There are 5 ways to get from Romford to Southend-on-Sea by train, bus, 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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Train  •  44 min

  1. Take the train from Romford to Southend Victoria

$13 - $19

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Bus  •  1 h

  1. Take the bus from London Romford to Southend-on-Sea National Express

$6 - $10

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  1 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Romford, Western Road to Upminster Station 248 / ...
  2. Take the train from Upminster to Southend Central

$11 - $19

Taxi  •  35 min

  1. Take a taxi from Romford to Southend-on-Sea 26.6 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  35 min

  1. Drive from Romford to Southend-on-Sea 26.6 miles

$5 - $9

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Romford to Southend-on-Sea is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Romford to Southend-on-Sea is to taxi which costs £95 - £120 and takes 35 min.

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The distance between Romford and Southend-on-Sea is 23 miles. The road distance is 26.6 miles.

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The train from Romford to Southend Victoria takes 44 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Romford and arriving at Southend-on-Sea. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Romford and arriving at Southend Victoria. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 44 min.

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Romford to Southend-on-Sea train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Southend Victoria station.

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Map of how to get from Romford to Southend-on-Sea.
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  • Distance: 23.1 miles
  • Duration: 44 min

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

Greater Anglia operates a train from Romford to Southend-on-Sea hourly. Tickets cost $13 - $19 and the journey takes 44 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Romford to Southend-on-Sea once daily. Tickets cost $6 - $10 and the journey takes 1 h.

Train operators
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Upminster to Southend Central
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Bus operators
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
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Romford, Western Road to Upminster Station Forecourt
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Romford to Southend-on-Sea
Ave. Duration
35 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
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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