"By Bus to Downe" Downe Transportation Tip by zadunajska8
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If you don't have your own wheels the only way to get to Downe is by bus. There are 2 services which are likely to be of use and one passes by Down House. The number 146 leaves Bromley North and South Railway stations for Downe village, whilst the R8 bus goes from Orpington railway station to Downe and passes Down House on it's way to Biggin Hill.
Along Luxted Road (for Down House) the R8 is 'hail and ride' so you can hail the bus to stop at any safe place rather than actually needing to be at a stop. If you are wanting to get on at Down House to go back to Orpington then it's probably best to go to the entrance to the car park and wait there as you are away from the bend in the road so the driver is more likely to see you before passing by and they have more room to pull over and stop.
The number 146 runs hourly from Bromley North station and the R8 runs roughly every 70 minutes (both as at March 2012). Bus times do change and neither service is particularly frequent anyway so it's probably best to check up to date times on the Transport for London Website which has a journey planner you can use as well as timetables.
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