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

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Train, bus  •  2 h 17 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

$26 - $60

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Bus  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge Parkside 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

$22 - $26

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 costs £10 - £16 and takes 1 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to Southend-on-Sea station. However, there are services departing from Cambridge Parkside 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 30 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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The distance between Cambridge and Southend-on-Sea is 53 miles. The road distance is 66 miles.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Southend-on-Sea without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 h 17 min and costs £19 - £50.

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It takes approximately 2 h 17 min to get from Cambridge to Southend-on-Sea, including transfers.

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Cambridge to Southend-on-Sea bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cambridge Parkside station.

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to Southend-on-Sea.
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  • Distance: 52.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 17 min

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

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 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cambridge to Southend-on-Sea via London Liverpool Street in around 2 h 33 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 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
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
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn)
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14
Website
firstgroup.com
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cambridge Parkside to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com

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