London Buses route 468 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between South Croydon and Elephant & Castle, it is operated by London Central.


At 19 miles, route 468 is one of London's longest routes, operating between South Croydon and Elephant & Castle. It parallels route 68 for much of its length.

Route 468 commenced operation on 27 April 1999 between South Croydon Garage and Elephant & Castle via Croydon - Thornton Heath - Upper Norwood - Crown Point - West Norwood - Tulse Hill - Herne Hill - Denmark Hill - Camberwell Green. The route was initially operated by Arriva London from their Croydon (TC) garage using Leyland Olympians and MCW Metrobuses. The route is an renumbering of route 68A.

In 2000, the route was converted to low floor operation using Alexander ALX400 bodied DAF DB250LFs.

On 1 April 2006, the route passed to London Central operating from their Camberwell (Q) garage using brand new Wright Eclipse Gemini bodied Volvo B7TLs. The route was withdrawn between Swan and Sugar Loaf and Grage in South Croydon at the same time.

In November 2014, Alexander Dennis Enviro 400s were introduced.

The route will pass to Arriva London and will be operating from their Norwood (N) garage using brand new Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B5LHs from 31 March 2018.

Current RouteEdit

  • South Croydon Swan & Sugar Loaf
  • Croydon High Street
  • Wellesley Road Tramlink
  • Wellesley Road (for West Croydon Tramlink)
  • Thornton Heath
  • Upper Norwood
  • West Norwood Station
  • Tulse Hill Station
  • Herne Hill Station
  • Camberwell Green
  • Elephant & Castle Station London Road

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