If you travel within Castle Point, Rochford or Southend districts and you plan to make several journeys by bus on the same day but on different routes, an Octopus ticket can save you money.
The Octopus ticket is valid for travel between the River Crouch to the north, the coast to the east and south and Sadlers Farm roundabout and the A1245 between Rettenden Turnpike and Carpenter’s Arms to the west. Tickets are valid on Arriva, First, NIBS, Regal Busways and Stephensons buses.
For regular bus users, weekly, 4-weekly and yearly bus tickets are available from most bus companies and they can provide significant savings. The majority of discounted tickets can be bought online, while some operators have apps where you can buy tickets too. A number of bus operators also support contactless card payments on the bus, so you never need to root around for change.
If you’re in employment, your company may be able to offer you discounts on bus travel as part of their Travel Plan. Speak to your Travel Plan coordinator or HR department to check.
You may also be able to get a FREE bus pass if you have to travel a long way to attend school or college. Check with your school or college administrator to find out if you are eligible, or visit this link if you are pupil in Essex travelling to school.