COVID-19 Travel restrictions may apply. Learn More.
Duration 1h 53m
Distance 60 miles
Average price £28
Frequency 3/hour

Trip overview

The average train between Southend-on-Sea and Watford takes 1h 53m and the fastest train takes 1h 33m. The train runs at least 3 times per hour from Southend-on-Sea to Watford. 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. Southend Victoria
  2. London Euston
  3. Watford
1h 35m
£26 - £55

Southend-on-Sea to Watford train times

Trains run every 20 minutes between Southend-on-Sea and Watford. The service departs Southend-on-Sea at 23:00 at night, which arrives into Watford at 00:57. All services require a transfer, and take on average 1h 53m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Southend-on-Sea to Watford? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions may still be in place within United Kingdom. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for United Kingdom.

Learn More.

No, there is no direct train from Southend-on-Sea to Watford. However, there are services departing from Southend Victoria and arriving at Watford Junction via Liverpool Street station and London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 35m.

More details

The distance between Southend-on-Sea and Watford is 49 miles. The road distance is 60 miles.

Get driving directions

Southend-on-Sea to Watford train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Southend Victoria station.

More details

Southend-on-Sea to Watford train services, operated by London Northwestern Railway, arrive at Watford Junction station.

More details

There are 19439+ hotels available in Watford. Prices start at £75 per night.

More details

Get the Rome2rio app

Find the best way to get from A to B, anywhere in the world, on your mobile or tablet.

Compare your options: plane, train, bus, car, ferry, bike share, driving and walking directions all in one search.

Learn more about our apps