There are 5 ways to get from Harwich to Southend-on-Sea by train, bus 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, bus  •  2 h 31 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

$23 - $35

Cheapest option

Line 103 bus, line 71 bus, bus  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Take the line 103 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

$17 - $25

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 35 min

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

$32 - $46

Bus, train  •  3 h 11 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, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Southend-on-Sea, Travel Centre (S'nd Travel Ctr) X30

$26 - $39

Drive  •  1 h 7 min

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

$13 - $20

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Harwich to Southend-on-Sea is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Harwich to Southend-on-Sea is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1 h 7 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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It takes approximately 2 h 31 min to get from Harwich to Southend-on-Sea, including transfers.

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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 4 h 11 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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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 4 h 11 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
$17 - $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 - $24
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 Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Southend-on-Sea, Travel Centre (S'nd Travel Ctr)
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Harwich, Mayflower Avenue to Thorpe-le-Soken, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
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
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Colchester Town Centre, St. John's Street to Springfield, Sainsburys
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.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

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