Duration 3h 13m
Distance 122.2 miles
Average price £70
Frequency 2/hour

Trip overview

The average train between Portsmouth and Southend-on-Sea takes 3h 13m and the fastest train takes 2h 45m. The train runs at least 2 times per hour from Portsmouth 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.

Train • 2h 42m

  1. Portsmouth & Southsea
  2. West Ham
  3. Southend-on-Sea
2h 42m
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£43 - £79

Portsmouth to Southend-on-Sea train times

Trains run every 30 minutes between Portsmouth and Southend-on-Sea. The earliest departure is at 14:24 in the afternoon, and the last departure from Portsmouth is at 22:24 which arrives into Southend-on-Sea at 05:54. All services require a transfer, and take on average 3h 13m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Portsmouth to Southend-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from Portsmouth & Southsea and arriving at Southend Central via Waterloo station and West Ham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 42m.

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The distance between Portsmouth and Southend-on-Sea is 94 miles. The road distance is 122.2 miles.

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Portsmouth to Southend-on-Sea train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Portsmouth & Southsea station.

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Portsmouth to Southend-on-Sea train services, operated by c2c, arrive at Southend Central station.

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There are 309+ hotels available in Southend-on-Sea. Prices start at £75 per night.

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