Night bus routes are often related to the day numerical equivalent, normally running the same route but with an extension at either end of the service. This is normally to provide a night service to destinations served by tube or train during the day.

However, there are a few N-prefixed route numbers that have no relation to their daytime equivalents: the N5, N20 and N97 all operate in a different part of London to their respective day routes, and the N550 and N551 (which provide night service on parts of the DLR network) have no corresponding daytime routes.

There are also 24-hour routes, which run day and night but usually with a lower frequency during the night hours. The vast majority run the same route at all times.


  Route has variable final destinations or starting points
Transport for London services that cross the Greater London boundary.
Standard ticketing applies throughout.

 List of routes

All routes operate in both directions unless detailed.

Night only routes (N-prefixed)





N1 Tottenham Court Road Thamesmead London Central
N2 Marylebone Crystal Palace Arriva London
N3 Bromley North Oxford Circus Abellio London
N5 Edgware Trafalgar Square Metroline
N7 Oxford Circus Northolt  Metroline
N8 Hainault The Lowe Oxford Circus Stagecoach London
N9 Heathrow Terminal 5 Aldwych London United
N11 Liverpool Street  Ealing Broadway  London General
N15 Romford Market Oxford Circus Blue Triangle
N16 Edgware  Victoria  Metroline
N18 Trafalgar Square Harrow Weald Bus Garage London United
N19 Clapham Junction Finsbury Park Arriva London
N20 Trafalgar Square Barnet Church Metroline
N21 Trafalgar Square Bexleyheath Shopping Centre London Central
N22 Fulwell Stanley Road Oxford Circus  London General
N25 Oxford Circus Ilford Tower Transit
N26 Chingford Station Trafalgar Square CT Plus
N27 Hammersmith Bus Station Chalk Farm  London United
Abellio London (as of Nov. 2019)
N28 Camden Town Wandsworth Tower Transit
N29 Trafalgar Square Enfield Town Arriva London
N31 Camden Town Clapham Junction Metroline
N33 Hammersmith Fulwell London United
N38 Walthamstow Central  Victoria  Arriva London
N41 Tottenham Hale  Trafalgar Square Arriva London
N44 Sutton Station Aldwych London General
commence operation (as of Jun. 2019)
Whitehall, Horse Guards Plumstead station Stagecoach London
N55 Oxford Circus Woodford Wells Stagecoach London
N63 Crystal Palace King's Cross London Central
N65 Ealing Broadway Chessington London United
N68 Old Coulsdon Tottenham Court Road  Abellio London
N72 East Acton Roehampton London United
N73 Walthamstow Central  Oxford Circus   Arriva London
N74 Baker Street Station Roehampton Danebury Avenue London General
N83 Golders Green Ealing Hospital Metroline
N86 Harold Hill Dagnam Park Square Stratford  Stagecoach London
N87 Aldwych Kingston London General
N89 Trafalgar Square Erith London Central
N91 Trafalgar Square Cockfosters  Metroline
N97 Trafalgar Square Hammersmith  Tower Transit
N98 Stanmore  Holborn Metroline
N109 Croydon Town Centre Oxford Circus Abellio London
N113 Edgware  Trafalgar Square Metroline
N133 Morden  Liverpool Street  Arriva London
N136 Oxford Circus Chislehurst London Central
N137 Crystal Palace Oxford Circus Arriva London
N155 Morden Aldwych London General
N171 Hither Green Tottenham Court Road London Central
N199 St. Mary Cray Station Trafalgar Square Stagecoach London
N205 Leyton Drapers Field Paddington  Stagecoach London
N207 Uxbridge  Holborn  Abellio London
Commence operation (as of May 2019)
Homerton Hospital   Tottenham Court Road  Arriva London
N253 Aldgate  Tottenham Court Road  Arriva London
N277 Islington Crossharbour Stagecoach London
N279 Trafalgar Square Waltham Cross † Arriva London
N343 New Cross Gate Trafalgar Square Abellio London
N381 Peckham Bus Station Trafalgar Square Abellio London
N550 Canning Town Bus Station Trafalgar Square CT Plus
N551 Gallions Reach Shopping Park Trafalgar Square CT Plus