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Getting around Southend-on-Sea by Arriva bus

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, serving shopping locations, residential areas and leisure attractions.

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.

Most services also stop at Southend Victoria interchange for trains to Stratford and London Liverpool Street, while Southend Central Station is a short walk from the Travel Centre for trains to London Fenchurch Street via Basildon.

Arriva runs a network of services that link Southend town centre with Shoeburyness, Southend Airport, Hockley, Ashingdon, Westcliff, Leigh, Hadleigh, Thundersley, Rayleigh, Rochford, Thundersley, 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.
  • 4A - Southend, Southchurch, Bournes Green, Great Wakering, Landwick, Shoeburyness (Sundays only).
  • 6 - Southend town centre, Sutton Road, Temple Sutton and Garon Park Leisure Centre.
  • 7Rayleigh, Hockley, Ashingdon, Golden Cross, Rochford, Warners Bridge, Southend Hospital, Prittlewell, Southend town centre, Southchurch, Bournes Green, Thorpe Bay, North Shoebury, Great Wakering and Landwick. Runs to Shoeburyness on Sundays.
  • 8Rayleigh, Hockley, Hawkwell, Golden Cross, Rochford, Warners Bridge, Southend Hospital, Prittlewell, Southend town centre, Southchurch, Bournes Green, Thorpe Bay, North Shoebury, Great Wakering and Landwick. Runs to Shoeburyness on Sundays.
  • 9Rayleigh, Eastwood, Southend Airport, Southend town centre, Eastern Esplanade, Thorpe Bay, North Shoebury, Shoeburyness.
  • 29 - Southend town centre, Fairfax Drive, Westcliff, North Leigh, Belfairs, Belgrave Road.