Travellers Guide


Last update
17th August 2013


This page
This page gives details of some of the places outside Harlow that can be reached by bus, but where a change is involved. It is intended for those who enjoy travel, and are not necessarily in a great hurry!

Times are available for the direct connection element (i.e.to/from Harlow) on the
BUS TIMES page. Times for the routes which provide the onward journey are not detailed, but all run at least hourly between about 8am and 5pm on Mondays to Saturdays unless otherwise mentioned. Please allow enough time on return journeys to ensure that the connection can be made in time.


A-Z list of places served
The star rating explained




 


 



Click on the initial of your destination below

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A
Aylesbury

B
Barkingside
Basildon
Berkhampstead
Billericay
Birmingham
Brighton
Bradwell
Braintree
Broxted 
Buntigford

C
Cambridge
Chesham
Chigwell
Colchester
Coventry

D
Debden Green

E
Elsenham
Enfield

F
Felsted
G
Gants Hill
Gatwick Airport
Great Dunmow


H

Harold Hill
Harold Wood    
Harpenden
Hemel Hempstead
Henham
High Wycombe
Hitchin

I
Ilford
Ingatestone


L
Laindon
Luton Airport
Luton Town

M
Margartetting
Marks Tey
Mildenhall
Milton Keynes
Mountnessing

N
Newmarket 
Norwich

O
Oxford

P
Puckeridge

R

Rayne   
Royston

S
Saffron Walden
Shenfield
Southend on Sea
Standon
Steeple Bumpstead
Stevenage
Stokenchurch
Stratford

T
Takeley
Thaxted
Thetford
Tring


W
Walthamstow
Whipps Cross



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For travel to ...

Harpenden
Luton Town
Bus to/from Harlow: Arriva 724  
Change at:  St Albans
Onward connection: Arriva 321  
Change details:
Alight at St Peters Street, and board on the opposite side of road.
Times:
To/from Harlow.
Timetable for route 321
Approximate journey time:
2-2.5 hours
Notes:
Route 321 frequency half hourly for most of the day.
Star ratings Value: ***       Efficiency: ***       Convenience ***

 

For travel to ...

Aylesbury
Berkhampsted
Tring
Bus to/from Harlow: Arriva 724  
Change at:  Watford
Onward connection: Arriva 500 & 501
Change details:
(not yet available)
Times:
To/from Harlow.
Timetable for routes 500 and 501
Approximate journey time:
2.5-3 hours
Notes:

Star ratings Value: ***      Efficiency: ***    Convenience ***

 

For travel to ...

Basildon
Billericay
Laindon
Shenfield








Bus to/from Harlow: SM Coaches 21 
Change at:  Brentwood
Onward connection: First 9
Times:
To/from Harlow.
Timetable for route 9 (Mon-Fri)
Timetable for route 9 (Sats)
Change details:

Alight at Brentwood High Street, and board the next bus on the opposite side of road.
Approximate journey time: 2 hours
Notes:
Star ratings Value: **       Efficiency: ***        Convenience ***


For travel to

Braintree
Rayne
Great Dunmow
Felsted
Takeley
Bus to/from Harlow: sx connect 509/510 
Change at:  Stansted Airport
Onward connection: sx connect 133
Change details:
Both buses stop within the airport bus station.
Times:
To/from Harlow.
Timetable for route 133
Total approximate journey time 1.5 - 2 hours
Notes:
A Sunday service also operates on both routes. Many buses are timed to connect.
Star ratings Value: ***       Efficiency: ***        Convenience ***


For travel to

Colchester
Marks Tey
Bradwell
Bus to/from Harlow: sx connect 509/510 
Change at:  Stansted Airport
Onward connection: Airportbybus 133
Change details:
Both buses stop within the airport bus station.
Times:
To/from Harlow.
Timetable for route 133
Total approximate journey time 2 - 2.5 hours
Notes:
A Sunday service also operates on both routes. Many buses are timed to connect.
Star ratings Value: *       Efficiency: ***        Convenience ***


 

For travel to

Hemel Hempstead

Bus to/from Harlow: Arriva 724  
Change at:  St Albans
Onward connection: Arriva 300 or 301
Change details:
(not yet available)
Times:
To/from Harlow.
Timetable for routes 300 & 301
Approximate journey time:
2 hours
Notes:
Buses run every 15 minutes between St Albans and Hemel Hempstead.
Star ratings Value: ***       Efficiency: ***       Convenience ***

 

For travel to ...

