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London Link Express is a regular luxury coach service* from Stephensons, running between Rochford, Southend and London, via the A13, Pitsea, Stanford-Le-Hope, and Grays.

Whether you're commuting, shopping, visiting friends, or simply just having a day out, you'll be pleasantly surprised by our range of bargain fares.

A associated service

Regular and Reliable
London Link Express runs four times per day in each direction, Mondays to Fridays. You'll find friendly, helpful drivers, dedicated to taking good care of you, and doing all they can to get you to your destination on time.

Luxury Travel - Economy Fares
London Link Express may offer first class travel, but it comes at an economy class price! And there's no need to book - simply pay the driver on the coach.

Commuting to London?
London Link Express runs direct to the City, Embankment and Victoria. There are four coaches arriving in London before 9.00am, and four departing after 4.50pm, Mondays to Fridays. So forget parking at the station and changing to the tube in town. Our Weekly, Monthly or Annual CityCard means you can save over a thousand pounds a year on the comparable train fare - and you get a seat too!

If you need further information on London Link Express times call 0870 608 7261

For CityCard enquiries and payments call 01702 541511

There are frequent coach services from London Victoria to other parts of the UK and mainland Europe. For further details click on the following links:

www.nationalexpress.com

www.greenline.co.uk

A13 Artscape Project

  *Please note that the company reserves the right to use other types of vehicle if operational circumstances dictate.
 
 

 
  London Link Stops  
All Stops Are Request Stops X1 X10
 
Rochford, South Street, outside fire station  
Anne Boleyn  
Manners Way, Warners Bridge  
Manners Way, Oaken Grange Drive  
Cuckoo Corner  
Earls Hall Avenue  
Priory Park  
Prittlewell, Blue Boar  
Southend, Central Bus Station, stand F   (s)
Victoria Circus, Chichester Road  
Victoria Circus, Queensway  
Hamlet Court Road  
Westcliff, Plough  
Chalkwell Park  
Leigh, Elms  
West Leigh Schools  
Highlands, Thames Drive  
Broughton Road  
Hadleigh Church  
Hadleigh, Victoria House Corner  
Thundersley, Kenneth Road  
Kents Hill road  
Benfleet, Tarpots Corner  
Bowers Gifford, Pound Lane  
Bowers Gifford, The Gun  
Pitsea, Broadway East  
Vange, Five Bells, Bells Hill Road
to Southend
Vange, Five Bells, Southend Road   to London
Southend Road, Gable Hall School  
Southend Road, Footpath To Woodmanhurst Road  
Homesteads, Mackley Drive  
Balmoral Avenue  
First Avenue  
Stanford le Hope, Rookery Corner  
Sandon Road  
Grosvenor Road  
Orsett, The Cock  
Rectory Road  
Baker Street  
Socketts Heath, The Oak  
Hathaway Road / Windsor Avenue  
Grays, Treacle Mine roundabout  
Dagenham, Goresbrook Leisure Centre
Barking, Ship & Shovel
Canary Wharf, Canada Square, stop J (to London) REQUEST ONLY Docklands Light Rail London Underground-Circle & Metropolitan am only am only
Canary Wharf, Canada Square, stop H (to Southend) Docklands Light Rail London Underground-Circle & Metropolitan pm only pm only
Stepney Methodist Church (for Limehouse Station) Limehouse-Mainline Rail Docklands Light Rail
Stepney New Road
Aldgate, outside Bus Station, stop R (to London) Bus Station London Underground-Circle & Metropolitan am only am only
Aldgate, Mansell Street, stop S (to Southend) pm only pm only
Tower Hill, Tower of London, stop TB (to Southend) Fenchurch Street-Mainline Rail Docklands Light Rail London Underground-Circle & District pm only pm only
Upper Thames Street, Cannon Bridge, stop 47 (to Southend) Cannon Street-Mainline Rail London Underground-Circle & District pm only pm only
Fenchurch Street Station, stop T (to London) Fenchurch Street-Mainline Rail am only am only
Cannon Street Station, stop MA (to London) Cannon Street-Mainline Rail London Underground-Circle & District am only am only
Blackfriars Station, stop BB (to London) Blackfriars-Mainline Rail London Underground-Circle & District am only am only
Blackfriars, Victoria Embankment , Temple Avenue
Embankment Station, stop 40A Charing Cross Mainline Rail London Underground-Circle , District, Northern & Bakerloo
Parliament Street, stop F (to London) London Underground-Circle, District & Jubilee am only am only
Victoria Street, D.T.I., stop T (to London), stop R (to Southend)
Victoria Street, House Of Fraser, stop SB (to London), stop SA (to Southend)
Bressenden Place, stop 30A (to Southend) pm only pm only
Victoria Street, Rail Station, stop M (to London) Victoria-Mainline Rail London Underground-Circle & District-Circle, District & Victoria Tourist Information am only am only
Victoria, Bulleid Way, stop 5National Express & Euroline Greenline
 

