Duration 1h 54m
Distance 59 miles
Average price £30
Frequency 3/hour

Trip overview

The average train between Harpenden and Southend-on-Sea takes 1h 54m and the fastest train takes 1h 46m. The train runs at least 3 times per hour from Harpenden to Southend-on-Sea. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Harpenden
  2. London Liverpool Street
  3. Southend-on-Sea
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Harpenden to Southend-on-Sea train times

Trains run every 20 minutes between Harpenden and Southend-on-Sea. The earliest departure is at 22:22 at night, and the last departure from Harpenden is at 23:18 which arrives into Southend-on-Sea at 01:23. All services require a transfer, and take on average 1h 54m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Harpenden to Southend-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from Harpenden and arriving at Southend Victoria via Farringdon station and London Liverpool Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h.

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The distance between Harpenden and Southend-on-Sea is 50 miles. The road distance is 59 miles.

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Harpenden to Southend-on-Sea train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Harpenden station.

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Harpenden to Southend-on-Sea train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Southend Victoria station.

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