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

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Bus, train  •  2h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Southend-on-Sea, Travel Centre to Stansted Airport, Coach Station X30 - Essex Airlink
  2. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Cambridge

£26 - £117

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Bus  •  3h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Southend-on-Sea, Travel Centre to Stansted Airport, Coach Station X30 - Essex Airlink
  2. Take the bus from STANSTED Airport London to CAMBRIDGE Parkside National Express / ...

£20 - £23

2 alternative options

Train  •  2h 38m

  1. Take the train from Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Cambridge

£41 - £61

Drive  •  1h 16m

  1. Drive from Southend-on-Sea to Cambridge 65.9 miles

£11 - £17

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The cheapest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Cambridge is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Cambridge is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southend-on-Sea to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from Southend-on-Sea, Travel Centre and arriving at CAMBRIDGE Parkside via STANSTED Airport London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Southend-on-Sea to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from Southend Victoria and arriving at Cambridge via London Liverpool Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 38m.

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The distance between Southend-on-Sea and Cambridge is 53 miles. The road distance is 65.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Cambridge without a car is to bus and train which takes 2h 33m and costs £25 - £120.

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It takes approximately 2h 33m to get from Southend-on-Sea to Cambridge, including transfers.

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Southend-on-Sea to Cambridge bus services, operated by First in Essex, depart from Southend-on-Sea, Travel Centre station.

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Southend-on-Sea to Cambridge train services, operated by Greater Anglia, depart from Southend Victoria station.

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Map of how to get from Southend-on-Sea to Cambridge.
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  • Distance: 52.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 33m

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

You can take a train from Southend-on-Sea to Cambridge via London Liverpool Street in around 2h 38m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southend-on-Sea to Cambridge via STANSTED Airport London in around 3h 25m.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Train from Stansted Airport to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£10 - £16
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£17 - £26
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£23 - £35
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
London Overground
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Stansted Airport to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
London Overground
Train from Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
London Overground
Train from London Liverpool Street to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
London Overground
Bus operators
First in Essex
Phone
+44 345 646 0707
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Southend-on-Sea, Travel Centre to Stansted Airport, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £17
Website
First in Essex
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 CAMBRIDGE Parkside
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
National Express

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The best way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Cambridge is to train which takes 2h 38m and costs £40 - £65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £19 - £23 and takes 3h 25m.

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

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Southend-on-Sea to Cambridge train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Cambridge station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southend-on-Sea to Cambridge is 66 miles. It takes approximately 1h 16m to drive from Southend-on-Sea to Cambridge.

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