First Essex Fare revision January 2018
First Essex Fares revision January 2018
From Sunday 28th January 2018 we are making a number of changes to our fares. On Bus tickets will increase from this date, however Tickets purchased via our Mobile ticketing app, online, and from our travel shop will have a small increase, but they will be priced cheaper than purchasing on bus.
Why is this happening?
In simple terms, it is to reflect the changing costs of operating our buses which increase each year. In some cases, it has been a number of years since we increased the price of many tickets. Despite this, if you switch to buying tickets on our FREE mobile ticket app, you'll pay less than on bus.
Does this mean I'll pay more to travel?
The majority of our fares are increasing, with the exception of our airport services, and multi operator tickets which will remain the same. However you can pay less for your bus fare on selected tickets simply by switching over to our FREE Mobile ticket app.
Why should I switch to Mtickets?
Mobile ticketing is the easiest and most convenient way to buy your ticket 24/7 without the need for using cash.
It also allows us to board passengers quicker, allowing our buses to run faster making them more punctual for our customers. In fact, research has shown it’s up to four times faster when using an mTicket which, in the face of increasing traffic congestion, plays a big part in keeping your bus running on time.
You'll also pay cheaper prices, on Days, Weekly, 4 Weekly and group tickets, whilst also having the option to purchase exclusive mobile tickets such as 1, 5 and 10 journey products which are not available to buy on bus.
Will there be changes to tickets I can buy?
Yes, we have introduced a 1 journey ticket on our M range, which will allow you one trip to any destination within the specific area.
We have also introduced route 45 weekly ticket to our Mticket range, which wiill be priced at £15.50 as is specific to route 45 in Chelmsford.
We have also introduced a single and period return ticket for our Airport service from Southend to Chelmsford on our Mticket products.
The Day trio tickets have been withdrawn from our Mticket range, including Colchester 12 journey tickets which have been withdrawn from on bus.
All of our popular ticket range such as days, 5 journeys, 10 journeys, weekly, 4 weekly, and annual tickets are available on our Mticket app.
28th New fare prices: All Essex Zone
|Zone||ticket type||On bus Price||Mticket Price||You pay less by switching to Mticket|
|All Essex||Adult Day||£8.50||£8.25||£0.25|
|All Essex||Adult Week||£35.00||£34.20||£0.80|
|All Essex||Adult 4 Week||£108.00||£103.50||£4.50|
|All Essex||Adult 3 month||n/a||£320.00||n/a|
|All Essex||10 journey||n/a||£36.50||n/a|
|All Essex||5 journey||n/a||£19.00||n/a|
|All Essex||1 journey * New product||n/a||£4.00||n/a|
|All Essex||Group 1 + 2 Day||£10.50||£10.30||£0.20|
|All Essex||Group 2 + 3 Day||£13.50||£13.30||£0.20|
|All Essex||Child Day||£6.20||£6.10||£0.10|
|All Essex||Child Week||£27.00||£26.00||
|All Essex||Child 4 Week||£90.00||
|All Essex||All Essex Plus X10 / X30||£43.00||£41.50||
|All Essex||All Essex Plus X10 / X30||£150.00||£145.00||£5.00|
|All Essex||All Essex Plus X10 / X30 - 10 journey||n/a||£43.50||
North Essex Prices ( Colchester / Clacton)
|Zone||Ticket type||On Bus Price||Mticket price||You pay less by switching to Mticket|
|Colchester Inner||Adult Day||£4.00||£3.90||£0.10|
|Colchester Inner||Adult Week||£15.00||£14.50||£0.50|
|Colchester Inner||Adult 4 weekly||£50.00||£49.00||£1.00|
