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There are 5 ways to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Southend-on-Sea by bus, train, taxi, car or towncar

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Bus  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange X30

Cheapest option

Train  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street Stansted Express
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria

$43 - $52

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Taxi  •  50 min

  1. Take a taxi from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Southend-on-Sea 40.4 miles

$170 - $220

Drive  •  50 min

  1. Drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Southend-on-Sea 40.4 miles

$8 - $13

Towncar  •  50 min

  1. Take a town car from London Stansted Airport to Southend-on-Sea 40.4 miles

$130 - $190

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Southend-on-Sea is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Southend-on-Sea is to taxi which costs £130 - £170 and takes 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Stansted Airport, Coach Station station and arriving at Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Southend-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from Stansted Airport and arriving at Southend Victoria via London Liverpool Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 55 min.

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The distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) and Southend-on-Sea is 31 miles. The road distance is 40.4 miles.

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The best way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Southend-on-Sea without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 34 min and costs .

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The bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange takes 1 h 34 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Southend-on-Sea bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Stansted Airport, Coach Station.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Southend-on-Sea train services, operated by Stansted Express, depart from Stansted Airport station.

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The best way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Southend-on-Sea is to bus which takes 1 h 34 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs £30 - £40 and takes 1 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Southend-on-Sea.
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  • Distance: 31.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 34 min

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

First in Essex operates a bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Southend-on-Sea hourly, and the journey takes 1 h 34 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Southend-on-Sea via London Liverpool Street in around 1 h 55 min.

Train operators
Stansted Express
Website
stanstedexpress.com
Train from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
stanstedexpress.com
Standard
$25
First
$40
Business
$38
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
firstgroup.com
Other operators
Taxi from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Southend-on-Sea
Ave. Duration
50 min
Estimated price
$170 - $220
A1 Taxi
Phone
+44 1245 838383
Website
a1carschelmsford.com
Fareway Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1245 355555
Website
farewaytaxisltd.com
Chelmsford Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1246 600 155
Website
chelmsfordtaxisltd.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Stansted Airport to Southend-on-Sea
Estimated price
$130 - $190

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Southend-on-Sea bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Southend-on-Sea train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Southend Victoria station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) to Southend-on-Sea is 40 miles. It takes approximately 50 min to drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Southend-on-Sea.

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