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

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Train  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Southend Victoria to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads

$80 - $149

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Train, bus  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Southend Central to West Ham
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Salisbury
  3. Take the bus from Fisherton Street (Rail) to Bath City Centre, Bus Station D1

$50 - $76

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Bus  •  6 h 39 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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3 250 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Bristol, Bus Station 200 / ...

$56 - $76

Drive  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Southend-on-Sea to Bristol 176.3 miles

$35 - $55

Fly  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Bristol (BRS) SEN - BRS

$214 - $375

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The cheapest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Bristol is to drive which costs £28 - £45 and takes 2 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Bristol is to drive which costs £28 - £45 and takes 2 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southend-on-Sea station to Bristol station. However, there are services departing from Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) and arriving at Bristol, Bus Station via Stansted Airport London and Heathrow Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 39 min.

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The distance between Southend-on-Sea and Bristol is 143 miles. The road distance is 176.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Bristol without a car is to train which takes 3 h 36 min and costs £60 - £120.

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It takes approximately 3 h 36 min to get from Southend-on-Sea to Bristol, including transfers.

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Southend-on-Sea to Bristol 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 Bristol is to train which takes 3 h 36 min and costs £60 - £120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £40 - £60 and takes 6 h 39 min, you could also fly, which costs £160 - £290 and takes 5 h 48 min.

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There is no direct flight from Southend Airport to Bristol Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Southend-on-Sea to Bristol bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bristol, Bus Station.

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Map of how to get from Southend-on-Sea to Bristol.
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  • Distance: 143.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 36 min

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

You can take a train from Southend-on-Sea to Bristol via Stratford (London), Stratford Underground Station, Lancaster Gate Underground Station, and London Paddington in around 3 h 36 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southend-on-Sea to Bristol via Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt), Stansted Airport London, Heathrow Airport London T2,3, and Heathrow Central Bus Station in around 6 h 39 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Southend to Bristol via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Southend to Bristol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Southend to Bristol via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Southend to Bristol via Alicante
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Southend to Bristol via Mahon
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Southend to Bristol via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Southend to Bristol via Faro
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Southend to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Train operators
Greater Anglia
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
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
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 London to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Bristol, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Southend-on-Sea to Bristol is 176 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 57 min to drive from Southend-on-Sea to Bristol.

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Flybe, Aer Lingus and easyJet offer flights from Southend Airport to Bristol Airport.

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There are 915+ hotels available in Bristol. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Southend Airport is to train which takes 5 min and costs £1 - £3.

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