Get on board and Discover Essex for less this Spring with First Bus!

Ready to make the most of your Spring? From exciting events and activities, shows and gigs, new cafes and restaurants to try and attractions for a fun filled day - there's something for everyone when you discover Essex with First Bus. 

  • Travel for just £2 - The government's single fare means you can hop onboard for just £2 one-way including our airport services. Terms and conditions apply. Please click here to view the T&C's.
  • Exploring all day? - Our FirstDay Ticket is just £9.20 on the First Bus App - valid for unlimited travel all day! (Excludes airport services & school services)
  • Pay like a pro with TAP & CAPSimply tap your bank card or smartphone when you get on and when you get off and you will never pay more than a day or weekly ticket.
  • Under 5s go FREE - Up to two under 5s go free with an accompanying adult, so the whole family can catch the bus with First Bus!

Download the First Bus App for helpful tools - plan your adventure with our Journey Planner, track your bus live on a map, or buy your bus ticket before you travel.

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 Featured Trips by Bus:

 Braintree Weekly Market

Discover the traditional style market in the heart of the historic market town, on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Catch service 70, 170, X20 or X70 to get you there.

Find out more: Weekly markets – Trade at a market – Braintree District Council

Jetting off from Stansted or Southend Airports?

Our Airlink services are keeping you connected with our Essex airports, for just £2 each way.


X10 from Basildon, Wickford or Chelmsford to Stansted

X20 from Colchester, Braintree or Dunmow to Stansted 

X30 from Southend, Rayleigh or Chelmsford to Stansted and Southend Airports.

Towngate Theatre

Towngate Theatre is the hub for the arts at the heart of Basildon. The Towngate Theatre brings wonderful concerts, drama and much more to Basildon and Essex.

Catch any Basildon services to get there.

More info: What’s on | Towngate Theatre



Download our FREE First Bus App to make your journey more convenient

Have everything you need to travel at your fingertips!

  • Plan your journey
  • Buy your tickets on the app
  • Track the bus to your stop
  • See live seat availability on your bus before it arrives at your stop!

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