Travel By Bus
Buses in Southend
There are 700 bus stops in Southend-on-Sea so there is probably one near you! Some bus stops have shelters and real-time passenger information so you can find out when the next bus is arriving.
Alternatively you can ring or text Traveline on your mobile from a bus stop and find out when the next bus is due. Find out how to text Traveline from your phone.
Check out the Southend-on-Sea bus map for details of routes. For up-to-date timetables and ticketing information click on the links to local bus service providers.
If you plan to make several journeys by bus on different routes and on the same day an Octopus ticket can save you heaps!
For regular bus users, weekly, 4 weekly and yearly bus tickets are available from most bus companies and they usually mean a significant saving. Most discounted tickets can be bought online. You can even buy your ticket straight from your smartphone, so you never need to root around for change.
If you are eligible for a state pension then you might be able to get a FREE bus pass. You may also be able to get a FREE bus pass if you have to travel a long way to attend school or college.