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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."(5 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
    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'.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • Марина А.
    Марина АкишеваSeptember 20, 2016
    You can leave luggage here. It's cheaper then at railroad station. Picture attached.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 😉
  • Emylee
    EmyleeSeptember 12, 2014
    Make sure and get directions here from the tube station. It isn't a straight shot!
  • 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
  • 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!
  • Lyuba S.
    Lyuba SpassovaMarch 21, 2016
    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
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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"
  • Dafydd G.
    Dafydd GriffithsJune 17, 2011
    Best thing about the station is that the coach will (eventually) take you away from the place!
  • Firstname S.
    Firstname SecondnameOctober 8, 2011
    The food vendor on the corner of the smaller coach station make the best Spring Rolls ever!
  • 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.
  • 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..
  • Bee H.
    Bee H.May 6, 2012
    Read other people's tips.the only thing that can cheer up your time spent waiting
  • Hayley B.
    Hayley BallardOctober 15, 2016
    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
  • Alexandre C.
    Alexandre CurielMay 18, 2016
    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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • Mikael D.
    Mikael DaalMay 23, 2014
    Want to charge your phone? At departure gate 6 you can by the little table. Your welcome 😏
  • 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!
  • Shosh A.
    Shosh AlhefziJanuary 2
    In love with this station there's options of coffee shops 👍
  • DM
    DMFebruary 26, 2016
    Be careful with birds inside, they could have an unexpected surprise for you heads :)
  • Joseph R.
    Joseph RobertsonJuly 25, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Stops from 11-20 are insanely busy.
  • Lolly R.
    Difficult to navigate around slow moving old people and farmers - next time I'm driving!!
  • NhayatiR
    NhayatiRDecember 27, 2013
    There is free wi-fi ! "Free Wi-Fi VCS".
  • Barbara P.
    Barbara PimentaMarch 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If you need a plug outlet you can use it for 2£ in the upstairs restaurant at gate 17
  • 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
  • Ti T.
    Ti TranNovember 18, 2012
    Is central coach station that can bring you to around UK n even Europe
  • Csaba G.
    Csaba GulyásAugust 11, 2013
    The floor is not leveled. Your luggage will roll away if you don't watch out.
  • Axel
    AxelDecember 3, 2014
    A bus for every place in the UK.
  • Rinatsu C.
    Rinatsu ChanJanuary 29, 2015
    A short walk away from Victoria train station. Don't get lost!
  • Ben T.
    Ben TaylorOctober 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Tourists don't understand the concept of staying in the waiting area until the driver opens the gate doors. Always see them trying to force them open with a confused look.
  • iDBUS
    iDBUSNovember 20, 2013
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  • Dean W.
    Dean WardSeptember 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Just sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery, no point in getting stressed over it!
  • Lawrence z.
    Lawrence zahraJanuary 16, 2012
    Don't buy anything in station unless you're rich and if you are rich why are you taking a coach
  • Chris H.
    Chris HinkleySeptember 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The pigeons provide entertainment, but are not to be fed.
  • Gareth M.
    Gareth MolyneuxOctober 21, 2010
    Has to be one of the most depressing places on earth!
  • Irene C.
    Irene C.September 7, 2014
    Ticket office (even for national express to airports) is on the left.
  • Emily H.
    Emily HideJuly 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    On a hot summers day be thankful for them pigeons, no other source of breeze or AC going...
  • Jiri K.
    Jiri KramMay 12, 2013
    Terravison & Greenline: Absolutely NEVER AGAIN service! Arrogant drivers, rude staff, with no interest to help! No customer service force you to pay twice for service. I'll take train next.
  • Mark A.
    Mark Amos - JonesAugust 6, 2014
    Seating can be an issue here. Most people sit on the floor.
  • Eduardo M.
    Eduardo MolinaMarch 29, 2013
    Ridiculous. Staff from Megabus told me that next time I wanted to borrow a pen I should ask Eurolines staff because I didn't have a ticket with Megabus. Come on!
  • Marc S.
    Marc SommerJune 28, 2014
    Free Wifi from National Express, no registration required.
  • Mark B.
    Mark BeechOctober 7, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The toilets down the road at the train station are much nicer; not that is saying much.
  • Electra K.
    Electra KlidakiMarch 18, 2014
    Sterilize as soon as you leave this place 🚿💉
  • Mark B.
