Open Top Bus Rides

1st July 2019 - 31st August 2019 - Every day
The event will be held in Various, and is Various Fares to attend.

Enjoy days out in Southend building sandcastles with the kids whilst unwinding with all the traditional pleasures of the seaside on award winning beaches.

Ride the railway to the end of the longest pleasure Pier in the world; get absorbed in hands on fun at a museum, or run free amongst the many parks and gardens. Dare to try thrilling rides at Adventure Island one of the UK's favourite theme parks.

From vibrant Southend with it's world famous Pier and Kursaal Entertainment Centre, experience fantastic views of the promenade and Estuary from our open top bus 68, as we wend our way to historic Leigh on Sea. Hop off here to visit the old town with it's quaint shops and pubs before returning via Leigh town centre and seafront back to Southend.

Route runs from the Kursaal in Southend to Leigh-on-Sea Train Station - daily on an hourly service until the start of the 6 weeks holidays (27th July 2019) where it will increase to every half hour.

Great value fares available including a special "5 together" ticket which allows up to any 5 people to hop on the bus for just £15!

Standard Adult, Child or concession day tickets are available, as well as local single or return.

Fares - Pay on bus only

  • Adult Day Ticket £5
  • Adult Single £3
  • Child/Concession Day Ticket £3
  • 5 Together All Day £15
  • 5 Together All Day £15

English National Concessionary Travel Scheme - Concession Passes are not valid for free travel on this service.

Please note that Plusbus tickets, Octopus tickets, Essex Savers and Essex Sunday Savers are also not accepted on this service. 

For more information please see the Visit Southend website.