Hitchin
Stevenage
Bus to/from Harlow: Arriva 724  
Change at:  Welwyn Garden City
Onward connection: Arriva 300 or 301 
Change details:
Both buses stop within the bus station.
Times:
To/from Harlow.
Timetable for routes 300 & 301
Approximate journey time:
2 hours to 2 hours 30
Notes:
Buses run every 15 minutes between St Albans and Stevenage.
Star ratings Value: ***       Efficiency: ***       Convenience ***

 

For travel to

Southend on Sea
Bus to/from Harlow: Arriva 59
Change at:  Chelmsford
Onward connection: First X30
Change details:
Both buses stop within the bus station.
To/from Harlow.
Timetable for route X30 (Mon-Fri)
Timetable for route X30 (Saturdays)
Timetable for route X30 (Sundays)
Approximate journey time:
2 hours
Notes:
Star ratings Value: **       Efficiency: *       Convenience ***

 

For travel to

Cambridge
Bus to/from Harlow: sx connect 509/510 
Change at:  Stansted Airport
Onward connection:  
National Express 727
Times:
To/from Harlow.
Timetable for route 727
Change details:

Both buses stop within the airport bus station.
Approximate journey time: 2 hours
Notes:
Both routes operate 7 days a week.
Route 727 operates approximately every 2 hours.
 
Star ratings Value: **       Efficiency: ***        Convenience ***

 

For travel to ...

High Wycombe
Oxford
Stokenchurch
Bus to/from Harlow: sx connect 509/510 
Change at:  Stansted Airport
Onward connection:  
National Express 737
Times:
To/from Harlow.
Timetable for route 737
Change details:

Both buses stop within the airport bus station.
Approximate journey time: 3 hours
Notes:
Route 737 operates every 2 hours only.
All routes operate 7 days a week.
Star ratings Value: **       Efficiency: **        Convenience ***


 

For travel to ...

Luton Airport
Bus to/from Harlow: sx connect 509/510 
Change at:  Stansted Airport
Onward connection:  
National Express 737 or 777
Times:
To/from Harlow.
Timetable for route 737
Timetable for 777
Change details:

Both buses stop within the airport bus station.
Approximate journey time: 2.5 hours
Notes:
All routes operate 7 days a week.
Star ratings Value: **       Efficiency: **        Convenience ***


 

For travel to ...

Amersham
Beaconsfield
Bus to/from Harlow: Green Line 724
Change at:  Watford Junction
Onward connection:  
Carousel Buses 336
Change details:
Both buses stop outside the station.
Times:
To/from Harlow.
Timetable for route 336
Approximate journey time:
3 hours
Notes:
 
Star ratings Value: **       Efficiency: **        Convenience ***


 

For travel to ...

Woodford
South Woodford
 
Bus to/from Harlow: Arriva 505
Change at:  Chingford
Onward connection: London Bus 179
Change details:
Both buses stop within the bus station.
Times:
To/from Harlow
Bus 179 runs frequently
Approximate journey time:
1-2 hours
Notes:
 
Star ratings Value: **       Efficiency: **        Convenience ***


 

For travel to ...

Ingatestone
Margartetting
Mountnessing
OPTION 1
Bus to/from Harlow:
SM Coaches 21
OPTION 2
Bus to/from Harlow: Arriva 59
Change at:
Brentwood
Change at:
Chelmsford
Onward connection:
First 351
Onward connection:
First 351
Change details:
Alight at Brentwood High Street and cross the road
Change details:
Both buses stop within the bus station.
Times:
To/from Harlow
Timetable for route 351 (Mon-Fri)
Timetable for route 351 (Sats)
Timetable for route 351 (Suns)
Approximate journey time:
1-2 hours
Times:
To/from Harlow
Timetable for route 351 (Mon-Fri)
Timetable for route 351 (Sats)
Timetable for route 351 (Suns)
Approximate journey time: 1-2 hours
Notes:
Monday to Saturday option only
Notes:
Both routes run on Sundays
Star ratings Value: **
Efficiency: **        Convenience ***
Value: **
Efficiency: **        Convenience ***


 

For travel to ...

Gants Hill
Ilford
Barkingside (option 2 only)
OPTION 1
Bus to/from Harlow:
Arriva 505
OPTION 2
Bus to/from Harlow: Arriva 541
Change at:
Chingford Station
Change at:
Loughton Station
Onward connection: London Bus 179 Onward connection: London Bus 167
Change details:
Both buses stop within the bus station.
Change details:
Both buses stop within the bus station.
Times:
To/from Harlow
Bus 179 runs frequently
Approximate journey time:
1-2 hours
Times:
To/from Harlow
Bus 167 runs frequently
Approximate journey time:
1-2 hours
Notes:
Monday to Saturday option only
Notes:
Both routes run on Sundays
Star ratings Value: **
Efficiency: **        Convenience ***
Value: **
Efficiency: **        Convenience ***



For travel to ...

Walthamstow
Leyton
Stratford City (Westfield)
 
Bus to/from Harlow: Arriva 505 
Change at:  Chingford Station
Onward connection: London Bus 97
Change details:
Both buses stop within the bus station.
Times:
To/from Harlow
Bus 97 runs frequently
Approximate journey time:
1-2 hours
Notes:
 
Star ratings Value: **       Efficiency: ***        Convenience **


For travel to ...

