There are 10 ways to get from Southend-on-Sea to Blackpool by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Southend Central to West Ham
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Preston

$151 - $255

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 47 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 London to London Golders Green
  3. Take the bus from London Golders Green to Blackpool

$39 - $53

8 alternative options

Train via Manchester Piccadilly  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Southend Central to London Fenchurch Street
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Blackpool North

$144 - $227

Bus, train  •  9 h 47 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 Peterborough
  3. Take the train from Peterborough to Manchester Piccadilly
  4. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Blackpool North

$100 - $206

Drive  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Southend-on-Sea to Blackpool 273.2 miles

$55 - $85

Fly Southend to Manchester, train  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Manchester (MAN) SEN - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Blackpool North

$89 - $348

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester, train  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Southend Victoria to Stratford (London)
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Blackpool North

$138 - $357

Fly Southend to Carlisle, train  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Carlisle (CAX) SEN - CAX
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Preston

$121 - $577

Train, train to Southampton, fly to Manchester  •  7 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Southend Central to West Ham
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN
  4. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Blackpool North

$104 - $241

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Southend Victoria to Stratford (London)
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) LHR - LBA
  3. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Piccadilly
  4. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Blackpool North

$147 - $310

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

You can take a train from Southend-on-Sea to Blackpool via West Ham, West Ham Underground Station, Euston Square Underground Station, London Euston, and Preston in around 4 h 47 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southend-on-Sea to Blackpool via Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt), Stansted Airport London, and London Golders Green in around 9 h 47 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Southend to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$50 - $420
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 - $17
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Southend Central to London Fenchurch Street
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Preston
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$130 - $210
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$80 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$130 - $210
Train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $180
Train from Carlisle to Preston
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $95
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Blackpool North
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Blackpool North
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Peterborough to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$65 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $95
Anytime Single
$95 - $140
Greater Anglia
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Preston
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$17 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$28 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from Leeds to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $26
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) to Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt)
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stansted Airport London to London Golders Green
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Golders Green to Blackpool
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Southend-on-Sea to Blackpool?

The distance between Southend-on-Sea and Blackpool is 359 km. The road distance is 437 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Blackpool?

The cheapest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Blackpool is to bus which costs £27 - £40 and takes 9 h 47 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Blackpool?

The quickest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Blackpool is to drive which takes 4 h 30 min and costs £40 - £65.

Is there a direct bus between Southend-on-Sea and Blackpool?

No, there is no direct bus from Southend-on-Sea to Blackpool. However, there are services departing from Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) and arriving at Blackpool via Stansted Airport London and London Golders Green. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 47 min.

How long does it take to get from Southend-on-Sea to Blackpool?

It takes approximately 4 h 47 min to get from Southend-on-Sea to Blackpool, including transfers.