There are 4 ways to get from Dartford to Southend-on-Sea by train, 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  •  1 h 4 min

$10 - $14

Cheapest option

Line 100 bus, line 28 bus  •  2 h 27 min

  1. 100 / ...
  2. 28

$7 - $9

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  38 min

  1. 31 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  38 min

  1. 31 miles

$6 - $10

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

You can take a train from Dartford to Southend-on-Sea via Grays in around 1 h 4 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dartford to Southend-on-Sea via Grays, Bus Station (Grays Bus Stn) and Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn) in around 2 h 27 min.

Train operators
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Purfleet to Grays
Ave. Duration
6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Grays to Southend Central
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Grays, Bus Station (Grays Bus Stn) to Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn) to Southend-on-Sea, Whitegate Road (Warrior Sq)
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Dartford to Southend-on-Sea
Ave. Duration
38 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Star Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 575656
Website
startaxismedway.co.uk
A B C Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 840840
Website
abctaxismedway.co.uk
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 75 1905 5741
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Call A Cab
Phone
+44 20 8901 4444
Website
callacab.com
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab-london.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Dartford and Southend-on-Sea is 36 km. The road distance is 50 km.

The cheapest way to get from Dartford to Southend-on-Sea is to line 100 bus and line 28 bus which costs £5 - £7 and takes 2 h 27 min.

The quickest way to get from Dartford to Southend-on-Sea is to taxi which takes 38 min and costs £60 - £80.

No, there is no direct train from Dartford to Southend-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from Purfleet and arriving at Southend Central via Grays. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 4 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Dartford to Southend-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from Purfleet, Railway Station (Purfleet Rail) and arriving at Southend-on-Sea, Whitegate Road (Warrior Sq) via Grays, Bus Station (Grays Bus Stn) and Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 27 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 4 min to get from Dartford to Southend-on-Sea, including transfers.