About Us

In Essex First operates a network of over 70 bus services linking towns and villages across the region.

In Southend, Colchester, Chelmsford and Basildon our Metro and Overground networks provide high frequency, colour coded bus routes that give a value for money and realistic alternative to taking the car for commuters, shoppers, visiting friends or simply for getting around. If you're travelling to Stansted Airport our network of limited stop coach services will save you the hassle and cost of driving and parking, an attractive thought, especially when you are returning from holiday or business.

For regular bus users we have a range of tickets all designed to save you money. These range from a FirstDay ticket which gives a day's unlimited travel on all First buses in the area, through to FirstWeek, and FirstMonth tickets.

Our website contains all the information you need to find out about our bus services and how to use them. But if you have any questions you will also find details of our travel shops and telephone enquiry numbers.

If you are a regular customer then thank you for travelling with us. If you haven't used the bus for a while, or are looking for an alternative to taking the car, then we look forward to welcoming you aboard very soon.

Company details

First Essex Buses Limited. Registered in England and Wales No. 01961457. Registered office: Bus Depot, Westway, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 3AR.