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Arriva London

Arriva London is one of the largest bus operators in London, providing around 18 per cent of the capital’s bus services, operating 98 routes under contract to Transport for London (TfL).

Contracts involve routes, vehicles and timetables specified by TfL and are closely monitored to ensure services are of the highest quality.

We are part of the Arriva Group, which is owned by Deutsche Bahn, a leading European transport operator.

Arriva London operates from sixteen garages across London: Ash Grove, Barking, Brixton, Clapton, Croydon, Dartford, Edmonton, Enfield, Grays, Norwood, Palmers Green, Stamford Hill, Thornton Heath, Tottenham, Watford and Wood Green. View details of our bus garages.

In total, Arriva London operates more than 50 million miles each year, carries nearly 300 million passengers, and has a workforce of well over 4,500 employees representing the diverse community which we serve.

As you browse around this website, you will recognise how important our people are at Arriva London and how well we train and develop our staff. We invest a lot of time and money in staff development, which pays dividends in the long run. As you will see, large numbers choose to stay at Arriva London for their entire career.

If you feel that you have what it takes to become part of the Arriva London family, why not come and join us? View our jobs section.

Our Fleet

Arriva London has a fleet of over 1600 buses, including double-decks and single-decks of various lengths.

Our chassis are from Dennis, VDL and Volvo; bodies are from ADL, Wrights and Optare. The fleet includes over 400 hybrid vehicles, just under 300 New Routemasters and 10 electric buses.

For a touch of nostalgia, we have our own Heritage Fleet of historic vintage Routemasters. Find out more or hire a bus.