Journeys by bus are increasing in London but falling in the rest of Britain, Government figures show.
Travellers made nearly 2.27 billion passenger journeys by bus in London in 2010/11 - up from a figure of just under 2.24 billion in 2009/10.
But passenger journeys in English metropolitan and English non-metropolitan areas fell slightly between 2009/10 and 2010/11, the Department for Transport statistics showed.
There were also fewer passenger journeys taken in 2010/11 than in 2009/10 in Scotland and Wales.
Figures for England as a whole showed a slight increase, thanks to the fact that bus journeys in London now account for 49% of all bus passenger journeys in England.
The England bus passenger journey total for 2010/11 was just under 4.61 billion - slightly up on the 2009/10 total of just over 4.60 billion.
The Great Britain total for 2010/11 was 5.16 billion passenger journeys compared with just under 5.19 billion in 2009/10.
Buses in London are privately run but are regulated by Transport for London.
Patronage has risen steadily, boosted by the Oyster pay-as-you-go tickets which give travellers bus access as well as Tube and main line rail travel in London.
Outside London, buses have been deregulated since 1986.