Bus and coach

Connections across Essex

London Southend Airport connects directly with the local and regional bus and coach network, making it easy to reach us from across Essex, including central Southend, Chelmsford, Stansted and towns across the south of the county. The bus stops are just a short walk from the main terminal.

Coach services


Southend to Stansted Airport via Southend Airport and Chelmsford.

The X30 bus stop is at the end of the taxi rank opposite the air traffic control tower. This service is operated by First Essex Buses.

Bus services

Route 7

Southend to Rayleigh via Rochford and Hockley.

Route 8

Southend to Rayleigh via Rochford, Hawkwell and Shoeburyness.

Route 9

Southend to Rayleigh via Thorpe Bay and Shoeburyness.

The bus stops for services 7, 8 and 9 are behind the Holiday Inn on Eastwoodbury Crescent. These services are operated by Arriva Bus.


You can buy tickets on board most services. Just turn up and go!

Getting help and advice


Bus timetables and enquiries: +44 (0) 871 200 22 33

First Group

Careline (open 08.00-17.30): +44 (0) 8456 020121
Head Office Switchboard: +44 (0) 1245 293400
Website: https://www.firstgroup.com/essex

Arriva Bus

Customer Service: +44 (0) 344 800 4411
Website: https://www.arrivabus.co.uk

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