Bus Travel

Orminston Rivers Academy and several primary schools operate bus and coach travel to their schools. Whilst much of the travel is paid for by Essex County Council some children can use this service for payment.

Stephenson's and Fords operate most of the local contracts.

Scheduled Passenger Services

First Group operate a scheduled service

31B: CHELMSFORD - BURNHAM       Via Danbury, Purleigh, Althorne

31C: CHELMSFORD - BURNHAM       Via Danbury, Maldon, Mayland, Steeple

31D: CHELMSFORD - BURNHAM       Via Danbury, Purleigh, Steeple

31X: CHELMSFORD - BURNHAM       Via Danbury, Maldon

The 31 bus varies its pattern and routes on some services so it is important to check the timetable by clicking the link below before you travel.

The services above cover the villages of Burnham on Crouch, Southminster, Steeple. Maylandsea, Althorne, Latchingdon and Woodham Mortimer

Click here for a timetable

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Stephenson's operate the Dengie Link

Stephenson's also operate the shopper bus from Burnham on Crouch to Basildon on Thursday mornings and from Southminster to Basildon on Fridays.

These services cover Burnham on Crouch, Southminster, Althorne, Latchingdon, Maylandsea , Steeple , Stow Maries, Cold Norton and Purleigh

Click here for timetable

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Fords provide coach hire and regular excursions

They also operate a shopper service to Chelmsford from Burnham-on-Crouch  and Tillingham via the villages fortnightly on Fridays

Click here for their website


Dengie Hundred Bus Users' Group

Click here to visit a page on the Dengie Hundred Bus Users' Group


Arrow Taxis - DaRT operate two demand responsive services: DaRT5 serves the southern Dengie area whilst the DaRT 99 provides a service in the northern area via Maldon to Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford.

The two services will link up on request.