Where to buy

Travel Shops

Welcome to our Travel Shops in Chelmsford and Colchester where our friendly staff can offer you a range of travel services.

We can advise on which First bus you need to catch to your destination and the best ticket to get you there. You can also purchase First bus tickets including tickets for our Stansted Airport Services.

We are agents for National Express and through them offer:

  • National Express - book tickets for the UK's no.1 coach network!
  • Travelling to Europe? There are loads of reasons to go by coach with Eurolines, to over 500 destinations across Europe and Ireland. For a start, Eurolines (UK) is brought to you by National Express.

Travel Shops

Chelmsford Travel Centre
8 Dukes Walk
Duke Street
Chelmsford
CM1 1GZ

Tel:01245 263859
Colchester Travel Shop
Queen Street
Colchester
CO1 2PQ

Tel: 01206 572478

Monday - Friday: 09:00-17:00. Saturday: 09:00-13:00

You can also buy First bus tickets from one of our agents located around Essex. Please click here to find your nearest one.

Payment methods

  • Cash
  • Cheque (accepted only subject to clearance)
  • Switch
  • All major credit cards (except American Express)

Please note that for all First bus tickets bought at Travel Shops/Agents the purchaser is required to have a First Photocard.

These can be issued free of charge at travel shops/agents when a season ticket is purchased, but a passport sized photo is required. The photocard does not have to be renewed each time the bus ticket is renewed.