There are 6 ways to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southend-on-Sea by train, subway, bus, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Train, Tube  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 to London Paddington
  2. Take the Tube from Lancaster Gate Underground Station to Liverpool Street Underground Station
  3. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria

$49 - $68

Cheapest option

Bus, line 15 bus, train  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross N9
  2. Take the line 15 bus from Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross to Limehouse 15 / ...
  3. Take the train from Limehouse to Southend Central

$17 - $22

4 alternative options

Tube, train  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Take the Tube from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 Underground Station to Turnham Green Underground Station
  2. Take the Tube from Turnham Green Underground Station to Barking Underground Station
  3. Take the train from Barking to Southend Central

$19 - $27

Bus  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Stansted Airport London National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) X30

$34 - $38

Drive  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southend-on-Sea 78.6 miles

$16 - $25

Towncar  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Take a town car from London Heathrow Airport to Southend-on-Sea 78.6 miles

$190 - $270

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southend-on-Sea is to bus and line 15 bus and train which costs £12 - £17 and takes 2 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southend-on-Sea is to drive which costs £12 - £19 and takes 1 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southend-on-Sea station. However, there are services departing from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and arriving at Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) via Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 15 min.

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The distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Southend-on-Sea is 51 miles. The road distance is 78.6 miles.

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The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southend-on-Sea without a car is to train and Tube which takes 1 h 51 min and costs £35 - £55.

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It takes approximately 1 h 51 min to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southend-on-Sea, including transfers.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southend-on-Sea bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 station.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) 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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Map of how to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southend-on-Sea.
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  • Distance: 50.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 51 min

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

You can take a bus from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Southend-on-Sea via Stansted Airport London and Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) in around 3 h 15 min.

Train operators
London Underground (Tube)
Rome2rio's guide to London Underground (Tube)
Contact Details
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Lancaster Gate Underground Station to Liverpool Street Underground Station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 Underground Station to Turnham Green Underground Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Turnham Green Underground Station to Barking Underground Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Barking to Southend Central
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
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
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross to Limehouse
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Website
nationalexpress.com
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn)
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14
Website
firstgroup.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Heathrow Airport to Southend-on-Sea
Estimated price
$190 - $270

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