Getting around Southend-on-Sea with Arriva

Arriva buses are here to help you get around Southend-on-Sea and the surrounding area. Our buses run across the region, with frequent services to the neighbouring towns of Hadleigh, Rayleigh and Rochford, as well as those going farther afield to Basildon.

There are buses every ten minutes to many places during the main part of the day, and our Day, Weekly and 4-weekly Savers let you cut the cost of travel by allowing unlimited journeys on all Arriva buses in the Southend, Rayleigh and Rochford area. You can buy your tickets from our drivers or even by using your mobile phone!

All buses run to Southend Travel Centre where you can make connections between any of our services. The Travel Centre is close to the Royals Shopping Centre, as well as the busy High Street, and is just five minutes or so away from the seafront, pier and Adventure Island. At the other end of the High Street are the Victoria Shopping Centre and the Odeon multi-screen cinema.

Christmas and New Year buses in the Southend, Basildon, Rayleigh and Rochford area.

Buses will be subject to alteration over the Christmas and New Year period.

Full details are shown in our special leaflet.

We hope that all Arriva customers have a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

Arriva runs a network of services that link Southend town centre with Shoeburyness, Southend Airport, Hockley, Ashingdon, Westcliff, Leigh, Hadleigh, Thundersley, Rayleigh, Rochford, Basildon, Benfleet, The Wakerings and Landwick.

Here is a list of Arriva services in the area. Click the service number to see the timetable:

  • 1 - Shoeburyness, Thorpe Bay, Southchurch, Southend town centre, Westcliff, Leigh, Hadleigh, Thundersley, Rayleigh.
  • 4 - Southend, Southchurch, Bournes Green, North Shoebury, Great Wakering, Landwick, Shoeburyness.
  • 4A - Southend, Southchurch, Bournes Green, Great Wakering, Landwick, Shoeburyness.
  • 5 - Southend, Westcliff, Chalkwell, Leigh-on-Sea, Hadleigh, Thundersley, Benfleet, Bowers Gifford, Pitsea, Basildon.
  • 6A - Belfairs, Coombes Corner, Leigh Elms, Leigh-on-Sea Rail Station.
  • 7Rayleigh, Hockley, Ashingdon, Golden Cross, Rochford, Warners Bridge, Southend Hospital, Prittlewell, Southend town centre, Southchurch, Bournes Green, Thorpe Bay, North Shoebury, Shoeburyness.
  • 8Rayleigh, Hockley, Hawkwell, Golden Cross, Rochford, Warners Bridge, Southend Hospital, Prittlewell, Southend town centre, Southchurch, Bournes Green, Thorpe Bay, North Shoebury, Shoeburyness.
  • 9Rayleigh, Eastwood, Southend Airport, Southend town centre, Eastern Esplanade, Thorpe Bay, North Shoebury, Shoeburyness.
  • 10Paglesham, Canewdon, Ashingdon, Lower Hockley, Hullbridge, Rayleigh (Wednesdays only).
  • 18Leigh-on-Sea, Belfairs (Woodcutters), Tesco superstore, Hawkwell, Hockley, Ashingdon, Golden Cross (Fridays only).
  • 29Temple Sutton, Sutton Road, Southend town centre, Fairfax Drive, Westcliff, North Leigh, Belfairs, Belgrave Road.
  • 407Greensward College, Ashingdon, Golden Cross, Rochford, Southend Airport, Hobleythick Lane, Southend town centre, North Shoebury, Shoeburyness.