keynes, Leeds, Harrogate, Ripon, Darlington, Durham Newcastle upon Tyne National Express 426 London Milton Keynes, Doncaster, York, Middlesbrough, Stockton-on-Tees, Sunderland South Shields National Express 440 London Milton Keynes, Leicester, Loughborough, Derby, Matlock, Bakewell, Buxton, New Mills Manchester National Express 440 London Leicester, Coalville, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Swadlincote Burton-upon-Trent National Express 444 London Reading, Swindon, Cirencester, Cheltenham Gloucester National Express 447 London Peterborough, Grantham, Newark-on-Trent Lincoln National Express 448 London Peterborough Stamford National Express 448 London Peterborough, Sleaford, Cleethorpes Grimsby National Express 449 London Peterborough, Spalding, Boston, Skegness Mablethorpe National Express 450 London Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Mansfield, Worksop Retford National Express 455 London Milton Keynes Northampton National Express 465 London Nottingham, Mansfield, Chesterfield, Sheffield, Barnsley, Wakefield, Leeds, Bradford, Halifax Huddersfield National Express 481 London Chelmsford, Ipswich Felixstowe National Express 484 London Colchester Clacton-on-Sea National Express 490 London Thetford, Norwich Great Yarmouth National Express 497 London Newmarket, Bury St Edmunds, Lowestoft Great Yarmouth National Express 500 London London Heathrow Airport, Exeter, Plymouth, Liskeard, St Austell, Truro, Redruth, Camborne, Hayle, St Ives Penzance National Express 501 London London Heathrow Airport, Reading, Bridgwater, Taunton, Exeter, Newton Abbot, Torquay, Paignton Totnes National Express 504 London London Heathrow Airport, Reading, Plymouth, Liskeard, St Austell, Truro, Falmouth, Helston Penzance National Express 505 London London Heathrow Airport, Reading, Plymouth, Bodmin Newquay National Express 508 London Chepstow, Bridgend, Neath, Swansea Llanelli National Express 508 London Reading, Chepstow, Bridgend, Port Talbot, Swansea, Carmarthen, Tenby, Pembroke, Pembroke Dock Haverfordwest National Express 509 London Newport, Cardiff Swansea National Express 509 London Cardiff, Pontypridd, Merthyr Tydfil Aberdare National Express 540 London Milton Keynes, Birmingham Manchester National Express 540 London Manchester, Bolton, Blackburn, Accrington Burnley National Express 540 London Milton Keynes, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale Bury National Express 545 London Milton Keynes, Birmingham, Stoke-on-Trent, Chester, Prestatyn, Rhyl, Colwyn Bay, Llandudno, Bangor, Caernarfon, Porthmadog Pwllheli National Express 550 London Birmingham, Stoke-on-Trent, Warrington Liverpool National Express 560 London Milton Keynes, Chesterfield, Sheffield Barnsley National Express 560 London Milton Keynes, Chesterfield, Sheffield Rotherham National Express 561 London Milton Keynes, Leeds Bradford National Express 561 London Milton Keynes, Leeds, Bradford, Shipley, Keighley Skipton National Express 561 London Milton Keynes, Leeds, Harrogate Ripon National Express 561 London Milton Keynes, Leeds York National Express 562 London Milton Keynes, Doncaster, Scunthorpe Hull National Express 563 London Milton Keynes, York, Bridlington, Scarborough Whitby National Express 564 London Milton Keynes, Chesterfield, Sheffield, Dewsbury, Huddersfield Halifax National Express 570 London Milton Keynes, Birmingham, St Helens, Preston Blackpool National Express 570 London Milton Keynes, Birmingham, Preston, Lancaster, Kendal, Windermere, Keswick, Cockermouth, Workington Whitehaven National Express 588 London Milton Keynes, Penrith, Lockerbie, Glasgow, Stirling, Perth, Pitlochrie, Aviemore Inverness National Express 590 London Milton Keynes, Carlisle, Hamilton, Glasgow, Perth, Dundee Aberdeen National Express 591 London Milton Keynes, Newcastle upon Tyne, Morpeth, Alnwick, Berwick-upon-Tweed Edinburgh National Express 592 London London Heathrow Airport, Carlisle, Hamilton, Glasgow, Dundee Aberdeen National Express 871 London Luton, Milton Keynes, Coventry, Birmingham, Holyhead Dublin (Ireland) Eurolines 890 London Reading, Bristol, Fishguard, Waterford (Ireland) Cork (Ireland) Eurolines 920 London Milton Keynes, Birmingham, Manchester, Carlisle, Dumfries, Stranraer Belfast Eurolines A6 London London Stansted Airport National Express M1 London Coventry Birmingham Megabus M2 London Winchester, Ringwood Bournemouth Megabus M6 London Exeter, Plymouth, Newquay Penzance Megabus M7 London Newport Cardiff Megabus M10 London Newport Cwmbran Megabus M11 London Manchester, Preston, Glasgow Dundee Megabus M12 London Sheffield, Leeds, Middlesbrough, Sunderland Newcastle upon Tyne Megabus M14 London Reading, Swindon, Gloucester Cheltenham Megabus M15 London Chester Liverpool Megabus M16 London Birmingham, Manchester Preston Megabus

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