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Live bus arrivals

Online and mobile

You can check live bus arrival times online - just choose your stop and we'll show you a list of bus arrival times.

Bus stop code sign

Text message

Send a text to 87287 with your bus stop code and we'll send a reply with realtime bus arrival information for that stop. From overseas networks, use +44 7797 800 287.

The bus stop code is a black, five-digit number on a sign above the timetable. If you don't know the bus stop code, you can search online by route number, postcode, area or street name. You can specify a bus route to see arrival times for just that route.

Texts cost the standard network rate, plus a 12p charge to receive the response. Texts via overseas networks are charged at the network's standard roaming rate only, but are limited to five per day. Please see our terms & conditions for more details.

Live bus arrival signs

Our live bus arrival signs provide realtime information (RTI) at 2,500 stops in London. New technology means improved readability for all our passengers.

Temporary removal of signs

We sometimes have to temporarily remove the digital live bus arrivals signs so that we can repair or upgrade shelters. View the list of affected bus stops (PDF 59KB).

Depending on the complexity of the work, it can take some time before we put the sign back. Until then, please use this site or text us to get live bus arrival information.