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Trains from London to Southend-on-Sea

It's quick and easy to make the train journey from London to Southend-on-Sea with services running throughout the day and night and a journey time of less than an hour. There are up to eight departures an hour during morning and evening peak times and between four to six departures an hour for the rest of the time.

Which train companies go from London to Southend-on-Sea?

Trains from London to Southend-on-Sea are operated by c2c (Trenitalia) and Abellio Greater Anglia.

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

The majority of trains from London to Southend-on-Sea are direct with a journey time of just under an hour.

When are the first and last trains of the day from London to Southend-on-Sea?

A regular and frequent service operates on this route around the clock.

What facilities are available on trains from London to Southend-on-Sea?

Both c2c and Abellio Greater Anglia trains from London to Southend-on-Sea offer Wi-Fi access, full toilet facilities, priority seating and air-conditioning. There are also quiet carriages and onboard bicycle storage. Two dogs can travel free of charge on both routes but must be kept off the seats. Generally, there are no onboard catering facilities on this short journey but complimentary drinks and snacks are offered with first class tickets from c2c.

What is the departure and arrival station for trains from London to Southend-on-Sea?

Departure Station: c2c services depart from London Fenchurch Street Station which is located in the heart of the city's business district. It's served by Aldgate Bus Station and the District, Metropolitan and Circle lines of the London Underground and is also close to Tower Gateway Station on the Docklands Light Railway. Abellio Greater Anglia trains depart from London Liverpool Street at Bishopsgate. It is on the Hammersmith & City, Central, Circle and Metropolitan lines. Liverpool Street has bicycle storage facilities available. Neither station has car parking but both have taxi ranks.

Arrival Station: c2c trains arrive at Southend Central Station while Abellio Greater Anglia services arrive at Southend Victoria. Both stations are centrally located in the town centre. They are served by taxis and local buses and offer car parking and bicycle storage facilities.

Travel Tips

Trains from London to Southend-on-Sea
Travel by train 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
How much do cheap train tickets between London and Southend-on-Sea cost?
You can find a cheap train from London to Southend-on-Sea for some dates and times for as low as £15  one way in the next 7 days.
How much does the train from London to Southend-on-Sea cost on average?
The London to Southend-on-Sea train ticket price is on average £15  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next week.
What is the distance by train from London to Southend-on-Sea?
The London to Southend-on-Sea train distance is approximately 36 miles (58 km).
How long does it take from London to Southend-on-Sea by train?
The train time between London and Southend-on-Sea is on average 52 min  for the 36 miles (58 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between London and Southend-on-Sea by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
Which train companies can take me to Southend-on-Sea from London?
If you're looking for trains from London to Southend-on-Sea, you can rely on c2c or Greater Anglia to get you to Southend-on-Sea. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the London to Southend-on-Sea journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains are there to Southend-on-Sea from London a day?
The average number of trains departing London for Southend-on-Sea is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
How early should I book London to Southend-on-Sea train tickets to get the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this route and save money. If you book train tickets between London and Southend-on-Sea within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £15 one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from London to Southend-on-Sea a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Southend-on-Sea
The major railway station for departures from London is London Victoria. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at London Victoria for your trip from London to Southend-on-Sea.
Amenities at station
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+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
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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
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ParkingParking
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+44 3457114141
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Ticket Office Hours
24/7
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
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ParkingParking
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+44 2078437688
ticketOfficeHours
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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
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