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

  1. Take the train from Hertford East to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria

$28 - $40

Cheapest option

Line 59 bus, bus  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take the line 59 bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) 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

$15 - $21

3 alternative options

Line 59 bus, bus via Southend-on-Sea, Whitegate Road (Warrior Sq)  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Take the line 59 bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) 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

$19 - $22

Taxi  •  56 min

  1. Take a taxi from Hertford to Southend-on-Sea 49.9 miles

$220 - $270

Drive  •  56 min

  1. Drive from Hertford to Southend-on-Sea 49.9 miles

$10 - $16

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Hertford to Southend-on-Sea is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Hertford to Southend-on-Sea is to taxi which costs £170 - £210 and takes 56 min.

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The distance between Hertford and Southend-on-Sea is 39 miles. The road distance is 49.9 miles.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Hertford station to Southend-on-Sea station. However, there are services departing from Hertford, Bus Station and arriving at Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) via Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) and Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Hertford to Southend-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from Hertford East and arriving at Southend Victoria via London Liverpool Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h.

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There are 202+ hotels available in Southend-on-Sea. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Hertford to Southend-on-Sea.
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  • Distance: 38.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h

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

You can take a train from Hertford to Southend-on-Sea via London Liverpool Street in around 2 h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Hertford to Southend-on-Sea via Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn), Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn), and Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) in around 2 h 40 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Hertford East to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $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 Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station (Chelm Rail Stn)
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.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
$9
Schedules at
arrowtaxigroup.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Hertford to Southend-on-Sea
Ave. Duration
56 min
Estimated price
$220 - $270
Britannia Cars
Phone
+44 1582 422222
A1 24 Hour Taxis Luton
Phone
+44 1582 242424
FiveTwos Luton Cars
Phone
+44 1582 722222

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