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There are 4 ways to get from Portsmouth to Southend-on-Sea by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 42m

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from West Ham to Southend Central

$39 - $57

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Bus  •  5h 41m

  1. Take the bus from University of Portsmouth, Cambridge Rd to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Southend-on-Sea National Express

$18 - $25

2 alternative options

Train, line 344 bus  •  4h 45m

  1. Take the train from Barnham to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the line 344 bus from Clapham Junction Station to Bishopsgate, Wormwood Street 344
  3. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria

$69 - $104

Drive  •  2h 7m

  1. Drive from Portsmouth to Southend-on-Sea 122.2 miles

$26 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Portsmouth to Southend-on-Sea is to bus which costs £13 - £20 and takes 5h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Portsmouth to Southend-on-Sea is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Portsmouth to Southend-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from University of Portsmouth, Cambridge Rd and arriving at Southend-on-Sea via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 41m.

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The distance between Portsmouth and Southend-on-Sea is 94 miles. The road distance is 122.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Portsmouth to Southend-on-Sea without a car is to train which takes 2h 42m and costs £29 - £45.

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It takes approximately 2h 42m to get from Portsmouth to Southend-on-Sea, including transfers.

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Portsmouth to Southend-on-Sea bus services, operated by National Express, depart from University of Portsmouth, Cambridge Rd station.

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The best way to get from Portsmouth to Southend-on-Sea is to train which takes 2h 42m and costs £29 - £45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £13 - £20 and takes 5h 41m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Portsmouth to Southend-on-Sea is 122 miles. It takes approximately 2h 7m to drive from Portsmouth to Southend-on-Sea.

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  • Distance: 93.9 miles
  • Duration: 2h 42m

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

You can take a train from Portsmouth to Southend-on-Sea via London Waterloo, Waterloo station, West Ham station, and West Ham in around 2h 42m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Portsmouth to Southend-on-Sea via London Victoria Coach Station in around 5h 41m.

Train operators
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from West Ham to Southend Central
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Bus operators
London Buses
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Clapham Junction Station to Bishopsgate, Wormwood Street
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
Transport for London
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 University of Portsmouth, Cambridge Rd to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Southend-on-Sea
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
National Express

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