|Colchester Inner||3 month||n/a||£145.00||n/a|
|Colchester Inner||10 journey||n/a||£20.00||n/a|
|Colchester Inner||5 journey||n/a||£11.00||n/a|
|Colchester inner||1 journey * New product||n/a||£2.50||n/a|
|Colchester inner||Child Day||£2.80||£2.75||£0.05|
|Colchester Inner||Child Week||£10.00||£10.00||n/a|
|Colchester Inner||Child 4 Week||£38.00||£36.00||£2.00|
|Colchester inner||Child 10 journey||n/a||£13.50||n/a|
|Colchester & Halstead 88 service||Adult Weekly||£19.00||£18.00||£1.00|
|Colchester / Clacton 74-76 route||Adult Weekly||£20.00||£20.00||n/a|
|Colchester / Clacton 74 - 76 route||Adult 4 Weekly||£66.00||£66.00||n/a|
|Colchester & Brightlingsea||Adult Day||£4.50||£4.50||n/a|
|Colchester & Brightlingsea||Adult Week||£17.00||17.00||n/a|
|Colchester & Brightlingsea||Adult 4 Week||£60.00||£60.00||n/a|
|Colchester & Brightlingsea||10 journey||n/a||£21.00||n/a|
|Colchester & Brightlingsea||5 Journey||n/a||£10.50||n/a|
|Colchester & Brightlingsea||Child Day||£3.20||£3.20||n/a|
|Colchester & Brightlingsea||Child Week||£12.00||12.00||n/a|
|Colchester & Brightlingsea||Child 4 week||£42.00||£42.00||n/a|
|Clacton||Adult 4 Week||£67.00||£64.00||£3.00|
|Clacton||1 Journey* New product||n/a||£2.60||n/a|
|Clacton & Mistley / Harwich 2-3||Adult Week||£21.00||£20.50||£0.50|
|Clacton & Mistley / Harwich 2-3||Child Week||£14.00||£13.50||£0.50|
MID ESSEX (CHELMSFORD)
|Zone||Ticket type||On bus Price||Mtickets Price||You pay less by switching to Mticket|
|Chelmsford||Adult Day ticket||£4.70||£4.60||£0.10|
|Chelmsford||Adult 4 Weekly||£68.00||£65.00||£3.00|
|Chelmsford||1 Journey * New product||n/a||£2.60||n/a|
|Chelmsford||Child 4 week||£45.00||£43.50||£1.50|
|Chelmsford Route 45||Adult week* New product to Mticket||£16.00||£15.50||£0.50|
South Essex ( Basildon / Southend / Brentwood/ Thurrock)
|Zone||Ticket Type||On Bus Price||Mticket Price||You pay less by switching to Mticket|
|Basildon Inner||Adult Day||£4.70||£4.60||£0.10|
|Basildon Inner||Adult Weekly||£19.00||£18.50||£0.10|
|Basildon Inner||Adult 4 Week||£68.00||£64.50||£3.50|
|Basildon Inner||3 Month||n/a||£186.00||n/a|
|Basildon Inner||10 journey||n/a||£21.00||n/a|
|Basildon inner||5 Journey||n/a||£11.00||n/a|
|Basildon inner||1 journey* New product||n/a||£2.60||n/a|
|Basildon Inner||Child Day||£3.20||£3.10||£0.10|
|Basildon Inner||Child Week||£14.50||£14.20||£0.30|
|Basildon inner||Child 4 Week||£49.00||£48.00||£1.00|
|Basildon outer||Adult Day||£7.00||£6.90||£0.10|
|Basildon Outer||Adult Week||£29.00||£28.00||£1.00|
|Basildon Outer||Adult 4 Week||£94.00||£91.00||£3.00|
|Basildon outer||3 month||n/a||£280.00||n/a|
|Basildon outer||10 journey||n/a||£31.50||
|Basildon outer||5 Journey||n/a||£16.50||n/a|
|Basildon outer||1 journey * New product||n/a||£3.50||n/a|
|Basildon Outer||Child Day||£3.80||£3.70||£0.10|
|Basildon outer||Child Week||£17.00||£16.70||£0.30|
|Basildon outer||Child 4 week||£55.00||£53.50||£1.50|
|Southend Metro||Adult Day||£4.00||£3.90||£0.10|
|Southend Metro||Adult Week||£15.00||£14.70||£0.30|
|Southend Metro||Adult 4 Week||£49.00||£47.00||£2.00|
|Southend Metro||3 month||n/a||£145.00||n/a|
|Southend metro||10 journey||n/a||£20.00||n/a|
|Southend Metro||5 Journey||n/a||£15.00||n/a|
|Southend Metro||1 journey * New product||n/a||£2.50||n/a|
|Southend Metro||Child Day||£2.70||£2.65||£0.05|
|Southend Metro||Child Week||£12.00||£11.80||£0.20|
|Southend Metro||Child 4 Week||£37.00||£36.00||£1.00|
|Brentwood||Adult 4 Week||£55.00||£52.00||£3.00|
|Brentwood||1 journey* new product||n/a||£2.50||n/a|
|Brentwood||Child 4 Week||£38.00||£36.00||£2.00|