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

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Train  •  36 min

  1. Take the train from Grays to Southend Central

$8 - $13

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Rideshare  •  46 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Chafford Hundred to Southend-on-Sea 23.4 miles

$7

3 alternative options

Line 100 bus, line 28 bus  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Take the line 100 bus from Grays, Stanley Road to Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn) 100 / ...
  2. Take the line 28 bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn) to Southend-on-Sea, Park Tavern (Barons Court/St Marys C of E - Primary associate) 28

$11

Taxi  •  29 min

  1. Take a taxi from Grays to Southend-on-Sea 24 miles

$65 - $80

Drive  •  29 min

  1. Drive from Grays to Southend-on-Sea 24 miles

$5 - $8

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No, there is no direct bus from Grays to Southend-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from Grays, Stanley Road and arriving at Southend-on-Sea, Park Tavern (Barons Court/St Marys C of E - Primary associate) via Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 53 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Grays and arriving at Southend Central. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 36 min.

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The distance between Grays and Southend-on-Sea is 17 miles. The road distance is 24 miles.

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The best way to get from Grays to Southend-on-Sea without a car is to train which takes 36 min and costs .

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The train from Grays to Southend Central takes 36 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Grays to Southend-on-Sea bus services, operated by First in Essex, depart from Grays, Stanley Road station.

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Grays to Southend-on-Sea train services, operated by c2c, depart from Grays station.

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The best way to get from Grays to Southend-on-Sea is to train which takes 36 min and costs . Alternatively, you can line 100 bus and line 28 bus, which costs and takes 1 h 53 min.

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Grays to Southend-on-Sea bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Southend-on-Sea, Park Tavern (Barons Court/St Marys C of E - Primary associate) station.

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

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Map of how to get from Grays to Southend-on-Sea.
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  • Distance: 17.4 miles
  • Duration: 36 min

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

c2c operates a train from Grays to Southend-on-Sea hourly. Tickets cost $8 - $13 and the journey takes 36 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Grays to Southend-on-Sea via Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn) in around 1 h 53 min.

Train operators
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Grays to Southend Central
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Grays, Stanley Road to Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn) to Southend-on-Sea, Park Tavern (Barons Court/St Marys C of E - Primary associate)
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Website
firstgroup.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Chafford Hundred to Southend-on-Sea
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Grays to Southend-on-Sea
Ave. Duration
29 min
Estimated price
$65 - $80
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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Yes, the driving distance between Grays to Southend-on-Sea is 24 miles. It takes approximately 29 min to drive from Grays to Southend-on-Sea.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Grays and Southend-on-Sea. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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