Southend-on-sea  is a great destination for coaches and groups. With a famous seaside stretching 7 miles, great attractions including the world’s longest pier and many with special rates for groups you are spoilt for choice.

From 2017 we have a new special arrangement to welcome coach groups.

Book your coach into one of the dedicated spaces at Arriva’s depot in Short Street (SS2 5BY) – call 01702 442407 between 9am and 12 noon Monday to Friday to book your space – booking is mandatory so make sure you call ahead. Your £22 fee includes parking between 9am and 5pm from Monday to Sunday and toilet facilities. Also included with your booking is a voucher to be redeemed for free sausage, chips and beans plus a mug of tea on the seafront (10-15 minute walk) Details will be printed on your confirmation voucher.

On the day of your visit follow the blue route on the map below to drop off your group at one of the great attractions or drop off points. Then park at Arriva depot following the orange route. The depot also has coach vehicle washing facilities for £10 per vehicle.

NB - Coaches needing to stay after 5pm (including an overnight stay) can park on Short Street between Arriva’s depot and the sorting office. There is no charge between 5pm and 8am.

*Please note that the drop off / pick up points should only be used for 15 minutes maximum