Route 812

your friendly local bus service in Islington

Restarting Route 812 in 2022!

We are re-starting the 812 bus service from 16th May 2022 on an hourly timetable from 9.30am to 5.20pm (subject to timetable issue) between Monday to Friday (except public holidays). The hourly timetable is available here.

We have been experiencing driver recruitment issues so have started the service on an hourly basis so residents can benefit sooner from the service restarting. We will resume a 30-minute timetable as soon as the recruitment issues are resolved.

Due to the small size of the buses, we will ask passengers to wear masks to minimise the risk of catching or passing on Covid-19 while using the 812 service.

 If you have any questions about the 812 bus service restarting, please feel free to contact us on 020 7275 2414.

 About Route 812

Route 812 is your friendly local bus service in Islington, connecting people with nearby services and shops, their friends and family – or just helping people to get out and about.

 It’s ideal for children, older people, disabled people, and parents with small children – but anyone can ride.

The service costs just £1 per trip and Freedom Pass holders and children under 16 travel free. New ticketing equipment means fares can now be paid using contactless bank cards We don't accept cash, Oyster cards, Travel cards or Saver tickets.  

Route 812 runs between Bridport place in Hoxton and Bath Street in Finsbury via Packington Street, Sainsbury's supermarket in Islington, Percy Circus, Skinner Street (for Exmouth Market), The Peel on Northampton Road, Old Street (Golden Lane) and Dufferin Street. You can see the whole route map here. 

We'll start the service by running hourly, Monday to Friday (except public holidays). The last servcie leaves Bridport Place at 4.20 pm. You can find the hourly timetable here. 

You can follow @hackney_CT on twitter for regualr updates. For enquiries, contact us by email on or call us on 020 7275 2414. 

Not your usual bus

Route 812 has some special features that make it extra helpful:

Hail and Ride: You don't kave to get to a bus stop, just get to the route - wave and the bus will stop!

Easily 'get-on-and-off-able': The buses are low floor and fully accessible. THe firndly drivers won't rush off until you're settled comfortably - they'll even help you on board.

Green machines: The service uses new, low emission vehicles, doing our bit for air quality where you live.       

A hail and ride route - wave and I will stop!