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

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Gillingham (Kent) to Stratford International
  2. Take the train from West Ham to Southend Central

$30 - $43

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Gillingham (Kent) to Greenhithe for Bluewater
  2. Take the bus from Greenhithe, Railway Station to Chafford Hundred, Railway Station (Chafford Rail) X80
  3. Take the train from Chafford Hundred to Southend Central

$23 - $33

3 alternative options

Bus, line 100 bus, line 28 bus  •  3 h 51 min

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

$24

Taxi  •  55 min

  1. Take a taxi from Gillingham to Southend-on-Sea 45.3 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  55 min

  1. Drive from Gillingham to Southend-on-Sea 45.3 miles

$9 - $14

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Gillingham to Southend-on-Sea is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gillingham to Southend-on-Sea is to taxi which costs £90 - £110 and takes 55 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gillingham station to Southend-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from Waterfront Bus Station and arriving at Southend-on-Sea, Whitegate Road (Warrior Sq) via Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre), Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside) and Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 51 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Gillingham to Southend-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from Gillingham (Kent) and arriving at Southend Central via Stratford International DLR Station and West Ham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 42 min.

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The distance between Gillingham and Southend-on-Sea is 13 miles. The road distance is 45.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Gillingham to Southend-on-Sea without a car is to train which takes 1 h 42 min and costs £22 - £35.

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It takes approximately 1 h 42 min to get from Gillingham to Southend-on-Sea, including transfers.

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Gillingham to Southend-on-Sea bus services, operated by Arriva Kent & Surrey, arrive at Waterfront Bus Station.

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Map of how to get from Gillingham to Southend-on-Sea.
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  • Distance: 12.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 42 min

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

You can take a train from Gillingham to Southend-on-Sea via Stratford International, Stratford International DLR Station, West Ham DLR Station, and West Ham in around 1 h 42 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Gillingham to Southend-on-Sea via Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre), Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside), and Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn) in around 3 h 51 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Gillingham (Kent) to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $24
Train from Gillingham (Kent) to Greenhithe for Bluewater
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $15
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
Train from Chafford Hundred to Southend Central
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gillingham (Kent) to Greenhithe for Bluewater
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
Ensign Bus
Website
ensignbus.com
Bus from Greenhithe, Railway Station to Chafford Hundred, Railway Station (Chafford Rail)
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Website
ensignbus.com
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Waterfront Bus Station to Bluewater, Bus Station (Bluewater Shopping Centre)
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Lakeside, Bus Station (Lakeside) to Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7
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 Gillingham to Southend-on-Sea
Ave. Duration
55 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Star Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 575656
Website
startaxismedway.co.uk
A B C Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 840840
Website
abctaxismedway.co.uk

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