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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train Thameslink  •  2 h 15 min

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

$39 - $69

2 alternative options

Train Gatwick Express  •  2 h 30 min

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

$52 - $81

Drive  •  1 h 34 min

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

$18 - $27

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 Underground Station, West Ham Underground Station, and West Ham in around 2 h 15 min.

Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Brighton to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Brighton to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
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
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
c2c-online.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Brighton to Southend-on-Sea?

The distance between Brighton and Southend-on-Sea is 99 km. The road distance is 139 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Brighton to Southend-on-Sea?

The cheapest way to get from Brighton to Southend-on-Sea is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1 h 34 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Brighton to Southend-on-Sea?

The quickest way to get from Brighton to Southend-on-Sea is to drive which takes 1 h 34 min and costs £13 - £20.

How long does it take to get from Brighton to Southend-on-Sea?

It takes approximately 2 h 15 min to get from Brighton to Southend-on-Sea, including transfers.