(s) coaches stop at Southend Bus Station, from London, on request only

Print list of stops Maps of London Underground, DLR & London Link Express Bus Stops
 

 
  London Link Times  
 
X1 Stanford Le Hope - Socketts Heath - Canary Wharf - City - West End 
X10 Rochford - Southend - Benfleet - Pitsea - fast to - Canary Wharf - City - West End
 
Monday to Friday  To London
  X1 X10 X1 X10
 
Rochford, South Street , fire station ---- 0600 ---- 0635
Manners Way, Oaken Grange Drive ---- 0604 ---- 0639
Southend, Central Bus Station, stand F ---- 0614 ---- 0649
Southend, Victoria Circus, Queensway ---- 0617 ---- 0652
Westcliff, Plough ---- 0620 ---- 0655
Leigh, Elms ---- 0625 ---- 0700
Highlands, Thames Dr ---- 0628 ---- 0703
Hadleigh, Church ---- 0632 ---- 0707
Thundersley, Kenneth Road ---- 0635 ---- 0710
Benfleet, Tarpots Corner ---- 0639 ---- 0714
Pitsea, Broadway East ---- 0644 ---- 0719
Vange, Five Bells ---- 0648 ---- 0723
Homesteads, Gable Hall School 0636 ---- 0706 ----
Stanford le Hope, Rookery Corner 0642 ---- 0712 ----
Orsett, The Cock 0645 ---- 0715 ----
Socketts Heath, The Oak 0650 ---- 0720 ----
Grays, Treacle Mine roundabout 0652 ---- 0722 ----
Dagenham, Goresbrook Leisure Centre 0707 0714 0739 0751
Barking, Ship & Shovel 0708 0715 0740 0752
Canary Wharf, Canada Square, stop J REQUEST ONLY R R R R
Limehouse, Stepney Methodist Church 0739 0749 0807 0819
Aldgate, outside Bus Station 0747 0756 0815 0827
Cannon Street Station 0752 0801 0822 0834
Embankment Station 0802 0810 0831 0843
Westminster, Parliament Street 0805 0813 0834 0846
Victoria, Bulleid Way, stop 5
0814 0820 0842 0854
 

R - stops at Canary Wharf on request only to set down, 5 mins before Limehouse time
Monday to Friday To Southend
  X10 X1 X10 X1
 
Victoria, Bulleid Way, stop 5 1650 1715 1730 1755
Embankment Station, coach stop E 1705 1730 1745 1810
Tower Hill, Tower of London 1713 1740 1755 1818
Aldgate, Mansell Street, stop S 1715 1742 1757 1820
Limehouse, Stepney Methodist Church 1724 1750 1806 1829
Canary Wharf, Canada Square, stop H 1730 1756 1812 1835
Barking, Ship & Shovel 1749 1813 1829 1852
Dagenham, Goresbrook Leisure Centre 1750 1814 1830 1853
Grays, Treacle Mine roundabout ---- 1832 ---- 1909
Socketts Heath, The Oak ---- 1835 ---- 1912
Orsett, The Cock ---- 1839 ---- 1916
Stanford le Hope, Rookery Corner ---- 1842 ---- 1919
Homesteads, Gable Hall School ---- 1847 ---- 1924
Vange, Five Bells, Bells Hill Road 1814 ---- 1849 ----
Vange, Five Bells, Southend Road ---- ---- ---- ----
Pitsea, Broadway East 1817 ---- 1852 ----
Benfleet, Tarpots Corner 1822 ---- 1858 ----
Thundersley, Kenneth Rd 1827 ---- 1902 ----
Hadleigh, Church 1832 ---- 1907 ----
Highlands, Thames Dr 1835 ---- 1910 ----
Leigh, Elms 1839 ---- 1914 ----
Westcliff, Plough 1843 ---- 1918 ----
Southend, Victoria Circus, Queensway 1847 ---- 1922 ----
Southend, Central Bus Station, stand F s ---- s ----
Manners Way, Oaken Grange Drive 1852 ---- 1927 ----
Rochford, South Street , fire station  1856 ---- 1930 ----
 
