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Cheap train tickets from London to Southend-on-Sea

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The best way to find a cheap train ticket from London 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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c2c
08:140h54
London Fenchurch Street (FST)
09:08Southend Central (SOC)
£131One-way
0 changes
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c2c
08:260h57
London Fenchurch Street (FST)
09:23Southend Central (SOC)
£131One-way
0 changes
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c2c
08:200h55
London Fenchurch Street (FST)
09:15Southend Central (SOC)
£131One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
c2c
08:050h53
London Fenchurch Street (FST)
08:58Southend Central (SOC)
£131One-way
0 changes
c2c
08:271h14
London Liverpool Street (LST)
09:41Southend Central (SOC)
£201One-way
2 changes

Train timetableLondon to Southend-on-Sea

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 19 June
c2c
08:050h53
London Fenchurch Street (FST)
08:58Southend Central (SOC)
0 changes
Greater Anglia
08:121h01
London Liverpool Street (LST)
09:13Southend Victoria (SOV)
0 changes
c2c
08:140h54
London Fenchurch Street (FST)
09:08Southend Central (SOC)
0 changes
c2c
08:200h55
London Fenchurch Street (FST)
09:15Southend Central (SOC)
0 changes
c2c
08:260h57
London Fenchurch Street (FST)
09:23Southend Central (SOC)
0 changes
c2c
08:271h14
London Liverpool Street (LST)
09:41Southend Central (SOC)
2 changes

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Train times from London to Southend-on-Sea

Showing times and prices for 19 Jun

Fastest Journey

53 m

Average

59 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

58 km

Of the 6 trains that leave London for Southend-on-Sea every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
c2c
08:050h53
London Fenchurch Street (FST)
08:58Southend Central (SOC)
£131One-way
0 changes
c2c
08:140h54
London Fenchurch Street (FST)
09:08Southend Central (SOC)
£131One-way
0 changes
c2c
08:200h55
London Fenchurch Street (FST)
09:15Southend Central (SOC)
£131One-way
0 changes
c2c
08:260h57
London Fenchurch Street (FST)
09:23Southend Central (SOC)
£131One-way
0 changes
Greater Anglia
08:121h01
London Liverpool Street (LST)
09:13Southend Victoria (SOV)
£231One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from London to Southend-on-Sea

distanceDistance36 miles
durationAverage train duration51 min
priceAverage train ticket price£12 (€14)
frequencyTrain frequency21 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 21 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersc2c or Abellio Greater Anglia

Trains from London to Southend-on-Sea cover the 36 miles long journey taking on average 51 min with our travel partners like c2c or Abellio Greater Anglia. Normally, there are 21 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £7, but the average price of train tickets is £12.

Train companies: C2c and Abellio Greater Anglia trains London to Southend-on-Sea

Travel from London to Southend-on-Sea from £9 with Omio’s train partners c2c and Abellio Greater Anglia! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.

C2c is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates services from London Fenchurch Street to destinations in East London and Essex, including Southend, Basildon, and Grays. C2c offers a range of train types, including the Class 357 Electrostar, Class 312 Electrostar, and Class 315 Electrostar. These trains are modern and comfortable, with air conditioning, power sockets, and free Wi-Fi. C2c also offers a range of ticket types, including Anytime, Off-Peak, and Advance tickets. Onboard facilities include a café bar, toilets, and luggage storage. The most popular routes for c2c are London Fenchurch Street to Southend Central, London Fenchurch Street to Basildon, and London Fenchurch Street to Grays.

London to Southend-on-Sea train information with c2c:

  • Average Duration: 53 min
  • Cheapest Price: £12

Trains from London to Southend on Sea

If you're travelling from London to Southend on Sea, you'll be glad to know this is a popular route among visitors and locals and with a wide range of train options per day. You'll find trains starting around 00:15 each morning and numerous trains per hour between approximately 05:00 every morning until mid-afternoon every day. You'll have the choice of a couple of routes operated by a couple of different train companies throughout the day. C2C offers the most frequent trains between these destinations, while Greater Anglia offers a couple less every day. Thanks to the short distance covered between London and Southend on Sea, you'll only have direct trains between these destinations.

London to Southend on Sea Train Time: Daily Departures

Thanks to the popularity of travel from London to Southend on Sea, you'll find numerous trains operating between these destinations every day. Greater Anglia operates around 24 trains daily between London Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria. Trains start around 00:15 each morning and run throughout the day until the last train leaves the station around 12:55 every afternoon. C2C operate the more frequent options, usually around 37 trains a day. All C2C trains travel between London Fenchurch Street and Southen Central railway stations. The first trip is usually around 00:35 every morning, and there are a variety of trains each hour between then and the last train at around 13:10 every afternoon.

