There are 7 ways to get from Romford to Basildon by bus, train, rideshare, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus  •  25 min

  1. Take the bus from London Romford to Basildon National Express

$5 - $9

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  34 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Hornchurch to Basildon 14.3 miles

$3

5 alternative options

Train  •  30 min

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

$7 - $11

Bus, train  •  41 min

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

$8 - $15

Line 498 bus, line 9 bus  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Take the line 498 bus from Romford Station to Brentwood, High Street (Greggs) 498
  2. Take the line 9 bus from Brentwood, High Street (Brentw'd High St) to Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn) 9

$9 - $12

Taxi  •  18 min

  1. Take a taxi from Romford to Basildon 14.4 miles

$65 - $80

Drive  •  18 min

  1. Drive from Romford to Basildon 14.4 miles

$3 - $5

Questions & Answers

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

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The bus from London Romford to Basildon takes 25 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Romford and arriving at Basildon. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 25 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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Romford to Basildon bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Southend-on-Sea station.

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Map of how to get from Romford to Basildon.
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  • Distance: 11.9 miles
  • Duration: 25 min

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

National Express operates a bus from Romford to Basildon once daily. Tickets cost $5 - $9 and the journey takes 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Romford to Basildon via Upminster in around 30 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
$5 - $8
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
20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Brentwood, High Street (Brentw'd High St) to Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station (Basil'n Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Romford, Western Road to Upminster Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Stagecoach London
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Romford Station to Brentwood, High Street (Greggs)
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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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 - $80
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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