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There are 3 ways to get from Southampton to Leigh-on-Sea by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 22m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from West Ham to Leigh-on-Sea

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Bus, train  •  5h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the train from Barking to Leigh-on-Sea

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Drive  •  2h 14m

  1. Drive from Southampton to Leigh-on-Sea 128 miles

Southampton to Leigh-on-Sea by train and subway

The journey time between Southampton and Leigh-on-Sea is around 2h 45m and covers a distance of around 116 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 18 min. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 16m. Operated by South Western Railway, London Underground (Tube) and c2c, the Southampton to Leigh-on-Sea service departs from Southampton Central and arrives in Leigh-on-Sea. Typically 246 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
2h 27m
Layover time:
18 min
Total time:
2h 45m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2h 16m
Journey distance:
116 miles
Services per week:
Cheapest price:
Carbon emissions:
9 kg CO2

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Last service departs at:

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Southampton to Leigh-on-Sea train and subway schedules

Departing Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Southampton → Leigh-on-Sea
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Leigh-on-Sea is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Leigh-on-Sea is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Leigh-on-Sea is 1 metre.

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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Southampton to Leigh-on-Sea is to bus and train, which costs £16 - £22 and takes 5h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Leigh-on-Sea is to drive which costs £19 - £29 and takes 2h 14m.

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No, there is no direct train from Southampton to Leigh-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from Southampton Central and arriving at Leigh-on-Sea via Waterloo station and West Ham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 22m.

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The distance between Southampton and Leigh-on-Sea is 100 miles. The road distance is 128 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Leigh-on-Sea without a car is to train which takes 2h 22m and costs £45 - £85.

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It takes approximately 2h 22m to get from Southampton to Leigh-on-Sea, including transfers.

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Southampton to Leigh-on-Sea train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Southampton Central station.

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Southampton to Leigh-on-Sea train services, operated by c2c, arrive at Leigh-on-Sea station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southampton to Leigh-on-Sea is 128 miles. It takes approximately 2h 14m to drive from Southampton to Leigh-on-Sea.

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  • Distance: 99.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h 22m

What companies run services between Southampton, England and Leigh-on-Sea, England?

You can take a train from Southampton to Leigh-on-Sea via London Waterloo, Waterloo station, West Ham station, and West Ham in around 2h 22m.

Train operators
+44 345 744 4422
Train from West Ham to Leigh-on-Sea
Ave. Duration
38 min
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Train from Barking to Leigh-on-Sea
Ave. Duration
33 min
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£8 - £12
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
+44 08717 818178
Bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£6 - £8
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