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Victoria Coach Station

Bus Station
City of Westminster, London
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  • Katelynn M.
    "Who has the audacity to feed the pigeons in the terminal."(9 Tips)
    Steve Y.
    "National Express drivers"(6 Tips)
    Daniel H.
    "In front of station is sainsburys / much cheaper."(4 Tips)
    Dayna M.
    "Free wifi, great little shops to pick up snacks for your travels!"(6 Tips)
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  • Steve Y.
    Steve YoungNovember 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    All the National Express drivers I've encountered over the past few weeks have been very polite & friendly. Can't be the best job but most seem cheerful & some appear to take pride in their work.
  • Aria T. Kharisma™
    Aria T. Kharisma™April 11, 2015
    Located in central London and since the city is attract so many tourists from all over the world, the size of the station is too small to accommodate the number of passengers who come and go.
  • Steve Y.
    Steve YoungNovember 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    This place is grim. 'Village of the Damned' grim. No alcohol so go to train station/Sainsbury/pub opposite or cope by eating cheap (& surprisingly good) sandwiches, pasties & sweets from 'Treats'.
  • Ben J.
    Ben JonesMarch 17, 2014
    People begin to queue around six hours before boarding, so get here early to avoid suffering more than is absolutely necessary.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Russ W.
    Russ WraggNovember 25, 2012
    The pigeons sit and stare at you from their flat screen TV perches laughing at what a pauper you are for taking the coach.
  • Leanne
    LeanneApril 19, 2015
    Costs to use the toilet. Departures better than arrivals and they have a place to charge your phone although I think it does cost too. Leave plenty of time before your coach leaves as it's quite big.
  • Louise P.
    Louise ParryMarch 24, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    On arrival, walk towards the traffic lights for Buckingham Palace Road, turn right to go towards Chelsea, go straight ahead up St George's Drive for hotels or turn left for Victoria Railway Station.
  • Zoe A.
    Zoe AnneJune 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't get here more than 10 mins ahead! The snacks can cost more than your bus ticket, the pigeons fly haphazardly low, and the people are... varied. However, coaches are cheap and mostly on time!
  • Haziq H.
    Haziq HilmanJune 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    When you see a long que at the gate, don't sit down and wait! Otherwise you won't get to pick your favourite seat or sit beside your loved ones😭 ( unless, if your are travelling alone)
  • Lewis M.
    Lewis MilesOctober 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The best thing to do while here? Red the tips on four square, laugh, get the hell of of here as soon as you can!
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Марина А.
    You can leave luggage here. It's cheaper then at railroad station. Picture attached.
    Upvoted Sep 20
  • Jennie C.
    Jennie ChanSeptember 7, 2013
    Even though you have printed your ticket for Eurolines, you STILL need to check-in to get your boarding pass. Big tip for those not from here!
  • Laura L.
    Laura LocketOctober 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I've been reading a lot of comments about rude coach drivers. I'm at the coach station now and the only rude person is an uptight passenger. National Express coach drivers are the best. Great service.
  • Kate G.
    Kate GilbertJuly 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Go get food from inside the train station across the road. Only 2 min walk & you have sainsburys, wasabi, to sushi, a wetherspoons and more!
  • Amanda
    AmandaMarch 30, 2013
    Not a great deal of room at the gates so beware if you have a large suitcase. Deluxe de France, Upper Crust and other small take-away cafes / shops here to buy brekkie and snacks.
  • Steve Y.
    Steve YoungMarch 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Airport coaches run all night, but all the food & drink places are closed by midnight - even Treats! Go to the rail station down the road if you need supplies.
  • Jonathan A.
    Jonathan AngDecember 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Treats, the station corner shop, has actually opened a café here with 60 seats. Fu*kin' ace!
    Upvoted Sep 24
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BrenkmanNovember 9
    Just take a train to any airport, it'll be a bit more expensive but you won't have to worry about missing your flight
  • Ollie B.
    Ollie BarbieriOctober 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Gets crowded and a bit cramped. Look out for the lame décor. Buy your coach snacks from the sainsburys in victoria arcade though to avoid extortionate prices.
  • Samuel R.
    Samuel RichOctober 2, 2011
    They dont always call boarding for each coach. Check to see of your coach is at the gate and if so walk to it!
  • Clau H.
    Clau HLJanuary 3, 2015
    If you are in the arrivals area and want to get a map, don't buy it from the little store, there's a machine that will sell them cheaper right before the exit. 😉
  • Emma-Louise B.
