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

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Train Greater Anglia  •  2 h

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

$29 - $41

Cheapest option

Train c2c  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Hertford North to Old Street
  2. Take the train from Limehouse to Southend Central

$25 - $34

3 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 14 min

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

Taxi  •  56 min

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

$230 - $280

Drive  •  56 min

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

$10 - $16

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The cheapest way to get from Hertford to Southend-on-Sea is to drive which costs £8 - £12 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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No, there is no direct bus from Hertford station to Southend-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from Hertford, Bus Station and arriving at Southend-on-Sea, Travel Centre via Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station and Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 14 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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The distance between Hertford and Southend-on-Sea is 39 miles. The road distance is 49.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Hertford to Southend-on-Sea without a car is to train which takes 2 h and costs £21 - £35.

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

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Hertford to Southend-on-Sea bus services, operated by Arriva UK, arrive at Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station.

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

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The best way to get from Hertford to Southend-on-Sea is to train which takes 2 h and costs £21 - £35. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 14 min.

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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, Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station, and Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station in around 3 h 14 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 - $17
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 - $25
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Hertford North to Old Street
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Limehouse to Southend Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
c2c-online.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 to Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
47 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 Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Southend-on-Sea, Travel Centre
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
firstgroup.com
Other operators
Taxi from Hertford to Southend-on-Sea
Ave. Duration
56 min
Estimated price
$230 - $280
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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Hertford to Southend-on-Sea bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Southend-on-Sea, Travel Centre station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Hertford to Southend-on-Sea is 50 miles. It takes approximately 56 min to drive from Hertford to Southend-on-Sea.

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