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Cheap train tickets from Barking to Southend-on-Sea

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The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Barking to Southend-on-Sea is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

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Train times from Barking to Southend-on-Sea

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Trains per day



44 km

Of the 2 trains that leave Barking for Southend-on-Sea every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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Overview: Train from Barking to Southend-on-Sea

distanceDistance27 miles
durationAverage train duration38 min
priceAverage train ticket price£10 (€11)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersc2c

Trains from Barking to Southend-on-Sea cover the 27 miles long journey taking on average 38 min with our travel partners like c2c. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £5, but the average price of train tickets is £10.

Trains from Barking to Southend-on-Sea

If you're looking to take a train from Barking to Southend-on-Sea in the future, you'll be glad to know that this route is pretty popular and numerous trains travel between the two every day. You'll find close to 30 trains a day that covers a distance of around 27 miles (43 km). Thanks to the short distance between Barking and Southend, all of the trains travelling between the two are direct trains, so you won't have to deal with changeovers along the way. You'll find trains starting as early as 5:00 a.m. every morning and between two and three trains per hour until the last train leaves late in the evening.

Barking to Southend-on-Sea Train Time: Daily Departures

Travelling via train from Barking to Southend-on-Sea is a popular travel option for many in the area and as such, you'll find an array of trains travelling this route daily. All of these trains are operated by c2c and start as early as 5:00 a.m. every morning with two to three train journeys per hour from then until the last train departs at around 11:55 p.m. every evening. On any given day, you can expect to find at least 30 trains operating between these two destinations. If you're travelling over the weekend, particularly on a Sunday, you can expect to find fewer train trips per day that generally start operating later in the morning.

How long is the journey by train from Barking to Southend-on-Sea?

Thanks to the short distance covered between Barking and Southend-on-Sea, roughly 27 miles (43 km), all of the train routes between the two destinations are direct trains that don't require you to deal with changes along the way. Your average travel time from Barking to Southend is around 45min. The fastest train between the destinations is usually around 40min, while the longest train journey usually takes closer to 1h.

Southend on Sea Beach Huts. Source: Shutterstock

What is/are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Barking to Southend-on-Sea?

Departure train station: All of the trains travelling from Barking to Southend-on-Sea will depart from the same train station, Barking Station, which is located roughly 15min from the centre of London and is connected directly to the District line, the London Overground line, and the Hammersmith and City line. The station offers a variety of services for disabled travellers including an accessible ticket counter, trained staff, an induction loop, step-free access, accessible taxis, and accessible toilets. There are basic amenities and facilities at the station that includes things like refreshment facilities, toilets, baby-changing facilities, shops, ATMs, and lost property facilities.

Arrival train station: Your arrival train station for these journeys will always be Southen Central train station, which is located in the centre of Southend and sits on the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway line. The station comes with several facilities that make travelling with a disability a little easier, such as staff help, an accessible ticketing office counter, an induction loop, accessible toilets, step-free access, as well as impaired mobility set down. Some of the basic amenities and facilities at the station include baby-changing facilities, a seated area, toilets, refreshment facilities, a post box, shops, lost property services, and ATMs.

Which train companies travel from Barking to Southend-on-Sea?

If you're looking at catching a train from Barking to Southend-on-Sea, you can expect all of the trains travelling this route to be operated by the same train company, c2c. This train company is one of the most punctual and most popular train companies in the UK that operates trains to and from London to Southend. You'll find numerous direct trains from Barking to Southend every day that'll cover the 27 miles (43 km) in around 45min, depending on the time of day you take the train.

c2c trains from Barking to Southend-on-Sea

c2c is the primary train operating company offering train trips from Barking to Southend-on-Sea. Thanks to the route being popular with locals and travellers alike, you'll have access to several direct trains travelling between these two destinations every day. These trains don't require a changeover along the way and typically start as early as 5:00 a.m. every morning and run two to three times an hour until 11:55 p.m most evenings. You can expect the journey to take between 40min and 1h, depending on the time of day you catch the train.

Train Barking to Southend-on-Sea: Services on Board

c2c is committed to providing an enjoyable experience for all of its passengers regardless of the route taken. You'll find clean, comfortable, and air-conditioned seating available, as well as onboard toilets, priority seats, and onboard Wi-Fi to keep you connected throughout the journey. Each passenger is allowed to bring a maximum of two suitcases with them when travelling.

If you want to travel with a pet, you'll be glad to know that c2c allows up to two dogs or other small domestic animals for free, provided they're kept on a leash or placed in a pet carrier for the duration of the trip. If you require assistance, you can contact the Passenger Assist team beforehand and arrange the help you need. If you want to take a bicycle with you, bear in mind that foldable bikes are permitted at any time, providing you store them sensibly. If you have a non-foldable bike, we suggest contacting c2c ahead of time to book your space to ensure you're able to take the bike with you.

How to find cheap train tickets from Barking to Southend-on-Sea?

If you're looking for the best ticket deals from train travel from Barking to Southend-on-Sea, there are a couple of ways you can ensure you get the best price. To start with, use Omio to search for your ticket deals. Omio offers a platform that provides consolidated information from a variety of online sources and offer a single results page in any language you choose that also gives you the option of filtering according to your needs.

Secondly, consider searching with flexible departure dates to take advantage of different deals that may be offered on different days. Keep in mind that travelling during the week is often more affordable than travelling at the weekend. Lastly, you'll want to book your tickets as far in advance as possible. These tickets usually go on sale a couple of months in advance and the closer you get to your departure date, the more expensive they get.

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To Southend-on-Sea by train—travel tips

Southend-on-Sea stands as an inviting little resort town located on the Thames Estuary in Essex and offers visitors a variety of activities to get involved in for the whole family, as well as numerous sights to visit throughout the area.

If you're travelling with children and looking for something to keep everyone occupied, you'll want to make your way to Adventure Island and experience all of the rides and attractions aimed at kids of all ages. As a history buff< the Southend Pier and Railway is a must-see with the open-air exhibit lined with period train cars. The ruined 1200s towers of Hadleigh Castle that overlook the marsh is another historical site well worth the visit.

If you want to get some insight into the local aquatic life in the area, make a turn past Sealife Adventure and explore the compact marine life on display. If you're looking to take advantage of the local beaches and spend time soaking up the sun, check out beaches like Chalkwell, Shoebury East Beach, and Bell Wharf Beach.

If you're interested in the local art scene, you can head to Focal Point Gallery and explore the contemporary visual arts exhibits on display there, or make your way to the Rose Street Cottage of Curiosities museum. A couple of other things worth checking out include the Thames Estuary, Priory Park, Canvey Island Transport Museum, Southchurch Hall, and the Rayleigh Town Museum.

FAQs: Barking to Southend-on-Sea train

FAQs: Travel by train from Barking to Southend-on-Sea easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Barking to Southend-on-Sea.
Cheap train tickets from Barking to Southend-on-Sea can start from as little as £5 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Barking to Southend-on-Sea is £10; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Barking to Southend-on-Sea train time is 38 min   covering the 27 mile long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Barking to Southend-on-Sea leaves at 05: 41. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Barking to Southend-on-Sea leaves at 23: 49.
Take the Barking to Southend-on-Sea train with c2c. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the journey to Southend-on-Sea from Barking as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 23: 49.
A day trip to Southend-on-Sea from Barking is worth doing with a journey time of 38 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Barking to Southend-on-Sea is December.
Yes, you can take a train to Southend-on-Sea from Barking.

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