There are 6 ways to get from Southend Central Station to Birmingham by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Southend Central to West Ham
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street

$59 - $130

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Bus  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Southend-on-Sea, Heygate Avenue (S'nd Travel Ctr) to Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) X30
  2. Take the bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station 777 / ...

$38 - $59

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Train Chiltern Railways  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Marylebone to Birmingham Snow Hill

$87 - $130

Bus, train  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Southend-on-Sea, Heygate Avenue (S'nd Travel Ctr) to Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) X30
  2. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Birmingham New Street

$89 - $134

Drive  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Southend Central Station to Birmingham 151.8 miles

$30 - $50

Fly, train  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Manchester (MAN) SEN - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham New Street

$116 - $396

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No, there is no direct bus from Southend Central Station to Birmingham station. However, there are services departing from Southend-on-Sea, Heygate Avenue (S'nd Travel Ctr) and arriving at Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station via Stansted Airport, Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 53 min.

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The distance between Southend Central Station and Birmingham is 130 miles. The road distance is 151.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Southend Central Station to Birmingham without a car is to train which takes 2 h 52 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 52 min to get from Southend Central Station to Birmingham, including transfers.

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Southend Central Station to Birmingham bus services, operated by First in Essex, depart from Southend-on-Sea, Heygate Avenue (S'nd Travel Ctr) station.

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The best way to get from Southend Central Station to Birmingham is to train which takes 2 h 52 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 53 min.

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The quickest flight from Southend Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Southend Central Station to Birmingham bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southend Central Station to Birmingham is 152 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 33 min to drive from Southend Central Station to Birmingham.

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Flybe offers flights from Southend Airport to Manchester Airport.

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Map of how to get from Southend Central Station to Birmingham.
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  • Distance: 129.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 52 min

What companies run services between Southend Central Station, England and Birmingham, England?

You can take a train from Southend Central Station to Birmingham via West Ham, West Ham Underground Station, Euston Square Underground Station, and London Euston in around 2 h 52 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southend Central Station to Birmingham via Southend-on-Sea, Heygate Avenue (S'nd Travel Ctr), Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt), and Stansted Airport, Coach Station in around 6 h 53 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Train operators
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Southend Central to West Ham
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Virgin West Coast Trains
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from London Marylebone to Birmingham Snow Hill
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Stansted Airport to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $110
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Southend-on-Sea, Heygate Avenue (S'nd Travel Ctr) to Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt)
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14
Website
firstgroup.com
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 Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
nationalexpress.com

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