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Rayleigh town centre is located at the intersection of High Street and Eastwood Road, including surrounding roads.

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By car

Vistors can use a number of public car parks, including Websters Way, Castle Road, The Market, Bellinghame Lane and Mill Hall.


A map of these car parks is available here:

While the purchase of a ticket using cash is possible, it is strongly advised that the PayByPhone payment option is used. If you haven’t already registered, full information is displayed on the machines and noticeboards. To save time, please register on-line before your visit.

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By rail

Rayleigh is served by a station on the Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street line. During non-peak times, this is served by a regular 20 minute service in each direction. Rayleigh station is located around 10 minutes walk from the town centre via Crown Hill, or visitors can utilise the regular bus services between the station and the town centre.

By bus

Rayleigh town centre is served by the following regular services:

  • Arriva Service 1
    Rayleigh to Shoeburyness (via Thundersley, Leigh-on-Sea and central Southend)

  • Arriva Service 7
    Rayleigh to Shoeburyness (via Hockley, Rochford and central Southend)

  • Arriva Service 8
    Rayleigh to Shoeburyness (via Hockley, Rochford and central Southend)

  • Arriva service 9
    Rayleigh to Shoeburyness (Via Eastwood and central Southend)

  • First Service 20
    Hullbridge to Southend (via Rayleigh and Eastwood)

  • First Service 25
    Basildon to Southend (via Wickford, Rayleigh and Eastwood)


A network map covering the Arriva services is available here:

A network map covering the First Service 20 is available here:

A network covering covering the First Service 25 is available here: 

The location of bus stops, timetables and a journey planner have been made available by Essex County Council on their website here: 


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