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

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Train via London  •  3h 3m

  1. Take the train from Loughborough (Leics) to London St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from West Ham to Southend Central

£50 - £71

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Bus  •  6h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to Stansted Airport London National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Southend-on-Sea, Travel Centre X30

£23 - £28

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Train  •  3h 4m

  1. Take the train from Loughborough (Leics) to London St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria

£59 - £85

Train, bus  •  6h 20m

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Stansted Airport
  2. Take the bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Southend-on-Sea, Travel Centre X30

£81 - £208

Drive  •  2h 28m

  1. Drive from Loughborough to Southend-on-Sea 146.9 miles

£24 - £40

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The cheapest way to get from Loughborough to Southend-on-Sea is to bus which costs £23 - £28 and takes 6h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Loughborough to Southend-on-Sea is to drive which costs £24 - £40 and takes 2h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Loughborough to Southend-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from Loughborough, Lemyngton Street and arriving at Southend-on-Sea, Travel Centre via Leicester St Margarets Bus Station and Stansted Airport, Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 21m.

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No, there is no direct train from Loughborough to Southend-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from Loughborough (Leics) and arriving at Southend Central via King's Cross St. Pancras station and West Ham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 3m.

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The distance between Loughborough and Southend-on-Sea is 118 miles. The road distance is 146.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Loughborough to Southend-on-Sea without a car is to train via London which takes 3h 3m and costs £50 - £75.

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It takes approximately 3h 3m to get from Loughborough to Southend-on-Sea, including transfers.

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Loughborough to Southend-on-Sea bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station.

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Loughborough to Southend-on-Sea train services, operated by East Midlands Railways, depart from Loughborough (Leics) station.

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The best way to get from Loughborough to Southend-on-Sea is to train via London which takes 3h 3m and costs £50 - £75. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £23 - £28 and takes 6h 21m.

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Map of how to get from Loughborough to Southend-on-Sea.
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  • Distance: 118.1 miles
  • Duration: 3h 3m

What companies run services between Loughborough, England and Southend-on-Sea, England?

You can take a train from Loughborough to Southend-on-Sea via London St Pancras International, King's Cross St. Pancras station, West Ham station, and West Ham in around 3h 3m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Loughborough to Southend-on-Sea via St Margaret's Bus Station, Leicester St Margarets Bus Station, Stansted Airport London, and Stansted Airport, Coach Station in around 6h 21m.

Train operators
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Loughborough (Leics) to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £60
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£19 - £28
Off-Peak Single
£35 - £60
Anytime Day Single
£40 - £60
Anytime Single
£55 - £80
Bus operators
First in Essex
Phone
+44 345 646 0707
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Southend-on-Sea, Travel Centre
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £17
Website
First in Essex
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 Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£6 - £8
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National Express

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Loughborough to Southend-on-Sea bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Southend-on-Sea, Travel Centre station.

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Loughborough to Southend-on-Sea train services, operated by c2c, arrive at Southend Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Loughborough to Southend-on-Sea is 147 miles. It takes approximately 2h 28m to drive from Loughborough to Southend-on-Sea.

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