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Arriva in Herts and Essex

With an Octopus ticket you can travel on any local bus service in the Southend, Rochford and Castle Point districts, whether it's provided by Arriva, First, Stephensons or NIBS.

That's an area bounded by the River Crouch in the north, the coast to the east and the south and at Sadlers Farm Roundabout and Carpenter's Arms in the west.

Octopus ticket prices

  Where to buy Adult Child
Day From the bus driver £4.80 £3.40
Weekly From the bus driver £22 £16.50
4-Weekly From the bus driver £61 £46
Annual From Southend Travel Centre £610 ----

Octopus tickets are valid on any local bus journey starting and finishing in the area stated on the pass, until midnight on the date of expiry. Any misuse of this pass will result in the ticket being withdrawn and may lead to prosecution. All tickets are issued subject to conditions of carriage, available at company offices.

Octopus tickets are not accepted on Stephensons bus services 500-599, 725, 800-899 or X30.