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

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

Bus, train  •  2 h 36 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 Cambridge

$17 - $59

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 58 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 London Stansted Airport to Cambridge Parkside National Express / ...

$14 - $22

2 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 42 min

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

$42 - $61

Drive  •  1 h 16 min

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

$14 - $21

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Cambridge is to drive which costs £10 - £16 and takes 1 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Cambridge is to drive which costs £10 - £16 and takes 1 h 16 min.

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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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It takes approximately 2 h 36 min to get from Southend-on-Sea to Cambridge, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southend-on-Sea station to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn) and arriving at Cambridge Parkside via London Stansted Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 58 min.

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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 2 h 42 min.

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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 2 h 42 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southend-on-Sea to Cambridge via Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) and London Stansted Airport in around 2 h 58 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Stansted Airport to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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 - $9
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 - $9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk

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