Essex County Council tickets

TravelEssex tickets

Please note: Single and return fares are available on most buses and many Transport Providers offer weekly, monthly and annual tickets. For specific details you can contact the Transport Providers directly.

TravelEssex Saver - unlimited bus travel for £11

The TravelEssex Saver ticket allows users unlimited same day travel on every registered local bus service within the administrative boundary of Essex County Council, and into neighbouring authorities, providing the journey starts or finishes in the Essex administrative area (managed by Essex County Council). 

You can buy the ticket on the first bus you board. It is not available as a weekly or monthly ticket and it cannot be purchased online. 

The TravelEssex Saver is:

  • issued Monday to Saturday inclusive, on all non-exempt registered local bus services.

  • accepted at all times of day, on the day of issue, on all registered local bus services (except those listed below).

  • valid on community transport or demand responsive based services being used to replace or supplement registered local bus services (accepted but not issued).

You cannot buy or use the TravelEssex Saver ticket on the following services:

  • Any coach or National Express Coach services;

  • X10 Stansted - Basildon (operated by First Essex Buses);

  • X30 Stansted – Southend (operated by First Essex Buses);

  • 724 Harlow – Heathrow (operated by Arriva);

  • Park & Ride (Chelmsford and Colchester);

  • DigiGo services.

Tickets will be valid but not issued on Transport for London bus services starting or finishing in Essex.

For further information please email 

TravelEssex Sunday Saver - unlimited Sunday bus travel for just £5.20!

The TravelEssex Sunday Saver ticket is an all-day ticket valid for any Sunday/bank holiday bus journey* or combination of journeys within the administrative boundary of Essex. Prices as of 01-November-2023:

Ticket Type

Current Price

Single adult


Single child




(Family tickets can be used by 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children.)

*TravelEssex Sunday Saver is valid for travel on all Essex County Council contracted services and most commercial services in Essex. The ticket can only be purchased within the county of Essex on all Sunday/Bank Holiday bus services operated under contract to Essex County Council, and most commercial services. Whilst the ticket cannot be purchased on buses outside of Essex (i.e. Thurrock, Southend, Hertfordshire, Suffolk and London), they can be used for journeys from these areas into Essex. For travel wholly within Essex where the fare is equal to or greater than a TravelEssex Sunday Saver then a TravelEssex Sunday Saver Ticket MUST be issued.

They are not valid (issued or accepted) on the following services:

  • 132 - Cambridge to Saffron Walden (operated by C.G. Myall)

  • 132/133 - Colchester/Braintree to Stansted Airport (operated by Arriva)

  • 510 - Harlow to Stansted Airport (operated by Arriva)

  • Greenline 724 - Harlow to Heathrow Airport (operated by Arriva)

  • X10 - Basildon to Stansted Airport (operated by First Essex)

  • X20 - Colchester to Stansted (operated by First Essex)

  • X30 - Southend to Stansted Airport (operated by First Essex)

  • Transport for London Services 20, 150, 167, 215, 275, 397, 462 & 498.


Essex Saver - Conditions of Scheme - (PDF)

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