Harold Hill
Harold Wood 
Bus to/from Harlow: SM Coaches 21
Change at:  Brentwood High Street
Onward connection: London Bus 498
Change details:
Alight at any stop along Brentwood High Street and take the connecting bus from the same stop.
Times:
To/from Harlow.
Bus 498 runs frequently
Approximate journey time:
1-2 hours
Notes:
 
Star ratings Value: **       Efficiency: **       Convenience **


For travel to

Royston
Buntingford
Standon
Puckeridge
Bus to/from Harlow: Arriva 724 or SM Coaches 524 
Change at:  Ware
Onward connection: Arriva 331
Change details:
Details to follow
Times:
To/from Harlow.
Timetable for route 331
Approximate journey time:
2 hours
Notes:

Star ratings Value: ***       Efficiency: ***       Convenience *

 

For travel to ...

Norwich
Thetford
Mildenhall
Newmarket
Bus to/from Harlow: sx connect 509/510 
Change at:  Stansted Airport
Onward connection:
National Express 727
Change details:
Both buses stop within the airport bus station.
Times:
To/from Harlow.
Timetable for route 727
Approximate journey time:
3 hours
Notes:
Route 727 operates every 2 hours only.
All routes operate 7 days a week.
Star ratings Value: **       Efficiency: ***      Convenience ***

 

For travel to ...

Gatwick Airport
Brighton 
Bus to/from Harlow: sx connect 509/510 
Change at:  Stansted Airport
Onward connection:
National Express 727
Change details:
Both buses stop within the airport bus station.
Times:
To/from Harlow.
Timetable for route 727
Approximate journey time:
4-5 hours
Notes:
All routes operate 7 days a week.
Star ratings Value: **       Efficiency: ***    Convenience ***


For travel to ...

Debden Green
Thaxted
Broxted
Bus to/from Harlow: sx connect 509/510 
Change at:  Stansted Airport
Onward connection: Village Link 5
Change details:
Both buses stop within the airport bus station.
Times:
To/from Harlow.
Timetable for Village Link 5
Total approximate journey time 1.5 - 2 hours
Notes:
Star ratings Value: **       Efficiency: **      Convenience ***


 

For travel to ...

Saffron Walden
Newport
Widdington
Quendon
Bus to/from Harlow: sx connect 509/510 
Change at:  Bishops Stortford
Onward connection: TGM Bus 301
Change details:
Both buses stop at Riverside stop R on the way, and at the interchange on the way back
Times:
To/from Harlow.
Timetable for bus 301.
Total approximate journey time 1.5 hours
Notes:
Star ratings Value: ***       Efficiency: ***      Convenience ***



For travel to ...

Elsenham
Henham
Bus to/from Harlow: sx connect 509/510 
Change at:  Stansted Airport
Onward connection: Village Link 7
Change details:
Both buses stop within the airport bus station.
Times:
To/from Harlow.
Timetable for Village Link 7
Total approximate journey time 1.5 hours
Notes:
Star ratings Value: **       Efficiency: **      Convenience ***


For travel to ...

Birmingham
Coventry
Milton Keynes
Bus to/from Harlow: sx connect 509/510 
Change at:  Stansted Airport
Onward connection:
National Express 777
Change details:
Both buses stop within the airport bus station.
Times:
To/from Harlow.
Timetable for 777
Total approximate journey time 3-5 hours
Notes:
Route 777 operates every 2 hours only.
All routes operate 7 days a week.
Star ratings Value: **       Efficiency: ***      Convenience ***



For travel to ...

Enfield
OPTION 1
Bus to/from Harlow:

Roadrunner 250
OPTION 2
Bus to/from Harlow:
Arriva 505 
Change at:  
Waltham Cross
Change at:  
Chingford Station
Onward connection:  
London Bus 317
Onward connection:  
London Bus 313 
Change details:.
Both buses stop within the bus station.
Change details:.
Both buses stop within the bus station.
Times:
To/from Harlow.
Bus 317 runs frequently
Total approximate journey time 70 mins
Times:
To/from Harlow.
Bus 313 runs frequently
Total approximate journey time 70 mins
Notes:   Notes:
Star ratings Value: **   Efficiency: ** 
Convenience ***
Value: **   Efficiency: *** 
Convenience ***


 

The Star Rating System
For each place there is a star rating  (1 star to 3 star) for value, efficiency of journey time, and ease of connection.

Value
***
 Good value through ticketing deals are available providing overall good value for the whole journey.
**    Two separate tickets must be purchased, although generally good value can be achieved for the distance
*      Two separate tickets must be purchased, and at least one is likely to be at premium price


Efficiency
***  Direct routes provide the links, and the change point is logically on the route. The routes in the main represent reasonable speed for a bus journey over the distance involved.
**    Either the routes are not direct, the change point is not logically on the route to the end destination, or at least one of the routes is a slow option for the distance travelled.
*      More than one of the above applies
.


Convenience
***  The change location either a purpose built terminal with at least some facilities in or close by, or a major centre that would not prove too inconvenient if baggage had to be carried.
**    The change location is an easily identified
location, and with the connection available close by.
*      There maybe a short walk involved to make the change, and care will need to be taken to find the location of the connecting service. 



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