Welcome to Metroline's Country bus routes!

  • Route 84:  St Albans - Cell Barnes- London Colney - South Mimms - Potters Bar - New Barnet 
  • Route 242: Potters Bar - Cuffley - Cheshunt - Waltham Cross
  • Route PB1: Potters Bar Town Service*

* - Contracted service operated on behalf of Hertfordshire County Council and not currently included in Metroline's own Rover ticket or m-ticketing schemes

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About our Country routes

While the majority of Metroline's routes operate within London under contract to Transport for London, route 84, together with the Monday to Saturday service on route 242, are provided by Metroline on a commercial basis.

Route PB1 is run by Metroline on behalf of Hertfordshire County Council, who also fund the Sunday and Public Holiday service on route 242 (but this is currently operated by Trustybus).

We have a dedicated team of drivers providing our Country services, based at our Potters Bar garage.


Go to 'New Timetables from Saturday 8th April 2017' for Metroline-operated Country services, where you can download the timetable for each route in PDF format. Timetables may be updated from time to time, please watch for notices in our buses and check our website. We usually aim to give around four weeks' notice to customers of significant changes to timetables.

We do our best to adhere to the published timings but sometimes heavy traffic congestion or other circumstances beyond our control adversely affect punctuality. On occasions, we may also need to divert services at short notice, because of roadworks or special events for example. Sign up to our Twitter account @MetrolineH for updates on such situations.

Fares and Tickets

Because these routes are not part of the Transport for London network, Oyster cards and London travelcards are not valid. Instead, we have our own range of Metroline single, day return and period tickets, most of which can be bought on-bus from the driver, using cash. Please see 'Our Fares and Tickets' for more information on the ticket ranges available for journeys on Metroline's Hertfordshire routes.

We also issue and accept a number of multi-operator tickets through the INTALINK partnership, please see www.intalink.org.uk for details of these tickets, together with timetables for all Hertfordshire bus services and real-time departure information.

We now also offer 'Mobile Ticketing' via the INTALINK app. Using your Smartphone, you can pay for day, weekly or monthly tickets using debit/credit cards or Barclays Pingit and have your Metroline m-ticket sent direct to your phone, saving you time and money.

Senior citizens and people with disabilities can use their English National Concessionary Travel Scheme or London Freedom passes on these routes, subject to conditions.

Your feedback

We welcome your comments and suggestions. Please see 'Customer Feedback' for contact details regarding our Country routes. (Note: Any comments regarding services we operate on behalf of Transport for London (i.e. not those lised above) should be submitted to TfL at the web address shown on our Contact Us page).