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Overview: Bus from London to Bedford

distanceDistance45 miles (73 km)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersNational Express

Buses from London to Bedford cover the 45 miles (73 km) long journey with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct bus services available. Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Bedford, Greenhill Street.

Bus providers: National Express from London to Bedford

Travel on National Express buses to Bedford from London at great prices. Omio finds you bus times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

National Express

National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance bus company operating over 550 buses per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates bus services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express buses have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most buses come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your bus to Bedford from London, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

    Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your National Express bus ticket to Bedford from London:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
    • Verification of ticket with valid ID
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
      • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
      • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
      • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
      • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

    Buses from London to Bedford: Journey Details

    Catching buses from London to Bedford is quick and simple. Regular connections between the two cities are provided by National Express, which offers at least 10 journey options every day. All National Express services require a brief change in Milton Keynes, which is only a few minutes away from Bedford by bus. The quickest journey time is just over 2 hours 15 minutes. The earliest departure is at 7:30 a.m., and the last bus to Bedford leaves at 9:30 p.m.

    Taking the Bus from London

    Any buses from London to Bedford depart from London Victoria Coach Station. Victoria is situated on London's subway network, making it easy to reach from all corners of the city. Take the Northern Line from the north, the Victoria Line from the east, or the District Line from the west. Those coming from the centre of London can catch the 73 bus (which runs 24 hours a day), and overground rail connections link buses from London to Bedford with locations on the south bank of the River Thames. For very early or late buses, the best option will be a pre-booked cab, although night buses are usually available too.

    Getting into Bedford by Bus

    With hundreds of years of history and lovely countryside nearby, Bedford is a great destination if you need to relax. Learn about famous local writer John Bunyan or enjoy the fresh air at the home of poet Willam Cowper in Olney. All buses to Bedford arrive at the town's new bus station, located in the All Hallows district. To get from there to the historic centre, simply use the pedestrianised city centre streets. To get to Olney, catch the 41 bus, which takes about 20 minutes.

    Travel Tips: Bus to Bedford from London

    Take the bus to Bedford easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Bedford.

    How far is it from London to Bedford by bus?

    The London to Bedford bus distance is approximately 45 miles (73 km).

    What is the departure bus station in London and arrival bus station in Bedford?

    When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from London Victoria   and arriving in Bedford, Greenhill Street.

    Where is the bus station in London? Where is the bus station in Bedford?

    Passengers booking this route most frequently board their buses from London Victoria and need to travel around 1.2 miles (2 km) from the city center to get to this bus station.

    Passengers arriving in Bedford most often arrive at Bedford, Greenhill Street and need to travel around 0.3 miles (482 m) from this bus station to the city center.

    Which bus providers can take me between London and Bedford?

    For the best London to Bedford bus to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with National Express. However, it's always good to check all possible bus companies with services between London and Bedford to compare what amenities they may offer.