There are 4 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Southend-on-Sea by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
  2. Take the train from West Ham to Southend Central

$28 - $45

3 alternative options

Line 344 bus, train  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Take the line 344 bus from Clapham Junction Station to Liverpool Street Station 344
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria

$37 - $51

Drive  •  1 h 11 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Southend-on-Sea 64.6 miles

$13 - $20

Towncar  •  1 h 11 min

  1. Take a town car from London Gatwick Airport to Southend-on-Sea 64.6 miles

$180 - $260

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Southend-on-Sea is to drive which costs £10 - £16 and takes 1 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Southend-on-Sea is to drive which takes 1 h 11 min and costs £10 - £16.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Southend-on-Sea is 74 km. The road distance is 103 km.

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It takes approximately 1 h 40 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Southend-on-Sea, including transfers.

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What companies run services between London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England and Southend-on-Sea, England?

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Southend-on-Sea via London Bridge, London Bridge Underground Station, West Ham Underground Station, and West Ham in around 1 h 40 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from West Ham to Southend Central
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Clapham Junction Station to Liverpool Street Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport to Southend-on-Sea
Estimated price
$180 - $260

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