Hi WOTMUM. I'm afraid I don't know the bus routes concerned, but from my experience I would say that all the buses are very busy at the time concerned. We live a similar distance/ travel time to you. Our journey would be 1-1.25 hours in rush hour normally, (just the bus, nothing allowed for either end), 1.5 if it's raining, 2 on a Friday afternoon and up to 4 (yes..) when there is 'trouble', particularly as it would involve a river crossing. On a postive note 15-20 min journey out of rush hour for Saturday sports! In truth the only way to really judge it is to try it yourself, on a rainy day, at the appropriate hour, during term time. If you are still interes
ted, get DD to do it, I did, she was sick on the bus, we rejected the offer. Wish I'd done it all earlier really!