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

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Train  •  3h 35m

  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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Bus  •  5h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Southend-on-Sea to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Bristol Bus & Coach Station National Express

$20 - $28

3 alternative options

Train via Reading  •  4h 28m

  1. Take the train from Southend Central to West Ham
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Reading
  3. Take the train from Reading to Bristol Temple Meads

$70 - $125

Drive  •  2h 57m

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

$35 - $55

Fly  •  5h 21m

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

$214 - $375

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Bristol is to bus which costs £15 - £22 and takes 5h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Bristol is to drive which costs £29 - £45 and takes 2h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southend-on-Sea to Bristol station. However, there are services departing from Southend-on-Sea and arriving at Bristol Bus & Coach Station via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 29m.

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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 3h 35m and costs £60 - £120.

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It takes approximately 3h 35m to get from Southend-on-Sea to Bristol, including transfers.

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Southend-on-Sea to Bristol bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Southend-on-Sea station.

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The best way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Bristol is to train which takes 3h 35m and costs £60 - £120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £22 and takes 5h 29m, you could also fly, which costs £160 - £290 and takes 5h 21m.

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

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Southend-on-Sea to Bristol bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bristol Bus & Coach 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: 3h 35m

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 station, Lancaster Gate station, and London Paddington in around 3h 35m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southend-on-Sea to Bristol via London Victoria Coach Station in around 5h 29m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Southend to Bristol via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Southend to Bristol via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Southend to Bristol via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Southend to Bristol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Southend to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Southend to Bristol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Train operators
Greater Anglia
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
Train from Reading to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $80
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Southend Central to West Ham
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Bus operators
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 Southend-on-Sea to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Bristol Bus & Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
National Express

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

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

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There are 992+ hotels available in Bristol. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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

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