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

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Train  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Harlow Town to London Liverpool Street Stansted Express
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria

$41 - $49

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Bus First in Essex  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Mark Hall, The Stow Upper to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) 59
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) X30

$14 - $16

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Bus Arrow Taxi  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Mark Hall, The Stow Upper to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) 59
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) to Southend-on-Sea, Whitegate Road (Warrior Sq) 3

$16 - $18

Taxi  •  45 min

  1. Take a taxi from Harlow to Southend-on-Sea 38.9 miles

$170 - $210

Drive  •  45 min

  1. Drive from Harlow to Southend-on-Sea 38.9 miles

$8 - $12

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The cheapest way to get from Harlow to Southend-on-Sea is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Harlow to Southend-on-Sea is to taxi which costs £130 - £160 and takes 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Harlow to Southend-on-Sea station. However, there are services departing from Mark Hall, The Stow Upper and arriving at Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) via Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Harlow to Southend-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from Harlow Town and arriving at Southend Victoria via London Liverpool Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 40 min.

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The distance between Harlow and Southend-on-Sea is 31 miles. The road distance is 38.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Harlow to Southend-on-Sea without a car is to train which takes 1 h 40 min and costs £30 - £40.

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It takes approximately 1 h 40 min to get from Harlow to Southend-on-Sea, including transfers.

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Harlow to Southend-on-Sea bus services, operated by Arriva UK, depart from Mark Hall, The Stow Upper station.

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Harlow to Southend-on-Sea train services, operated by Stansted Express, depart from Harlow Town station.

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The best way to get from Harlow to Southend-on-Sea is to train which takes 1 h 40 min and costs £30 - £40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £10 - £12 and takes 1 h 48 min.

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Map of how to get from Harlow to Southend-on-Sea.
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  • Distance: 30.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 40 min

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

You can take a train from Harlow to Southend-on-Sea via London Liverpool Street in around 1 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Harlow to Southend-on-Sea via Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) and Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) in around 1 h 48 min.

Train operators
Stansted Express
Website
stanstedexpress.com
Train from Harlow Town to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
stanstedexpress.com
Standard
$22
First
$37
Business
$32
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Mark Hall, The Stow Upper to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn)
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Mark Hall, The Stow Upper to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Website
firstgroup.com
Arrow Taxi
Phone
+44 1903 212121
Email
enquiries@arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Website
arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) to Southend-on-Sea, Whitegate Road (Warrior Sq)
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Harlow to Southend-on-Sea
Ave. Duration
45 min
Estimated price
$170 - $210
A1 Taxi
Phone
+44 1245 838383
Website
a1carschelmsford.com
Fareway Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1245 355555
Website
farewaytaxisltd.com
Chelmsford Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1246 600 155
Website
chelmsfordtaxisltd.co.uk

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Harlow 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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Harlow to Southend-on-Sea train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Southend Victoria station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Harlow to Southend-on-Sea is 39 miles. It takes approximately 45 min to drive from Harlow to Southend-on-Sea.

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