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DaRT local bus services

You can use the Demand Responsive Transport (DaRT) to travel around the district.

The Essex DaRT is a local minibus service that runs between many of the villages and towns in Uttlesford. You can use it to visit friends and family or to go shopping.

The service is very flexible and you can use your concessionary bus pass after 9am Monday to Friday and all day on Saturdays.

How it works

To use the service you will need to book a seat and register as a customer at least two hours before you want to travel.

You can book by:

Watch a YouTube video guide explaining how you can apply for the DaRT service.

Local DaRT services

DaRT operates in two areas of the district.

DaRT 1

DaRT 1 operates in West Uttlesford.

This service can take passengers from:

  • Arkesden
  • Berden
  • Chrishall
  • Clavering
  • Elmdon
  • Farnham
  • Langley
  • Littlebury
  • Manuden
  • Quendon and Rickling
  • Strethall
  • Wendon Lofts
  • Wicken Bonhunt

Passengers can go to:

  • Saffron Walden
  • Bishops Stortford

You can find more information in our  DaRT 1 leaflet and timetable.

DaRT 2

DaRT 2 operates in North Uttlesford / West Braintree.

This service can take passengers from:

  • Bardfield Saling
  • Chickney
  • Debden
  • Gt Bardfield
  • Great Easton
  • Great Saling
  • Great Sampford
  • Lindsell
  • Little Bardfield
  • Little Easton
  • Little Sampford
  • Radwinter
  • Stebbing
  • Thaxted
  • Tilty
  • Wimbish

Passengers can go to:

  • Saffron Walden
  • Haverhill
  • Braintree

You can find more information in our  DaRT 2 leaflet and timetable.


You can find out how much a journey will cost on the Essex Highways website.

Additional information

There is a questions and answers section about the DaRT service on he Essex Highways website.