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

$41 - $61

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Bus  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 032 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Southend-on-Sea National Express

$18 - $26

2 alternative options

Bus, Tube, train  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Highfield, Southampton Uni Interchange to Heathrow Airport Terminal 4, Heathrow Terminal 4 203
  2. Take the Tube from Heathrow Terminal 4 Underground Station to Holborn Underground Station
  3. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria

$49 - $66

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 City Centre, Coach Station 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 City Centre, Coach Station.

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

Train operators
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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
London Underground (Tube)
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Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Heathrow Terminal 4 Underground Station to Holborn Underground Station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
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
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Highfield, Southampton Uni Interchange to Heathrow Airport Terminal 4, Heathrow Terminal 4
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Southend-on-Sea
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com

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