There are 4 ways to get from Southend-on-Sea to Bedford by train, subway, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Bedford

$33 - $66

Cheapest option

Bus, line 72 bus  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) to Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) X30
  2. Take the bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Hitchin, St Mary's Square 777
  3. Take the line 72 bus from Hitchin, Bancroft to Cauldwell, Bedford College 71 / ...

$31 - $36

2 alternative options

Train, Tube  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Southend Central to Barking
  2. Take the Tube from Barking Underground Station to Blackfriars Underground Station
  3. Take the train from London Blackfriars to Bedford

$36 - $54

Drive  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Southend-on-Sea to Bedford 90.1 miles

$19 - $28

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Southend-on-Sea station to Bedford. However, there are services departing from Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) and arriving at Cauldwell, Bedford College via Stansted Airport, Coach Station and Hitchin, Bancroft. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 51 min.

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The distance between Southend-on-Sea and Bedford is 66 miles. The road distance is 90.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Bedford without a car is to train which takes 1 h 59 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 59 min to get from Southend-on-Sea to Bedford, including transfers.

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Southend-on-Sea to Bedford bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn).

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The best way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Bedford is to train which takes 1 h 59 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus and line 72 bus, which costs and takes 4 h 51 min.

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Southend-on-Sea to Bedford bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Bedford, arrive at Cauldwell, Bedford College station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southend-on-Sea to Bedford is 90 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 34 min to drive from Southend-on-Sea to Bedford.

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There are 230+ hotels available in Bedford. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Southend-on-Sea to Bedford.
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  • Distance: 65.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 59 min

What companies run services between Southend-on-Sea, England and Bedford, England?

You can take a train from Southend-on-Sea to Bedford via London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street Underground Station, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, and London St Pancras International in around 1 h 59 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southend-on-Sea to Bedford via Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt), Stansted Airport, Coach Station, Hitchin, St Mary's Square, and Hitchin, Bancroft in around 4 h 51 min.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Bedford
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $17
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Bedford
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Blackfriars to Bedford
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Southend Central to Barking
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
London Underground (Tube)
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Contact Details
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Barking Underground Station to Blackfriars Underground Station
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) to Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt)
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 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 Hitchin, St Mary's Square
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Hitchin, Bancroft to Cauldwell, Bedford College
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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