There are 11 ways to get from Edinburgh to Southend-on-Sea by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria

$81 - $119

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Bus  •  12 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to London Golders Green
  2. Take the bus from London Golders Green to Stansted Airport London
  3. Take the bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) X30

$55 - $68

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Train, bus  •  10 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Derby
  2. Take the train from Derby to Leicester
  3. Take the train from Leicester to Stansted Airport
  4. Take the bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Southend-on-Sea, Travel Centre (S'nd Travel Ctr) X30

$208 - $308

Drive  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Southend-on-Sea 392.5 miles

$80 - $130

Fly Edinburgh to London City, train  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London City (LCY) EDI - LCY
  2. Take the train from West Ham to Southend Central

$78 - $236

Fly Edinburgh to London Heathrow, train  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Heathrow (LHR) EDI - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria

$98 - $277

Train to Glasgow, fly to Southend  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Southend (SEN) GLA - SEN

$96 - $361

Fly Edinburgh to London Stansted, train  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Stansted (STN) EDI - STN
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria

$68 - $168

Fly Edinburgh to London Gatwick, train  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Gatwick (LGW) EDI - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
  3. Take the train from West Ham to Southend Central

$72 - $175

Fly Edinburgh to London Luton, train  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Luton (LTN) EDI - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton Airport Parkway to Farringdon
  3. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria

$79 - $189

Train to Newcastle, fly to London Heathrow, train  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to London Heathrow (LHR) NCL - LHR
  3. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria

$141 - $449

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Southend-on-Sea station. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) via London Golders Green and Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 47 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Southend-on-Sea is 346 miles. The road distance is 392.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Southend-on-Sea without a car is to train which takes 5 h 33 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 33 min to get from Edinburgh to Southend-on-Sea, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Southend-on-Sea is to train which takes 5 h 33 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12 h 47 min.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to London City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Edinburgh to Southend-on-Sea bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn).

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Southend-on-Sea is 393 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 7 min to drive from Edinburgh to Southend-on-Sea.

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KLM, Flybe and British Airways offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to London City Airport.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Southend-on-Sea.
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  • Distance: 346.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 33 min

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

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Southend-on-Sea via London Kings Cross, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, Liverpool Street Underground Station, and London Liverpool Street in around 5 h 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Southend-on-Sea via London Golders Green, Stansted Airport London, and Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) in around 12 h 47 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Newcastle to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Edinburgh to London City via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from Glasgow to Southend
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $170
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $70
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Derby
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Single
$120 - $180
Off-Peak Single
$120 - $190
Train from Leicester to Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $80
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Leicester
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
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
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to Farringdon
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Southend-on-Sea, Travel Centre (S'nd Travel Ctr)
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14
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 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14
Website
firstgroup.com
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 Edinburgh to London Golders Green
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Golders Green to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com

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