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There are 6 ways to get from Southend Central Station to Mersea Island by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  2h 5m

  1. Take the train from Southend Victoria to Shenfield
  2. Take the train from Shenfield to Wivenhoe

$25 - $36

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Bus, line 62 bus  •  2h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Southend-on-Sea, Heygate Avenue to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station X30
  2. Take the line 62 bus from Colchester, Railway Station Layby to Wivenhoe, Heath Road 61 / ...

Bus  •  3h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Southend-on-Sea, Heygate Avenue to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station X30
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Colchester Town Centre, High Street 70 / ...

Bus via Southend-on-Sea, Chichester Road  •  4h

  1. Take the bus from Southend-on-Sea, Chichester Road to Chelmsford City Centre, station 3
  2. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Colchester Town Centre, High Street 70 / ...

Taxi  •  52m

  1. Take a taxi from Southend Central Station to Wivenhoe 45.7 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  52m

  1. Drive from Southend Central Station to Wivenhoe 45.7 miles

$9 - $15

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The cheapest way to get from Southend Central Station to Mersea Island is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Southend Central Station to Mersea Island is to taxi which costs £90 - £120 and takes 52m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southend Central Station to Mersea Island. However, there are services departing from Southend-on-Sea, Heygate Avenue and arriving at Wivenhoe, Heath Road via Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station and Colchester Town Centre, The George. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Southend Central Station to Mersea Island. However, there are services departing from Southend Victoria and arriving at Wivenhoe via Shenfield. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 5m.

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The distance between Southend Central Station and Mersea Island is 20 miles. The road distance is 45.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Southend Central Station to Mersea Island without a car is to train which takes 2h 5m and costs £19 - £28.

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It takes approximately 2h 5m to get from Southend Central Station to Mersea Island, including transfers.

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Southend Central Station to Mersea Island bus services, operated by First in Essex, depart from Southend-on-Sea, Heygate Avenue station.

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Southend Central Station to Mersea Island train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Southend Victoria station.

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The best way to get from Southend Central Station to Mersea Island is to train which takes 2h 5m and costs £19 - £28. Alternatively, you can bus and line 62 bus, which costs and takes 2h 11m.

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Map of how to get from Southend Central Station to Mersea Island.
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  • Distance: 19.9 miles
  • Duration: 2h 5m

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

You can take a train from Southend Central Station to Wivenhoe via Southend Victoria and Shenfield in around 2h 5m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southend Central Station to Wivenhoe via Southend-on-Sea, Heygate Avenue, Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station, Chelmsford, Colchester, and Colchester, Railway Station Layby in around 2h 11m.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Southend Victoria to Shenfield
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Shenfield to Wivenhoe
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Southend-on-Sea, Heygate Avenue to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Colchester, Railway Station Layby to Wivenhoe, Heath Road
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Colchester Town Centre, High Street
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
firstgroup.com
Essex & Suffolk Dart
Bus from Southend-on-Sea, Chichester Road to Chelmsford City Centre, station
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Other operators
Taxi from Southend Central Station to Wivenhoe
Ave. Duration
52m
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Star Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 575656
Website
startaxismedway.co.uk
A B C Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 840840
Website
abctaxismedway.co.uk
Fareway Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1245 355555
Website
farewaytaxisltd.com
Chelmsford Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1246 600 155
Website
chelmsfordtaxisltd.co.uk
A1 Taxi
Phone
+44 1245 838383
Website
a1carschelmsford.com

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Southend Central Station to Mersea Island bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Colchester Town Centre, High Street station.

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Southend Central Station to Mersea Island train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Wivenhoe station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southend Central Station to Mersea Island is 46 miles. It takes approximately 52m to drive from Southend Central Station to Mersea Island.

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There are 192+ hotels available in Mersea Island. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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