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There are 6 ways to get from Romford to Basildon by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  30 min

  1. Take the train from Romford to Upminster
  2. Take the train from Upminster to Basildon

$8 - $12

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  34 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Hornchurch to Basildon 14.3 miles

$3

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  42 min

  1. Take the bus from Romford Station to Upminster Station Forecourt 370 / ...
  2. Take the train from Upminster to Basildon

$9 - $16

Line 498 bus, line 9 bus  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Take the line 498 bus from Romford Station to Brentwood, High Street 498
  2. Take the line 9 bus from Brentwood, High Street to Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station 9

Taxi  •  18 min

  1. Take a taxi from Romford to Basildon 14.4 miles

$65 - $85

Drive  •  18 min

  1. Drive from Romford to Basildon 14.4 miles

$3 - $5

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The cheapest way to get from Romford to Basildon is to rideshare which costs £2 and takes 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Romford to Basildon is to taxi which costs £50 - £65 and takes 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Romford station to Basildon station. However, there are services departing from Romford Station and arriving at Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station via Brentwood, High Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Romford to Basildon. However, there are services departing from Romford and arriving at Basildon via Upminster. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30 min.

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The distance between Romford and Basildon is 12 miles. The road distance is 14.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Romford to Basildon without a car is to train which takes 30 min and costs £6 - £10.

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It takes approximately 30 min to get from Romford to Basildon, including transfers.

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Romford to Basildon bus services, operated by Stagecoach London, arrive at Romford Station.

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Romford to Basildon train services, operated by London Overground, depart from Romford station.

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The best way to get from Romford to Basildon is to train which takes 30 min and costs £6 - £10. Alternatively, you can line 498 bus and line 9 bus, which costs and takes 1 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Romford to Basildon.
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  • Distance: 11.9 miles
  • Duration: 30 min

What companies run services between Romford, England and Basildon, England?

You can take a train from Romford to Basildon via Upminster in around 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Romford to Basildon via Brentwood, High Street in around 1 h 50 min.

Train operators
London Overground
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Romford to Upminster
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Oyster Card Off-Peak
$1 - $3
Cash
$4 - $7
Oyster Card
$2 - $3
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Upminster to Basildon
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Romford Station to Upminster Station Forecourt
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Romford Station to Upminster Station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Stagecoach London
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Romford Station to Brentwood, High Street
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Website
Stagecoach London
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Brentwood, High Street to Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
firstgroup.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Hornchurch to Basildon
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Romford to Basildon
Ave. Duration
18 min
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Call A Cab
Phone
+44 20 8901 4444
Website
callacab.com
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 75 1905 5741
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab-london.co.uk
Fareway Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1245 355555
Website
farewaytaxisltd.com
A1 Taxi
Phone
+44 1245 838383
Website
a1carschelmsford.com
Chelmsford Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1246 600 155
Website
chelmsfordtaxisltd.co.uk

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Romford to Basildon bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station.

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Romford to Basildon train services, operated by c2c, arrive at Basildon station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Romford to Basildon is 14 miles. It takes approximately 18 min to drive from Romford to Basildon.

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There are 363+ hotels available in Basildon. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Romford and Basildon. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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