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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 41 min

$30 - $43

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  2 h 33 min

  1. X80

$23 - $36

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  55 min

  1. 45.3 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  55 min

  1. 45.3 miles

$9 - $14

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 41 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
$20 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $24
Train from Gillingham (Kent) to Greenhithe for Bluewater
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
44 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
$9 - $12
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Greenhithe, Railway Station to Chafford Hundred, Railway Station (Chafford Rail)
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Gillingham and Southend-on-Sea is 20 km. The road distance is 72 km.

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

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

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 41 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 41 min to get from Gillingham to Southend-on-Sea, including transfers.