ECC tickets

Single and return fares are available on most buses and many operators offer weekly, monthly and annual tickets. For specific details you can contact the bus operators directly. Here we can advise you on a number of tickets and passes:

Essex Saver - unlimited bus travel for £9

The Essex Saver ticket allows users unlimited same day travel on every registered local bus service within the administrative boundary of Essex County Council, and also into neighbouring authorities, providing the journey starts or finishes in Essex and no change of bus is made outside of Essex.

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. 

Information about the price increase can be found here

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

coach or National Express Coach services;

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

133 Colchester - Braintree - Stansted (operated by Arriva) - Until 3 September, when the service will begin to accept and issue the Essex Saver

X10 Stansted - Basildon (operated by First Essex Buses) 

X30 Stansted – Southend (operated by First Essex Buses)

X81 Hutton – Lakeside (operated by Ensign Bus);

724 Harlow – Heathrow (operated by Arriva):

Dengie Dart99,  Maldon district – Chelmsford (operated by Arrow Taxis).


For further information please telephone 0345 7430 430 or email 

Sunday Saver - unlimited Sunday bus travel for just £4!

The 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

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.)

*Essex 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 Sunday Saver then a Sunday Saver Ticket MUST be issued.

They are not valid on the following services:

Operated under contract to Transport for London Services 20, 167, 397 & 498.

Services: 132, 133, 510, 724, X10, X30


10 Journey Villager

Multi-journey ticket allowing you to make 10 journeys for the price of 8 on  selected Essex County Council contracted bus services (see table below for details).


Day Villager

Allows unlimited travel for a day on selected Essex County Council contracted bus services (see table below). This ticket is available for purchase on board the bus.


Valid bus services:

Service Route 10 Journey Villager Day Villager
46 Ongar - Chelmsford No No
312 Great Dunmow - Saffron Walden Yes No

Harlow, Chelmsford and Colchester Saver

The Saver Tickets are withdrawn from 15 July 2017.  Full information can be found on our Bus Fares page

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