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There are 5 ways to get from Beckton to Southend-on-Sea by bus, train, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Line 366 bus, train  •  1h 15m

  1. Take the line 366 bus from Beckton Bus Station to Barking Station 366
  2. Take the train from Barking to Southend Central

£10 - £14

Cheapest option

Line 366 bus, line 28 bus  •  2h 17m

  1. Take the line 366 bus from Beckton Bus Station to Barking Station 366
  2. Take the line 28 bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station to Southend-on-Sea, Park Tavern 28

£10 - £16

3 alternative options

Line 262 bus, train  •  1h 33m

  1. Take the line 262 bus from Beckton, Kingsford Way to Stratford Bus Station 262
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Southend Victoria

£18 - £26

Taxi  •  43 min

  1. Take a taxi from Beckton to Southend-on-Sea 35 miles

£85 - £110

Drive  •  43 min

  1. Drive from Beckton to Southend-on-Sea 35 miles

£5 - £8

Beckton to Southend-on-Sea by bus and train

The journey time between Beckton and Southend-on-Sea is around 1h 19m and covers a distance of around 37 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 5m. Operated by London Buses and c2c, the Beckton to Southend-on-Sea service departs from Beckton Bus Station and arrives in Southend Central. Typically 652 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
1h 19m
Fastest journey time:
1h 5m
Journey distance:
37 miles
Services per week:
652
Cheapest price:
£10
Carbon emissions:
4 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
04:20
Last service departs at:
23:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Beckton to Southend-on-Sea bus and train schedules

Beckton → Southend-on-Sea
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The cheapest way to get from Beckton to Southend-on-Sea is to drive which costs £5 - £8 and takes 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Beckton to Southend-on-Sea is to taxi which costs £85 - £110 and takes 43 min.

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The distance between Beckton and Southend-on-Sea is 28 miles. The road distance is 35 miles.

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The best way to get from Beckton to Southend-on-Sea without a car is to line 366 bus and train which takes 1h 15m and costs £10 - £15.

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It takes approximately 1h 15m to get from Beckton to Southend-on-Sea, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Beckton to Southend-on-Sea is 35 miles. It takes approximately 43 min to drive from Beckton to Southend-on-Sea.

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Map of how to get from Beckton to Southend-on-Sea.
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  • Distance: 28.5 miles
  • Duration: 1h 15m

What companies run services between Beckton, England and Southend-on-Sea, England?

You can take a bus from Beckton to Southend-on-Sea via Barking Station, Barking, Basildon, and Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station in around 2h 17m.

Train operators
Bus operators
London Buses

London’s bus network covers Greater London with a 24-hour service, allowing you to take in the famous monuments and streetscapes from an iconic red double-decker bus. All London buses are all cashless, so you will need an Oyster card, Travel card or use contactless payment. You can also purchase a one-day bus-only pass from Tube stations. On the bus, you only need to touch on with your Oyster card (not off).

Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Beckton Bus Station to Barking Station
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Bus from Beckton, Kingsford Way to Stratford Bus Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Other operators
Taxi from Beckton to Southend-on-Sea
Ave. Duration
43 min
Estimated price
£85 - £110
Twelve Transfers
Phone
+44 20 3479 5700
Website
twelvetransfers.co.uk
Longbridge Cars
Phone
+44 20 8507 7724
A to B Minicabs
Phone
+44 20 8594 9290
Stratford City Cars
Phone
+44 20 8555 5454
Website
stratfordcitycars.co.uk
Seven Fives
Phone
+44 20 8555 5555
Eurolink Cars
Phone
+44 20 8555 8888
Website
eurolinkcars.co.uk

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