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There are 4 ways to get from Southend to London by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  24 min

  1. Take the train from Lower Sydenham to London Charing Cross

£4 - £15

Cheapest option

Line 47 bus  •  1h 10m

  1. Take the line 47 bus from Bellingham, Newquay Road to Liverpool Street Station 47

£2

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  22 min

  1. Take a taxi from Southend to London Bank DLR 9.1 miles

£50 - £65

Drive  •  22 min

  1. Drive from Southend to London Bank DLR 9.1 miles

£1 - £2

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The cheapest way to get from Southend to London is to line 47 bus which costs £2 and takes 1h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Southend to London is to taxi which costs £50 - £65 and takes 22 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bellingham, Newquay Road and arriving at Liverpool Street Station station. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lower Sydenham and arriving at London Charing Cross. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 24 min.

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The distance between Southend and London is 7 miles. The road distance is 9.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Southend to London without a car is to train which takes 24 min and costs £4 - £15.

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The train from Lower Sydenham to London Charing Cross takes 24 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Southend to London bus services, operated by London Buses, depart from Bellingham, Newquay Road station.

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Southend to London train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from Lower Sydenham station.

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The best way to get from Southend to London is to train which takes 24 min and costs £4 - £15. Alternatively, you can line 47 bus, which costs £2 and takes 1h 10m.

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  • Distance: 7.4 miles
  • Duration: 24 min

What companies run services between Southend, Greater London, England and London, England?

Southeastern operates a train from Lower Sydenham to London Charing Cross hourly. Tickets cost £4 - £15 and the journey takes 24 min. Alternatively, London Buses operates a bus from Bellingham, Newquay Road to Liverpool Street Station every 15 minutes. Tickets cost £2 and the journey takes 1h 10m.

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London Buses

London’s bus network covers Greater London with a 24-hour service, allowing you to take in the famous monuments and streetscapes from an iconic red double-decker bus. All London buses are all cashless, so you will need an Oyster card, Travel card or use contactless payment. You can also purchase a one-day bus-only pass from Tube stations. On the bus, you only need to touch on with your Oyster card (not off).

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0343 222 1234
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tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Bellingham, Newquay Road to Liverpool Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Other operators
Taxi from Southend to London Bank DLR
Ave. Duration
22 min
Estimated price
£50 - £65
Beckenham Mini Cabs Cars
Phone
+44 20 3874 0223
Website
beckenhamcar.co.uk
Cannon Cars
Phone
+44 20 8777 8888
Website
cannoncars.co.uk
Bromley South Cars Minicabs
Phone
+44 20 8464 4441
Anerley Minicab Cars
Phone
+44 20 3874 0222
Website
anerleyminicab.co.uk

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Southend to London bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Liverpool Street Station.

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Southend to London train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at London Charing Cross station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southend to London is 9 miles. It takes approximately 22 min to drive from Southend to London.

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