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Debsi23 Fri 12-Jun-15 20:54:49

Hi, is there a bus which goes from Victoria to Finsbury Park? I am a tad nervous about the tube, also assume can use my bus pass. I gather I can get the W7 bus frm Finsbury to Crouch End.
Would appreciate some help as I don't know London at all, thanks.

PseudoBadger Fri 12-Jun-15 20:59:55


oddfodd Fri 12-Jun-15 21:00:09

Why are you nervous about the tube? Get the Victoria line to Finners B, walk to Crouch End (there's a sign in the station telling you where to get the W7 from although it's very walkable)

If you really want to get the bus, go to and type in your start and end points and it will tell you exactly where you need to get the bus from

Debsi23 Fri 12-Jun-15 21:00:09

Coming to London Victoria coach station on Monday, I posted a previous message but don't know if it was successful. I want to catch a bus from Victoria to Finsbury Park, (I'm a tad nervous about using the tube,I know its great etc. ) Also I can use my bus pass on the buses. Have to get to Crouch End, & gather I can catch a W7 bus to there from Finsbury Park. So I would like to know which bus I catch from Victoria to Finsbury Park, would really appreciate some help, thanks.

PseudoBadger Fri 12-Jun-15 21:01:58

73 To seven sisters then 41

Parietal Fri 12-Jun-15 21:02:25

get an app called 'citymapper' and it will sort all your london journeys out or you. there is a bus only option.

i'm not sure of the place you want in crouch end, but my app recommends:
C2 then 134 bus
82 then 102
or C2 then 214

oddfodd Fri 12-Jun-15 21:05:42

The 73 doesn't go to Finsbury Park Pseudo - it goes to stokie and then seven sisters.

According to tfl (as I posted), there's no direct bus. You can get the 11 to Aldwych and then the 4 from there: link{http://%22stopPoints%22,%22journeyPlannerNoSubmit?Input={{input}%22\,%20London%20N8&To=Crouch%20End,%20London%20N8&ToId=51.57974624633789,-0.12367670238018036&TimeIs=departing&Date=20150612&Time=2115&Mode=bus&CyclePreference=none&WalkingSpeed=average&InputVia=&DataSetsJson=[[%22stopPoints%22,%22journeyPlannerNoSubmit?Input={{input}}%22}&Via=&ViaId=&NationalSearch=false&MaxWalkingMinutes=40&SavePreferences=false&isMultipleJourneySelection=true&journeytype=Bus%20Only&IsCycleHireOriginOrDestination=False&OnChosenOptionScreen=False&IsPastWarning=False&JourneyPreference=leasttime&Mode=bus&JpType=publictransport&AccessibilityPreference=none&isfromfastestjourneypage=true\Victoria to Finsbury Park bus only}

southeastastra Fri 12-Jun-15 21:05:51

you can get an overground train from islington to ally pally then walk to crouch end

oddfodd Fri 12-Jun-15 21:07:02

Sorry for the code!

Debsi23 Fri 12-Jun-15 21:07:21

Thanks very much, am used to the old fashioned "buy your ticket at the kiosk from a real person, get on the bus/train, simples" - all these new-fangled ticket machines are a bit daunting to a country girl, not used to London.

HerBigChance Fri 12-Jun-15 21:07:57

38 from Victoria to Angel Islington/Upper Street
19 to Finsbury Park
W7 to Crouch End

EthelDurant123 Fri 12-Jun-15 21:08:50

(I work for TfL)

Tube is much quicker. If you have a contactless credit or debit card it will cost you £2.30/£2.80 off peak/peak. Oyster card fares are the same. A paper ticket to Finsbury Park is £4.80. Take the Northbound Victoria Line. If you are netvous ask a member of staff or press a help point. We don't (all) bite!

The bus is fine but takes forever, especially at pesk times sad

EthelDurant123 Fri 12-Jun-15 21:11:23


(Fat fingers using tiny phone keyboard)

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Fri 12-Jun-15 21:11:43

Three buses. Ugh. That's going to take you all day OP.

Are you sure you can't take a deep breath and try the tube?

oddfodd Fri 12-Jun-15 21:12:13

The potential for it all going tits up is much higher if you get a selection of buses rather than getting the (simple) tube straight to Finsbury Park. You don't have to change lines or anything

PseudoBadger Fri 12-Jun-15 21:12:37

Oops oddfodd just seen that the 73 stops at Stoke N now and not Seven Sisters any more blush

oddfodd Fri 12-Jun-15 21:13:03

Although £4.80 for a paper ticket is daylight robbery shock

Bloody hell

Debsi23 Fri 12-Jun-15 21:13:48

Thanks everyone, no doubt I'll get there eventually!

PseudoBadger Fri 12-Jun-15 21:13:51

God yes The bus(es) will take forever

EthelDurant123 Fri 12-Jun-15 21:18:43

Also if you have a national bus pass issued by your council the bus is free. The tube is extra.

PseudoBadger Fri 12-Jun-15 21:18:46

Bear in mind buses don't go from the coach station...

Debsi23 Fri 12-Jun-15 21:19:59

This is all much appreciated & (although I have a bus pass!) will take the deep breath and go for the tube experience. I may like it so much and ride around all day! Ta to everyone.

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