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There are 4 ways to get from Southend Central Station to Birmingham by train, bus or car

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  2h 55m

  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  •  6h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Southend-on-Sea, Heygate Avenue to Stansted Airport, Coach Station X30
  2. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express / ...

$24 - $45

2 alternative options

Train Chiltern Railways  •  4h 16m

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

$87 - $129

Drive  •  2h 33m

  1. Drive from Southend Central Station to Birmingham 151.8 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Southend Central Station to Birmingham is to drive which costs £25 - £40 and takes 2h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Southend Central Station to Birmingham is to drive which costs £25 - £40 and takes 2h 33m.

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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 and arriving at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth via Stansted Airport London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 53m.

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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 2h 55m and costs £45 - £100.

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It takes approximately 2h 55m 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 station.

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The best way to get from Southend Central Station to Birmingham is to train which takes 2h 55m and costs £45 - £100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £35 and takes 6h 53m.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Southend Central Station to Birmingham.
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  • Distance: 129.6 miles
  • Duration: 2h 55m

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 station, Euston Square station, and London Euston in around 2h 55m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southend Central Station to Birmingham via Southend-on-Sea, Heygate Avenue and Stansted Airport London in around 6h 53m.

Train operators
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Southend Central to West Ham
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $15
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
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Southend-on-Sea, Heygate Avenue to Stansted Airport, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
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 London to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
National Express

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