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

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Train  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from West Ham to Southend Central

$40 - $61

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Bus  •  5 h 40 min

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

$18 - $25

2 alternative options

Train, line 344 bus  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the line 344 bus from Clapham Junction Station to Bishopsgate, Wormwood Street 344
  3. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria

$46 - $68

Drive  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Southend-on-Sea 133.2 miles

$28 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Southend-on-Sea is to bus which costs £13 - £20 and takes 5 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Southend-on-Sea is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Southend-on-Sea. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Southend-on-Sea via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 40 min.

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The distance between Southampton and Southend-on-Sea is 102 miles. The road distance is 133.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Southend-on-Sea without a car is to train which takes 2 h 33 min and costs £30 - £50.

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It takes approximately 2 h 33 min to get from Southampton to Southend-on-Sea, including transfers.

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Southampton to Southend-on-Sea bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Southend-on-Sea is to train which takes 2 h 33 min and costs £30 - £50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £13 - £20 and takes 5 h 40 min.

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Southampton 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 Southampton to Southend-on-Sea is 133 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 18 min to drive from Southampton to Southend-on-Sea.

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  • Distance: 102.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 33 min

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

You can take a train from Southampton to Southend-on-Sea via London Waterloo, Waterloo station, West Ham station, and West Ham in around 2 h 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Southend-on-Sea via London Victoria Coach Station in around 5 h 40 min.

Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
c2c
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
London Buses
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Clapham Junction Station to Bishopsgate, Wormwood Street
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
Transport for London
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 Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Southend-on-Sea
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
National Express

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