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

Travel time from London to Southend on Sea by train is usually very similar. There will be slight differences depending on the route you take and the speed of the train you're on. The distance between the two destinations is around 36 miles (58 km), and the average time it takes to get between the two is around 55min. C2C usually operates the quickest route, running from London Fenchurch Street to Southend Central. One of the slowest routes is usually the same route operated by a slower train operated by C2C. If you're travelling on a Greater Anglia train, expect to depart from London Liverpool Street and arrive at Southend Victoria railway station. The travel time for these trips is usually around 1h.

Trains from London to Southen on Sea: friends by the Thames in London. Source: Shutterstock

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

Departure train station:When taking a train from London to Southend on Sea, you'll have the choice of two different departure stations in London. London Liverpool Street Station and Fenchurch Street Station are both within walking distance from the city centre and are both railway terminus' located in the city centre. Each station is a major station serving the city of London and offering trains to various cities throughout Europe. Both stations offer various facilities and amenities designed to provide comfortable travel. These facilities include cash machines and currency exchange services, toilets and baby changing facilities, accessible toilets, accessible features, restaurants and refreshments, shopping opportunities, waiting areas, and much more.

Arrival train station:If you're taking a train from London to Southend on Sea, you'll have the choice of two different arrival stations. Both Southend Central and Southend Victoria are major train stations serving the resort town of Southend on Sea and are within walking distance from the centre of the town. These stations are about a 2min drive from each other. Each station offers a variety of services and amenities. Both Central and Victoria have cash machines, payphones, free WiFi, shopping facilities, refreshment facilities, accessible and standard toilets, baby-changing facilities, waiting rooms, and an information centre.

Which train companies travel from London to Southend on Sea?

Two train companies offer routes from London to Southend on Sea. If you're taking a C2C train, which provides the most frequent options, you'll be travelling on a direct train heading from London Fenchurch Street railway station and will arrive at Southend Central railway station. If you're taking a Greater Anglia train, your departure station will be London Liverpool Street, and your train will arrive at Southend Victoria. These trips are also direct routes without a changeover en route and have an average travel time of around 55 min.

Night trains London

Unfortunately, there aren't any night trains currently operating between these two destinations. The last train typically leaves around 13:00 each afternoon, and the trip only takes around 1h.

C2C trains from London to Southend on Sea

C2C is the main train operator providing train services throughout England. C2C offers the more frequent trains between London and Southend on Sea. These trains are direct routes between the two destinations and travel from London Fenchurch Street railway station to Southend Central Station. You'll find around 37 trains operating every day.

Greater Anglia trains from London to Southend on Sea

Greater Anglia operates the less frequent routes, roughly 24 trains a day, and all of these direct routes travel between London Liverpool Street railway station and Southen Victoria railway station. All of these routes are direct routes.

Travelling by train: Sustainable journey

Travelling by train is the most sustainable way to travel, unless you're planning on walking or taking a bicycle between destinations. Train travel often means close to a 70% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to cars or planes, and they only make up around 3% of the global transport emissions. Trains also offer more efficient use of space, transporting more people on a single trip. They also create less noise pollution.

Train London to Southend on Sea: Services on Board

If you're travelling on C2C, you'll only be able to choose a standard-class ticket. However, Greater Anglia offers first-class tickets with better seating, access to food and beverages, as well as a table and charging points for your devices. When it comes to luggage, you'll be able to bring no more than two stowaway bags and a piece of hand luggage like a laptop bag or handbag. If you're hoping to take your bicycle with it, you'll need to call ahead to make sure there is space available, especially if you have a non-foldable bike. Most trains will allow pet travel free of charge, but you'll be limited to two pets, and they must be in a suitable carrier for the duration of the trip. If you have a disability, you can contact the train company ahead of time and arrange assistance when you arrive.

How to find cheap train tickets from London to Southend on Sea?

There are a variety of ways to ensure you pick up the best tickets available for these routes. Check out the Omio Magazine that offers travellers a few tips on how best to travel. Search for your tickets on Omio and filter according to price to get the best deal. If you're able to, booking tickets months in advance means avoiding the increased prices when you're close to the departure date. Search with flexible dates and pick up on different deals on different days. If you're a student or senior citizen, you may qualify for a discount.

