Coulsdon is in the Greater London Area and local bus services in Coulsdon and the surrounding area are operated by London Buses part of Transport for London (TfL).
The Mayor for London also has responsibility for people travelling to and from London and TfL also operates cross boundary services into Surrey such as routes 166 & 405. These are operated as though they are London Buses and London fares apply including Travelcard and Bus Pass which are valid for the whole route as far as Redhill and Epsom.
The Coulsdon area: Has eight London bus routes. These are made up of four trunk routes 60, 166, 405 and 466 all serving Croydon. Three local routes 404, 434 and 463 and one night route N68 which operates a 24-hour service in conjunction with route 60.
Route 60: Old Coulsdon, Coulsdon, Purley, Brighton Road, Croydon, MaydayHospital, Thornton Heath, Pollards Hill and Streatham Common. Operates from 04.45am until 1.00am
Route 166: Epsom (daytime) Banstead, Woodmansterne, ChipsteadValley, Coulsdon, Purley, Brighton Road, and Croydon. Operates from 06.30am to Midnight
Route 405: Redhill, Hooley, Coulsdon, Purley, Pampisford Road, and Croydon. Operates from 06.30am to 11.30pm
Route 466 : Caterham on the Hill, Old Coulsdon, Stoats Nest, Purley, Brighton Road, Croydon, Shirley Park, AddingtonVillage. Operates from 06.00am to 1.00am
Route 404 : Caterham on the Hill, Caterham Drive, Old Coulsdon, Rutherwick Rise and Coulsdon. Operates from 07.00am to 7.00pm Monday to Saturday .
Route 434 : Rickman Hill, Coulsdon, Woodcote Valley Road, Purley, Kenley, and Whyteleafe South Station. Operates from 7.00am to 8.00pm 434 now runs on Monday to Sundays and has a new timetable www.londonbusroutes.net/routes.htm
Route 463 : Coulsdon South Station, Coulsdon, Clock House (the Mount), Wallington, Beddington Lane, Pollards Hill and Mitcham Eastfields. Operates from 06.30am to 12 Midnight.
Route N68 : Old Coulsdon, Coulsdon, East Croydon Station, Upper Norwood, Elephant and Castle, Waterloo, Holborn and Tottenham Court Road. Operates from 11.30pm to 04.30am
Timetables : London Buses provide information on all stops. They do not provide individual Timetables they only provide the time of the first and last bus and service pattern. However, if you would like an individual timetable for a particular route these can be down loaded from the following web site :
Provides information and advice on accessible transport in Croydon and other London Boroughs. They also provides low cost accessible minibuses for use by community groups, organisations and individuals in the London Borough of Croydon.
Surrey County Council
Route 866 : one journey each way Coulsdon to Banstead Beacon School operated by Surrey County Council. Tel 0870 608 2608
The Netherne Community Bus is now up and running between Netherne and Coulsdon South station Monday to Friday and can now be used by non-Netherne residents. The fare is £1.50 (Concessionary passes are not valid).
Bus leaves Netherne Drive at 7:10 am; 7:50; 8:25 and 9:10am (return to Netherne about 7 mins later). It leaves Coulsdon South at 5:30pm; 6:05pm and 7.00pm (buses start from Netherne about 10 mins earlier).
Service 025 from Victoria to Gatwick Airport and Brighton no longer comes through Coulsdon. The nearest stop is in Banstead or Sutton.
Tel 08457 740740
London Bus Fares
In the outer zones can be paid to the driver, but in the inner zone 1 a ticket must be purchased in advance. London Buses operates a flat fare system and the cost of a ticket is £2.45 per journey regardless of whether you travel one stop or the whole route including cross the boundary as far as Epsom and Redhill.
You can reduce this by either purchasing an Oystercard smartcard which you prepay in advance, this cost £5.00 deposit plus the amount you load on it. The cost of each bus journey is then reduced to £1.45 per journey if you make more than 4 journeys in a day. Oyster caps itself at the Buss Pass or Travelcard price for any subsequent journeys on bus or rail journey.
Coulsdon Residents on reaching the national retirement age or with a permanent disability who live in the London Boroughs of Croydon or Sutton can obtain a Freedom pass provided by the London Councils. The application form can be obtained from the local Post Office. FreedomPass allows travel on the Buses, Trams and Docklands Light Rail and some Overground Rail Services 24 hours a day It also allows use of the Nation Rail network in London zones 1-6. From 09.30 (at Coulsdon Town and Woodmansterne and from 09.28 at Coulsdon South) Monday to Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday.
Nationwide: In addition this pass can be used on any local service bus throughout England subject to local conditions normally after 9.00 or 9.30 am. Freedom Pass cannot be used in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.
60+ Concessionary Travel Scheme
The Mayor Boris Johnson has introduced a new 60+ Concessionary Travel Scheme using a variation of the Oystercard from 1st November 2012 for those people over 60 years of age who no longer qualify for a Freedom Pass. The pass will have the same validity as a FreedomPass except that it will not be valid on buses outside London except for London routes such as 166 and 405. This pass can be obtained from the TfL website.
There is an administrative charge of £10 and you will need to either fill in the form online and supply a digital photograph or print the form off and provide a passport photograph and take to a Post Office
For information on buses and other travel journeys outside London
You can contact the Traveline by phone 0871 200 22 33
or on the web www.traveline.org.uk
Old Coulsdon to Streatham by 60 Bus in 8 and a half minutes
Some of you may remember that the BBC often showed a clip “London to Brighton in 4 minutes”. To bring this up to date somebody has kindly put on YouTube.