Public Transport: Local Choices

With a variety of handy tools and great services available, it’s never been easier to travel around by public transport. New technology means you don’t have to wait around at bus stops, many buses and trains now have WiFi on board, cashless ticket options and more!

Elsenham is in a great location for those wanting to undertake trips by public transport. In addition to Elsenham train station being just a short walk away, there are also bus services available nearby connecting to key local areas. This makes it easy and convenient to leave the car at home, whether travelling locally, heading to Bishop’s Stortford, Cambridge, London or even further.

Elsenham station has hourly services towards Cambridge and London Liverpool Street. During peak times, you’ll find services running twice per hour in each direction, with some services continuing to Ely after Cambridge. You can reach the station using the footpath which will be opening in the northwest corner of the development.

It takes around 20 minutes to reach Cambridge by train from Elsenham or just under an hour to get to Liverpool Street station – giving quick and easy access to a range of national destinations by rail too.

There’s sheltered cycle parking available at the station, along with a ticket office.

Key Local Bus Services

Your nearest bus stops are located on Henham Road or Station Road – depending on where your home is located on the development. You can view this handy map to see where your nearest stops might be.

All local stops are served by the same bus services, which are detailed below.

Service 7/7A
Bishop’s Stortford to Stansted Airport via Stansted Mountfitchet, Elsenham and Henham
Services run between around 7am and 7pm Monday to Saturday. Service 7 runs approximately once every 135 mins, in both directions and 7A runs approximately once every 140 mins in both directions. The service is operated by Central Connect.

Service 441 also calls at these stops, it is primarily a school service for Saffron Walden High School, with one AM and one PM service every school day. View the full timetable here.

Planning your Journey

There are now a number of great options available for those looking to plan a journey by public transport. There’s no need to spend loads of time flicking through timetables to figure out which services work best for you – online journey planners can do that for you!

Our guide to planning a journey by public transport has everything you need to know, including links to some of the great online tools.

Paying for your Journey

Catching the bus or train no longer has to mean fumbling around for change before hopping on to pay the driver or conductor in a rush! There are so many different ways to pay for your journey now that you may feel a little spoilt for choice!

It’s also important to check that you aren’t paying too much. Whilst paying for single or return tickets is OK for occasional or one off journeys, those who travel more frequently by bus and/or rail can save some significant cash by choosing monthly or annual passes.

Check out our guide to ticket options in the local area for more information!

Real Time Information & Apps

Gone are the days of standing around waiting for your bus or train with little idea when it will turn up. Real time information makes it easy to find out exactly where your ride is at, helping you plan when to leave the house, office or coffee shop.

Bus operator apps have proved to offer a real step change when it comes to real time bus information. They display the exact location of your bus on a handy map, in a very similar style to the Uber app which many are now familiar with. If you are undertaking a journey by bus we’d advise that trying out an app is a must, and to help you out we’ve pulled together a handy guide to getting most from bus operator apps.

Support & Updates

Confused by timetables or just not sure which bus is best to catch?

Did you know we can plan your journey for you?
Just let us know where you’re travelling to and we will provide you with an interactive journey plan that clearly sets out your options, with easy to follow, step by step instructions and a handy map.

Get in touch now to get support with your journey.

We’ve also put together a list of helpful Twitter feeds that will keep you up to date with any delays or services changes across the local area:

Essex Public Transport Information Team (@essex_pt)
Greater Anglia Trains (@greateranglia)