Trains from London to Southend-on-Sea: city shore of Southend-on-Sea. Source: Shutterstock

To Southend on Sea by train—travel tips

Southend-on-Sea stands as a quaint resort town situated on the Thames Estuary in Essex. Southend-on-Sea offers guests an incredible mix of family-friendly restaurants, fine dining, a plethora of seafood on offer, and of course, access to one of the many beaches in the area. The city is also home to several historical sights and other things worth checking out. Don't miss out on a few of these things during your visit.

  • Shoebury East Beach
  • Southend Pier
  • Priory Park
  • Southend Cliff Railway
  • Chalkwell Beach
  • Adventure Island
  • Hadleigh Castle
  • Cliffs Pavilion

FAQs: London to Southend-on-Sea train

FAQs: Travel by train from London 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 London to Southend-on-Sea.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from London to Southend-on-Sea can start from as little as £7 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for London to Southend-on-Sea is £12; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by train from London to Southend-on-Sea is 51 min   to travel the 36 mile long route, with around there are 21 trains per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first train from London to Southend-on-Sea leaves at 06: 43. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from London to Southend-on-Sea leaves at 23: 04.
Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Southend-on-Sea without having to change trains with c2c or Abellio Greater Anglia. There are 21 direct trains from London to Southend-on-Sea each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
When taking a train from London to Southend-on-Sea, you can count on c2c or Abellio Greater Anglia for the best way to get you to Southend-on-Sea. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service from London to Southend-on-Sea and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 23: 04.
A day trip to Southend-on-Sea from London is worth doing with a journey time of 51 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from London to Southend-on-Sea is January.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel from London to Southend-on-Sea including taking a train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in London and Southend-on-Sea

London
Southend-on-Sea
The major railway station for departures from London is London Waterloo. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at London Waterloo for your trip from London to Southend-on-Sea.
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+44 3451652030
Public transport options for London Waterloo
Onward travel information: Waterloo is well connected to London's public transport network. Waterloo Underground station serves the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Plan a journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Buses depart from several points around the station. All Transport for London Buses are accessible with step free access and have a dedicated mobility space. Buses from Waterloo (tfl. Gov. Uk) The station has a dedicated taxi rank for London Black Taxis on the roadway outside exit 3. Santander Hire Bicycles are available from the docking stations outside. Santander Cycles - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Waterloo is within easy walking distance of the South Bank and a number of visitor attractions. Walking - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
Metro: Waterloo Underground station is served by the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Step free access is available to and from the Jubilee Line. For more information on London Transport accessibility: Plan an accessible journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
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Phone Number
+44 3457114141
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Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
Public transport options for London Euston
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Go to Platform 2, there is a gate adjacent to the station from the main road.
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Public transport options for London Paddington
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
Metro: Tube Lines.
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Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
Public transport options for London St Pancras International
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
Bus lines: 326, 139
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Public transport options for London Victoria
Onward travel information: Victoria Bus Station at Station Front
Location for Rail Replacement Services: When weekend engineering dictate that replacement bus services will operate, these will usually depart from the immediate Station front/Terminus Place. Travel from London Victoria is usually conveyed by London Buses in these instances. Check posters and staff for more details.
Metro: Underground services: Victoria Line, District Line and Circle Line
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Public transport options for London Liverpool Street
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Replacement transport stop on either Liverpool Street (outside the station entrance), or beside Platform 10, depending on operational requirements
Metro: Liverpool Street underground station has connections to the Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.
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Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
Public transport options for London Kings Cross
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
Metro: N/A
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Public transport options for London Bridge
Onward travel information: The Bus Station is located directly outside the main entrance at upper level. There are also bus stops outside on Tooley Street. For further information on buses, a bus information kiosk is also located outside the main doors of the station at upper level.
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement bus services are usually found outside the front of the station. However this is sometimes subject to change. Please check engineering posters or consult a member of staff.
Metro: For North and North East Kent and South East London
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Public transport options for London Marylebone
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At station entrance.
Metro: Bakerloo Line.
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Public transport options for London Fenchurch Street
Onward travel information: Rail replacement buses will stop outside HSBC on Fenchurch Street. Aldgate Bus Station. Details of the buses serving Fenchurch Street and Aldgate area, and the Bus Stops they are using is available here
Metro: London Underground (Circle Line and District Line) at Tower Hill - 200m from the Tower Hill exit London Underground (Metropolitan Line, Circle Line) at Aldgate - 300m from Fenchurch Place exit. Docklands Light Railway at Tower Gateway - 300m from the Tower Hill exit.
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Public transport options for London Charing Cross
Metro: Bakerloo Line Northern Line.
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