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

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Train  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Braintree to Shenfield
  2. Take the train from Shenfield to Southend Victoria

$21 - $30

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Bus  •  1 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Braintree Town Centre, Victoria Street to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) 42 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) X30

$13

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Bus Arrow Taxi  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Braintree Town Centre, Victoria Street to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) 42 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) to Southend-on-Sea, Whitegate Road (Warrior Sq) 3

$15

Taxi  •  42 min

  1. Take a taxi from Braintree to Southend-on-Sea 33.9 miles

$150 - $180

Drive  •  42 min

  1. Drive from Braintree to Southend-on-Sea 33.9 miles

$7 - $11

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No, there is no direct bus from Braintree to Southend-on-Sea station. However, there are services departing from Braintree Town Centre, Victoria Street and arriving at Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) via Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Braintree to Southend-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from Braintree and arriving at Southend Victoria via Shenfield. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 24 min.

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The distance between Braintree and Southend-on-Sea is 25 miles. The road distance is 33.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Braintree to Southend-on-Sea without a car is to train which takes 1 h 24 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 24 min to get from Braintree to Southend-on-Sea, including transfers.

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Braintree to Southend-on-Sea bus services, operated by First in Essex, depart from Braintree Town Centre, Victoria Street station.

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

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The best way to get from Braintree to Southend-on-Sea is to train which takes 1 h 24 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1 h 52 min.

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Braintree to Southend-on-Sea bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn).

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Braintree to Southend-on-Sea train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Southend Victoria station.

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Map of how to get from Braintree to Southend-on-Sea.
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  • Distance: 24.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 24 min

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

You can take a train from Braintree to Southend-on-Sea via Shenfield in around 1 h 24 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Braintree to Southend-on-Sea via Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) and Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) in around 1 h 52 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Braintree to Shenfield
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Shenfield to Southend Victoria
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Braintree Town Centre, Victoria Street to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn)
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Website
firstgroup.com
Hedingham Omnibuses
Phone
+44 1206 769778
Email
services@hedingham.co.uk
Website
hedingham.co.uk
Bus from Braintree Town Centre, Victoria Street to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
hedingham.co.uk
Arrow Taxi
Phone
+44 1903 212121
Email
enquiries@arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Website
arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) to Southend-on-Sea, Whitegate Road (Warrior Sq)
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Braintree to Southend-on-Sea
Ave. Duration
42 min
Estimated price
$150 - $180
A1 Taxi
Phone
+44 1245 838383
Website
a1carschelmsford.com
Fareway Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1245 355555
Website
farewaytaxisltd.com
Chelmsford Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1246 600 155
Website
chelmsfordtaxisltd.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Braintree to Southend-on-Sea is 34 miles. It takes approximately 42 min to drive from Braintree to Southend-on-Sea.

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