There are 4 ways to get from Cambridge to Southend-on-Sea by train, bus 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.

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Train, bus  •  2 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Stansted Airport
  2. Take the bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Southend-on-Sea, Travel Centre (S'nd Travel Ctr) X30

$18 - $55

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge to Stansted Airport London National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) X30

$14 - $21

2 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 33 min

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

$42 - $60

Drive  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Southend-on-Sea 66 miles

$14 - $21

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Southend-on-Sea is to drive which costs £10 - £16 and takes 1 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Southend-on-Sea is to drive which takes 1 h 17 min and costs £10 - £16.

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The distance between Cambridge and Southend-on-Sea is 84 km. The road distance is 106 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 27 min to get from Cambridge to Southend-on-Sea, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to Southend-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from Cambridge and arriving at Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) via Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cambridge to Southend-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from Cambridge and arriving at Southend Victoria via London Liverpool Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 33 min.

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

You can take a train from Cambridge to Southend-on-Sea via London Liverpool Street in around 2 h 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cambridge to Southend-on-Sea via Stansted Airport London and Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) in around 2 h 40 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Southend-on-Sea, Travel Centre (S'nd Travel Ctr)
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn)
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk

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