Coach Travel

The School runs an extensive coach service for more than 600 pupils at North London, which provides a popular and safe means of travelling to school. The service is far reaching, as we want to make the School accessible to as many girls as possible from across London.

The start times for the morning coaches vary depending on the length of the route but all aim to reach the School by 8.20-8.25am. Shuttle buses also operate between the School and Edgware and Stanmore tube stations in the mornings and Edgware and Canons Park tube stations in the afternoons. 

Registration takes place at 8.40 am. On those rare occasions when the coach is late, your daughter won’t miss any activities and their tutor/ teacher will catch up with them later in the day. 

‘Early’ afternoon coaches for Junior School girls leave at 3.25pm or 3.40pm (unless they are involved in a club in which case girls in Years 3-7 can use the ‘main’ coach service leaving at 4.15pm). An adult chaperone rides with each of the “early” coaches.

The ‘main’ coach service in the afternoon is used predominantly by Senior School girls and departs at 4.15pm. 

‘Late’ evening coaches leave at 5.30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for girls involved in extra-curricular activities. There are no Late coaches on a Friday.


Coach Options for girls in different years throughout the School:




  Shuttle Buses - (before & After -School) Main
R 1 - R22
Early 3.25pm
Early 3.40pm 
E2 - E4
Main 4.15pm 
R 1 - R22

Late  5.30pm    L1 - L6


Years 1 & 2

Escorted by Parents
Escorted by Coach Pals
No No
Years 3 - 7 Yes
No Yes
Years 8 - 13 Yes Yes No No Yes   Yes  

See further details of the routes and timings below.

* Please note that the specific routes through the areas covered by the coach service may change from year to year.

Contact information:

For general information regarding the Coach Services, please see 'Our Coach Services', 'Schedules', 'Application Forms' and 'Junior School' coach information below.

For general enquiries regarding the coach services, please contact the Transport Team on 020 8951 6490 or via email at

Operator information:

For specific information about individual coach services on the day of travel, please use the following contact numbers or select the link to the operator’s website:

 : North London Collegiate School   020 8952 7041

BT : Bessway Travel Ltd   020 8908 0785

CH :    020 3198 1499 

We use emails and texts to communicate with parents and will send a text to alert you to delays of more than 10 minutes. We monitor the actual position of all of the routes in real time as this allows us to see if they are keeping to schedule. 

Coach routes and timetables

Cost of using the coach service

Parents currently pay c. £1,200pa for single journeys (am or pm) or c. £1.700pa for return trips.

We offer pro-rata week charges only for Junior School pupils who register in advance to use the “early” coaches.  All other services are charged for a full week and for a full term.   Charges are paid termly in advance.

Junior School Travel

For further information about travel for girls in the Junior school (Reception to Year 6) please click here

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