Buses to Southend-on-Sea

Some information on catching a bus to Southend, bus services in the area, and on the Southend Travel Centre

Buses in Southend:

Here are details of the main providers of bus services for Southend:

  • Arriva Southend – Local bus service covering Southend and surrounding areas as far out to Basildon. Served by the Southend Travel Centre
  • First Buses – Serving Southend and the wider Essex area. Includes ah hourly coach to Stansted Airport
  • Regal Busways – Smaller local service operating between Southend Chelmsford via Rayleigh
  • Stephensons Buses – Green-and-white buses covering Southend, Rayleigh and surrounding area. Offers Shopper & Commuter buses
  • National Express – Coaches from London and Liverpool with stops along the way

Southend Arriva Bus


Buses to Southend-on-Sea

If you’re travelling to Southend, check out National Express. At the time of writing, the 090 travels between London Victoria and Southend, and the 305 travels between Liverpool and Southend (Via Birmingham and Cambridge)

To find out about buses coming into Southend, try the following tool from National Express Coaches:

Southenf First Bus

Southend Travel Centre

The Southend Travel Centre is the main bus terminus for Southend. It’s located just off the High Street and close to the Royals Shopping Centre. Here’s a picture of the Travel Centre, plus a pointer to its location on Google Maps:

Southend Travel Centre

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Southend Bus Network Telemetry
Live bus telemetry available at bus stops – when it works…


Your comments on Southend Buses

Thanks to Margaret Jones for submitting the following that prompted us to create this page:

“You don’t mention buses. We don’t all come by car and even if you come by train or excursion coach you still need to get about i.e buses. Arriva’s website when I put in Southend on Sea replied “no services”.

I’m coming tomorrow. Found 2 bus services the other day but don’t know where to pick them up. It says “Stop A The Travel Centre”. Where is the travel centre? Looks like I’ll be wandering around in the rain/wind looking for 1 and 5 to go along to revisit Westcliff and Leigh-on-Sea!”


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