    Emma-Louise BullionsOctober 6, 2012
    It's cheaper than the train, but don't expect rainbows! Toilets are 30p a go and the train station's just across the road. The signs are very misleading, though! #mumblegrumble
  • Paul W.
    Paul WrightMay 6, 2013
    Stand by the door of your gate way early and see how big a queue you can create. We managed 31!
  • Danni D.
    Danni DaviesNovember 4, 2010
    There's usually no seats left whilst waiting and someone will almost always push in front to get on the coach. Don't get there too early.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Lyuba S.
    Whoever decided that it is acceptable to close the station at 1a.m. and make all the people freeze outside the gates has completely lost sense of humanity
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Sara R.
    Sara RamalhoJuly 19, 2014
    If you found it really busy and you still have time cross the round and have a cappuccino at Nero
  • Ilya C.
    Ilya CherevkovApril 14, 2013
    Go to the travellers' tavern and take a cup of hot chocolate while waiting. There is a free wi fi "The Cloud"
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel HajdukNovember 3, 2014
    Hard to get lost , everything is easy, staff is helpful. Dont buy water and sandwiches on the station is overpriced. In front of station is sainsburys / much cheaper. Free wifi sometimes, paid toilets
  • Dafydd G.
    Dafydd GriffithsJune 17, 2011
    Best thing about the station is that the coach will (eventually) take you away from the place!
  • Mikael D.
    Mikael DaalMay 23, 2014
    Want to charge your phone? At departure gate 6 you can by the little table. Your welcome 😏
  • Seijen T.
    Seijen TakamuraApril 6, 2012
    There is a Sainsbury's Local just down the road towards the Tube station. Shorter line and probably cheaper than battling the crowds here.
  • Firstname S.
    Firstname SecondnameOctober 8, 2011
    The food vendor on the corner of the smaller coach station make the best Spring Rolls ever!
  • Callum J.
    Callum JohnstonOctober 29, 2011
    If you fancy an affordable snack, grab a pasty or spring roll from "Treats" near the entrance and near Gate 12
  • Fabio N.
    Fabio NardiniMarch 23, 2013
    Come with the train next time.. No worth came with couch for saving some pounds and be 50 minutes late..
  • Alex M.
    Alex MallettDecember 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you want to use the toilets or buy a snack, don't forget to get an overdraft in advance from your bank.
  • Bee H.
    Bee H.May 6, 2012
    Read other people's tips.the only thing that can cheer up your time spent waiting
  • Emylee
    EmyleeSeptember 12, 2014
    Make sure and get directions here from the tube station. It isn't a straight shot!
  • Hayley B.
    Hayley BallardOctober 15
    Very smart coach terminal, word of warning though - hot food is not permitted on the coach & as a result of no bins in the terminal there can be a lot of rubbish on surfaces
  • Sandra
    SandraOctober 1, 2012
    You can find the Evan Evans tours here... Even though the tourist center at the train station told me to look for a Burger King... Yeah can't see that until your in the station. No help from her!
  • Alejandra G.
    Alejandra GonzalezDecember 20, 2013
    Indeed one of the most depressing places on earth. Reading all the tips made my waiting a tad bit funnier. Someone please get rid of the bloody pigeons!
  • Dayna M.
    Dayna McAlpineMarch 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Free wifi, great little shops to pick up snacks for your travels!
  • Pedro Henrique M.
    The Oxford Tube buses leave from outside the station, across the street. If you buy the tickets through the Megabus website it's cheaper.
  • Alexandre C.
    Major coach station in London! Services to all across the country and the continent
  • Serge V.
    Serge VdovychenkoJuly 29, 2013
    Purchase tickets beforehand online. About twice cheaper than from a wending machine here.
  • Imran J.
    Imran JaafarDecember 28, 2011
    Grab a quick bite at fast food joints near gates 1 - 6. i.e. Burger King, Upper Crust, Delifrance etc
  • Marie L.
    Marie LefebvreSeptember 21, 2012
    Get a breakfast at La sosta and dinner at travellers' tavern on Elizabeth street. If not u probably get depressed in there
  • Joseph R.
    Joseph RobertsonMay 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get here at least 20 minutes early for your return coach. Toilets are 30p, like everywhere else.
  • Ramon N.
    Ramon NavarroOctober 12, 2012
    Always Pee before you get on the Coach, because you can always guarantee the toilets stink!
  • Mike D.
    Mike DalleyNovember 29, 2013
    Getting a coach from this tip is like trying to unravel the mysteries of the Universe
  • Joseph R.
    Joseph RobertsonJuly 25
    Been here 5+ times
    Stops from 11-20 are insanely busy.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
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