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There are 3 ways to get from Brighton to Southend-on-Sea by train or car

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Train Thameslink  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Brighton to London Bridge
  2. Take the train from West Ham to Southend Central

$37 - $65

2 alternative options

Train Gatwick Express  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Brighton to London Victoria
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria

$47 - $75

Drive  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Brighton to Southend-on-Sea 86.8 miles

$18 - $27

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The cheapest way to get from Brighton to Southend-on-Sea is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brighton to Southend-on-Sea is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1 h 34 min.

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The distance between Brighton and Southend-on-Sea is 62 miles. The road distance is 86.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Brighton to Southend-on-Sea without a car is to train which takes 2 h 16 min and costs £28 - £50.

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It takes approximately 2 h 16 min to get from Brighton to Southend-on-Sea, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brighton to Southend-on-Sea is 87 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 34 min to drive from Brighton to Southend-on-Sea.

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There are 208+ hotels available in Southend-on-Sea. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Brighton to Southend-on-Sea.
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  • Distance: 61.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 16 min

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

You can take a train from Brighton to Southend-on-Sea via London Bridge, London Bridge station, West Ham station, and West Ham in around 2 h 16 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Brighton to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Brighton to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from West Ham to Southend Central
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
c2c-online.co.uk

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