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Message posted by bruno69 on 19/2/2014 at 2:51pm
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is there anyone out there who can help with advice about travelling on london buses,we need to travel by bus from Euston mainline train station, to Paddington Train station, we need to know the bus route number, and where we get the bus from, at Euston, and as we are using our over 60 bus passes, where we do we get the tickets from, can we get them on the bus??
any help most appreciated , London not a place us in the sticks go to very often, so we try get as much info as possible before we enter the big city

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Your English bus pass is OK 24 7 in London

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The info you need is on the Transport for LondonTransport for London (tfl) website - just unselect everything except buses in the panel on the right. There are buttons that show you where the stops are, also.

The bus map is here. Looks like the 205 does the job.

Your bus pass is fine, just wave it at the driver!

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if you prefer the tube you can get the circle line form Paddington to Euston Square  it's only a 5 minute walk

good luck - I use buses all the time but still feel confused if I am in a part of London where I don;t know the bus numbers and bus stops!


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Quote: Originally posted by kenles on 19/2/2014
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thanks for the helpful replies,at least i8 know the route number of the buss, thats a great start for us

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The 205 goes from directly across the road as you come out of Euston station. And incidently there is a cafe in the Quaker centre near the bus stop, nice and clean and free toilets.

If you have a through ticket and are continuing your journey from Paddington by train, you can use the Underground with the same ticket. Turn right out of Euston station and walk to Euston Square to catch the tube without having to change lines.

The arrangements for using your senior bus pass varies from operator to operator. Some you have to put the pass on top of the ticket machine and state your destination. Others you just wave it. Sometimes they give you a ticket.

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thanks franbee for the info, i like the idea of having a cuppa before i get on the bus, that would nice idea
no i am only going as far as paddington for a hospital appointment then back the same way to get the train back home

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It would probably be easier to get your cuppanin Pret just outside the station. I thunk you can only use tfl issued bus passes on london buses, well that's how it works on the tube. Good luck.

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On most buses now, when using a bus pass, don't issue a ticket. You just scan your bus pass as you enter the bus. You might find this website useful in planning bus trips. Bus Routes

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You can use your bus pass on London buses, but not on the Tube (but maybe if you live in London?) Nor can you use it on Manchester Metrolink trams unless you are a Manchester ratepayer.

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Quote: Originally posted by franbee on 17/3/2014You can use your bus pass on London buses, but not on the Tube (but maybe if you live in London?) Nor can you use it on Manchester Metrolink trams unless you are a Manchester ratepayer.


You can use it on the Manchester Metro according to this
site. Just checked, because I was sure I'd used it in the past.

http://tfgm.com/journey_planning/Tickets/Pages/tickets_low_fares_over60.aspx

Regards,

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