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from Manchester to Southend-on-Sea

You can get from Manchester to Southend-on-Sea by train, bus or flight.

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29 Jan
£82Avanti West Coast
£64British Airways
31 Jan
£55Avanti West Coast
£72British Airways
3 Feb
£64Avanti West Coast
£63British Airways

Travel Information to Southend-on-Sea from Manchester

distanceDistance182 miles (294 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or train
priceTicket price range£47 - £69
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £47 • 1 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • £47 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesBritish Airways or Avanti West Coast

Take a flight or train to travel 182 miles (294 km) to Southend-on-Sea from Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as £47. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are British Airways or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Manchester to Southend-on-Sea.

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester to Southend-on-Sea

Travel 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.

How do I travel between Manchester and Southend-on-Sea?

There are 2 ways to travel to Southend-on-Sea from Manchester including taking a flight or train.

How do I get from Manchester to Southend-on-Sea the cheapest way?

Flight services offer the cheapest way to get from Manchester to Southend-on-Sea. Tickets for a flight cost on average £47.

This is compared to other travel options to Southend-on-Sea:

A flight is £23 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Manchester to Southend-on-Sea costing on average £69.

What is the fastest way to Southend-on-Sea from Manchester?

The fastest way to get to Southend-on-Sea from Manchester is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h.

There are alternative travel options to Southend-on-Sea that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by train can take 3 h 59 min   on average.

How far is Southend-on-Sea from Manchester?

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

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

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Southend-on-Sea is:

  • 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Southend-on-Sea from Manchester as scheduled services by flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When going from Manchester to Southend-on-Sea, where do I depart from Manchester and where do I arrive in Southend-on-Sea?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Manchester to Southend-on-Sea:

    Which travel operators can get me from Manchester to Southend-on-Sea?

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Manchester to Southend-on-Sea:

    • You can travel from Manchester to Southend-on-Sea by flight with British Airways. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £47 with British Airways from Manchester to Southend-on-Sea.
    • You can take a train from Manchester to Southend-on-Sea with Avanti West Coast. Cheap tickets can be found for £69 with Avanti West Coast from Manchester to Southend-on-Sea.

    Where else should I travel to after my journey to Southend-on-Sea from Manchester ends?

    Many of our customers who book a trip from Manchester to Southend-on-Sea often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Barking or Luton. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Manchester and Southend-on-Sea itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Southend-on-Sea and any of these top destinations today!

    How far in advance should I purchase my Manchester to Southend-on-Sea ticket online to get the best deals?

    Before travelling from Manchester to Southend-on-Sea, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

    • The price of a plane ticket is £47 one way on average for this journey.
    • The price of a train ticket for this trip is £69 one way on average.

    But we recommend booking Manchester to Southend-on-Sea tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.