London's Most Popular Hopper Bus Routes Revealed

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London's Most Popular Hopper Bus Routes Revealed
A new TfL map shows the 20 most popular Hopper fare routes.

Bus route 18 is the most popular route used by people travelling on the Hopper fares, according to figures from TfL.

The route, which runs from Sudbury & Harrow Road station to Euston Station, has been used by the most Hopper fare passengers. The ticket allows passengers to board a second bus or tram within an hour of boarding the first, at no extra cost.

Other popular Hopper routes include:

  • The 279 from Waltham Cross Bus Station to Manor House Underground station
  • The 53 from Plumstead to Horse Guards Parade
  • The 207, from the Hayes By-Pass near Southall to White City Bus Station.
Photo: Gretsch*

Brent Cross Shopping Centre is the most popular location for 'hops' to take place — passengers moving from one bus to another.

The data was released to mark 10 million Hopper journeys being made within six weeks of the fare coming into operation.

TfL aims to roll out unlimited bus and tram transfers within one hour. From 2018, passengers who travel on a tube or train between their two or more bus or tram journeys will also be eligible for the Hopper saving.

The top 20 bus hopper routes

(The second free journeys ‘hopped’ onto most frequently)

Route

Start of Route

End of Route

18

Sudbury & Harrow Road Station

Euston Station

29

Lordship Lane (Wood Green)

Trafalgar Square

25

Oxford Circus

Hainault Street (Redbridge)

140

Long Elmes (Harrow)

Heathrow Central Bus Station

149

Edmonton Green Bus Station

London Bridge Station

207

Hayes By-Pass

White City Bus Station

73

Victoria Bus Station

Stoke Newington Common

38

Clapton Pond

Victoria Bus Station

53

Orchard Road / Griffin Road

Horse Guards Parade

279

Waltham Cross Bus Station

Manor House Station

86

Stratford Bus Station

Romford Station

65

Ealing Broadway Station

Chessington World Of Adventures

5

Canning Town Station

Romford Market

253

Hackney Central Station

Euston Bus Station

243

Redvers Road

Waterloo Station

109

Brixton Station

Croydon Library

427

Uxbridge Station

Acton Old Town Hall

254

Aldgate Bus Station

Caledonian Road

183

Golders Green Station

Pinner Station

43

Halliwick Park

London Bridge

Last Updated 21 October 2016