We had some great fun during welcome week and we hope you did too! Thanks to all that popped by for a chat.

If you missed us on Square 3 - don't worry! For all your transport hints and tips - have a read of our handy information booklet by clicking here.

Did you know?

Students and staff, attending University of Essex, can purchase discounted bus travel for First Essex buses.

Tickets can be purchased via the First Bus App (as an mTicket) or customers can opt to buy a paper ticket from the Student Union office (Colchester Campus). 

Bus routes S1 and the 87 provides a direct link between the University campus and Colchester City Centre. From the City Centre there are bus links across the county including a direct link to Stansted Airport with our X20 service.

Price chart:

Discounted ticket prices for the 2023/2024 academic year:

Ticket type: Colchester Inner Colchester Outer All Essex
Week (7 days) £16.50 £30.00 £33.00
4Week (28 days) £58.00 £115.00 £122.00
Annual (365 days) £225.00 £395.00 £695.00

S1, 87 and X20 routes:

(for a printable version please click here)

Colchester network map:

(for a printable version please click here)