Thinking of transferring from your current way of travel to travel by bus instead, but not sure what kind of ticket you need or where to get it from? At Ideas in Motion we’re all about making travel easier, cheaper and healthier for everyone which is why we’re here to help you get to grips with travelling by bus in Southend-on-Sea.
We have four different bus services operating in and out of Southend: Arriva, First, Stephensons and Regal Busways. Buses run as regularly as every 10 or 15 minutes, although exact timings are dependent on the operator.
Single/ Return Ticket: Two of the most frequently purchased tickets, a single covers only one-way journeys with a return covering two; go and come back! Usually cheaper than purchasing two single tickets, and also means you only have to carry one.
Octopus Day, Weekly, Monthly and Annual Tickets: Allow you to hop on and off any bus without having to pay any extra fares; one ticket covers an entire journey.
Day Saver Tickets: With a day saver you’re able to make as many journeys as you’d like in a day without needing to purchase a new ticket each time.
Family Saver Tickets: Similar to a Day Saver aside from providing unlimited travel to groups usually in given numbers of adults &children; the perfect ticket for family days out!
Weekly Saver Tickets: This ticket permits you to make as many journeys as you’d like in 7 consecutive days.
4 Weekly Saver Tickets: With this ticket you’re permitted to making as many journeys as you like for 28 consecutive days; often considered being cheaper than buying 4 individual weekly saver tickets.
Annual Saver Tickets: Forget buying another ticket for 365 days and just hop on and off as many times as you’d like!
Student Saver Tickets: These can be bought on a term by term basis, or for the whole academic year, whichever you prefer.
Over 60: A national concessionary scheme currently runs throughout England, meaning if you’re over the age of 60 you may be eligible for free travel depending on where you live; more info can be found here.