There are 6 ways to get from Croydon to Southend-on-Sea by train, subway, bus, taxi 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, Tube  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from East Croydon to London Bridge
  2. Take the Tube from London Bridge Underground Station to West Ham Underground Station
  3. Take the train from West Ham to Southend Central

$20 - $31

Cheapest option

Line 75 bus, train  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Take the line 75 bus from Broad Green, Hogarth Crescent to Lewisham Station 75
  2. Take the train from Limehouse to Southend Central

$17 - $23

4 alternative options

Line 468 bus, line 35 bus, train  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Take the line 468 bus from Broad Green, Hogarth Crescent to Camberwell, Denmark Hill Camberwell Green 468
  2. Take the line 35 bus from Camberwell, Denmark Hill Camberwell Green to Liverpool Street Station 35
  3. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria

$22 - $30

Bus  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from London Shoreditch 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

$31 - $41

Taxi  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Take a taxi from Croydon to Southend-on-Sea 48.4 miles

$220 - $270

Drive  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Croydon to Southend-on-Sea 48.4 miles

$10 - $15

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Croydon to Southend-on-Sea is to drive which costs £7 - £12 and takes 1 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Croydon to Southend-on-Sea is to taxi which costs £170 - £210 and takes 1 h 5 min.

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The distance between Croydon and Southend-on-Sea is 37 miles. The road distance is 48.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Croydon to Southend-on-Sea without a car is to train and Tube which takes 1 h 24 min and costs £15 - £24.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Croydon to Southend-on-Sea is 48 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 5 min to drive from Croydon to Southend-on-Sea.

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There are 204+ hotels available in Southend-on-Sea. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Croydon to Southend-on-Sea.
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  • Distance: 36.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 24 min

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

You can take a bus from Croydon to Southend-on-Sea via London Bridge, London Bridge Bus Station, Shoreditch High St Bethnal Green Road, London Shoreditch, Stansted Airport London, and Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) in around 3 h 29 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from East Croydon to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
London Underground (Tube)
Rome2rio's guide to London Underground (Tube)
Contact Details
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from London Bridge Underground Station to West Ham Underground Station
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tfl.gov.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
Train from Limehouse to Southend Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Broad Green, Hogarth Crescent to Lewisham Station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Broad Green, Hogarth Crescent to Camberwell, Denmark Hill Camberwell Green
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Camberwell, Denmark Hill Camberwell Green to Liverpool Street Station
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
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 London Shoreditch to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
First in Essex
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
Other operators
Taxi from Croydon to Southend-on-Sea
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Estimated price
$220 - $270
Call A Cab
Phone
+44 20 8901 4444
Website
callacab.com
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 75 1905 5741
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab-london.co.uk

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