A POPULAR open-top bus tour is returning to Southend seafront this Easter holiday.

The famous 68 bus service will be back from Good Friday (March 29), providing its hit tours of the city from outside Southend Pier to Leigh for Spring half-term.

It will be running every 60 minutes daily until Sunday, April 14, and then every weekend from Saturday, April 20.

Echo: The full bus scheduleThe full bus schedule (Image: Ensign Bus Company)



The Ensign bus runs from 10am to 5pm. Over the busy school summer holidays, the route provides a 30-minute service. 

Return journey tickets cost £5 for adults and £3 for children aged between five and 15 years old.

The number 68 has proved a big hit over the past few years which has seen hundreds of people enjoy rides on vintage and classic buses.

The bus route was crowned Britain's favourite in the Twitter 2022-2023 World Cup of British Bus Routes last year – a knock-out competition of head-to-head votes.