There are 5 ways to get from London Paddington Station to Southend-on-Sea by subway, train, bus, taxi or car

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Tube, train  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Take the Tube from Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground to West Ham Underground Station Hammersmith & City
  2. Take the train from West Ham to Southend Central

$14 - $20

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Line 205 bus, train  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Take the line 205 bus from Paddington, Cleveland Terrace to Liverpool Street Station 205 / ...
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria

$21 - $29

Bus  •  3 h 39 min

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

$16 - $25

Taxi  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Take a taxi from London Paddington Station to Southend-on-Sea 45.9 miles

$200 - $250

Drive  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Drive from London Paddington Station to Southend-on-Sea 45.9 miles

$9 - $15

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Paddington Station to Southend-on-Sea is to drive which costs £7 - £12 and takes 1 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Paddington Station to Southend-on-Sea is to taxi which costs £160 - £200 and takes 1 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Paddington Station station to Southend-on-Sea station. However, there are services departing from London Paddington Rail Station 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 39 min.

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The distance between London Paddington Station and Southend-on-Sea is 39 miles. The road distance is 45.9 miles.

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to Southend-on-Sea without a car is to Tube and train which takes 1 h 31 min and costs £10 - £16.

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It takes approximately 1 h 31 min to get from London Paddington Station to Southend-on-Sea, including transfers.

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London Paddington Station to Southend-on-Sea bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Paddington Rail Station.

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London Paddington Station to Southend-on-Sea bus services, operated by Arriva UK, arrive at Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn).

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Map of how to get from London Paddington Station to Southend-on-Sea.
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  • Distance: 38.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 31 min

What companies run services between London Paddington Station, England and Southend-on-Sea, England?

You can take a bus from London Paddington Station to Southend-on-Sea via London Stansted Airport and Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) in around 3 h 39 min.

Train operators
London Underground (Tube)
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from West Ham to Southend Central
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Paddington, Cleveland Terrace to Liverpool Street Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Paddington Rail Station to London Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
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
$6 - $9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from London Paddington Station to Southend-on-Sea
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Estimated price
$200 - $250
Call A Cab
Phone
+44 20 8901 4444
Website
callacab.com
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 75 1905 5741
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab-london.co.uk

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