Great Baddow has good public transport links with buses taking several routes through the village into Chelmsford.
From the bus stop opposite St. Mary’s Church on Church Street.
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Park and Ride
Just outside Great Baddow is the Sandon Park and Ride station which has fast buses into Chelmsford every 7 minutes at peak times. Park and Ride buses run until 7pm, after which you need to catch a Maldon bus to get back. Currently day tickets are £2.50, which is significantly cheaper than daily parking in Chelmsford. Children under 16 travel for free too.
The Park and Ride station is within walking distance of Great Baddow but there is only a grass verge for the first part of the walk along Maldon Road. Not suitable for buggies, young children, wheelchairs etc. and can be muddy in winter. Parking is free.
Maldon / Burnham Buses – 31, 31B, 31C, 31D, 31X
There are several buses which connect Maldon and surrounding villages with Chelmsford. They all pass through Danbury along the Maldon Road, and through Great Baddow.
With the exception of the 31X they all continue up the Baddow Road into town (the 31X takes the Baddow bypass). The 31X can be caught from the bus stop opposite the Manor Farm Shop.
- 31: CHELMSFORD – MALDON Milton Road, Via Danbury
- 31B: CHELMSFORD – BURNHAM Via Danbury, Purleigh, Althorne
- 31C: CHELMSFORD – BURNHAM Via Danbury, Maldon, Steeple
- 31D: CHELMSFORD – BURNHAM Via Danbury, Purleigh, Steeple
- 31X: CHELMSFORD – BURNHAM Via Danbury, Maldon
- Timetable (pdf) – Valid to: 04/05/2013
Southend Bus – 1, 3
The 1 and 3 buses (previously the 11A) is now operated by Regal Busways. Buses connect Chelmsford with Southend, Westcliff and East Hanningfield.
The number 1 stops on Molrams Lane, close to the junction with Woodhill Road.
The number 3 bus stops at The Blue Lion in Great Baddow.
Both buses run every hour. Check timetables for latest times – see http://www.travelinesoutheast.org.uk.
Local Buses – 40
The 40 bus stops in Great Baddow, at the Vineyards and also at the bus stop on Maldon Road close to the fire station before travelling up to Meadgate.
The 40 connects BAE Systems, Readers Corner / Dorset Avenue, The Vineyards, Meadgate Avenue Shops and the town centre. There was once also a 50 bus but these 2 services were merged.
Galleywood Bus – 41
The no. 41 bus stops at the Blue Lion before going on up Waterson Vale, Readers Corner Dorset Avenue and on to Galleywood.
Moulsham Lodge – 45