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

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Train  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Southend Victoria to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from Stratford International to Chatham

$39 - $57

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Southend Central to Chafford Hundred
  2. Take the bus from Chafford Hundred, Railway Station to Greenhithe, station X80
  3. Take the train from Greenhithe for Bluewater to Chatham

Line 28 bus, line 100 bus  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take the line 28 bus from Southend-on-Sea, Chichester Road to Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station 28 / ...
  2. Take the line 100 bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station to Lakeside, Bus Station 100 / ...

Taxi  •  52 min

  1. Take a taxi from Southend-on-Sea to Chatham 42.8 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  52 min

  1. Drive from Southend-on-Sea to Chatham 42.8 miles

$9 - $14

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The cheapest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Chatham is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Chatham is to taxi which costs £85 - £110 and takes 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southend-on-Sea to Chatham station. However, there are services departing from Southend-on-Sea, Chichester Road and arriving at Chatham, Fire Station via Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station, Lakeside, Bus Station and Bluewater, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Southend-on-Sea to Chatham. However, there are services departing from Southend Victoria and arriving at Chatham via Stratford DLR Station and Stratford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 47 min.

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The distance between Southend-on-Sea and Chatham is 14 miles. The road distance is 42.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Southend-on-Sea to Chatham without a car is to train which takes 1 h 47 min and costs £30 - £45.

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It takes approximately 1 h 47 min to get from Southend-on-Sea to Chatham, including transfers.

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Southend-on-Sea to Chatham bus services, operated by First in Essex, depart from Southend-on-Sea, Chichester Road station.

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Southend-on-Sea to Chatham 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 Chatham is to train which takes 1 h 47 min and costs £30 - £45. Alternatively, you can line 28 bus and line 100 bus, which costs and takes 4 h 26 min.

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Map of how to get from Southend-on-Sea to Chatham.
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  • Distance: 13.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 47 min

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

You can take a train from Southend-on-Sea to Chatham via Stratford (London), Stratford DLR Station, Stratford International DLR Station, and Stratford International in around 1 h 47 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southend-on-Sea to Chatham via Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station, Lakeside, Bus Station, and Bluewater, Bus Station in around 4 h 26 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
c2c
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Train from Southend Central to Chafford Hundred
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
c2c-online.co.uk
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Greenhithe for Bluewater to Chatham
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
Ensign Bus
Website
ensignbus.com
Bus from Chafford Hundred, Railway Station to Greenhithe, station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ensignbus.com
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Southend-on-Sea, Chichester Road to Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Basildon Town Centre, Bus Station to Lakeside, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
firstgroup.com
Other operators
Taxi from Southend-on-Sea to Chatham
Ave. Duration
52 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Star Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 575656
Website
startaxismedway.co.uk
A B C Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 840840
Website
abctaxismedway.co.uk
Chelmsford Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1246 600 155
Website
chelmsfordtaxisltd.co.uk
Fareway Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1245 355555
Website
farewaytaxisltd.com
A1 Taxi
Phone
+44 1245 838383
Website
a1carschelmsford.com

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Southend-on-Sea to Chatham bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Lakeside, Bus Station.

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Southend-on-Sea to Chatham train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Chatham station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southend-on-Sea to Chatham is 43 miles. It takes approximately 52 min to drive from Southend-on-Sea to Chatham.

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There are 358+ hotels available in Chatham. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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