TravelEssex App

TravelEssex - a journey planning app that allows you to search for sustainable travel options throughout Essex - all in one place. You can plan journeys by walking, cycling and public transport, including train, bus and DigiGo.

Download from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

It's easy to plan a journey on TravelEssex:

  • Select where you want to go by typing in the name or address of the location, or select it on the map using a location marker

  • Type in your start-point or enable location settings to go from ‘your current location’

  • View all the sustainable transport options available to make this trip! This includes bus routes, train routes, walking and cycling

  • Want to plan ahead? No problem! You can set your own departure date and time up to 7 days in advance.

You can view routes and services from multiple train and bus operators throughout Essex all in one place. This includes Greater Anglia, First, Arriva, Hedingham, Stephensons, GoAhead and C2C, to name a few!

You can also choose your ‘favourite’ locations, so planning your route is only a few clicks away. This could include your commute to work, getting to school, college or university, as well as meeting with friends.

Users can receive real-time updates, so any disruptions or service changes won’t come as a surprise.

TravelEssex is a journey planner for Essex residents in Basildon, Braintree, Brentwood, Castle Point, Chelmsford, Colchester, Epping Forest, Harlow, Maldon, Rochford, Tendring and Uttlesford.

On the TravelEssex app, you can view every stop on bus and train routes, visualised clearly on our maps. You can also track your journey in real time via GPS.

Users can sync their calendars to the app, too. So, your journey to your next appointment, meetup, or meeting is planned in just a few clicks.

Over time, Essex County Council intends to add further functions to the app – giving you even more reasons to visit TravelEssex regularly!


If you live in parts of Essex between Chelmsford, Braintree, Little Dunmow, and Leaden Roding, you could also book journeys, track the vehicle, and pay for tickets for DigiGo within the app! DigiGo is a new mode of public transport that works on-demand, rather than having fixed bus routes of timetables. This puts you in control of your journey.

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Journey planning made simple

Search for public transport travel options throughout Essex, including walking, cycling, train, bus and DigiGo.