Welcome to Arriva's network of services in and around Colchester

We hope this web-site helps you plan your journey. If you have any further questions please call us on 0344 800 4411


Our Services

1/1A Shrub End - Prettygate - Town Centre - Greenstead
Up to every 10 mins
2 Horkesley Heath - Town Centre - St Johns - Highwoods - Severalls Lane - Gavin Way
Up to every 15 mins
4 Stanway - Lexden - Shrub End - Colchester - Greenstead - The Hythe
Hourly Monday to Friday buses
8 Monkwick - Town Centre - Colchester Hospital - Highwoods
Up to every 10 mins
11 Highwoods - St. Johns - Colchester North Station
Monday to Friday commuter link
77/77A Colchester - Elmstead - Frating - Great Bentley - St. Osyth
Monday to Friday buses
133 Colchester - Marks Tey - Braintree - Great Dunmow - Stansted Airport
Up to every two hours

Arriva's Colchester day, weekly and four-weekly are valid on all of the routes shown above apart from the sxconnect 133 where they are only valid for journeys starting or ending between Marks Tey and University of Essex, Colchester.

Bus Driver Vacancy

There are bus driver vacancies at our Harlow and Colchester depots.
Please contact our HR Team at

Service update

Changes to bus times in the Colchester area from 10th April
Essex County Council is changing the contracts for some of the services that it supports financially, as a result of which there will be minor changes to some Arriva services in the Colchester area and some services currently provided by Arriva on behalf of Essex County Council will be provided by other operators.

Arriva will take over two services currently run by other companies for Essex County Council, the 11 local service in Colchester and the 77/77A between Colchester and St. Osyth.

Some Service 2 buses that serve Boxted on behalf of ECC will only run between Colchester and Horkesley Heath

Existing Service 4 between Stanway, Lexden and Colchester will be revised and extended across the town to the Hythe.

Full details of these changes are shown here.

Colchester Park and Ride

We are pleased to provide the Colchester Park and Ride service on behalf of Essex County Council.
For full details, please see the Park & Ride leaflet.