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.
Trains from London to Southend-on-Sea are operated by c2c (Trenitalia) and Abellio Greater Anglia.
The majority of trains from London to Southend-on-Sea are direct with a journey time of just under an hour.
A regular and frequent service operates on this route around the clock.
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.
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.
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