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

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Train, bus  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Manningtree to Chelmsford
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Southend-on-Sea, Travel Centre (S'nd Travel Ctr) X30

$27 - $36

4 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Manningtree to Shenfield
  2. Take the train from Shenfield to Southend Victoria

$31 - $46

Bus, line 71 bus  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Harwich, Mayflower Avenue to Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn) 102 / ...
  2. Take the line 71 bus from Colchester Town Centre, St. John's Street to Springfield, Sainsburys 71 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) X30

$28

Bus, train  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Harwich, Mayflower Avenue to Thorpe-le-Soken, Railway Station 3 / ...
  2. Take the train from Thorpe-le-Soken to Chelmsford
  3. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn) to Southend-on-Sea, Whitegate Road (Warrior Sq) 3

$31 - $38

Drive  •  1 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Harwich to Southend-on-Sea 61.7 miles

$13 - $20

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Harwich to Southend-on-Sea station. However, there are services departing from Harwich, Mayflower Avenue and arriving at Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) via Colchester Town Centre, St. John's Street, Springfield, Sainsburys and Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Harwich to Southend-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from Harwich Town and arriving at Southend Victoria via Manningtree and Shenfield. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 35 min.

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The distance between Harwich and Southend-on-Sea is 37 miles. The road distance is 61.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Harwich to Southend-on-Sea without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 h 23 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 23 min to get from Harwich to Southend-on-Sea, including transfers.

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Harwich to Southend-on-Sea bus services, operated by First in Essex, depart from Harwich, Mayflower Avenue station.

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Harwich to Southend-on-Sea train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Manningtree station.

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The best way to get from Harwich to Southend-on-Sea is to train which takes 2 h 35 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus and line 71 bus, which costs and takes 3 h 50 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Harwich to Southend-on-Sea.
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  • Distance: 37.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 23 min

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

You can take a train from Harwich to Southend-on-Sea via Manningtree and Shenfield in around 2 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Harwich to Southend-on-Sea via Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn), Colchester Town Centre, St. John's Street, Springfield, Sainsburys, Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station, and Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) in around 3 h 50 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Manningtree to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Manningtree to Shenfield
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Shenfield to Southend Victoria
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Thorpe-le-Soken to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Southend-on-Sea, Travel Centre (S'nd Travel Ctr)
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Harwich, Mayflower Avenue to Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, St. John's Street to Springfield, Sainsburys
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
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 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Website
firstgroup.com
Panther Travel
Phone
+44 7918 649427
Email
info@bigblackpanther.com
Website
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Harwich, Mayflower Avenue to Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Harwich, Mayflower Avenue to Thorpe-le-Soken, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
bustimes.org.uk
Hedingham Omnibuses
Phone
+44 1206 769778
Email
services@hedingham.co.uk
Website
hedingham.co.uk
Bus from Harwich, Mayflower Avenue to Thorpe-le-Soken, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
hedingham.co.uk
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

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Yes, the driving distance between Harwich to Southend-on-Sea is 62 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 7 min to drive from Harwich to Southend-on-Sea.

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