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Monday 11 December
Estates > Environment > Travel > Bus travel

Bus travel

ARU Bus logo

Using public transport is not only better for the environment as a single bus can take up to 50 cars off the road, but it can also benefit you. You can save on petrol and parking, rely on fixed journey times and some areas have dedicated bus lanes to stop you sitting in traffic.



Chelmsford

First Essex Buses


Ticket (discounted price) What do I get? How do I get one?
10 Journey Chelmsford (15) 10 single journeys to be used within three months Purchase from Mticket app only.
Search ‘First bus Mobile ticketing‘ in your app store. Then search Essex Students and select ‘ARU‘ to buy your tickets.
Weekly (£16.20) – Chelmsford 10% discount First Travel Shop with a passport photo and staff or student card
Monthly (£56.25) – Chelmsford 10% discount First Travel Shop with a passport photo and staff or student card
Quarterly (153.00) Chelmsford 15% discount First Travel Shop with a passport photo and staff or student card
Annual (578.00) Chelmsford 15% discount First Travel Shop with a passport photo and staff or student card
10 Journey – All Essex (£22.00) 10 single journeys to be used within three months Purchase from Mticket app only.
Search ‘First bus Mobile ticketing‘ in your app store. Then search Essex Students and select ‘ARU‘ to buy your tickets.
Weekly (29.70) All Essex 10% discount First Travel Shop with a passport photo and staff or student card
Monthly (90.00) All Essex 10% discount First Travel Shop with a passport photo and staff or student card
Quarterly (263.50) All Essex 15% discount First Travel Shop with a passport photo and staff or student card
Annual (845.75) All Essex 15% discount First Travel Shop with a passport photo and staff or student card

X10-X30 Buses


Ticket (discounted price) What do I get? How do I get one?
10 Journey (37.00) 10 single journeys to be used within three months Purchase from Mticket app only.
Search ‘First bus Mobile ticketing‘ in your app store. Then search Essex Students and select ‘ARU‘ to buy your tickets.
Weekly (36.00) Chelmsford 10% discount Purchase from Mticket app only.
Search ‘First bus Mobile ticketing‘ in your app store. Then search Essex Students and select ‘ARU‘ to buy your tickets.
Monthly (126.00) Chelmsford 10% discount Purchase from Mticket app only.
Search ‘First bus Mobile ticketing‘ in your app store. Then search Essex Students and select ‘ARU‘ to buy your tickets.

Arriva (Student 59 Harlow and Chelmsford)


Ticket (discounted price) What do I get? How do I get one?
Weekly (20.83) 16% discount Online and email us for promo code  or via the Arriva m-ticket app
Monthly (69.72) 16% discount Online and email us for promo code  or via the Arriva m-ticket app
Annual 01/09/17-31/08/18 (697.20) 16% discount Online and email us for promo code  or via the Arriva m-ticket app

Arriva (Staff unlimited travel in selected zone Essex and Stortford)


Ticket (discounted price) What do I get? How do I get one?
Monthly (69.72) 17% discount Tickets only available online. Pay by direct debit each month

An interest free loan is available to staff to help with the purchase of a season ticket.

The bus station is located within a short walk to the campus and if you are struggling with heavy bags, you can hop onto a Chelmer Valley park and ride bus for 50p which brings you directly onto campus.

Cambridge


The main operator in Cambridgeshire is Stagecoach and smaller local operators service other routes.

To find out bus timetables, routes and ticket types in Cambridge please visit the Cambridgeshire County Council webpages.

Cambridge campus is a short walk from the bus station along Drummer Street.

Peterborough


Stagecoach is the bus operator in Peterborough and they offer a range of tickets and you can purchase your ticket online.

Guild House has a bus stop located opposite the campus where the number 1 bus can take you to Queensgate bus station.

Journey planner


Plan your route with this handy door to door journey planner and our postcodes are listed below.

  • Chelmsford - CM1 1SQ
  • Cambridge - CB1 1PT
  • Peterborough - PE2 9PW