Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Southend-on-Sea

Showing times and prices for 30 May

Cheapest

£88

Average

£110

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Manchester to Southend-on-Sea will cost around £ 110 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 88.

Avanti West Coast
08:35Manchester4h19 12:54Southend-on-Sea
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£881One-way
Avanti West Coast
09:35Manchester4h19 13:54Southend-on-Sea
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£881One-way
Avanti West Coast
09:15Manchester4h19 13:34Southend-on-Sea
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£891One-way
Avanti West Coast
10:15Manchester4h13 14:28Southend-on-Sea
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£901One-way
Avanti West Coast
07:55Manchester4h19 12:14Southend-on-Sea
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£1951One-way

Train schedule Manchester to Southend-on-Sea

Showing trains for tomorrow, Mon, 30 May
Avanti West Coast
07:55Manchester4h19 12:14Southend-on-Sea
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Avanti West Coast
08:35Manchester4h19 12:54Southend-on-Sea
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Avanti West Coast
09:15Manchester4h19 13:34Southend-on-Sea
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Avanti West Coast
09:35Manchester4h19 13:54Southend-on-Sea
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Avanti West Coast
10:15Manchester4h13 14:28Southend-on-Sea
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Fastest train times from Manchester to Southend-on-Sea

Showing times and prices for 30 May

Fastest Journey

4 h 13 m

Average

4 h 17 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

294 km

Of the 5 trains that leave Manchester 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.

These direct trains cover the 294 km distance in an average of 4 h 17 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 4 h 13 m .

The slowest trains will take 4 h 19 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Avanti West Coast
10:15Manchester4h13 14:28Southend-on-Sea
0 changes
£901One-way
Avanti West Coast
09:35Manchester4h19 13:54Southend-on-Sea
0 changes
£881One-way
Avanti West Coast
09:15Manchester4h19 13:34Southend-on-Sea
0 changes
£891One-way
Avanti West Coast
07:55Manchester4h19 12:14Southend-on-Sea
0 changes
£1951One-way
Avanti West Coast
08:35Manchester4h19 12:54Southend-on-Sea
0 changes
£881One-way

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Overview: Train from Manchester to Southend-on-Sea

distanceDistance182 miles (294 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 59 min
priceAverage train ticket price£58 (€65)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day

Trains from Manchester to Southend-on-Sea cover the 182 miles (294 km) long route taking on average 3 h 59 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £58, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £58.

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FAQs

What is the cost of cheap trains to Southend-on-Sea from Manchester?

Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Southend-on-Sea from Manchester for as low as £58  for the next 7 days.

What is the cost of a train ticket from Manchester to Southend-on-Sea on average?

The Manchester to Southend-on-Sea train ticket price is on average £58  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this journey in the next week.

What is the distance to Southend-on-Sea from Manchester by train?

The distance to Southend-on-Sea from Manchester by train is approximately 182 miles (294 km).

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

The Manchester to Southend-on-Sea train duration is on average 3 h 59 min, which is to be expected when travelling 182 miles (294 km) between Manchester and Southend-on-Sea. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.

How many train services are there to Southend-on-Sea from Manchester a day?

On average, there are 25 trains a day from Manchester to Southend-on-Sea. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When can I take the first train from Manchester to Southend-on-Sea? When can I take the last train for the day?

You can take the first train from Manchester to Southend-on-Sea at 07: 15   or take the last train from Manchester to Southend-on-Sea leaving at 17: 31. Look for the latest Manchester Southend-on-Sea train times on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.

How far in advance should I book train tickets between Manchester and Southend-on-Sea for the best deals?

If you buy Manchester to Southend-on-Sea train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £58. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Manchester to Southend-on-Sea. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
Southend-on-Sea
The major railway station for departures from Manchester is Manchester Piccadilly. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Manchester Piccadilly for your trip between Manchester and Southend-on-Sea.
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WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
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Phone Number
+44 3457114141
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Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Public transport options for Manchester Piccadilly
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales