The 29 provides a frequent service between Belgrave Road, Belfairs, Coombes Corner, Fairfax Drive, Southend town centre, Sutton Road and Temple Sutton, terminating close to Garon Park where the Southend Leisure and Tennis Centre is located.
Twenty minutes circle (120px x 106px)Buses run every 20 minutes for the main part of the day on Mondays to Saturdays, with an hourly service on Sundays between Belgrave Road and Southend Travel Centre.
Full details of where and when the 29 runs are shown on the timetable and map of the toute. In Southend buses stop close to the Civic Centre, both railway stations and the main shopping area and there's no parking hassle.
At the Travel Centre they are handy for the Royals and for access to the seafront, as well as for making connections with buses to other parts of Southend.
29 Logo 120x106There is also a link to Southend University Hospital via a footpath from Fairfax Drive.
Buses used on 'the 29' are normally of the easy-access type which have pavement-level entrances and no steps in the front half inside. This makes getting on and off the bus easy for parents with buggies, shoppers with trolleys or heavy bags of shopping, and for anyone who has difficulty negotiating steps.
Arriva offers a range of money-saving tickets for regular travellers, with Day, Weekly and Four-weekly Savers covering Fares 120x106all Arriva services in the Southend, Rayleigh and Rochford area. These are all available from drivers, but the weekly and four-weekly tickets can also be bought from the Travel Shop in Southend Travel Centre and from local shops displaying the PayPoint, Payzone or epay signs.
Southend Four-weekly Savers can be bought in advance at a reduced price online by visiting www.arrivabus.co.uk
There is also the 'Octopus Ticket' which allows travel on most buses of Arriva, First, Regal Busways and Stephensons for periods of one day, one week, four weeks and a year across the Southend, Rochford, Rayleigh, Castle Point and Canvey area.
The Travel Shop is the place to find out more about Arriva’s other services in the Southend area. You can also buy tickets for National Express coach services throughout the UK and Eurolines services into Europe, as well as Shearings Coach Holidays. The Travel Shop is located inside Southend Travel Centre. You can also top-up your mobile phone, pay energy bills and buy a range of other products through the PayPoint terminal in the Travel Shop.
If you don't normally use the bus, then perhaps you should give it a try!
By using the bus you'll be doing your bit to cut congestion and pollution. You might even find the bus is cheaper and more convenient than you thought.