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

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Train via London  •  2h 29m

  1. Take the train from Southend Central to London Fenchurch Street
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge

£32 - £52

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Bus  •  3h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange to Stansted Airport, Coach Station X30
  2. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to Cambridge Parkside National Express

£20 - £22

2 alternative options

Train  •  2h 40m

  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

£10 - £15

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The most affordable way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Cambridge is to drive, which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Cambridge is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1h 16m.

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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 and arriving at Cambridge Parkside via Stansted Airport London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 32m.

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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 40m.

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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 train via London which takes 2h 29m and costs £30 - £55.

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It takes approximately 2h 29m to get from Southend-on-Sea to Cambridge, including transfers.

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Southend-on-Sea to Cambridge bus services, operated by First, depart from Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange.

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

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The best way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Cambridge is to train via London which takes 2h 29m and costs £30 - £55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £20 - £23 and takes 3h 32m.

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  • Distance: 52.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 29m

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 Fenchurch Street, City of London, Duke's Place, King's Cross St. Pancras, and London Kings Cross in around 2h 29m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southend-on-Sea to Cambridge via Stansted Airport London in around 3h 32m.

Train operators
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Southend Central to London Fenchurch Street
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£11 - £15
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Greater Anglia
Website
greateranglia.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
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.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stansted Airport London to Cambridge Parkside
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
National Express

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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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