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Duration 1h 44m
Distance 60.8 miles
Average price £31
Frequency 2/hour

Trip overview

The average train between Watford and Southend-on-Sea takes 1h 44m and the fastest train takes 1h 32m. The train runs at least 2 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 Liverpool Street
  3. Southend-on-Sea
1h 50m
Bookable on Rome2rio
£26 - £55

Watford to Southend-on-Sea train times

Trains run every 30 minutes between Watford and Southend-on-Sea. The earliest departure is at 07:48 in the morning, and the last departure from Watford is at 23:59 which arrives into Southend-on-Sea at 01:57. All services require a transfer, and take on average 1h 44m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.
Departing Sunday, April 18, 2021

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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 Victoria via Euston station and London Liverpool 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 60.8 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 Greater Anglia, arrive at Southend Victoria station.

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There are 129+ hotels available in Southend-on-Sea. Prices start at £75 per night.

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