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There are 6 ways to get from Dartford to Southend-on-Sea by bus, train, taxi or car

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Line 44 bus, train  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Take the line 44 bus from Purfleet, Stonehouse Corner to Grays, Bus Station 44 / ...
  2. Take the train from Grays to Southend Central

$8 - $12

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Train  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Dartford to Woolwich Arsenal
  2. Take the train from West Ham to Southend Central

$20 - $31

Line 96 bus, train  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Take the line 96 bus from Dartford, Highfield Road Magistrates Court to Woolwich Arsenal Station 96
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Southend Victoria

$21 - $29

Line 100 bus, line 28 bus  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Take the line 100 bus from Grays, Bus Station to Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station 100 / ...
  2. Take the line 28 bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station to Southend-on-Sea, Park Tavern 28

Taxi  •  38 min

  1. Take a taxi from Dartford to Southend-on-Sea 31 miles

$80 - $100

Drive  •  38 min

  1. Drive from Dartford to Southend-on-Sea 31 miles

$6 - $10

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The cheapest way to get from Dartford to Southend-on-Sea is to drive which costs £5 - £8 and takes 38 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Dartford to Southend-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from Purfleet, Stonehouse Corner and arriving at Southend-on-Sea, Park Tavern via Grays, Bus Station and Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Dartford to Southend-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from Dartford and arriving at Southend Central via Woolwich Arsenal DLR Station and West Ham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 32 min.

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The distance between Dartford and Southend-on-Sea is 23 miles. The road distance is 31 miles.

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The best way to get from Dartford to Southend-on-Sea without a car is to line 44 bus and train which takes 1 h 8 min and costs £6 - £10.

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It takes approximately 1 h 8 min to get from Dartford to Southend-on-Sea, including transfers.

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Dartford to Southend-on-Sea bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Grays, Bus Station.

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Dartford to Southend-on-Sea train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Dartford station.

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The best way to get from Dartford to Southend-on-Sea is to train which takes 1 h 32 min and costs £15 - £24. Alternatively, you can line 100 bus and line 28 bus, which costs and takes 2 h 23 min.

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Map of how to get from Dartford to Southend-on-Sea.
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  • Distance: 22.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 8 min

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

You can take a train from Dartford to Southend-on-Sea via Woolwich Arsenal DLR Station, West Ham DLR Station, and West Ham in around 1 h 32 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dartford to Southend-on-Sea via Grays, Bus Station and Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station in around 2 h 23 min.

Train operators
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Grays to Southend Central
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from West Ham to Southend Central
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Dartford to Woolwich Arsenal
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Dartford to Woolwich Arsenal
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$7 - $11
Greater Anglia
Bus operators
Ensign Bus
Website
ensignbus.com
Bus from Purfleet, Stonehouse Corner to Grays, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ensignbus.com
Stagecoach London
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dartford, Highfield Road Magistrates Court to Woolwich Arsenal Station
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Website
Stagecoach London
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Grays, Bus Station to Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station to Southend-on-Sea, Park Tavern
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
firstgroup.com
Other operators
Taxi from Dartford to Southend-on-Sea
Ave. Duration
38 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100
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
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab-london.co.uk
Call A Cab
Phone
+44 20 8901 4444
Website
callacab.com

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Dartford to Southend-on-Sea bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Southend-on-Sea, Park Tavern station.

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Dartford to Southend-on-Sea train services, operated by c2c, arrive at Southend Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dartford to Southend-on-Sea is 31 miles. It takes approximately 38 min to drive from Dartford to Southend-on-Sea.

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