    Mark BuckleyFebruary 18, 2013
    Designed by someone who hates buses. And people.
  • Roberto A.
    Roberto AmatuzziNovember 12, 2014
    I should never have come to this place, also because it is much better to take the train to Stainsted. The bus took forever and I missed my flight.
  • Ian L.
    Ian LAugust 28, 2013
    10 years since I was here last and it's still a complete dump.
  • Yoga K.
    Yoga KhandareJune 13, 2013
    Mega bus is better than National Express and too fast service with cheapest price.
  • George
    GeorgeAugust 25, 2013
    best thing about this place is the tips left by others
  • Jim W.
    Jim WarrenMay 18, 2012
    Remember bus drivers are wannabe professional drivers and coach drivers are the true professionals.
  • Alina B.
    Alina BaymamadovaMarch 30, 2015
    It's not easy to find a way to victoria underground station from here
  • Paulo M.
    Paulo MachadoApril 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get early to avoid delays and get a sit!
  • Ays S.
    Ays SozenMay 22, 2013
    I can feel the spirit of excitement:)
  • Steve B.
    Steve BrownleeDecember 22, 2011
    Always crying kids to try your patience!!!!
  • craig s.
    craig stevensonFebruary 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get food from somewhere outside the station. Everything is hugely overpriced
  • Ben T.
    Ben TaylorMarch 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't put your own bag into the luggage compartment. They get very annoyed if you do and make comments like "Do you want to drive too?"
  • Callie P.
    Callie PakJune 24, 2012
    Free wifi on Euroline buses !! <3 awesome!
  • James M.
    James McFaddenSeptember 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Ensure you get vaccinated before travelling here
  • Pedro
    PedroFebruary 23, 2013
    Carry blankets with you. You're gonna need it!
  • Akash M.
    Akash MalhotraSeptember 22, 2012
    The gents toilet is pretty clean.
  • Chris S.
    Chris Sek1 week ago
    If you can take a train - leave this place and take a train
  • Arohit G.
    Arohit GuptaMay 24, 2013
    Feels like a Bus station in India. You will be lucky if your coach leaves on time.
  • Steven M.
    Steven MurphyOctober 11, 2010
    Try to buy your ticket and express boarding from NatX before you get to the coach station. The TfL staff are downright rude!
  • Danielle V.
    Danielle VealMarch 10, 2010
    Get in early to avoid your coach driver hurling your case like a rugby ball into the compartment!
  • Mark A.
    Mark Amos - JonesAugust 6, 2014
    Going by MegaBus.com?.They use gates 18 through 20.
  • Matt T.
    Matt TijouNovember 28, 2011
    queue up as soon as you see your coach arrives.. everyone else will only do the same.
  • Dee G.
    Dee GregsonFebruary 6, 2013
    Wow the staff at the ticket office are rude! Not just to me but to elderly lady at counter next to me.
  • Marko S.
    Marko SrsanFebruary 21, 2014
    Do not *ever* use Eurolines buses. The drivers and the assistance staff are waaaay too rude, not helpful at all, some of them don't speak English at all. Wouldn't recommend to anyone.
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer SchoolingApril 24, 2013
    Travelling by coach? Check out the megabus so cheap
  • Steve Q.
    Steve QuinnJanuary 24, 2011
    National Express are a joke, the drivers are rude and never seem to be able to arrive on time. Also watch for pigeons and high priced sarnies!!
  • Nick F.
    Nick FrancisNovember 3, 2016
    cheap transport hub for london
  • Elodie S.
    Elodie SalomFebruary 15, 2013
    Should be great if they could add more seats there! Too tight
  • Rons S.
    Rons SadacJune 11, 2012
    tana daming kalapati yari ka pag naiputan ka! haha
  • Stefy R.
    Stefy RfwAugust 9, 2014
    Ottimo hub che collega la città a tutto ciò che si necessita raggiungere
  • Adry C.
    Adry CasaisOctober 24, 2014
    Taquillas para cargar el mvl. Top top
  • ©limeidy .
    ©limeidy 🆙September 5, 2014
    Estação pequena mas com assentos de espera e bem sinalizada.
  • Mari R.
    Mari RodriguezMay 3, 2014
    Proporcionen enchufes a victoria ayusto, la sufre en serio
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