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Train Information between Manchester and Southend-on-Sea

distanceDistance182 miles (294 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 20 min
priceAverage train ticket price£85 (€95)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesAvanti West Coast

Trains from Manchester to Southend-on-Sea cover the 182 miles (294 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 20 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £84, but the average price of train tickets is £85.

Travel Tips

Trains from Manchester 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 Manchester to Southend-on-Sea.
What is the price of the cheapest train to Southend-on-Sea from Manchester?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains between Manchester and Southend-on-Sea to cost as little as £84  in the next 7 days.
How much does the train from Manchester to Southend-on-Sea cost on average?
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Manchester to Southend-on-Sea train price to come in at an average of £85  one way.
How far is it from Manchester to Southend-on-Sea by train?
The Manchester to Southend-on-Sea train distance is approximately 182 miles (294 km).
How many hours does it take from Manchester to Southend-on-Sea by train?
While the time it takes to travel 182 miles (294 km) to Southend-on-Sea from Manchester can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Manchester to Southend-on-Sea is on average 4 h 20 min.
Which train providers can get me from Manchester to Southend-on-Sea?
For the best Manchester to Southend-on-Sea train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Avanti West Coast. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between Manchester and Southend-on-Sea to compare what amenities they may offer.
How many trains are there to Southend-on-Sea from Manchester a day?
The average number of trains departing Manchester for Southend-on-Sea is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
How early should I book train tickets between Manchester and Southend-on-Sea to score the best deals?
If you book Manchester to Southend-on-Sea train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £85. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Southend-on-Sea from Manchester. 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

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 from Manchester to Southend-on-Sea.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
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