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

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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 - $41

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2 h 53 min

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

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 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 £23 - £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 train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from Gillingham (Kent) station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Gillingham to Southend-on-Sea is 45 miles. It takes approximately 55 min to drive from Gillingham 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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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.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Gillingham (Kent) to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $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 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $15
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, station to Chafford Hundred, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
ensignbus.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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