The cheapest trains from London to Southend-on-Sea

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Cheapest

$9

Average

$20

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 London to Southend-on-Sea will cost around $ 20 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 9.

Cheapest
09:13AMLondon Liverpool Street1h01 10:14AMSouthend Victoria
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$91One-way
Cheapest
09:33AMLondon Liverpool Street1h01 10:34AMSouthend Victoria
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$91One-way
09:55AMLondon Liverpool Street0h59 10:54AMSouthend Victoria
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$111One-way
09:05AMLondon Fenchurch Street0h55 10:00AMSouthend Central
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$211One-way
08:14AMLondon Fenchurch Street0h55 09:09AMSouthend Central
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$211One-way

Timetable London to Southend-on-Sea

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08:13AMLondon Liverpool Street1h03 09:16AMSouthend Victoria
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08:14AMLondon Fenchurch Street0h55 09:09AMSouthend Central
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08:20AMLondon Fenchurch Street0h55 09:15AMSouthend Central
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08:32AMLondon Liverpool Street1h02 09:34AMSouthend Victoria
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08:32AMLondon Fenchurch Street0h53 09:25AMSouthend Central
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08:35AMLondon Fenchurch Street1h21 09:56AMSouthend Central
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08:47AMLondon Fenchurch Street0h54 09:41AMSouthend Central
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08:55AMLondon Liverpool Street0h59 09:54AMSouthend Victoria
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09:05AMLondon Fenchurch Street0h55 10:00AMSouthend Central
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09:08AMLondon Fenchurch Street1h16 10:24AMSouthend Central
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09:13AMLondon Liverpool Street1h01 10:14AMSouthend Victoria
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09:33AMLondon Liverpool Street1h01 10:34AMSouthend Victoria
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09:34AMLondon Fenchurch Street0h55 10:29AMSouthend Central
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09:41AMLondon Fenchurch Street1h12 10:53AMSouthend Central
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09:55AMLondon Liverpool Street0h59 10:54AMSouthend Victoria
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10:04AMLondon Fenchurch Street0h54 10:58AMSouthend Central
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Thu
Oct 28
$21c2c
Fri
Oct 29
$21c2c
Sat
Oct 30
$9Greater Anglia
Sun
Oct 31
$9Greater Anglia
Mon
Nov 1
$21c2c
Wed
Nov 3
$21c2c

The fastest trains from London to Southend-on-Sea

Showing times and prices for Oct 29

Fastest Journey

53 m

Average

1 h

Trains per day

16

Distance

58 km

Of the 16 trains that leave London for Southend-on-Sea every day 16 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 58 km distance in an average of 1 h but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 53 m .

The slowest trains will take 1 h 21 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.

Fastest
08:32AMLondon Fenchurch Street0h53 09:25AMSouthend Central
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$211One-way
08:47AMLondon Fenchurch Street0h54 09:41AMSouthend Central
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$211One-way
10:04AMLondon Fenchurch Street0h54 10:58AMSouthend Central
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$211One-way
09:05AMLondon Fenchurch Street0h55 10:00AMSouthend Central
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$211One-way
08:14AMLondon Fenchurch Street0h55 09:09AMSouthend Central
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$211One-way

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Train Information from London to Southend-on-Sea

distanceDistance36 miles (58 km)
durationAverage train duration53 min
priceAverage train ticket price$17 (€14)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesc2c or Greater Anglia

Trains from London to Southend-on-Sea cover the 36 miles (58 km) long journey taking on average 53 min with our travel partners like c2c or Greater Anglia. 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 $9 (€8), but the average price of train tickets is $17 (€14).

Trains from London to Southend-on-Sea

The traditional seaside resort of Southend-on-Sea has been a popular vacation destination for Londoners since the 19th century, which might explain why there are two separate rail lines from the capital to the Essex town. Travelers booking a London to Southend-on-Sea train can choose from frequent departures from London Liverpool Street or Fenchurch Street stations, with journey times to the coast of around an hour. Departure times range from very early morning to after midnight.

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

Greater Anglia  operates weekday trains on the route from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria Station. Direct trains on the route from London Fenchurch Street to Southend Central Station are provided by c2c.

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

The fastest London to Southend-on-Sea train services are c2c's departures  from Fenchurch Street, with times of around 49-55 minutes for the 40 mile trip east. Greater Anglia connections from Liverpool Street take just over an hour to reach Southend Victoria.

How many trains are there from London to Southend-on-Sea?

This is a very popular route with commuters as well as vacationers, so services are very frequent. On weekdays, there are around six trains from London to Southend-on-Sea every hour for most of the day, with the greatest frequency in late afternoon. Departure times start with very early morning services and continue throughout the day and evening, with final connections leaving London after midnight. Sunday schedules are less frequent, with no services from Liverpool Street to  Southend Victoria.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from London to Southend-on-Sea?

Departure train station:  London Fenchurch Street is located on the east side of central London, with Underground connections available from nearby Tower Hill Tube station. Liverpool Street Station is a short walk to the north, with Underground links on four lines and city bus routes stopping close to the terminus on Bishopsgate. Both stations have news vendors, food stores, a bar, coffee shops and taxi stands.

Arrival train station:Southend Victoria station is situated on the northern side of the town center, next to a bus terminus offering connections across the region. Southend Central is in the center, close to the seafront, also close to a bus interchange. Both stations offer drinks and food stores, news vendors, rest rooms and taxi stands.

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
What is the price of the cheapest train from London to Southend-on-Sea?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between London and Southend-on-Sea for the next 7 days starting from $9 (€8)  one way.
What is the cost of a train between London and Southend-on-Sea?
The London to Southend-on-Sea train ticket price is on average $17 (€14)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this route in the next week.
How far is it from London to Southend-on-Sea by train?
The London to Southend-on-Sea train distance is approximately 36 miles (58 km).
How long is the train between London and Southend-on-Sea?
On average the London to Southend-on-Sea train travel time is 53 min  for the 36 miles (58 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
What train providers go from London to Southend-on-Sea?
For the route from London to Southend-on-Sea you can take a train with c2c or Greater Anglia. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services from London to Southend-on-Sea on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Are there any direct trains from London to Southend-on-Sea?
Yes, there are 25 direct trains per day from London to Southend-on-Sea with Greater Anglia or c2c, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy your train ticket.
How many trains per day are there from London to Southend-on-Sea?
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.
When can I take the first train from London to Southend-on-Sea? When can I take the last train for the day?
The earliest train for this journey departs from London at 7: 20 AM. The last train leaves from London at 9: 33 AM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from London to Southend-on-Sea and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I purchase a train ticket from London to Southend-on-Sea to get the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this journey and save money. If you purchase train tickets from London to Southend-on-Sea within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $17 (€14) one way. To find the best prices for this trip, 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 journey to Southend-on-Sea from London.
Amenities at station
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Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
Connections to/from station
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
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Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
Connections to/from station
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
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
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Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
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Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 326, 139
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar