There are 5 ways to get from Southend Airport (SEN) to Braintree by bus, train, taxi, car or towncar

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  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Southend Airport, London Southend Airport to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) X30
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Braintree Town Centre, Rue De Jeunes 42 / ...

$11 - $16

4 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Southend Airport to Shenfield
  2. Take the train from Shenfield to Braintree

$22 - $31

Taxi  •  38 min

  1. Take a taxi from Southend Airport (SEN) to Braintree 31.8 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  38 min

  1. Drive from Southend Airport (SEN) to Braintree 31.8 miles

$6 - $10

Towncar  •  38 min

  1. Take a town car from Southend Airport to Braintree 31.8 miles

$150 - $210

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Southend Airport (SEN) to Braintree is to drive which costs £5 - £8 and takes 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southend Airport (SEN) to Braintree is to taxi which costs £100 - £130 and takes 38 min.

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The distance between Southend Airport (SEN) and Braintree is 22 miles. The road distance is 31.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 40 min to get from Southend Airport (SEN) to Braintree, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southend Airport (SEN) to Braintree. However, there are services departing from Southend Airport, London Southend Airport and arriving at Braintree Town Centre, Rue De Jeunes via Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Southend Airport (SEN) to Braintree. However, there are services departing from Southend Airport and arriving at Braintree via Shenfield. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 55 min.

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What companies run services between Southend Airport (SEN), England and Braintree, England?

You can take a bus from Southend Airport (SEN) to Braintree via Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) in around 1 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Southend Airport (SEN) to Braintree via Shenfield in around 1 h 55 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Southend Airport to Shenfield
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Shenfield to Braintree
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Southend Airport, London Southend Airport to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Braintree Town Centre, Rue De Jeunes
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Hedingham Omnibuses
Phone
+44 1206 769778
Email
services@hedingham.co.uk
Website
hedingham.co.uk
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk)
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
hedingham.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Southend Airport (SEN) to Braintree
Ave. Duration
38 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Star Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 575656
Website
startaxismedway.co.uk
A B C Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 840840
Website
abctaxismedway.co.uk
Chelmsford Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1246 600 155
Website
chelmsfordtaxisltd.co.uk
Fareway Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1245 355555
Website
farewaytaxisltd.com
A1 Taxi
Phone
+44 1245 838383
Website
a1carschelmsford.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Southend Airport to Braintree
Estimated price
$150 - $210

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