The University of Essex in Southend

Great travel offer for students and staff

Save big time with monthly tickets by Direct Debit

Arriva and The University of Essex in Southend have joined together to offer savings on local Arriva bus travel.

Benefits

  • Payment by Direct Debit
  • Monthly tickets
  • No photo required
  • Unlimited bus travel every month in the zone(s) of your choice
  • No minimum contract - join and leave when you want with no penalty
  • Up to two children travel free with the ticket holder at weekends and bank holidays (excludes m-tickets)
  • Never lose your ticket again - you can choose to have it delivered to your mobile phone with the Arriva UK Bus app if you wish

How the scheme works

It's a simple 2-step process to get your ticket.

Step 1: order your ticket online by choosing your local travel zone from the list below

  • Complete the online application form by clicking the 'apply now' button - you will need your bank account details
  • Payments are taken on the 1st or 15th of each month
  • Please allow at least 2 weeks to register before the date of your first Direct Debit payment
  • For payments on the 1st, tickets are dispatched and commence on the 12th of the month
  • Payments made on the 15th are dispatched and commence on the 27th of each month
  • Please note the nearest Direct Debit date will be the default option to choose

Step 2: receive your ticket in the post each month

You can also have m-tickets delivered to your iPhone or Android handset. To receive an m-ticket, you must download the free Arriva UK Bus app and register your details. Download the app now:

Ticket Prices

 
Category
Zone
Cost of monthly Direct Debit
Cost of normal 4-weekly ticket
Your Annual Saving *
Student
Southend
£32.08
£40
£135.04
Staff
Southend
£32.08
£51
£278.04

* Annual saving calculated based on the cost 13 x 4-Weekly Saver ticket vs 12 x monthly Direct Debit payment.

Apply Now

If you have any queries about Student Saver tickets please email us at [email protected]

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Withdrawal of service 87 Harlow to Epping Forest from 30th December 2020

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Service 87 will be withdrawn from 30th Dec at the end of our contract with Essex County Council. It will be replaced by new service 542/542A between Debden and Loughton, operated by TrustyBus, with connections to Epping via service 418. For more info, visit essexhighways.org and click ‘bus travel'.
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