• It's Time

    Time to get back out there, to reconnect with all those you’ve missed and rediscover all the wonderful places around you

 

When we stayed indoors,

the outdoors got greener;

the air around us became so much cleaner.

So let’s get going, it’s time to look ahead

 Look after our future, use the bus instead.

So get back onboard, we’ve got safety covered

To work places or favourite spaces, your route rediscovered.

 

Step onto our buses. They’re clean, safe and ready - waiting to take you to wherever you need to go!

Rediscover your route by bus, from workplaces to favourite places, pop on a face covering and smile from the eyes. Take it slowly - one journey at a time.

Walk or Cycle to the bus stop - improve your health! Shed a few pounds whilst caring for the environment with every step.

So whether it’s a trip to the park, a catch up with friends, a trip to the shops for that new autumn wardrobe or a visit to see Mum and Dad or Gran, we’re waiting to take you back to all that you enjoy!

Here are some of our favourite places to visit

Clacton

The seafront gardens are a carpet of glorious colour throughout the season and provide a backdrop for miles of golden sandy beaches and the town's award winning pier. You can reach Clacton via routes 3,5,6,7,74.76 & X76, 97,98,99,134,135,136,137.

Visit Essex's website

Colne Valley Railway

Sample the atmosphere and take a ride on an award winning period country railway. The pretty line is almost a mile long, with station buildings, signal boxes and bridges all lovingly restored and rebuilt. You can reach here on Route 88/89.

Visit CVR's website

Colchester

Colchester is Britain’s oldest recorded Town. Visit Colchester Castle Museum for a superb insight into Britain’s first Roman City or take a stroll around Castle Park, feed the ducks, let the kids play in the playground, enjoy a drink at the cafe or a round of golf at Putt in the Park. Many of our bus routes can take to Colchester, search on our Journey planner to find the best route for you.

Visit Colchester's website

Earls Colne

Nestled in the Colne Vally Earls Colne is a picturesque village with something for everyone. Take a stroll around the village and admire the 14th century Church, historic houses and many restaurants & pubs! You can reach here on route 83/a & b and 88.

Visit Earls Colne Parish Council's website

West Mersea

There’s a distinct sense of adventure about a trip to Mersea Island. Enjoy the shops, guesthouses and restaurants, or relax on the beach, watching the activity at the boat-repair yards, taking in the dramatic, wide skies and estuary view.

Visit Essex website

Walton on the Naze

Walton is a traditional seaside town with 3 miles of sandy beaches stretching from Frinton through to the Naze. Whilst here, you can enjoy a visit to the The Naze Tower and a gentle walk along the cliff tops and coastal walls. Afterwards, head on back down to the beach for a paddle and then to the pier for an ice-cream and play amongst its many amusement arcades. Finish of the day, with a leisurely stroll to the the end of the pier. Walton on the Naze is accessible on route 97/98.

Visit Walton on the Naze website

Bury St Edmunds

Visit an old Market Town, with a bustling Market with over 80 stalls every Wed. and Sat. Attractions include: St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Abbey Gardens with amazing flower displays all year round.

Visit Bury St Edmunds's website

Tiptree Jam Museum and Tearooms

Since the end of the 19th Century, Tiptree has been making and preserving Jam. Today, visitors can enjoy stroll around their museum, which is FREE to all and afterwards head on over to their tearooms to enjoy a simple "jam sandwich" and cup of tea. Catch the bus via Route 79 with Chambers Bus.

Visit Tiptree Tearooms

Plan Your Journey Before You Leave Home

  1. Plan your journey before you leave the house with our handy journey planner, available on our East Anglia Buses App
  2. Familiarise yourself with our range of safety measures and advice so you're fully prepared for the journey ahead. 
  3. Check your timetable before you travel, as our roadside timetables may be out of date due to the recent pandemic. 
  4. Download a PDF timetable or pick up a copy from the bus driver or your local tourist information centre/library.
  5. Check if your bus is busy when you need to travel using our when2travel app.   
  6. Buy your ticket in advance on our App to avoid using cash on the bus or pay contactless as you travel. 
  7. Pack a face covering unless your exempt,where you can download a helping hand card to show the driver as you board.
  8. Pack hand santiser to use before, during and after your journey. 
  9. Lock the door, walk to the bus stop and head back on board with Hedingham and Chambers Bus.

Heading back to work?

Many of you have been working from home for some time and now businesses are beginning to call their employees back to the workplace.

We are keen to reassure everyone that we have taken many extra steps to ensure our buses are clean and safe; we are already safely carrying more people which is great for the economy and vital to get our high streets up and running again.

If you haven’t already seen, we have put together a helpful guide on our website with sound advice on getting ready to return safely to public transport now that Government advice has changed.

If you haven't used the bus before to travel into work or maybe in the past, only once or twice a week. Now's the time to rethink your travel.

We offer a fantastic network of bus routes in and around the county, so not only could we be saving you money on your daily commute but we can save you time, "me" time..

You sit back, relax and let us take care of the driving. 

During Lockdown many of us took to the outside and explored what was on our doorstep improving our mental health and fitness.

Don't let heading back to work or school pause your hard work, carry this on with a short walk to the bus stop, then hop on the bus and travel further afield. 

Please remember to wear a face covering which is compulsory, unless you are exempt, and to keep our drivers safe please consider paying by contactless or buying your ticket in advance on our app.  

Why not even buy yourself a day ticket, monthly pass or an anywhere ticket on our app. This gives you greater flexibility to get out and about and reconect with all you've missed this autumn. 

All you’ll need to do now is remember before you leave to pack a face covering,hand santiser and off you go. 

Welcome Back on Board - In Your Own Time