There are 5 ways to get from Dartford to Southend-on-Sea by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Purfleet to Grays
  2. Take the train from Grays to Southend Central

$10 - $14

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) to Chafford Hundred, Railway Station (Chafford Rail) X80
  2. Take the train from Chafford Hundred to Southend Central

$16 - $21

Line 100 bus, line 28 bus  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Take the line 100 bus from Grays, Bus Station (Grays Bus Stn) to Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn) 100 / ...
  2. Take the line 28 bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn) to Southend-on-Sea, Whitegate Road (Warrior Sq) 28

$15

Taxi  •  38 min

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

$85 - $110

Drive  •  38 min

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

$6 - $10

Questions & Answers

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 station 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 20 min.

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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.

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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 train which takes 1 h 4 min and costs £7 - £11.

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It takes approximately 1 h 4 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 (Grays Bus Stn).

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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 4 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 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 20 min.

Train operators
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Purfleet to Grays
Ave. Duration
6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $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
Train from Chafford Hundred to Southend Central
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Bus operators
Ensign Bus
Website
ensignbus.com
Bus from Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre) to Chafford Hundred, Railway Station (Chafford Rail)
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Website
ensignbus.com
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Grays, Bus Station (Grays Bus Stn) to Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Website
firstgroup.com
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 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Website
firstgroup.com
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
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab-london.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

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