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

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Train  •  2 h 43 min

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

$39 - $59

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Bus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 030 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Southend-on-Sea National Express

$18 - $25

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Guildhall, Civic Offices to Bognor Regis, Station
  2. Take the train from Bognor Regis to Clapham Junction
  3. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria

$66 - $99

Drive  •  2 h 7 min

  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 5 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Portsmouth to Southend-on-Sea is to drive which costs £20 - £29 and takes 2 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Portsmouth to Southend-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange and arriving at Southend-on-Sea via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 15 min.

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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 2 h 43 min and costs £29 - £45.

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It takes approximately 2 h 43 min 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 Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange station.

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The best way to get from Portsmouth to Southend-on-Sea is to train which takes 2 h 43 min and costs £29 - £45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £13 - £20 and takes 5 h 15 min.

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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 2 h 7 min to drive from Portsmouth to Southend-on-Sea.

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  • Distance: 93.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 43 min

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 Underground Station, West Ham Underground Station, and West Ham in around 2 h 43 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Portsmouth to Southend-on-Sea via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals and London Victoria Coach Station in around 5 h 15 min.

Train operators
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Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from West Ham to Southend Central
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Bus operators
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 Portsmouth, The Hard Interchange to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Southend-on-Sea
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach South
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Guildhall, Civic Offices to Bognor Regis, Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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