Duration 1h 44m
Distance 60.9 miles
Average price £20
Frequency 3/hour

Trip overview

The average train between Watford and Southend-on-Sea takes 1h 44m and the fastest train takes 1h 23m. The train runs at least 3 times per hour from Watford 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. Watford Junction
  2. London Fenchurch Street
  3. Southend-on-Sea
1h 50m
£16 - £42

Watford to Southend-on-Sea train times

Trains run every 20 minutes between Watford and Southend-on-Sea. The earliest departure is at 11:58 in the morning, and the last departure from Watford is at 23:38 which arrives into Southend-on-Sea at 01:12. All services require a transfer, and take on average 1h 44m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Watford to Southend-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from Watford Junction and arriving at Southend Central via Euston station and London Fenchurch Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 50m.

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The distance between Watford and Southend-on-Sea is 49 miles. The road distance is 60.9 miles.

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

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

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There are 328+ hotels available in Southend-on-Sea. Prices start at £75 per night.

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