There are 8 ways to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Southend-on-Sea by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 32m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London Fenchurch Street to Southend Central

£81 - £251

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Bus  •  8h 27m

  1. Take the bus from MANCHESTER Coach Station, Chorlton St to LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station to Southend-on-Sea National Express

£15 - £19

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Train, bus  •  7h 38m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Stansted Airport
  3. Take the bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Southend-on-Sea, Travel Centre

£104 - £224

Drive  •  3h 57m

  1. Drive from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Southend-on-Sea 233.4 miles

£40 - £60

Fly Manchester to London Heathrow, train  •  4h 17m

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to London Heathrow (LHR) MAN - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria

£73 - £281

Fly Manchester to Southampton, train  •  4h 52m

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Southampton (SOU) MAN - SOU
  2. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to London Waterloo
  3. Take the train from West Ham to Southend Central

£65 - £288

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to London Heathrow, train  •  6h 20m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Leeds
  2. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to London Heathrow (LHR) LBA - LHR
  3. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria

£78 - £293

Train to Newcastle, fly to Southend  •  6h 6m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Newcastle
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Southend (SEN) NCL - SEN

£139 - £350

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The cheapest way to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Southend-on-Sea is to bus which costs £14 - £19 and takes 8h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Southend-on-Sea is to train which costs £80 - £260 and takes 3h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manchester Piccadilly Station station to Southend-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from MANCHESTER Coach Station, Chorlton St and arriving at Southend-on-Sea via LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 27m.

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No, there is no direct train from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Southend-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from Manchester Piccadilly and arriving at Southend Central via Euston station and London Fenchurch Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 32m.

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The distance between Manchester Piccadilly Station and Southend-on-Sea is 183 miles. The road distance is 233.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Southend-on-Sea without a car is to train which takes 3h 32m and costs £80 - £260.

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It takes approximately 3h 32m to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Southend-on-Sea, including transfers.

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Manchester Piccadilly Station to Southend-on-Sea bus services, operated by National Express, depart from MANCHESTER Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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Manchester Piccadilly Station to Southend-on-Sea train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from Manchester Piccadilly station.

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The best way to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Southend-on-Sea is to train which takes 3h 32m and costs £80 - £260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £19 and takes 8h 27m.

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Map of how to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Southend-on-Sea.
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  • Distance: 183.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 32m

What companies run services between Manchester Piccadilly Station, England and Southend-on-Sea, England?

You can take a train from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Southend-on-Sea via London Euston, Euston station, Moorgate station, and London Fenchurch Street in around 3h 32m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Southend-on-Sea via MANCHESTER Coach Station, Chorlton St and LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station in around 8h 27m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £310
Flights from Leeds Bradford to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £260
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £240
Flights from Newcastle to Southend
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£90 - £280
Train operators
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from London Fenchurch Street to Southend Central
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from West Ham to Southend Central
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£8 - £12
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£45 - £70
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£23 - £35
Off-Peak Single
£45 - £75
Anytime Day Single
£45 - £70
Anytime Single
£65 - £100
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Airport Parkway to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£16 - £50
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£16 - £23
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£35 - £50
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £20
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£7 - £11
Off-Peak Day Single
£12 - £19
Anytime Day Single
£14 - £20
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£45 - £65
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£19 - £27
Off-Peak Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single
£45 - £65
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 42m
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 MANCHESTER Coach Station, Chorlton St to LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express
Bus from LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station to Southend-on-Sea
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Manchester Piccadilly Station to Southend-on-Sea bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Southend-on-Sea station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Manchester Piccadilly Station to Southend-on-Sea is 233 miles. It takes approximately 3h 57m to drive from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Southend-on-Sea.

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British Airways offers flights from Manchester Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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There are 328+ hotels available in Southend-on-Sea. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Manchester Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs £3 - £17.

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