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

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Train via West Ham DLR Station  •  3h 21m

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
  2. Take the train from West Ham to Southend Central

$58 - $80

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Train  •  3h 23m

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Southend Victoria

$65 - $89

Bus, line 100 bus, line 28 bus  •  5h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Dover to Dartford 021 / ...
  2. Take the line 100 bus from Lakeside, Bus Station to Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station 100 / ...
  3. Take the line 28 bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station to Southend-on-Sea, Park Tavern 28

Drive  •  1h 34m

  1. Drive from Dover to Southend-on-Sea 89 miles

$19 - $28

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The cheapest way to get from Dover to Southend-on-Sea is to drive which costs £14 - £22 and takes 1h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Dover to Southend-on-Sea is to drive which costs £14 - £22 and takes 1h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dover to Southend-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from Dover and arriving at Southend-on-Sea, Park Tavern via Bluewater, Bus Station, Lakeside, Bus Station and Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 21m.

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No, there is no direct train from Dover to Southend-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from Dover Priory and arriving at Southend Central via Stratford International DLR Station and West Ham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 21m.

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The distance between Dover and Southend-on-Sea is 39 miles. The road distance is 89 miles.

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The best way to get from Dover to Southend-on-Sea without a car is to train which takes 3h 21m and costs £40 - £65.

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It takes approximately 3h 21m to get from Dover to Southend-on-Sea, including transfers.

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

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Dover to Southend-on-Sea train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from Dover Priory station.

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The best way to get from Dover to Southend-on-Sea is to train which takes 3h 21m and costs £40 - £65. Alternatively, you can bus and line 100 bus and line 28 bus, which costs and takes 5h 21m.

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Map of how to get from Dover to Southend-on-Sea.
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  • Distance: 38.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 21m

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

You can take a train from Dover to Southend-on-Sea via Stratford International, Stratford International DLR Station, West Ham DLR Station, and West Ham in around 3h 21m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dover to Southend-on-Sea via Bluewater, Bus Station, Lakeside, Bus Station, and Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station in around 5h 21m.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from West Ham to Southend Central
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Greater Anglia
Bus operators
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 Dover to Dartford
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
National Express
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Lakeside, Bus Station to Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station to Southend-on-Sea, Park Tavern
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
firstgroup.com

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Dover to Southend-on-Sea is 89 miles. It takes approximately 1h 34m to drive from Dover to Southend-on-Sea.

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There are 211+ hotels available in Southend-on-Sea. Prices start at $61 USD per night.

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