  s - set down only on request

Sorry, there is no service on Saturday, Sunday or Public Holidays.
A special service operates over Xmas/New Year; No service December 25th, 26th or January 1st.

This is a limited stop request service.

Timetable enquiries: Telephone 0870 608 7261

 
Print London Link Timetable
 

 
 

Fare Highlights

Family Group (up to 2 adults + 2 children) £25.00 (only available in morning peak towards London)

Period Returns (for any return journey within 3 months) £14.00

 
Peak (before 9 am)  City    
    Single Return Weekly Monthly Annual
 
Southend - Tarpots   £7.00 £11.00 £50.00 £186.00 £1,860.00
Pitsea - Five Bells   £6.50 £10.50 £47.00 £177.00 £1,770.00
Stanford Le Hope   £6.00 £10.00 £44.00 £160.00 £1,600.00
Grays   £5.00 £8.50 £37.00 £133.00 £1,330.00
 
   
Peak (before 9 am)  West End    
    Single Return Weekly Monthly Annual
 
Southend - Tarpots   £7.50 £11.50 £51.00 £191.00 £1,910.00
Pitsea - Five Bells   £7.00 £11.00 £48.00 £182.00 £1,820.00
Stanford Le Hope   £6.50 £10.50 £45.00 £166.00 £1,660.00
Grays
£5.50 £9.00 £42.00 £153.00 £1,530.00
 
   

Single, Return and Weekly tickets may be purchased on board the coach. For monthly and annual tickets, please telephone 01702 541511.

To print an application form for monthly/annual tickets, please click here

Boundaries:

  • City - Aldgate to Upper Thames Street, Cannon Bridge / Cannon Street Station
  • West End - Blackfriars to Victoria

Peak Return tickets
Peak Return tickets are valid for a return journey on the same day, or if unused, a return journey on the following working day (a peak return ticket issued on a Friday will be valid for a return journey on the following Monday)

National Express tickets accepted as shown on ticket

Child Fares (off peak - after 9 am)

  • 0-4 - Free
  • 5-13 - Half fare off peak
  • 14-15 - Half fare off peak if holder of a photo card issued by Arriva, First or London Transport to prove age
  • 16 & over - Full fare

National Concessionary Pass Validity (off peak - after 9.30 am)

National Concessionary Passes are available for free travel on the London Link Express service on journeys from London. They are not valid on morning journeys to London, for which a fare must be paid


 

 
 

Withdrawal of Commuter Services X1 & X10

It is with deep regret that we have taken the decision to withdraw the X1 & X10 services after operation on Friday 11th July 2008.

Over the last couple of years we have been faced with huge increases in costs, particularly fuel. Changes to EU drivers hours in April 2007 meant that we had to start the X1 from Stanford-le-hope instead of from Southend. The London low emission zone, commencing from July, would mean an investment of many hundreds of thousands of pounds for newer coaches. Increased reliability on both rail lines has contributed to a decline in passengers and therefore revenue. The introduction of the national concessionary bus pass scheme from April 2008 has further reduced revenue.

The decision has not been an easy one. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for their support over the years, and hope that alternative travel plans can be made. Monthly season tickets will not be issued after 12th June, and annual tickets will be refunded (pro rata) as at 11th July.