// Buses in Kensington and Chelsea

Using buses in Kensington and Chelsea is easy as there are so many routes that travel through the borough – both ones that are completely contained in the area, and also those that travel through it in some way. Here are some of the most usual bus routes, with a handful of their destinations in either direction of the route:

Route number
Can be caught from
Goes to
9
Knightsbridge, Kensington High Street
East: Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park Corner, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square
West: Hammersmith
10
Knightsbridge/Kensington High Street
East: Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park Corner, Marble Arch, Oxford Street (Selfridges), Oxford Circus, British Library (Euston Road), St Pancras Station, King’s Cross
West:
Hammersmith
11
King’s Road
East: Piccadilly Circus, Tottenham Court Road
West: Fulham
14
Knightsbridge/South Kensington/Fulham Road
East: Victoria, Westminster, Trafalgar Square, St Paul’s Cathedral
West: Fulham, Putney
27
Kensington High Street/Notting Hill Gate station
North: Queensway, Paddington, Marylebone, Baker Street, Camden
South: Hammersmith, Chiswick
28
Kensington High Street/Notting Hill Gate station

North: Westbourne Park
South:
Olympia, Fulham, Wandsworth

31
Notting Hill Gate station/Holland Park

North: Westbourne Grove, Kilburn, Swiss Cottage, Chalk Farm, Camden
West: Shepherds Bush

49
Kensington High Street/South Kensington/King’s Road
West: Shepherds Bush
South: Battersea, Clapham Junction
52
Knightsbridge/Kensington Church Street/Notting Hill Gate station
North: Ladbroke Grove, Willesden Green
South:
Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park Corner, Victoria
70
South Kensington/Kensington Church Street/Notting Hill Gate station/Portobello Road
North/West: North Kensington, Acton
74
Knightsbridge/South Kensington/Earls Court Road
East: Marble Arch, Baker Street
West: Fulham, Putney
94
Notting Hill Gate station/Holland Park
East: Marble Arch, Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus
West: Shepherds Bush, Turnham Green, Acton
148
Notting Hill Gate station/Holland Park
West: Shepherds Bush
East/South: Queensway, Marble Arch, Victoria, Westminster
211
Sloane Square/King’s Road/Fulham Road
East: Victoria, Westminster, Waterloo
West:
Fulham, Hammersmith
328
Earl’s Court/Kensington High Street/Notting Hill Gate station
North: Westbourne Park, Maida Vale, Kilburn, Golders Green
South: Fulham
345
South Kensington/Fulham Road
South: Battersea, Clapham, Brixton
360
South Kensington/Sloane Square
South: Pimlico, Vauxhall, Imperial War Museum
390
Notting Hill Gate station
North: Marble Arch, Tottenham Court Road station, Euston, King’s Cross
414
Knightsbridge/South Kensington/Fulham Road
East: Marble Arch, Edgware Road, St John’s Wood, Maida Vale
West:
Fulham, Putney
430
South Kensington
South: Fulham, Putney
452
Sloane Square/Knightsbridge/
Kensington Church Street/
Notting Hill Gate station
North: Ladbroke Grove
South: Battersea, Wandsworth
C1
Sloane Square/Knightsbridge/South Kensington/Earls Court Road
East/South: Victoria
West:
Shepherds Bush

Unlike parts of central London, you do not generally have to buy a ticket before you board the bus. (If there’s a little ticket machine next to the stop, that means you do.) You can simply pay the driver onboard – a single fare is £2.40 (2013). However, it is advisable to purchase an Oyster card if you’re planning on doing quite a bit of travelling; with an Oyster, a single fare on the bus is only £1.40.

Once again, the advice given on Transport for London‘s website is invaluable for route planning advice – be sure to check it out, if you can, before you set off on your bus travels!

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