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There are 6 ways to get from Harlow to Southend-on-Sea by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1h 39m

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

$39 - $48

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Train via Stratford (London)  •  1h 46m

  1. Take the train from Harlow Town to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Southend Victoria

$25 - $37

4 alternative options

Bus First in Essex  •  2h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Old Harlow, Victoria Hall to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station 59
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Southend-on-Sea, Travel Centre X30

Bus Arrow Taxi  •  3h

  1. Take the bus from Old Harlow, Victoria Hall to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station 59
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station to Southend-on-Sea, Whitegate Road 3

Taxi  •  45m

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

$170 - $210

Drive  •  45m

  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 45m.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Harlow to Southend-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from Old Harlow, Victoria Hall and arriving at Southend-on-Sea, Travel Centre via Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 8m.

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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 1h 39m.

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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 1h 39m and costs £30 - £40.

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It takes approximately 1h 39m 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 Old Harlow, Victoria Hall 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 1h 39m and costs £30 - £40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2h 8m.

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Map of how to get from Harlow to Southend-on-Sea.
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  • Distance: 30.8 miles
  • Duration: 1h 39m

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 1h 39m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Harlow to Southend-on-Sea via Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station and Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station in around 2h 8m.

Train operators
Stansted Express
Website
stanstedexpress.com
Train from Harlow Town to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
stanstedexpress.com
Standard
$22
First
$36
Business
$32
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Harlow Town to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Southend Victoria
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Old Harlow, Victoria Hall to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Old Harlow, Victoria Hall to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Southend-on-Sea, Travel Centre
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Hourly
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 to Southend-on-Sea, Whitegate Road
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Harlow to Southend-on-Sea
Ave. Duration
45m
Estimated price
$170 - $210
Fareway Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1245 355555
Website
farewaytaxisltd.com
Chelmsford Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1246 600 155
Website
chelmsfordtaxisltd.co.uk
A1 Taxi
Phone
+44 1245 838383
Website
a1carschelmsford.com

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Harlow to Southend-on-Sea bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Southend-on-Sea, Travel Centre station.

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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 45m to drive from Harlow to Southend-on-Sea.

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