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

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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

$25 - $64

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Bus  •  3 h 5 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, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) 727 / ...

$21 - $26

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Train  •  2 h 44 min

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

$42 - $62

Bus via Saffron Walden, High Street  •  4 h 29 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 bus from Saffron Walden, High Street to Cambridge, Downing College 7|Citi / ...

$29

Drive  •  1 h 16 min

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

$14 - $21

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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 (Parker's Piece) via Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 5 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 44 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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The best way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Cambridge without a car is to bus and train which takes 2 h 36 min and costs .

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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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Southend-on-Sea to Cambridge bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Southend-on-Sea, Victoria Station Interchange (Victoria Stn).

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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 which takes 2 h 44 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 5 min.

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Southend-on-Sea to Cambridge bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) station.

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Southend-on-Sea to Cambridge train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Cambridge 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: 2 h 36 min

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 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southend-on-Sea to Cambridge via Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) in around 3 h 5 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Stansted Airport to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
29 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
$19 - $27
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14
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, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach in Cambridge
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Saffron Walden, High Street to Cambridge, Downing College
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
C G Myall & Son
Bus from Saffron Walden, High Street to Cambridge, Downing College
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
C G Myall & Son

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

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