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There are 5 ways to get from Southend-on-Sea to Boston by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Grantham
  3. Take the train from Grantham to Boston

$59 - $109

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Bus  •  6 h 29 min

  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 Peterborough
  3. Take the bus from Peterborough to Boston

$21 - $34

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Southend Central to West Ham
  2. Take the train from London Bridge to Peterborough
  3. Take the bus from Spalding, Bus Station to Boston, Bus Station B13 / ...

$58 - $86

Bus, train  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Southend-on-Sea, Heygate Avenue to Stansted Airport, Coach Station X30
  2. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Peterborough

$59 - $88

Drive  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Southend-on-Sea to Boston 135.9 miles

$29 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Boston is to bus which costs £16 - £27 and takes 6 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Boston is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southend-on-Sea to Boston. However, there are services departing from Southend-on-Sea, Heygate Avenue and arriving at Boston via Stansted Airport London and Peterborough. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 29 min.

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The distance between Southend-on-Sea and Boston is 105 miles. The road distance is 135.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Boston without a car is to train which takes 4 h 24 min and costs £45 - £85.

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It takes approximately 4 h 24 min to get from Southend-on-Sea to Boston, including transfers.

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Southend-on-Sea to Boston 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-on-Sea to Boston is to train which takes 4 h 24 min and costs £45 - £85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £27 and takes 6 h 29 min.

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Southend-on-Sea to Boston bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Boston station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southend-on-Sea to Boston is 136 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 25 min to drive from Southend-on-Sea to Boston.

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Map of how to get from Southend-on-Sea to Boston.
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  • Distance: 104.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 24 min

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

You can take a train from Southend-on-Sea to Boston via London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London Kings Cross, and Grantham in around 4 h 24 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southend-on-Sea to Boston via Stansted Airport London and Peterborough in around 6 h 29 min.

Train operators
Hull Trains
Phone
+44 345 071 0222
Website
hulltrains.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to Grantham
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
hulltrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Super Off-Peak Single
$55 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $70
Anytime Single
$65 - $85
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Grantham to Boston
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $12
Off-Peak Single
$15 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Single
$22 - $35
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Southend Central to West Ham
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Bus operators
Brylaine Travel
Phone
01205 364087
Website
brylaine.co.uk
Bus from Spalding, Bus Station to Boston, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
brylaine.co.uk
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 Spalding to Boston
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stansted Airport London to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Peterborough to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Southend-on-Sea, Heygate Avenue to Stansted Airport, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
firstgroup.com

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